The Pasco Sheriff’s Office is always looking for ways to connect and bond with the community. With that in mind, we will host our first-ever obstacle course run in the woods surrounding the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center. The event will be a fundraiser for Pasco Sheriff’s Charities.
The Great Escape, which will take place Saturday, December 6, is a timed 5K run and will feature numerous obstacles to challenge your endurance. Runners will be pre-assigned a race start time. Check-in begins on the day of the event at 7 a.m., with the first race starting at 8 a.m. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a medal for participating. Fastest runners in their age category will also receive medals. Additionally, runners will have their photo taken at the end of the race.
Many of these obstacles will involve water and mud, so be prepared to get very dirty! The obstacles planned for the course include:
- Monkey bars
- Mud crawl
- Great Wall of Pasco
- Smoke house
- Rope climb & swing
- Arctic plunge
- Cargo net climb
- Balance beam
- Mud slide
Timing chips will be available to those who wish for their run to be timed. All teams must consist of five members, but you can run as an individual if you choose. The obstacle run fee for an individual escapee is $50 ($75 after Nov. 29) and the fee for a five-person team is $225 ($300 after Nov. 29). You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in the race.
To register and review the course, please visit our Pasco Sheriff’s Charities website at PascoSheriffCharities.com. There is a link to the Active.com website to enter your registration, including names of team members and shirt size. Parking is free at the event and spectators are welcome at only $5 a person. Kids 5 years old or younger get in free. There will be an after-race party with music, free food, and non-alcoholic beverages. There will also be bounce houses and slides available for younger children.
I hope to see you at this event, which we hope will become a Pasco County favorite in the years to come!