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Michigan 5K race offers prehistoric-themed fun along way

March 11, 2013 at 08:10 AM

The Associated Press

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A prehistoric-themed race and obstacle course in West Michigan is offering participants the chance to run past replicas of 6-foot tall beavers, woolly mammoths and other creatures.

MLive.com reports (http://bit.ly/XBu2tQ ) the inaugural "Earth, Wind and Tired 5K" walk, run and hike takes place May 4 at Muskegon State Park beach.

Jim Rudicil, executive director of the Winter Sports Complex, says the idea for the event was inspired by other steeplechase-type races. He says the race, however, aims to incorporate "natural obstacles that were much more intense than any man made obstacle."

Organizers say the creatures will be placed along the race course. Rudicil says the event is "12,000 years in the making."

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Online:

http://www.msports.org/earth.html


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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