Rugged Maniac - Columbus

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 9:00am

Delaware County Fairgrounds
236 Pennsylvania Avenue
Delaware, OH 43015

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Rugged Maniac is like recess for grown-ups, except our playground has a 3-story water slide, trampolines, and there’s a huge festival right in the middle of everything with a DJ and plenty of beer! Sounds amazing, right?! Here’s how it works:

The 5,000-person party starts at 8:30 a.m. with a DJ on the main stage, booths giving away free stuff, all kinds of interactive games (mechanical bulls, dance-offs, stein-hoisting, pie-eating…), and tasty food and beer to keep you fueled all day. The best part? The festival and games are completely FREE, no ticket required, so even your least adventurous friends can join the party!

But the real fun happens out on the playground — our 3-mile course packed with 20+ epic obstacles designed to both challenge and thrill Maniacs of all fitness levels, from couch potatoes to marathoners. The course opens at 9 a.m. but you’ll select a specific time to run when you buy your tickets. If you’re a late sleeper, that means you can wake up at noon, run at 1:45 p.m., and then party the rest of the day! Or if you’re the competitive type, join the 9 a.m. “Elite Heat” to race other speedsters for a chance to be crowned the winner! Each time slot is limited to just 200 Maniacs each, so grab your friends and reserve your spot before it sells out!

During these uncertain times, we want you to know that we have your best interests in mind. In the event the race is cancelled, you'll be notified via email and will be able to choose between a refund, a deferral to any other 2021 or 2022 event, or an entry into our virtual fitness challenge. If you choose the challenge, you'll get all your race swag shipped directly to your door.

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