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For as long as I've known of tough mudders and spartan races I'd hoped to compete in something similar with my dogs... that time has finally come!

July 23rd & 24th
Pescadero, Ca
2 miles, 20 obstacles....walk jog or run!

it's is the very first event but I'm truly hoping it's something that takes off.

Keystone and I are signed up! we'd love to see some other GSD represent!!

www.k9gladiators.com
**early bird pricing ends today**
 

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How cool! Hope something like that comes up to my neck of the woods.. Have fun and post pics (if you have someone taking then that is)
 

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ps. for the hesitant souls, there are volunteer slots open too... so you can scope out the scene for next time ;) !!
 

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^well now you can do THIS one!! THIS year!!! :D
 

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^ sweet! I will PM you some additional info...
 

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The faces of the newest K9 Gladiator team!! :D

Such a good time was had! great dogs, wonderful venue, perfect weather!

I'm not sure if any forum members made it out but there was a team of 3 GSD who ran before us and another with a Mali and a Beauceron.

With any new event there were a few kinks, areas for improvement and the turn out may have been smaller than expected but overall it was a success from a participants perspective and I look forward to signing up for future events sharing my stories from "the early days".

My little Keystone was a champ and completed all of the obstacle and challenges with enthusiasm and accuracy. his focus was more on obstacles than tasks (ie - moving 10 tennis balls from point A to B, but that's where teamwork came in)

We ran with a team of 5 and some of the obstacles were jumps, tunnels, A frames, walk the planks, climb over haystacks, carrying/pulling logs & tires and of course - what would a mud run be without mud! a partly covered muddy water crawl... a well established stinky sticky knee high quicksandesque mud pit (yes, shoes were lost) and two runs thru the marsh! the course was large and spread out enough that you could walk or run without any waiting or getting in each other's way which was nice and critical when mixing so many dogs.

as of yesterday I believe the quickest time was 23mins, longest 48 and I logged right in the middle with 36 minutes!

anyway... lots of talk and no pics I know!! hopefully I can share some Monday or Tuesday as there was an event photographer but she'll need time to upload.

just me and my boy! :)
 

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You two look filthy and happy!Sounds like so much fun!Looking forward to more pictures.
 

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The faces of the newest K9 Gladiator team!! :D

Such a good time was had! great dogs, wonderful venue, perfect weather!

I'm not sure if any forum members made it out but there was a team of 3 GSD who ran before us and another with a Mali and a Beauceron.

With any new event there were a few kinks, areas for improvement and the turn out may have been smaller than expected but overall it was a success from a participants perspective and I look forward to signing up for future events sharing my stories from "the early days".

My little Keystone was a champ and completed all of the obstacle and challenges with enthusiasm and accuracy. his focus was more on obstacles than tasks (ie - moving 10 tennis balls from point A to B, but that's where teamwork came in)

We ran with a team of 5 and some of the obstacles were jumps, tunnels, A frames, walk the planks, climb over haystacks, carrying/pulling logs & tires and of course - what would a mud run be without mud! a partly covered muddy water crawl... a well established stinky sticky knee high quicksandesque mud pit (yes, shoes were lost) and two runs thru the marsh! the course was large and spread out enough that you could walk or run without any waiting or getting in each other's way which was nice and critical when mixing so many dogs.

as of yesterday I believe the quickest time was 23mins, longest 48 and I logged right in the middle with 36 minutes!

anyway... lots of talk and no pics I know!! hopefully I can share some Monday or Tuesday as there was an event photographer but she'll need time to upload.

just me and my boy! :)
Beautiful! Now that is what dogs are for!
 

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So cool, thanks for the update! I'd love to see more pics.
 

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hi!! so some photos have been released, however due to copyrights, I don't know how to "steal" / share / give proper credit / etc... the internet is so weird these days.


its been a long week already, so the best i can do is link to some that I thought were pretty cool and representative of the obstacles! sorry for the additional work...


k9 gladiator logo & sign:
https://thepaparazzilady.smugmug.com/Galleries/20160723K9-GladiatorsGr-1/i-fRB9qMd/A


tire hill:
https://thepaparazzilady.smugmug.com/Galleries/20160723K9-GladiatorsGr-1/i-98gfqDH/A


dachshund on the A frame:
https://thepaparazzilady.smugmug.com/Galleries/20160723K9-GladiatorsGr-1/i-fnvqrgz/A


mud pit IN:
https://thepaparazzilady.smugmug.com/Galleries/20160723K9-GladiatorsGr-1/i-sLxcwjs/A


mud pit OUT beauceron style:
https://thepaparazzilady.smugmug.com/Galleries/20160723K9-GladiatorsGr-1/i-pG3MBxJ/A


GSD team heading towards the planks:
https://thepaparazzilady.smugmug.com/Galleries/20160723K9-GladiatorsGr-2/i-HBP5f9T/A


dobie heading over a 3' jump:
https://thepaparazzilady.smugmug.com/Galleries/20160723K9-GladiatorsGr-2/i-JB4N7xj/A


tunnel:
https://thepaparazzilady.smugmug.com/Galleries/20160723K9-GladiatorsGr-3/i-qR3jt5k/A


yours truly, frustrated on my 10th trip transporting tennis balls FOR my dog *eyeroll*
https://thepaparazzilady.smugmug.com/Galleries/20160723K9-GladiatorsGr-2/i-pW9mj7K/A


a dutchie, demonstrating how the transport should go:
https://thepaparazzilady.smugmug.com/Galleries/20160723K9-GladiatorsGr-3/i-3qmTV6x/A


over the hay:
https://thepaparazzilady.smugmug.com/Galleries/20160723K9-GladiatorsGr-3/i-8vrkJKW/A


medals!!!
https://thepaparazzilady.smugmug.com/Galleries/20160723K9-GladiatorsGr-2/i-jSTKVDk/A
 
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