National Prep Race
The ONLY "extreme race" prep race in the country.
The NPR has events in 3 states and is designed for anyone who has ever said to themselves " I think I want to do a Mud Run". Our races are approximately 2 miles and are very challenging but can be done by almost anyone.
If your thinking about challenging yourself in some of the other extreme mud races, sharpen your teeth at ours first!
July 20th - Garret Mountain, NJ, 10:00 A.M.
September 21st - Lehigh University, PA, 10:00 AM
September 29th - Holyoke Community College, MA, 10:00 A.M.
Please Note: This year we will limit each heat to 100 people. The first 100 to sign up will be placed in heat 1, the next 100 in heat 2 etc. If you would like to be in a specific heat please contact us beforehand. We will not be able to change your heat on race day!
The event may include any or all of the obstacles below:
The Mini Mud Run -
Article in NJ Sports Fitness & Wellness
On Saturday July 16th 2011 athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all ages and levels took part in the very first prep race at Garret Mountain, West Paterson, New Jersey. The Ultimate Run was a two mile race that required you to scale a 6 foot wall, navigate through 50 old car tires, crawl through tubes and splash through a mud slide. This idea of a prep race was introduced by Brad Vaccaro, owner and director of the Sports Conditioning Institute in Oakland, New Jersey. If anyone was thinking about challenging themselves in some of the other extreme mud races like the "Tough Mudder", the Ultimate Run is a great prep race to see if you have what it takes. The race had an uplifting family friendly environment that even had a Mini Mudders race for children 4-12 years old. The Ultimate Run wants the entire family to be a part of this event. Not only was the race beneficial for first time runners but it also raised almost $1,000 for two great charities, My Charity 4 Kids and Family Reach Foundation.
Garret Mountain is a legendary cross country course and has been the site for hundreds of league, county and state championship races for over 50 years. It's popular for its wide open start and brutal .5 mile hill at the end of the race. The Ultimate Run was the first event of its kind to be run there.
At 8:00 AM sharp the men's heat took off into the trails of Garret Mountain. Ten minutes later the women's heat began. All 111 participants in ages ranging from 14 years to 50 pushed themselves to their limits and all had a fun day! The race was a challenge for some but everyone succeeded and made it to the finish line. Andrew Nashed, 18 and Danny O'Keefe, 26 battled it out for first place in the men's heat. A win for first place by three seconds was achieved by Andrew Nashed, 18, at 11:48 minutes. In the women's heat, Kristen Sweeney, 23, came out victorious in 13:59 minutes. All results of this and many other races can be found at www.lfracing.com
As the first prep race ever, the Ultimate Run was a successful event. Everyone had a great time and it raised money for two great charities. Brad Vaccaro and the Sports Conditioning Institute plan on creating more exciting mud races with more obstacles within the next year. For more info on this event please go to www.Ultimate-Run.com or call the Sports Conditioning Institute at 201 891 4115