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Westham Gauge
Gauge Height: 10.00'
Flow: 28500 cfps

Trail Conditions: Richmond


Todays Tides: Richmond Locks

High Tide: 1:30am
Low Tide: 8:30am

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Dirty times at the Wintergreen Adventure Challenge

April 25, 2012 9:53am

It looks like Wintergreen doesn’t want to let Tough Mudder have all the fun — and profits — on their mountain. You may remember back in October, the national obstacle race series called Tough Mudder sold out two days of races on Wintergreen. Nine thousand people participated, including many, many Central Virginians. Well, now, apparently, Wintergreen wants to keep that momentum going. And, let’s be honest, Wintergreen needs the money.

This June 30 and July 1 the resort is putting on the first-ever Wintergreen Adventure Challenge. According to a press release: “…the Wintergreen Adventure Challenge takes place on a seven-mile course with over a mile of elevation change along the way. Twenty obstacles will test physical and mental performance in a grueling test for participants 18 years and older. The event will begin at 8 a.m. each morning with waves of 200 people starting the course every 20 minutes. This is a great ‘team’ opportunity and groups of friends may register together to get the same start time.”

Registration is open for the event, and, through May 20, the entry fee is $79 per person for Saturday and $69 for Sunday. From May 21 until June 15 the fees are $89 (Saturday) and $79 (Sunday); from June 16-24 fees are $109 (Saturday) and $99 (Sunday). Spectator tickets are $10 per day.


About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?