White Gravel Mines Heaven & Hell Spring Trail Run
WhereMinford, OH - Minford/Portsmouth, Ohio, OH - Minford, OH - 4298 White Gravel-McDaniel Rd. 5 miles north of Minford Ohio
WhenApril 4, 2015- 9:00 AM
CourseThis extreme run is modeled after the famous Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder events but features mostly natural obstacles. The run is a 5K through the beautiful dense woods, hills, creeks and trails around the White Gravel Mines with a significant portion of the race actually being ran inside the mine itself. It's the only underground race of its kind in the tri-state area. The mines are 56 degrees and partially lit by electric as well as more antiquated methods. Each passageway is approximately 20-30' wide and 20'+ high. There is a water crossing obstacle inside the mines about chest deep. Outside, there are rope "assisted" 45-55 degree climbs and descents and extreme elevation changes on the trails. Other obstacles include a mud bog, tube crawls, and other challenges. The drastic temperature and elevation changes will push you and your muscles to your breaking point.
Entry Fees$40.00 per person early entry up to March 28th, $50.00 after March 28th and day of race. $35.00 per person for teams of 6 or more. (Must do early registration entry before March 28th) NO discounted team registrations accepted online, you must print out the registration forms and mail payment in the form of a check or money order payable to: Mindy Martin at 1160 Simon Miller Rd., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. (Preferably one check and all forms in one envelope). NO discounts after the March 28th deadline. **EpiPen users please check in with race officials before you run!
Age GroupsMens and Womens age groups: 8 and under 9-12 13-16 17-21 22-30 31-35 36-44 45-59
AwardsPrizes are awarded to 1st and 2nd place finishers (men and women) in each age group, 1st place team (top 6 finishers only), and overall winners (men and women).
The ministry and outreach of the White Gravel Mines is only getting started. We would like to continue development of the trail run series into one of the regions finest. The moneys from the trail runs are used to fund the Cavern of Choices drama promoting a strong anti-drug message and emphasizing good life decision making. In addition, a portion of the proceeds are shared with associated local ministries such as Mylees Missions and the McGinnis House of Portsmouth to feed needy children. Contact us any time to find out more about what is going on at the White Gravel Mines.