By Audrey Stratton | Local Happenings
The White Gravel Mines is a local staple for Scioto County. Every year they host the annual White Gravel Mines Extreme Adventure 5K, and they aren’t letting COVID-19 stop them this year.
On June 27th, starting at 9am, people will travel to Minford, Ohio, to take place in this crazy endeavor. Will you test your faith in this adventurous 5K?
Anyone and everyone is welcome to sign up. They have age groups from “10 & under” to “60 & up.” You can sign up as an individual or a team!
More than five natural inspired obstacles are waiting to “test your endurance and commitment to be an extremist.” The course runs through thick wooded areas, hills, and creeks. Up acres of inclines and down the steep hills, this course will definitely put your body to the test.
Included in the course is a dark and cold underground mine that is filled with white gravel. This will take your adrenaline to its highest form.
Throughout the course there are different themes of obstacles. The Mines stay around 56 degrees year-round. Each passageway is only about 20’-30’ wide, 20’ high, and only partially lit.
Chilly Jordan is a waist deep wade through the mine’s water. At a gut-wrenching 50 degrees, you will want to get out of there quick. You will quickly dry off at the “Tame the Flame” obstacle. Here you will “test your faith” by leaping over a pit of fire.
With more obstacles such as, “Sweat Net”, “Highway to Heaven”, Devil’s Rock”, and “Cross Carry”, the White Gravel Mines 5K Extreme Adventure is sure to be one for the books.
Upon completion of the 5K, you could receive one of the 68 medals they award to the racers. 1st place medals for best overall time are given to one male and one female.
They also give out 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals for the fastest finishers in each age division, as well as 1st and 2nd place medals for the Extreme Teams.
Do you think you have what it takes to survive the White Gravel Mines Extreme Adventure 5K? Head on over to their Facebook page to learn more!