Thousands Of Jail Breakers To Overrun Roanoke

Prison ‘escapees’ get down and dirty

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    PEATS RIDGE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 05: A competitor crawls through the mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on December 5, 2009 in Peats Ridge, Australia. (Photo by Robert Gray/Getty Images)

    OK, guilty as charged for leading the witness with this headline but we really want you on high alert for this two day race for a cause.

    The Jailbreak is an off the grid adventure run covering 3.8 miles, which features 14 crazy, wet and muddy obstacles.

    Thousands have already registered to get dropped off by a prison bus as gruff prison guards turn the other cheek. That’s when the race through the obstacle course starts.

    Here is a breakdown of the obstacles revealed thus far on the Jailbreak website:

    Allied waste outer trenches in high grass
    Texas Motor Cross culverts
    A hydro gauntlet (to throw off the bloodhounds)
    A Mustang Maze set up in a creep building straight out of a horror film
    A sharpshooter maze for a bit o’target practice for taking out rivals
    A Monster Mountain stacked high
    A river slide that looks pretty treacherous
    A final plunge that’s as hard as it is wet
    Another river crossing -- slosh, slosh
    A Colditz Canyon for climbers
    A hay bale out where runners will work their arms
    Mud punishment a.k.a mud pit, perhaps the hardest obstacle -- is saved for last.

    A $60 donation gets runners registered, a t-shirt and two beers to celebrate eluding the popo.

    Proceeds benefit Sower of Seeds, a non-profit ministry that contributes money for drilling water wells for villages in India without fresh drinking water. The ministry also rescues women from human sex trafficking.

    There’s still room for Sunday’s waves of races and the last free training group is tomorrow at Lake Grapevine.

    There aren’t too many races that provide drama, fitness, live music, mud, food, cold beer and an opportunity to directly impact the lives of so many people in need an ocean away.

    Jailbreak is one of the coolest; most creative and challenging adventure runs we have had the pleasure of coming across.

    Unless of course if the bit about bloodhounds and armed guards chasing runners over treacherous terrain is true. Wink, wink.

    Online: runthejailbreak.com

    Run the Jailbreak! from The Jailbreak on Vimeo.