April 18, 2017
Batavia, Ohio – The East Side Adventure Challenge will be returning to Batavia Township. This year’s race is Saturday, May 13 at 8 a.m. at the Batavia Township Community Center at 1535 Clough Pike in Batavia Township.
The East Side Adventure Challenge is $45.00 to sign up. Everyone who registers by the deadline of May 1 will receive a race t-shirt, souvenir medal, and a free post-race meal.
The event, in its second year, is a combination obstacle course and run/walk. “Last year was our first year, and the attendance exceeded our expectations,” said race coordinator Rex Parsons, who is also the administrator for Batavia Township. “We have changed the course this year and are making it even muddier, which is something people told us they wanted. We also have included water in some of our challenges this year too.”
In addition to the main race, there will also be a smaller version, known as the Family Fun Adventure Challenge, which includes some of the same obstacles as the larger more challenging course. “The Family Fun Challenge is meant to encourage families to exercise and enjoy the day together”, said Parsons.
“It’s more than just a race; we want this to be an event the whole community can enjoy,” said Parsons. A festival will follow each of the races with live music, food vendors, inflatable play areas, and a portable climbing wall for people to try out. In addition, Clermont County Public Health is once again partnering with the township and will be giving away a limited supply of children’s bike helmets.
“We’d like to continue to build on the success of our first year, and make this year’s race bigger and better,” said Parsons. All of the proceeds will be donated to local charities. In 2016, the event was able to donate a total of $5,450 to eight local charities.