Saturday September 28 - 29, 2013

The Epic Grind

50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road

Gaston , OR 5K - Sat, 5K - Sun, 10K - Sat, 10K - Sun, Kids Race - Sat, Kids Race - Sun

This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 28, 2013

Event Description

The Epic Grind is your choice of a 5K or 10K obstacle style running event that will be held at Hagg Lake on September 28th and 29th, 2013.  Challenge yourself on 20 unique obstacles...a few examples are "walk on water", "tug boat", "say cheese", "the tired wall" and of course, "don't be a slacker". Sound intriguing? Come and join us and experience it for yourself.

Since it's Oregon, the event will happen rain or shine. You aren't afraid of a little rain and mud, are you?

When you make it to the finish, be prepared to party with great food and fun atmosphere!  This is your event and it's going to be Epic!

Any mud? Well...

It's an obstacle running race designed to challenge your strength, stamina and mental focus on your choice of courses; either a kids run, a 5k or 10k, with both natural and man-made obstacles positioned throughout the course. The race takes place in the great outdoors, so if it has rained, you may get dirty or muddy. You will be running on technical trails, on hills in open terrain, through wooded areas and even over water.

What is the The Epic Grind?

The Epic Grind is an event designed to bring out the best in our participants, not only from a physical perspective, but also in a community sense; our hope is that our participants will encourage each other and lend a helping hand when an obstacle may be too difficult to conquer on one’s own. We have the distance, we have the obstacles, but it is our community of athletes and friends that will make this race truly EPIC.

It's a story you might have heard before. But this one ends happily-ever-after as a family works together to make their dreams come true. And it's a journey they'd love to have you join them on as they master hurdles, juggle life all while getting dirty finding their happiness in the beauty of Hagg Lake.

Two parents, Steve and Mary Hogberg, had a vision: a vision of being able to create a business venture that would combine their love of the outdoors, sports, competition, and most importantly, their family. Brainstorming took place over Oregon craft brew's, Timbers games, Liberty and Glencoe School Events and runs through the Jackson School Neighborhood. Napkins were drawn on, and after only a few arm wrestles to determine the winner, the Epic Grind was born. Their children, Dirk, Isaiah, Trevor, Piper, and Tenlee were in after three weeks of nightly family dinner's. All offered their creative insight and seventeen different obstacles were designed in their very own backyard. Inspiration quickly became a reality and Blue Monster Events, became the latest local, family-owned business.

The family later welcomed in another part of their "family" to the business, Michelle and Kendel. Kendel grew up with Isaiah and the two families have continued to "grow up" together over the past three decades. This year's non-profit partner is chosen due to the diagnosis of Michelle and Kendel's son, Keagan, with Type 1 diabetes when he was only four years old. 

The goal of Blue Monster Events is to not only create competitive challenges, but also to give back to their community through a portion of event registration fees. Every event of Blue Monster will strive to use all reusable materials, capable of reconstruction multiple times aligning their business practices with the green focus of Oregonians. 

Please don't hesitate to send an email or race one of us over an obstacle course. All of us: Steve, Mary, Michelle, Kendel, Dirk, Isaiah, Trevor, Piper, Tenlee, Kynton or Keagan would love to meet you. And get to know you while over a beer or cheering on the Timbers. 

Can I bring friends and family to watch?

Absolutely!! Due to the nature of the course, spectators will need to be nimble to get to some obstacle photo ops, or they can hang around the  the race start and finish areas where they will be able to see you go through several obstacles, the vendor pavilion and if they’re old enough, our beer garden. You’ll want them at the finish to cheer you on. They will want to be there too!

What goodies do I get?

  • An Incredibly Fun and Challenging Course on the Hagg Lake trails
  • Obstacles to go over that you'll have to see to believe!
  • A Super-Cool Tech-shirt
  • An amazing Klean Kanteen Beer Pint - Yea! It's reusable!!
  • A FREE HUB Oregon Craft beer for participants 21 and older*
  • Amazing Vendors and Post Race Entertainment
  • The ability to say you competed in Epic Grind Race!
  • Can I bring friends and family to watch?

    Absolutely!! Due to the nature of the course, spectators will need to be nimble to get to some obstacle photo ops, otherwise being around the to the race start and finish areas where they will be able to see you go through several obstacles, the vendor pavilion and if they’re old enough, our beer garden. You’ll want them at the finish to cheer you on. They will want to be there too!

    Do we get to wear a crazy costume and run barefoot through the woods etc.?

    Costumes are a fun idea, and you're good to go, as long as your costume or running shoes do not harm other participants. Please wear shoes, so others don’t see your bloody toenails. We want you to have fun at the race and if that means wearing an amazing costume, bring it!

    Who knows, you may even win a prize for your awesome costume!

    What should I wear?

    There's no way around it, you’re going to get dirty by the time you’re finished.  Wear clothes or a costume you don't mind getting dirty.  We highly recommend good, solid running shoes and hand protection, too. You might want to bring a towel, garbage bag or change of clothes for your car for the drive home.

    Do I have to sign a waiver to participate?

     When you arrive at registration you will be given a race packet with a waiver, you must sign before you will be given your race band and t-shirt.  Please take the time to read your waiver before you sign it.  If you’re a minor, your parents will need to sign your waiver.

    Can I get a refund?

    No.  But please know your registration fee is supporting young families who are impacted by a life altering disease.

    Local time: 5:05 PM
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Mary Hogberg
Race Director