. . . a sudden frenzied rush or headlong flight of a herd of cattle or horses . . . or PEOPLE!
WLD Ranch is hosting its 9th annual Stampede, a 5K adventure run including 18 challenging obstacles, on Saturday, September 26, 2020. (REGISTER NOW! See the bottom of this page.)
A WORD REGARDING COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:
Stampede is a family-oriented, small group event in the great outdoors, with plenty of space to spread out. Our COVID-19 precautions include requiring everyone who comes on property to have a temperature check and complete a health and participation waiver. No one will be permitted to stay on property who has symptoms of COVID-19 or who has an elevated temperature upon arrival or who has, in the past 2 weeks, been in contact with someone with symptoms of or being tested for COVID-19 (positive results or awaiting results). Our staff will wear masks when in close proximity to participants. Families and Stampede teams will be encouraged to maintain space between themselves and others both at the pavilion (start and finish area) and while on the Stampede course. Good cleanliness practices will be encouraged and hand sanitizer will be available at strategic points along the course.
One of the benefits of Stampede is the opportunity for a family to get outdoors together and enjoy some adventures together as a family. Families are encouraged to participate in either the 2K Family Run or the 5K Stampede. Families with younger children should contact us regarding the appropriateness of each race for your family. While interaction with others outside your family has been limited over the past few months, why not take some time to enjoy life together as a family? Stampede! and Stampede! Family Run are great ways to spend time with your family and enjoy an adventure together.
Stampede is a team-oriented run where the objective is to complete the course successfully. The run is open to anyone age 15 and older (or students age 12-14 who participate on a team with a parent or youth leader) - anyone who is up for the challenge of running (or rambling) over the 5K course and through the 18 obstacles. Form a team of 4-6 people and unite your team with a western theme or simply with the passion to accomplish the adventure run together. So rustle up some fellow cowboys and cowgirls - and come run with the herd! (Registration is done individually, but participating as a team is recommended.)
|ALSO FOR FAMILIES: Stampede! Family Run (Saturday, Sept. 26, 2:00PM)|
|Our Family Run is a 2K with a variety of obstacles for the whole family that you can navigate at your own pace. The minimum age of participants can be determined by the parents running with them. All families participating must have at least one adult. The fee is $10 per participant ages 3 and older. Each participant will receive a Stampede! Family Run event bracelet. (Participants under age 3 do not need to pay the race fee and will not receive an event bracelet.) (Family members who participated in the 5K Stampede do not need to pay to participate with their family in the Family Run.) Register below!|
You can register right up to the day of the event (t-shirts will be ordered a few weeks ahead, so t-shirt size is not guaranteed for late registrations). There is still time to register!
|Who?||anyone age 15 and older (or students age 12-14 who register with a parent or youth leader)|
|What?||an adventure run (approximately 5K) including 18 obstacles; a family run (approximately 2K) with 7-8 obstacles|
|Where?||at WLD Ranch in Fairview township, PA (click here for directions)|
|When?||Saturday, September 26, 2020
(For Stampede: heats begin every 15-20 minutes starting at 8:00am with the final heat starting at 10:30am. For Family Run, arrive at 2:00pm and families will be sent out one family at a time.)
|Why?||for the fun of stampeding as well as to support WLD Ranch as we continue to reach out to the community (all proceeds go to WLD Ranch; learn more about WLD Ranch at www.wldranch.com/about)|
|How much?||Register by September 26 - cost is $50 per person (includes an event t-shirt)
(after Sept. 1, t-shirt size and style not guaranteed)
The course proceeds through fields, forest, hills, trails, and water (wading through a pond and hiking down a creek). Here is a summary of the obstacles for 2020:
10) Rancher's Hurdles (jump or crawl over a series of 400 lb. round hay bales)
11) Culverts (slide down the long culvert and climb up the short culvert)
13) Over/Under’s (alternate going over high logs and under low logs)
15) Pond Benches (follow the route under, over and in between the benches)
18) Hitching Rails (traverse the hitching rails as follows: on rail 1, have hands on one bar with feet on the other bar or board; on rail 2, use the ropes and hanging boards for footing and the hitching rail for balance)
YOUTH LEADERS - Contact Joseph about bringing your youth group (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also recruit sponsors using this sponsor form.
REGISTER HERE FOR September 26, 2020! (email email@example.com to request a paper registration form)
Registration is per individual. Please fill out the details for yourself and any others you are registering below. Then click on "Pay Now." This will take you to the PayPal page where you can change the quantities of your payment options to reflect the total number of participants you are registering. You can pay by credit card or with your PayPal account.
Please Note: T-shirts come in either Gildan cotton or Sport-Tek "dry fit" polyester this year. Please indicate your preference on style (cotton or dry fit) when signing up. We order t-shirts around Sept. 1, so there is no guarantee of getting your preferred style or size if you sign up after Sept. 1.