Fourth Annual Rebel Trail Challenge Set for November

Runners of all ages invited to face obstacles on 5-mile course

Rebel Trail Challenge participants compete in a 5-mile run and obstacle course, which includes a wall climb. Photo by Nathan Latil/Ole Miss Communications

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Department of Campus Recreation invites contestants of all ages to compete in the annual Rebel Trail Challenge next month at the South Campus Rail Trail.

This is the fourth year that Ole Miss Campus Recreation is hosting the challenge event, set for 2 p.m. Nov. 5. The race is open to runners ages 10 and up, and participants will be placed into one of seven divisions to compete with peers.

Each racer will have a teammate, and each division will have one team winner. Participants will face six obstacles over the 5-mile trail. Racers will be asked to run, jump, crawl and get muddy.

“It is always a good time,” said Shannon Richardson, assistant director of campus recreation. “We want everyone to come out; everyone in the community is welcome.”

Sponsors include Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, Board and Brush Creative Studio, Oxford Cryotherapy and NutriShop of Oxford. All proceeds from the race will help fund student scholarships.

The race is limited to 200 participants. Registration is $25 through Sunday (Oct. 15) and $30 thereafter. Online registration ends Nov. 1.

Each racer will receive an official Rebel Trail Challenge Dri-Fit T-shirt, as well as a “swag bag” filled with items provided by sponsors. First-place winners for each division will receive additional prizes.

To register, click here.

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