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Teams sought for Great Idaho State University Ambush 5k mud/obstacle race set Sept. 8

Posted August 2, 2012

The first Great Idaho State University Ambush, an approximately 5-kilometer mud and obstacle team race, will be held Sept. 8 and early registration is due Aug. 12.

Great ISU Ambush poster"Get ready to bare your claws and dirty your paws for the first annual Great ISU Ambush," said Larissa Kimball, ISU recruitment specialist and a race organizer. "Get ready to slosh through mud pits, hurdle over hay walls, run through tires, and trek over the rugged ridge trails on the ISU campus."

 The cost for early registration for four-member teams is $65 on or before Aug. 12. The late registration fee is $85 per team from Aug. 13 to Sept. 3. Day of race registration is $100. A portion of these funds will be used to support local charities. The race is sponsored by ISU Recruitment Services.

The race will begin at Bartz Field on the ISU Pocatello campus, near the new Miller Ranch Stadium. The course will feature 15 different obstacles and is designed to challenge participants’ skills.

"You and your team will traverse the endless nets that will ensnare your ambush, slosh through bottomless mud pits designed to slow the track of any tiger, scale high walls, trudge the endless hill only to realize it’s not over, and you'll have much, much more to finish," Kimball said. "You'll want to rely on each ambush member to get through all 15 obstacles."

For more information and to register for the event visit More information is also available by calling ISU Recruitment Services at (208) 282-2122 or visiting the Great ISU Ambush Facebook page at