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Get ready for Obstacles Gone Mad

By Mark Beale

NETS, monkey bars and mud pits will all play a part in the region’s first obstacle course event – Obstacles Gone Mad Whitsundays, on Saturday, May 30.

The Obstacles Gone Mad event series is being brought to the Whitsundays by Terrain Training Australia, whose owner Shane Elisara is looking forward to seeing the response of locasl.

Mr Elisara described the event as a fun fitness challenge in which participants have to climb up ropes, crawl through nets, travel along monkey bars and crawl through mud pits to conquer the 5km or 10km obstacle course.

“It is all about having a lot of fun with family and friends and participation is open to everyone looking to try something new,” he said.

Whitsundays Marketing and Development Limited (WMDL) Executive Director, Jeff Aquilina, said sporting events and in particular obstacle course racing, had grown in popularity in recent years, with many people travelling far and wide to participate in these events.

“We are excited that the Whitsundays will host one of the Obstacles Gone Mad events and are confident that it will attract many visitors to our region,” he said.

Obstacles Gone Mad Whitsundays will also feature a special obstacle course designed for kids, as well as lots of entertainment and other activities for spectators.

Early Bird registration is now open until February 15, 2015, with tickets on sale for $79 per adult, $30 per child (4-11 years) and $25 for spectators. For further information visit

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