Can You Conquer the Gauntlet?

By on May 22, 2018

Greece Gauntlet takes place June 9th

A community wide 5K obstacle course mud run will take place at Greece Arcadia High School on Saturday, June 9th. Greece Central Physical Education Instructor Emile Nicholson has been coordinating the Greece Gauntlet each year since its inception five years ago. “We wanted to create an event as a way to give back to the community and have fun for a good cause,” Emile said.

According to Emile, “The Gauntlet is a tough and challenging course, but offers an option to many of the extreme obstacle races.” The 5K layout winds around many acres of natural terrain around the Arcadia campus in which there are many natural and man-made obstacles.

This year the course is expected to be even bigger with 18-20 obstacles. The obstacles will include a steeple chase, rope swings, tube crawls, mud bogs and a slip and slide that will be set up by the North Greece Fire Department. The Greece Gauntlet is not a timed race but a challenge. “At the end of the Gauntlet you will be wet, muddy and tired all while having the time of your life and also some bragging rights,” Emile said.

This year the Greece Teachers Community Program is the recipient of the proceeds raised. GTCP is a non-profit that provides resources and support to the entire Greece School District ranging from providing clothing to college assistance and more.   

The event is possible thanks to over 60 volunteers and the supportive sponsorship from local businesses community wide. There is live music, food and drink available. The event is family friendly. All ages are welcome, an adult should accompany younger children.

The day starts with an 8AM check-in time. The first wave begins at 9AM and runs every 15 minutes. Pre-registration is recommend to receive a free event shirt. For more information, to register or to make a donation visit

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