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One of the biggest obstacle race events for all the family is being held in Manchester soon

GM Active, a collaboration of Greater Manchester leisure organisations, has joined forces with obstacle course racing specialists Urban Attack.

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They haved organise two days of fantastic races and activities for all the family at Haigh Woodland Park in Wigan this October.

GM Active is comprised of 12 leisure and cultural community organisations across Greater Manchester, including ‘Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles’, who are hosting the event.

They are dedicated to transforming the health and well-being of communities in the region, working in partnership to encourage greater participation in physical activity. Together the group represents 87 leisure and sports facilities across the region, with a combined reach of 30 million visits a year, playing a major role in the health of our communities.

The Urban Revolution OCR Series consists of a corporate day on Friday 11th October, and a public event on Saturday 12th October. Participants can race individually or in teams, over a five kilometre or 10 kilometre race course distance. The route includes over 30 obstacles including an award-winning Giant Water Slide, Tarzan swing, Ninja Wall and Goliath Steps.

Jo Cherrett, who is COO Trafford Leisure and a board member for GM Active, says: “Obstacle races have gained in popularity recently, and we are super excited about our collaboration with Urban Attack to create a really special weekend. Participants can tackle tough obstacles, fight their way through mud zones and wade through water at the finish line. It’s set to be an amazing event, suitable for all abilities. Participants are guaranteed a fantastic work out whilst having heaps of fun.”

The Public event is open to all. Adults (12+) can again choose to run a five or 10 kilometre route, and there is separate one kilometre children’s race suitable for 4-11 years olds. The corporate event is an outstanding opportunity for local business to engage their staff through this exciting team building activity.

All race finishers, both at the corporate and public events, will be rewarded with a finisher medal, a free race photo, a cold drink, a hot shower, plus loads of entertainment with DJ, live music and bar in the event village.

Jo Cherrett continues: “The five kilometre race is perfect for a novice, whilst the 10 kilometre course is designed to challenge participants more. Whether you choose to run as an individual, as a family or in a team, there really is something for everyone. Exercise is so important for our community and we need to lead by example, so I am proud that Trafford Leisure will be entering its own team of staff to compete.”

Tickets and more information are available at: http://www.urbanrevolutionocrseries.co.uk

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