Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge run draws big crowd

Sleep in? Watch cartoons? Those tasks were not on the agenda this week for hundreds who instead spent their Saturday morning running and battling over, under and through obstacles at the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation’s Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run.

Teams move under and over hurdles early in the race (photo by Allen Wallace)

Teams move under and over hurdles early in the race (photo by Allen Wallace)

The 3.1-mile run challenged teams of two people, who helped each other past obstacles ranging from walls to tunnels, and even forcing them to carry each other across a bridge spanning a creek. The race was monitored by volunteers who strictly enforced a rule demanding push-ups from teams who muffed an attempt to clear an obstacle.

Participants ranged in age from kids to senior citizens and came from many different walks of life, but all shared the goal of getting some exercise and having some fun for charity. Proceeds from the event go to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation, which raises funds to purchase equipment, materials, training and supplies for the Sheriff’s Department.

The Foundation works specifically to provide needs not covered in the department’s regular budget.

 

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