Eating, drinking and finding fun different things to do in Brisbane is what I enjoy - now I plan on writing about it too ;)
Are you ready for a wildly different and challenging, down and dirty experience? I hope Brisbane is, too.
The Stampede is an event being held out at Woodford, 1 hour north of the city on 8th September and puts competitors through an extreme obstacle course through mud, water and even live wires. The course involves either a 5km or 10km option which can be entered as an individual or as a team and is a beast for the adventurous type to tackle. As we all know teams can be more fun, with prizes also included for best dressed costumes; as long as you don't mind getting them a little muddy, okay a lot muddy.
You don't have to be a super fit athlete to compete as there is no time limit for finishing the course, whether you want to run or crawl or be carried but some level of fitness is an obvious advantage.
The Stampede supports charities CanTeen, Lifeline and The Wilderness Society and every participant that raises over $500 will get a free entry in the event. The prices for each person, if registered before 22nd July, are $60 for 5km and $80 for 10km and continue to go up as the event approaches. For group discounts, 20 or more people need to register in one transaction to receive 10% off the total registration fee. Visit the website for further information on prices and how to register.
Camping is also available at the Woodfordia site, where there will be other live entertainment for $20pp per night if your wobbly legs can't stand the thought of driving those pedals home or you just want to relax. Bookings are essential.
So if you're up for a fun, wild and muddy weekend which will test your grit and determine what you're made of, then get your team together and register on the website now. Places are filling fast. The Stampede is also on in Melbourne on October 27 and Sydney on November 17.