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By Nick Schrager
Last year, people all over the nation came to Lebanon to participate in the Warrior Dash, a national obstacle racing series. This year, Marion County will have its own extreme 5K race – Hills ‘n’ Horns.
The race will feature 15 different obstacles including massive climbs and water crossings, as well as a few secret obstacles including real-live rodeo bulls (no one will actually come in physical contact with a bull). After conquering the track, contestants who are 21 or older can celebrate with a cold beer. Food and drinks will be made available to everyone who shows up and they will also be treated to live music.
So far, 60 Kentuckians have signed up for the competition, but according to Scott Ballard, the race organizer, he is hoping to get at least another 140.
That’s because the event benefits a local charity, The Good Samaritans. Portions of the entry fee will be donated to them and while spectating does not cost money, Scott said he asks a non-mandatory $6 donation be made.
Hills ‘n’ Horns is set to take place on June 29 at XB Arena, 1280 Manton Road in Loretto.
The first wave starts at 9 a.m. and subsequent waves will start every 30 minutes.