Harrybrooke Hog Wild Hustle draws crowd
Harrybrooke Park in New Milford recently played host to the inaugural Harrybrooke Hog Wild Hustle 5k trail run and obstacle course.
The July 9 event drew 115 participants.
The race began in Harrybrooke Park and proceeded out of the park to Lover’s Leap State Park for a trail run.
As it looped back into Harrybrooke, participants faced obstacles like a stump jump, balance beams and a sloppy mud pit.
Upon completion, participants received a strip of bacon, courtesy of 1st & 10 Sports Bar, and a complimentary beer for those over 21 from Black Hog Brewery.
Those under 21 were offered a cold root beer.
Organized by Harrybrooke Park’s Executive Director (and the founder of Run Santa Run) Billy Buckbee, the race benefit the park.
“5Ks are easy to come by these days and there seems to be one held about daily,” said Buckbee.
“This race was all about fun,” he said. “People run at Harrybrooke every day, but to incorporate Lover’s Leap and the obstacles just made it very unique and we’ve been receiving great feedback to ensure we organize this race again in 2017, which we most certainly will.”
“We also welcomed more than 35 volunteers to the event and dozens of spectators who truly enjoyed watching people flop around in the mud,” he said.
Race results can be found on FastTrackTiming.com.
The event was co-sponsored by the Friends of Harrybrooke, Boy Scout Troop 58, Northeast Communications, Phys Ed, Deer & Tick Guard, Kathy Henkel Fitness, 1st & 10 Sports Bar, Black Hog Brewery, 19 Main, Bank Street Theatre, Coldwell Banker and Chris Lacava, Source Construction, Wetmore’s Jeep, Plexus, Northville Volunteer Fire Department, Woodbridge Running Co. and New Milford Crossfit.