YUMA, Arizona - Want to be part of one of the fastest growing outdoor sporting events around? Your chance is coming to the sunniest city in the world this fall as the Toro Loco Challenge makes its rip-snorting way to Yuma Saturday Sept. 29.
Toro Loco Challenge is a mud-filled, exciting, dog- and kid-friendly adventure obstacle race with two exciting courses running along the banks of the Colorado River, along with free parking, free photos, free prizes and free places to watch your friends and family members compete.
Both spectators and race participants can enjoy Toro Town, an awesome festival area that offers food, drinks, a beer garden, mechanical bull, dunk tank, face painting, music, and the best seats in the house for obstacle viewing.
Yuma's beautiful West Wetlands Park will be the site of Toro Town and the start for both race courses. From there, you'll zip-line, water slide and run along the Colorado through your choice of two obstacle courses, a 5k and 10k, both designed to challenge and delight, whatever your style of fun:
The Raging Bull: Meet the Raging Bull, a down-and-dirty, thrill-packed, muscle-bulging, heart-pumping adventure course. Obstacles designed to make you smile while you cry. It will test the limits of your physical fitness and mental acuity. There it is. Taunting you. Tempting you. Like a matador teasing a crazy bull. So jump in the ring.
The Leisurely Longhorn: You never went pro. You have kids. And dogs. But you still want to run wild. So bring them to the Leisurely Longhorn! It's a less competitive course designed just for you, your friends, your family, and your dogs. And let's get right down to it ... kids and dogs love mud. You love them. You'll be their hero! Revel in all the fun of a mud run, without the months of physical preparation.
Before, during and after the race, discover all kinds of fun in Yuma's desert oasis, from one of the country's biggest adventure playgrounds right at the West Wetlands to tubing down the river, hiking or biking on a great network of trails, visiting a camel farm or a brand-new water park or just kicking back and sampling some great border cuisine. Plenty of affordable accommodations make it easy to plan a whole weekend of family fun.
Better yet, it's all for a good cause: The national partner for Toro Loco Challenge is the Petfinder Foundation, whose mission it is to ensure that no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a good home. The local partner is the Yuma Diabetes Coalition, working to reduce the burden of diabetes on individuals, families, employers, the health care system and others who may be affected by diabetes in the Yuma community. So your great day of fun in the sun will be made even greater by supporting two worthy organizations.
Register now for the most fun on two legs - and four - at http://torolocochallenge.com Got a score to settle or a bone to pick? Put that beef to bed by by competing as 2, 4 or 10-person teams, in the Battle of the Bulls. Do you want to raise funds for your organization by recruiting folks to race, or do you want to volunteer and race free? Check out www.torolocochallenge.com now!!!
No bull, it's the hottest thing to hit Yuma since, well, summertime!