(10/03/12) - Mid-Michigan is bracing itself for a new extreme competition. This Saturday, Bubba O'Malley's and the Davison Optimist Club host the first ever Bubba's Dash Bash Adventure Race.
"Water, mud, the obstacles, it goes back into the woods. It's just going to be so much fun and an excellent idea for team building," said Neicy Kowalczyk of the Davison Optimist Club.
The 20 acre plot of land behind Bubba's in Burton has been transformed into a rugged three-mile course.
"We built it where if you want to come out and really get your butt kicked and try to win it, you're going to be tired, you're going to be challenged, and you're going to be sore, but if you want to come on out and walk it, you can walk it," said Joel Eisinger, race consultant.
While there is a half mile of pavement for an actual road race portion, it's those quirky features that have people talking.
"We have a giant slip and slide, which is probably one of the biggest slip and slides I've ever seen, that's going right down into a mud pit. We have a floating dock that looks like a bunch of lily pads that you're going over, over maybe 2 to 3 feet of water," Eisinger said.
The Davison Optimist Club will put the proceeds toward a variety of community causes.
"We do a lot of work with the Whaley Children's Center. We send kids to camp. We do scholarships. We fill backpacks with school supplies for children in need, and we do Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners for families in need with children," Kowalczyk said.
This is only the beginning for the Bubba's Dash Bash Adventure Race. The hope is that eventually it grows to the point where organizers can take the show on the road.
"If this grows big enough where we can take this and move it to another area as well as here, then great, we might do it. I think the sky's the limit," Eisinger said.
The Dash Bash begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, behind Bubba O'Malley's in Burton. That's right near 69 and Belsay Road.
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