Warrior Run adds music festival Saturday

TUPPER LAKE – Jumping through mud, crawling through tires, climbing ropes and now rocking out to some tunes.

The Third Annual Tupperpalooza Warrior Run is adding a music festival to the 3.5 mile obstacle race Saturday, July 19, at the Big Tupper Ski Area, plus more obstacles and a new team format.

Three bands will play, including Formula 5, a Lake George/Albany-based jam band, and the Blind Spots, an Ithaca-based indie/pop group. Local musician Ben McClelland will take the stage before the Awards Ceremony, at 11:30 a.m. The other two will follow the ceremony, keeping the fun going at the mountain all afternoon. So participants should be sure to bring a change of clothes!

The Tupperpalooza Warrior Run is a challenging 3.5 mile race made up of a mix of intense obstacles, treacherous mountain terrain and lots of mud. Costumes are encouraged.

Participants can compete individually or as a team. Prizes will be awarded for the top male, female and team. Teams can be comprised of three to 10 people. New in 2014, all members on the team will be eligible to compete as a team and as an individual.

Registration is $70 on the day of the race. For teams, it’s $65 the day of the race. All active and retired military will receive a 15 percent discount. The race fee includes an official T-shirt, free entry into the music festival, a timing chip, a free Saranac beer at the end of the race (for racers 21+) and a swag bag.

Packet pick-up and registration runs 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., and the first wave of runners start at 10 a.m.

Everyone is invited to come watch their friends and enemies get muddy in the race, then stay for some great music. Admission for spectators is $5 per person, with kids 4 and younger free. Spectators can enjoy spectacular views from Mount Morris by taking a free chair lift ride on Chair 2.

There will be a Saranac beer tent on site, and two food vendors selling hamburgers, hotdogs and barbecue.

For more information or to register, go to www.tupper-lake.com/warriorrun.