Switcherooski: May 20th, 2017
Thanks to Flagstaff Extreme, Fratelli’s Pizza, Sprouts, and all of our participants for supporting a successful Switcherooski!
When? This year’s event took place on Saturday, May 20th. 2017 provided a great first year with a smooth course and fun challenges. Participants got to pass through the Ft. Tuthill horse jumps, onto the tubing hill, under the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure and Zipline courses, past the horse track and amphitheater, and finished with a spectacular view of the San Francisco Peaks.
Where? The course starts and ends in the parking lot in front of Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course at Ft. Tuthill County Park. In addition to the finish line there will be a registration tent and food vendors set up.
What? The course is about 5.4 miles, weaving through the trails of Ft. Tuthill. There will be 4 Switcherooski obstacle stations plus a finishing challenge that you must overcome along the way.
This is a partner event. While one of you will get a small head start, you MUST finish with your partner at the finish line. Each partner does the full course, which includes 5 sections and 5 total obstacles/challenges.
The first partner will start on the bike (mountain bike recommended). That partner will bike, run, bike, run, and bike.
The second partner will start on foot and will run, bike, run, bike, run.
You must come with one bike and two helmets (to be worn at all times on the course). Each time the biker reaches a Switcherooski Station she/he will drop off the bike in a designated area, complete the obstacle/challenge, and continue on foot on the next section. When the second partner reaches the Switcherooski Station she/he will complete the obstacle, pick up the bike, and ride the next section. You will have to leap frog each other to keep your partner from waiting.
Afterward: Once you complete the final challenge with your partner, and cross the finish line, you will be able to hang out, cheer on other teams, and enjoy some Fratelli’s pizza, snacks, and beverages. All finishers receive a custom Switcherooski glass.
Spectators: The trails are easy to access for viewing along the course; however spectators can also see the start, the second obstacle, and the finish at the main event area.
Why we run this event:
As you know, we love running, we love biking, and we are passionate about building a family and community that enjoys multi-sport events together.
We found that it is best to have a partner to train and compete with – an accountability partner makes it that much easier to get up, get out, and have some fun. This event stems from the basic premise that sports and fitness routines work better with a friend.
This event will be full of adventure and has a festive atmosphere. The run/bike course will set the tone for the day, but the fun will carry on with camaraderie and post-race festivities.
We found our partner: Flagstaff Extreme! Mountain Man Events and Flag Extreme provide ways to experience Northern Arizona like no other. We are working together to ensure that you get your money’s worth when you come to this event with a great course, post-race festivities, and more.
Whether you are local or visiting, Flagstaff is truly a remarkable place to get outdoors, enjoy the fresh air, and have some fun. Come out to challenge yourself or take your time. Bring family, a friend, a work partner – an adventure is better with a friend.