The Freakn’ Farmer Adventure Obstacle race is a freakn’ amazing race for the whole family! The setting for this race is the beautiful organic Covert Farms in Oliver, BC and there really could be no better place to get your hands, feet… actually everything really muddy. This year there were three course options for the adults: a 5 km half-plowed, a 10 km Fully Plowed and a (new for this year) Freak’n 20 km. People had the option to race solo or in teams, competitively or recreationally. But that’s not all! There were also three different courses for children: a 1.75 km Mini Freak’n Farmer (ages 3-6), a 3.4 km Freak’n Little Farmer (ages 6-12) and a 5 km course for the big kids (ages 13-16).
The Freakn’ Farmer has become a important part of our fall family adventures in the South Okanagan and this year marks our fourth year of participating! Four years – wow! Every summer my children seem to have this inner sense that the race is drawing near and remind me to register them. It’s been really neat seeing my children start out with the Mini Freak’n Farmer (in 2013) and then progress to the Freak’n Little Farmer as they get bigger (2014 and 2015). This year my two older kids completed the 3.4 km Freak’n Little Farmer and my youngest did the Mini Freak’n Farmer. And as my children are getting bigger so is the Freakn’ Farmer race! Every year this event gets bigger and better. I was staggered by the number of participants this year, there were so many registrations that the event was sold out. Well done!
For the last three years I have been running around with my children helping them with the obstacles and taking lots of pictures. It’s always fun but this year I decided it was my turn to get muddy. I convinced a couple of guys (my husband and a friend) to join me and complete the 10 km Fully Plowed. It was muddy and tough. We were all hobbling a bit by the end (we didn’t really train) but it was awesome and I can’t wait to do it again!
We are really fortunate to have the Freakn’ Farmer race in the South Okanagan because it’s such great family friendly event. I also love that it’s an earth friendly event. Participant are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and all the serving-wear for the post-race lunch is biodegradable. I anticipate that this event will only get more and more popular in the years to come. That being said, if you or your kids are interested in participating be sure to register early next year. And one more thing, I just want to shout out a huge thank you to everyone that works hard to make this great event happen each year: Hoodoo Adventures, Covert Farms, Home Hardware, Greyback Construction Ltd., Kubota and all the other sponsors and volunteers too! Thank you!
This post is sponsored by Hoodoo Adventures but all thoughts and opinions are my own.