Man vs. Mountain 5K to take place Feb. 3


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Participants use a rope to climb a wall during the Man vs. Mountain 5K obstacle course on Feb. 4, 2017 throughout Mt. Pleasant parks. (File Photo/Josh Barnhart).

Mount Pleasant’s signature outdoor obstacle 5K course is welcoming participants for another year.

The annual Man vs. Mountain 5K event is Feb. 3 in Mount Pleasant. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. at Mountain Town Station Brewing, 506 W. Broadway St.

Cost is $80 per person and $35 for students. Participants should check in at 9 a.m. before the 9:30 a.m. wave start. Free parking is available at Mount Pleasant City Hall, 320 W. Broadway St.

The event is described as a “fun unique winter 5K obstacle course that goes beyond the challenges of an obstacle course by pushing participants through the frigid winter elements of Michigan,” according to the city of Mount Pleasant’s website.

Participants are advised to bring running shoes and wear warm clothes.

There will be more than 15 obstacles for participants along the 3.2-mile trek. When participants sign up, they will receive a “Man vs. Mountain” long sleeve shirt and pint glass, a free drink at Mountain Town Station and Central Michigan University winter gloves.

New this year are free photos, as there will be designated stations that can take photos of participants.

After the event, runners are invited to a post-race party at Mountain Town Station, where awards will be handed out.

For more information and to register, visit the city of Mount Pleasant website.

Refunds will not be processed after Jan. 17. Before that date, full refunds will be granted minus a $5 fee.

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