The Tough Gator Challenge is an obstacle course and mud run for Lewiston-area elementary school children and their families. The next (rain-or-shine!) event is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Geiger Elementary School on College Street in Lewiston. Participants will start in waves every 15 minutes throughout the day.

“Tough Mudder” veterans Mike Courtemanche and Chip Groover wanted to share their love of a muddy challenge with their children at Geiger. That was several years ago. Now in its fifth year, the Tough Gator Challenge draws almost 700 participants from the area.

The focus of the event is on being active, using teamwork, getting muddy and having fun! While the course is designed for elementary-aged participants, parents are welcome and encouraged to register and run alongside their kids. It is not a timed race, but a challenge everyone should be proud of finishing. All youth finishers will receive a t-shirt (generously donated by the Geiger company) and the honorary title of “Tough Gator”.

The cost to register is $8 per person in advance and $10 per person on the day of the event. The day will include concessions, music, and the ever popular dunk tank! Proceeds will benefit the non-profit Geiger Elementary School PTO, which supports enrichment and community-building opportunities for Geiger students.

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