Lauren St. Clair
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Hundreds of racers scheduled to take on 5K obstacle course set right on the sand of OOB!

PORTLAND, ME, September 12th, 2013 – Beach RAID, the beach themed leg of the Maine based RAID Series of obstacle races will take place this Saturday in Old Orchard Beach, ME. Hundreds of intrepid racers ranging from elite athletes to recreational runners will toe the start line for this one of a kind race right on the sand. Ten professionally engineered obstacles set along the 5K course will include a 2 story cargo net climb, rows of monkey bars, a bootcamp exercise station and a rope climb/belay obstacle. Each obstacle will isolate a different muscle group challenging the versatility and core strength as well as the endurance of racers.  Start time is 10 a.m.

Upon reaching the finish line, runners will be treated to a post-race party at the Brunswick Resort located directly by the start line. Live music and refreshments from Shipyard Brewing Company and Black Bear Energy will be served throughout the afternoon. An awards ceremony will be also held on the patio of the Brunswick to recognize the top three finishers in each age division as well as the top male, female and co-ed teams.

The Beach RAID is part of the RAID Series which also includes Urban RAID (with races in Portland, ME Boston, MA and Albany, NY) and Mountain RAID Obstacle and Trail races (held at Sunday River Resort in Newry, ME). The RAID Series is owned by RAID Events LLC, an endurance event company and is managed by Aura360 Ventures, a Portland, ME based sports marketing firm. A film crew from 360 Productions, a firm affiliated with Aura360 Ventures, will be on hand capturing video and images from the race.

Online Registration will be open until Thursday night at midnight and a limited number of spots will be available at racer packet pick up and on race morning on a first come, first served basis. The cost of online registration is $65.00 and racers can register at The cost of onsite registration is $75.00.

Partners of Beach RAID include Shipyard Brewing Company, Corepower, Black Bear Energy, The Air Force, Fox23, the Brunswick Resort, The Grand Beach Inn, Zico, and KIND Snacks. The official charity partner of the RAID Series is Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake. Additionally, United Way of Greater Portland will be collecting dry and canned goods both at racer packet pick up and on race day. Runners and spectators are encouraged to bring an item to donate to help the United Way “can” hunger in Maine.

Old Orchard Beach is one of Maine’s most popular vacation destinations. With a myriad of entertainment choices, OOB has been welcoming visitors to its beautiful 7-mile stretch of sand beach for over 170 years. The Beach is very accessible from route 95, maintains a stop on the Amtrak Downeaster Line and also has ample parking within walking distance of the starting line.

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About the RAID Series: (
The RAID Series is a cutting-edge race series designed for a new breed of cross training athlete. Athletes are invited to experience the next generation of obstacle racing; one that features varied terrain, large-scale customized infrastructure, and extraordinary venues that range from picturesque beaches, to energized downtown metros, to breath-taking mountain sides.


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