A new kind of race is coming to Temecula this weekend. Yes, it involves mud, beer, and a few crazy obstacles.
But the Ethos Festival held Saturday, May 19 at Vail Lake Resort in Temecula offers something for the whole family.
“We’ve got something for everyone — kids racing, the festival, food, and music. This will be an inclusive event for everyone,” said President Michael O’Neil.
The mulit-sport event includes a Grand Prix Aquathon where participants will swim and run, then swim and run again and an 8K five-mile obstacle course that will have competitors maneuvering through sand, mud, water and dirt trails.
“Anybody can do these races. The (courses) should not be intimidating for anybody,” O’Neil said.
Physical ability, stamina and should not sway anyone against taking part in the event, he stressed.
“There is a human element here in achieving that exhilarating sense of accomplishment. There is something about saying ‘I can do this.’ Once you try it, perhaps next year you can prepare a little more for it,” O’Neil said.
The event –named Ethos to convey spirit of a community — is open to all families and even just folks looking to soak up some fun in the sun and enjoy a few tunes.”
This event is for people who want to be more active, more healthy, more motivated. And they want to be around people who are doing the same thing,’ he added.
There will be food, kids activities and a live musical performance by the popular salsa-funk band Ozomatli.
Any resident wishing to take part in the event — there is still time — can sign on here for a 50 percent discounted rate. Simply enter the code ETHOSAMB for the discount.
O’Neil said: “We really want to encourage the local community to come out and take part in the day. There will be an inclusive vibe that I think this community will appreciate.”
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