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Published on August 8, 2017 2:12PM

The Buccaneer Rampage Mud Obstacle Race will return to Newport this Saturday, Aug. 12, putting budding pirates through their paces on a mud-drenched course at Newport Municipal Airport.

Hosted by the Newport Parks and Recreation Department, the slippery sprint is designed to challenge runners of all abilities.

Pre-registration fees begin at $35, rising to $45 on the day of the race. And because pirates are a spontaneous bunch, registration will remain open until 15 minutes before the race starts at 11 am.

Prizes will be awarded for the best male and female pirate costume and the top male and female finisher in the competitive divisions. The race is free to watch and will conclude with a party featuring music, food and a beer garden.

All proceeds from the event will go towards the youth scholarship program, which gives children from economically disadvantaged households the opportunity to participate in a number of fantastic programs at the Newport Recreation Center.

For more information, go to www.BuccaneerRampage.com or call Newport Parks and Recreation at 541-265-7783.

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