Terrain Race, the nation’s fastest-growing obstacle course
race, returned to the Pittsburgh area on October 12th, at Monroeville Community
Park. Despite light rain, the event was a fun, outdoor challenge for
participants that generated significant economic impact in the municipality of
Terrain Race is produced by CoolEvents, the nation’s
largest experiential event company, and this date was presented in association
with Visit Monroeville and V.M. Sports.
“For this specific weekend, hotels in the
Monroeville-area were filled to capacity,” said Sean Logan, V.P. Community
Relations for Visit Monroeville. “That is roughly 1,400 hotel
rooms. Thousands of participants came into Monroeville, some for two
days, staying, eating, and shopping in our community.”
The number of participants
and spectators exceeded 7,500; with over 4,000 event participants residing
outside of Allegheny County.
“We couldn’t be happier with how the entire city of Monroeville rallied around Terrain Race,” said Justin Muir, Business Development Specialist at CoolEvents. “We would like to give special thanks to Visit Monroeville, Monroeville Recreation and Parks, and Forbes Hospital for their tireless efforts which helped streamline the entire operation and execution of Terrain Race.”
The community support even
extended to City Hall, as the Mayor of Monroeville, Dr. Nicholas J. Gresock,
participated in the event. “We were thrilled with the outcome of
Terrain Race,” said Dr. Gresock. “It was very well organized, a lot
of fun, and had a very positive economic impact on our community. We
can’t wait to schedule our next one.”
Terrain Race was recently voted Best International Obstacle Race at the Challenge Awards Presented by Runner’s World.