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Fredericksburg hosts Tribal Quest
Carrying a flag and sporting soaked, muddy red T-shirts, the six-member tribe Mainz Gruppen approached the last obstacle of Saturday’s Tribal Quest. They’d have to go over or under plastic pipes stretched across a mud pit that was up to 4 feet deep.
“After every obstacle, we’d form back up, look at each other and keep going,” said Marcus Mainz soon after crossing the finish line. His two sons were on the team along with two of their teenage friends and another adult. The tribe used each member’s strengths to its advantage, he explained. For example, Blaine Mainz, 13, set the pace, for the team to run together the entire 5 miles.
About 700 people competed on the challenging course, which started at Celebrate Virginia in Fredericksburg and wound up steep hills, through muddy water, across the quarry, over A-frame ladders and 10-foot walls, and down giant slip ‘n’ slides. The misty weather kept temperatures cool for the runners, who started in six waves, starting at 9 a.m.
Here’s more about the creation of Tribal Quest, held in Fredericksburg for the first time this year.
- Levi Johnson – 49:45
- Philip Pierce – 50:43
- Todd Kuhn – 51:40
- Elizabeth Yisrael – 1:02:58
- Remy Merriam – 1:04:11
- Moe Nunez – 1:06:25