It's a new year. Time to prove that beneath your doughy, couch-magnet exterior lies a superhero. Or if you already look like the Hulk, it's time to show off.
Spuds and studs alike can compete at this Saturday's Superhero Scramble at Quiet Waters Park. There will be walls to climb, flaming pits to jump, beams to balance, and lots of mud. Those willing to battle the maze of obstacles can choose from two courses: Intimidators or Villains.
For $89, Intimidators will clamor over more than 25 obstacles on an eight-mile course. For $109, Villains will battle a 13-mile course with more than 30 obstacles. Villains must have water with them at the starting line; water and snacks are recommended for all.
Competitors who want to win some cash can participate in the 9 a.m. Scramble Gamble. For $119, individuals and teams of three or more can compete. The top three males and females win cash, with first place taking home $1,000. For $89, those looking for love can register for the noontime Super Singles Wave. Junior superheroes can compete on a kid-friendly course for $25 ($35 the day of the race). Police officers, members of the armed forces, firefighters, and veterans -- AKA "Real Life Superheroes" -- receive a $10 discount.
The event kicks off at 9 a.m. with waves of competitors leaving the starting line every half hour until 1 p.m. The postrace refreshments and entertainment wrap up at 5 p.m. Tickets for spectators ages 14 and up cost $15. Quiet Waters Park is located at 401 S. Powerline Road in Deerfield Beach. Costumes are optional. Visit superheroscramble.com
Sat., Jan. 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 2014