In my column in today’s Roanoke Times — remember, my columns now run Fridays; my Outdoors page Sundays on the back of the Business (Sunday Ticker) section — I had a little fun with this new wave of zany fun runs, such as the Warrior Dash, Spartan Race and Muddy Buddy.
One of the newest is the Great Bull Run, which is supposed to capture the excitement of actual bull runs. Except the race organizers assure us the bulls aren’t aggressive. When a PR rep called to pitch me the story she made sure to mention that, to which I replied, “What fun is that?” Total silence. It was pretty funny.
Anyway, in the column I pitch some ideas for some races that might be exciting AND dangerous. I’d love to hear other suggestions — just make sure the suggestions meet our submission criteria. (Several of my ideas that didn’t make the column certainly WOULDN’T!)