Families race to flip tires at the Viking Rampage (Sarah Neltner’20/Staff)
On October 14, 2017, Academy kicked off its second annual Viking Rampage. Obstacle courses were designed by Ryan Yeoman’90 and featured three different courses, each varying in length and complexity. Yeoman placed his challenges across Academy’s 231 acres to test the participants’ agility and to entertain the spectators.
Before embarking on their muddy challenges, the Vikings heard from Alumna Meredith Kessler’96, who shared her experiences as a professional triathlete and author.
Upper School Head, Mrs. Izokaitis, hoped this special day would “draw families to play on campus and enjoy the school’s spirit.” Another aim of this celebration was to unify the Academy community, with a mud run as a great way to accomplish this goal.
The challenge started at 11:00am on Hondros Field. Multiple waves of people, ranging from lower-schoolers to adults, took off from the starting line to flip tires, climb dirt mounds, trudge through mud, and scramble across creeks.
Spectators cheered on the runners. Once the participants completed the race, they enjoyed local fare from various food trucks located across the finish line.
The Viking Rampage Run left the community exhilarated. Congratulations on a successful second year in what will become an Academy tradition.