A twisted course featuring 16 obstacles, scores of extreme runners and walkers, and a team of volunteers cement ERX Extreme 5K presented by Farrell’s Extreme Body Shaping for return in 2019, Derrick Justin Earns Fastest Time

Elk River, Minn. May 30, 2018 – If there’s one thing ERX Motor Park in Elk River is not, is complacent. Always looking for events to add to the venue’s growing roster, this spring marked the introduction of the ERX Extreme 5K presented by Farrell’s Extreme Body Shaping; and based on the muddy smiles from the hundreds of participants who tackled the natural terrain course and its 16 obstacles, the event was an extreme success.

Obstacle challenged 5k and 10k events are certainly not new but leave it to the competitive staff at ERX to put their own signature twist to the concept. With a course weaving its way through the rolling terrain of the 400-acre park, participants faced a wide breadth of challenges along the way including obstacles such as Trench Warfare, Snow-Nami, and the Eliminator.

“It was a great first year event,” said Taylor Carlson, Marketing Manager for the facility. “Everyone loved the course, we had a great turnout, and many said they’d not only be back next year but were returning with friends.”

The top overall finisher with the quickest time was Derrick Justin, who complimented ERX staffers on not just the track, but how well the event was organized. Those same words were echoed by Aaron Zappa of Elk River, the first competitor to complete the course. “It was outstanding! Everything was well built for an inaugural year event…it was challenging…it couldn’t have been any better.”

The ERX Extreme 5K is just one of many events the venue has planned for the upcoming summer season. Forthcoming events include Professional Bull Riding and Barrel Racing, Monster Truck Madness, Lupulin Brewing IPA Invitational tasting event, and a fan favorite Day of the Dozer. In addition, the Beater X compact car, truck and side-by-side race series is back, and the summer will be highlighted by the ERX Off-Road National, presented by Polaris, a weekend of professional short-course off-road truck racing July 13 and 14.

ERX Extreme 5K presented by Farrell’s Extreme Body Shaping Top Finishers by Class:

17 and Under
Male: Gavin Hemmer
Female: Taven Woodie

Male: Charlie Revering
Female: Rebecca Grupp

Male: Derrick Justin (fastest finisher overall)
Female: Jamie Robeck

Male: Tony Braun
Female: April Omann

50 & Over
Male: James Robeck
Female: Pam Mcelhone



About ERX Motor Park
ERX Motor Park is the Midwest’s premier year-round motorsports and event facility, featuring off-road and snowmobile racing, our very own Beater-X® series, concerts, charitable events and so much more. For a full list of events, visit erxmotorpark.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.