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A Special Obstacle Course Class Comes to Kalispell

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KALISPELL -  A new obstacle training course is coming to Kalispell.

Community members will have a chance to get the extra training they need to compete in next years Spartan race.

"Everyone I talked to is really jazzed about it because so many people from the valley participated in the Spartan Race and people are jumping a bit wanting to get on the course,"  Obstacle Owner Stan Watkins said.

The idea of an obstacle course class coming to Kalispell was manifested after Watkins participated in the Bigfork Spartan Race back in May. Now Watkins will combine elements from the Spartan Race and cross fit into a fun and challenging course for residents.

"We're trying to take those two ideas and put them together so you got a work out with climbing so we're excited about that,"  Watkins said.

"Know your obstacle course" offers 20 different obstacles including a rope climbing wall, balance beam, tight rope, javelin throw and burma loop.

"We have classes in the early morning and Monday through Thursday in the evening, and then we're also going to have races, so we're going to have solo races Monday night teams of four on Tuesday nights and unlimited teams on Wednesday night,"  Watkins said.

Watkins said his obstacle course allows residents and out of town guests to recreate in a different way during the summer season.

The grand opening will take place Friday at 5 p.m. and all day Saturday next to the Kalispell Athletic Club located on West Reserve Drive.

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