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* Pre-entries are appreciated, but contestants can enter the day of the event, July 21, 2012.
2012 Routt County Redneck Olympics Schedule of Events:
FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
8 pm- Redneck “Torch” Relay
Beginning at the top of Hospital Hill, in what will surely become a time-honored tradition, an assortment of redneck torch bearers will do their best to look inspiring as they run, walk, or ride something down the hill, relaying the “Evil Kenevil Flame of Fire” through the heart of downtown Hayden, and down to the Hayden Daze street dance and beer gardent set up at the new Hayden ball fields, just south of Lincoln Street. *** Due to the current drought and stage 2 fire restrictions, we have had to modify some of our RCRO events, and this is one of them. We are very grateful, however, because Energizer has donated some of their cool products, which we will be using instead of a true flame. All competitors are invited to be a torch bearer. If you’re interested, call Wendy at 970-471-2789.
SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2012
All events will take place at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden, CO
- 9-10 am || Hayden Daze Parade
This always popular event will feature a plethora of Redneck accoutrements this year, including vintage tractors, entries for the Lawnmower triathlon, and pickup truck hot tubs. Be sure and enter up the parade for the “Very Very Dirty” championship trophy, which will be given to the muddiest “vehicle.”
- 10:30am -noon || Lawnmower Triathlon
Highlighting the ingenuity of those with copious amounts of time to trick out their riding lawnmowers, the Lawnmower Triathlon is composed of 3 challenges: Raw Speed, Obstacle Course Agility, and a Weight Pull. Call Travis Mathey at 970-846-9454 for rules and entry info. $
- 11am-12:30 || Paintball Obstacle Course
In this 2 person show of redneckedness agility and marksmanship, one person will push their partner through the obstacle course in a wheel barrel, while before mentioned partner takes their best shot at designated targets. The team with the combination of the fastest time and most target hits wins.
- High Noon || Redneck Grill off Challenge
High noon is the perfect time for our celebrity judges to treat themselves to an extravaganza of the taste buds, as they sample the culinary creations participants have cooked up on their homemade BBQ grills. Contestants will be judged not only on the creativity of grill design, but also on the taste of their grub.
- 1-2:30 pm || Mud Surfing
A long rope, a 4-wheeler, a truck, and lots and lots of mud. Need we say more? Well, yes, we do! Contestants will be judged on style and anything else that might inspire our three celebrity judges to raise their scorecard with a big ol’ 10 on it. To be held on the historic track in front of a full crowd. Color commentary by Rodney McGowen and Terry Wegner.
- 3-4 pm || Redneck Steeplechase
A select group of 4 member teams will show their skill at scaling hotwired fences, pushing dead cars, dragging incapacitated persons, goat herding, lost wedding ring retrieval, and round bale pushing as they weave their way through obstacles in the outdoor arena. Color commentary also!
- 4:30-5:30 || Blind Tractor Driving
We haven’t completely figured this one out yet, but you can be sure it will be good. And scarily entertaining! Special thanks to Stef Nijsten of Colorado Building Supply and Rodney McGowen of Petra General Contractors for donating the use of their tractors for this event, because let’s face it, not many would allow blindfolded strangers to drive their equipment.
- 6-close || Award Ceremony
All Day Events: Hayden Horseshoes, Kids events, Vendors…and more! And don’t forget that the Hayden Daze festivities will be going on at the same time-just across the creek at the ball fields.