Test Your Skills at the 7th Annual Mustang Mile: Obstacle Course!

By: Jenna Brown on May 09, 2018 in ASI Recreational Sports

Experience a revamped version of the classic Cal Poly tradition with this year’s Mustang Mile: Obstacle Course! The 7th annual event is taking place on Thursday, May 17 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the new Doerr Family Field and Steve Miller & John Capriotti Athletics Facility. Grab a team of five and sign up for your chosen start time to compete in 12 different activities including a sandbag carry, potato sack race, trivia, and inflatable obstacles.

While the course may have changed, the intention remains the same. Mustang Mile is held each year in honor of Carson Starkey, a Cal Poly student who passed away in 2008 from alcohol poisoning. The event intends to support the mission and message of Aware Awake Alive, a national nonprofit organization founded by Scott and Julia Starkey. Presented by ASI Intramural Sports in collaboration with Aware Awake Alive, Mustang Mile seeks to provide health and wellness resources that will educate students on the signs of alcohol poisoning and the dangers of binge drinking.

All participants are invited to a free barbecue hosted by the Fraternity & Sorority Life office from 1 to 4 p.m. located outside of the Cal Poly Recreation Center in the MAC Plaza. Free Woodstock's Pizza and Shake Smart will also be provided!

Registration is open and costs $50 per team of five. Only one team member is required to register. The registrant must be a Recreation Center member, but non-members are welcome to participate. Participants must be at least 16 years of age. Individuals under 16 are welcome to attend as supporters. All participants will receive a Mustang Mile headband and sticker. Prizes will be awarded to winners of different categories, including best costumes and quickest completion time.

Visit ASI Access to register. If you would like to volunteer at the event, please fill out the Mustang Mile Volunteers form or contact ASI Recreational Sports Coordinator Sean Pellerin at spelleri@calpoly.edu.

Follow the ASI Intramural Sports Facebook and ASI Intramural Sports Instagram for updates on Mustang Mile and upcoming events!

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