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Your chance to get down in the trenches and hit an official qualifier for the Obstacle Course Race World Championships is less than a month away. Trench Challenge, Guam's 5k obstacle race set for a Sunday stroll August 13 at the Guam International Raceway in Yigo.

Online registration at - sign up for the Recreational/Solo division, 5 Man Challenge, Elite or take a stab at the Marianas Trench Throwdown Crossfit comp.

Tackle a gritty course for a great cause.

"We're very excited. I know last year when we donated the money to Special Olympics they used it to buy new equipment. It made us feel really that it was used for a good purpose and we'd like to help do that again this year," Trench Challenge head Tom Akigami said.

Get ready for some of that "new new" on this year's course.

"We've got some really exciting stuff this year. We're going to be debuting a giant 30-foot tall water slide and we've got some new rig setups with some rings, some ropes and cargo net A-frame. Several different items that are going to be this new year! We also have some atlas stones that competitors are going to be lifting a good distance and bringing it back. So it's a combination of not just agility, but strength as well," Akigami said.

As you may recall, TEAM KUAM joined forces with Special Olympics to face the Trench Challenge course united.

"Special Olympics athletes did come out last year and they not only completed the course but they tackled all the obstacles and they actually were quite impressive so they're coming out again this year and it's going to be a great event," Akigami said.

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