Stampede a big hit

Stampeders battle the obstacles at the Wooroloo event.
Stampeders battle the obstacles at the Wooroloo event.

The Stampede celebrated its first WA event at Wooroloo but is renowned as Australia’s leading obstacle course series.

Participants were challenged with a gruelling 5km or 10km obstacle course, with 30 challenging obstacles including mud, fire and ice pits, and a giant slip and slide.

After the run, participants wound down with a cold beer at the Stampede after party.

The event also featured Perth’s first giant tomato fight with 250kg of over-ripe tomatoes thrown around at The Stampede’s own version of Spain’s famous La Tomatina.

‘We are thrilled with the response to our inaugural Perth Stampede,’ event director Brigette Smith said. ‘We can’t wait to come back next year, and we’ve already begun planning for a bigger, better and crazier event.’

The Stampede supports CanTeen and the Heart Foundation, and has raised more than $60,000 for the charities.

For more information on the Stampede, go to www.thestampede.com.au