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URBAN ASSAULT — On May 18, the Canton Lions will host the first-ever Urban Assault, a 3.1-mile obstacle course that will run through Canton and incorporate some of the town’s existing facilities and structures.

CANTON — There’s still time to sign up for the this Saturday’s Urban Assault.

The race, which is in its first year, is a 3.1-mile obstacle course that will wind through Canton and incorporate structures within the town.

There will be 20 obstacles in total, including a log balance beam, a rope swing and much more. All obstacles were designed by Shane Pope, owner of Urban Athletic — a Canton-based gym.

The Urban Assault is being hosted by the Canton Lions, which organized the popular Building Bridges Mud Run in Waynesville during years past.

On-site registration begins at Sorrells Street Park at 9 a.m. Saturday. Race officials would prefer participants to show up no later than 9:15 a.m. The cost is $50 per person, and $25 for students with a valid student ID.

Registration can also be completed online on the Canton Lions Urban Assault active.com page.

The race will be a great spectator sport, according to event organizer Adam Bridges. He’s urging as many people as possible to come out and support friends, family members and strangers as they sweat it out on the course.

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