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South Plainfield’s Bullfrogs Conquer the BattleFrog

Glenn F. Cullen

Friday, August 8, 2014 • 3:10am

ENGLISHTOWN, NJ – Mud crawls, rope hurdles and wall climbs were all on full display last Saturday in Englishtown.

Did the Marines move Parris Island to New Jersey?  No.  It was the Tri-State New Jersey BattleFrog Obstacle Race. The race features varying obstacle course races for kids of all ages. South Plainfield had four participants that showed mud, water and obstacles were no match for their grit.

South Plainfield’s Caroline Parker, Jayden Ramrup, Alex McNelly and Sara McNelly all medaled in last Saturday’s 2014 BattleFrog race. As many children spent their weekend playing games, these four spirited South Plainfield youths put on their game faces and conquered everything the BattleFrog race had to offer.

“It was an amazing experience watching these kids giving it their all. They had a no quit attitude and showed great team ethics,” said South Plainfield resident Savitree Ramrup.

South Plainfield’s four participants ran at the Bullfrog level which consisted of a 5K run and 15 navy seal inspired obstacles in a course that included mud crawls, swings, wall and cargo climbs, rope hurdles and “Boot Camp” exercises.

The Battle Frog Obstacle race raises money for the Navy Seal Foundation, Navy Seal Museum and the Memorial Trident House.

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