Urbanathalon

I was hunting down a gun shop in Rexburg yesterday when we drove by this flag display in Porter Park. It turns out that the Madison County Fire Department was hosting its first annual Hero’s Challenge Urbanathalon, a 5k with obstacles, symbolizing what 9/11 firemen endured while racing to the Twin Towers. The event ends at the park where Patriots Day is also being celebrated.

You may wonder why it was held yesterday and not today. If you do then you certainly aren’t from around this neck of the woods :-) This is Rexburg Idaho, the most Mormon city on the planet north of Salt Lake. This town shuts down tight on Sunday and most everyone hangs out at one of the many wards whose towers dot the city. They even tried to get the new Walmart to close, to no avail, so if you like quiet shopping, there you go!

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