BOWMAN -- An outdoor adventure center is scheduled to celebrate its grand opening in August.

Southeast Outdoor Adventure Center LLC is hosting Mudventure 2017 Aug. 4-5 at the former Bowman Country Club at 127 Dibble St.

The event will get underway at 5 p.m. Friday and resume at 7 a.m. Saturday.

“I am looking forward to all the activities happening," event assistant Tori Berry said. "Being from Bowman, I am excited for the local community, as well as people from the surrounding areas, to come experience all we have to offer. It’s the perfect place to bring your family or friends and kick back, have an adventure and enjoy a great time."

All gate entrance fees for participants and spectators will be waived for the event. Participants will only be responsible for race fees. Food and beverages will be on sale to participants and spectators.

Friday’s activities will include a kids' obstacle course, adventure race, disc golf, live music, food trucks and snacks from local vendors.

Saturday will feature the inaugural "Mudventure" Mud Run open to both individuals and teams. The Mud Run will begin at 9 a.m., and the post-run celebration will kick off at 10:30 a.m. with live music featuring the Brooks Dixon Band, food trucks and lawn games.

Primitive tent camping will be available Friday night. To reserve a campsite, email

Southeast Outdoor Adventure Center will employ a total of 30 to 50 people in sales, management, concessions and guest service positions. Some positions will be year-round and others will be seasonable.

Alan Tavel, owner and president, purchased the country club property for $575,000, according to county property records. The country club had been closed for about 12 years.

More information about Southeast Outdoor Adventure Center, including how to register for the Mud Run, can be found at

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Gene Zaleski is a reporter/staff writer with The Times and Democrat.

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