ReALLIEty Challenge about to get tougher & dirtier - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

ReALLIEty Challenge about to get tougher and dirtier

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Those who accepted the 2012 ReALLIEty Challenge know all too well why it's called "Southwest Louisiana's Dirtiest Party of the Year." According to organizer Allie Ieyoub Davis 2013's challenge is about to get even dirtier.

"A lot more mud, a lot more water and lot more balancing," said Ieyoub.

Ieyoub said you can expect some of the same military-style drills with several new obstacles. One of the new obstacles will have challengers balancing across a narrow pole over a watery creek. The only assistance they will have is a series of ropes suspended overhead.

Ieyoub and her husband John Davis along with volunteers build the 3.5 mile course themselves.

"It's not really that hard until you look down at the water. It will be a lot more shaky when you get a bunch of people on it," said Davis.

"You definitely have to use your core on this one. Keep it engaged so you don't fall off," said Ieyoub.

The couple should know. They've done similar courses across the country, but said theirs is tougher.

"We think our obstacles are equally if not better. We have a great piece of land to work with and natural obstacles to work with and the Louisiana terrain is the best," said Ieyoub.

They hope everyone comes prepared to leave a winner.

"I want them to feel a sense of accomplishment because it's going to be tough. But I want them to think that was fun," said Ieyoub.

Also new this year a kiddy course for children 5 to 13.

The event will be held Saturday, April 13th. The deadline to pre-register is April 9th. Kids don't need to pre-register. Ieyoub said local politicians and celebrities will also run the kiddy course at noon.

There will also be music, food and drinks.

A portion of the proceeds will go to "The Mission Continues" - a non-profit group helping post 9-11 veterans find jobs.

Sponsors of this year's event are Nissan of Lake Charles and Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

Click here for more information. 

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