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Intense obstacle challenge raises money for homeless animals

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The KC Timber Challenge, a 30-obstacle course 5K run, will help raise money to save animals at KC Pet Project. The KC Timber Challenge, a 30-obstacle course 5K run, will help raise money to save animals at KC Pet Project.
KC Timber Challenge organizer Dan Scott said the course is expected to be intense. KC Timber Challenge organizer Dan Scott said the course is expected to be intense.
The KC Timber Challenge course is located on over 130 wooded acres along the banks of the Kansas River. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 12829 Loring Rd. in Bonner Springs. The KC Timber Challenge course is located on over 130 wooded acres along the banks of the Kansas River. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 12829 Loring Rd. in Bonner Springs.
BONNER SPRINGS, KS (KCTV) -

There is a new way to help save animals in the metro this weekend and it involves fire, ice, zip lines and scaling a school bus.

The KC Timber Challenge, a 30-obstacle course 5K run, will help raise money to save animals at KC Pet Project. 

The Kansas City animal shelter is at capacity.

"Our intake numbers are going through the roof," said Tori Fugate of the KC Pet Project.

In just the first 15 days of the month, the shelter took in more than 350 animals. That is about 30 a day. Many of those animals need urgent medical care.

"We had a dog the other day that came in that had at least 1,000 ticks," Fugate said.

Other dogs and cats have mange or heartworm or have been hit by cars or shot.

The medical bills add up, and the shelter needs help. A portion of the proceeds from the first KC Timber Challenge will go to KC Pet Project.

"We have fallen trees you are balance beaming over. We have two hand-held ziplines," KC Timber Challenge organizer Dan Scott said. "It is definitely challenging, but it is not a race. You can walk it. You can go at your own pace or if you are really athletic, you can go as fast as you want." 

KC Timber Challenge organizer Dan Scott said the course is expected to be intense.

"There is a hard way, there is an easy way and then there is a chicken exit if you don't feel like doing it," he said.

The KC Timber Challenge course is located on over 130 wooded acres along the banks of the Kansas River. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 12829 Loring Rd. in Bonner Springs.

To sign up for the obstacle course, click here. For more information, check out www.kctimberchallenge.com.

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