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Redneck Games set to debut

Those interested in finding out if they might be a redneck can get some definite answers this weekend.

The Redneck Games of Oregon comes to Central Point and White City Saturday and Sunday.

Rogue Promotions 541 is hosting the event. The promotions and marketing company is owned by Matt Phillips and Douglas Pfaff.

Activities on Saturday will include a mud run, obstacle course challenge, family tug-of-war, CrossFit challenges and slip-n-slide family flip cup. Those who are interested can also participate in a mud belly flop challenge, barrel racing, horseshoes with toilet seats and a Mr. and Miss Redneck contest.

Activities will take place at or around the Jackson County Fairgrounds’ Seven Feathers Arena on Saturday, and an event called the 4x4 Challenges will take place at the Jackson County Sports Park’s Hoover Ponds, along Highway 140 off of Lakeview Drive in White City, on Sunday.

The challenges on Sunday will include a mud bob contest where drivers of trucks see who can four-wheel the farthest through a pit of mud and a truck rock crawling competition.

The cost to participate in the mud run and obstacle course challenge is $20, or $30 with a T-shirt. Register at roguepromotions541.com. Receive a $5 discount by using the promo code “mud541”.

Similar events have been staged around the country and the environment is family friendly, Phillips said.

Participants in the mud run and obstacle course challenge are encouraged to check in beginning around 7 a.m., with groups setting out around 8 a.m. An opening ceremony is set for 10 a.m.

On Sunday, those interested in participating should check in around 8 a.m. with action around 10 a.m.

“We felt like Southern Oregon could use family friendly entertainment that won’t break the bank,” Phillips said.

Spectator admission is $5 individually or $20 for a car load both days. Activities will be available for those who pay admission. Spectators are encouraged to wear redneck-themed outfits for a judging contest. Visit the website for more information.

“It’s a huge event,” Phillips said. “We are bringing it in a big way.”

Dancing and music and vendors will be part of the activities on Saturday at the arena.

Over $12,000 in prizes will be awarded, Phillips said. A portion of each 50/50 ticket sold will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Those who are interested in volunteering or participating as a vendor or sponsor can visit the Rogue Promotions 541 website or email mattp@roguepromotions541.com or dougp@roguepromotions541.com.

Many popular businesses have already gotten in on the act, Phillips said.

“We’ve spent a number of years building relationships with businesses,” he said. “This will have the who’s who of businesses.”

Rogue Promotions 541 plans to do a haunted house at Harry & David Field. The Scream in the Dark at the Ball Park is set for Oct. 23-25 and Oct. 28-31.

Reach reporter Dan Jones at 541-776-4499, or email djones@mailtribune.com. Find him online at twitter.com/danjonesmt