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Pit Mine Marathon

Foot race around an abandoned open pit mine.
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Runners start at the top of the pit, descend to the bottom, and then run back to the top. First one to the finish line gets a large chunk of whatever was recovered from within the mine.
Cuit_au_Four, Oct 04 2015

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       And instead of pram-pushing urbanites hanging over barriers shouting nonspecific words of encouragement, on the pit mine marathon the spectators dress as ghoulish, etiolated untermenschen, hide in crevices and leap out at the competitors as and when they please.
calum, Oct 06 2015
  

       ...while waving pitchforks. The bottom of the pit should also be set on fire for this challenge.

Giving "a large chunk of whatever was recovered from within the mine" as a prize might disappoint some people - a few hundred kg of bauxite, for example, won't fit on most people's mantelpieces and isn't especially valuable.
hippo, Oct 06 2015
  

       Well, mining is quite an art. Or perhaps a craft.
Ian Tindale, Oct 06 2015
  

       Since many forms of mining utilise large and highly disruptive explosions, we have always viewed it as a significant sector of the entertainment industry.
8th of 7, Oct 06 2015
  

       An alternative pit mine marathon would be a biathlon affair, with the competitors required to dig / mine for 26 miles plus in a Stakhanovite frenzy and upon reaching the required distance, drop drill, turn tail and run up and out. The first one to the surface who isn't dead is the winner.
calum, Oct 06 2015
  

       Why would mime's want to race down a hole?
blissmiss, Oct 06 2015
  

       To avoid the bullets (fired from supressed weapons), of course ...
8th of 7, Oct 06 2015
  
      
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