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Several injuries reported at Titan Run event in Center Moriches

Four people were treated for ankle and leg

Four people were treated for ankle and leg injures, and several others for bruising and other nonserious injuries, during an obstacle course race at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck in Center Moriches on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, fire officials said. Credit: Ed Betz

An inaugural 5k obstacle course featuring wire, balance beams and 8-foot walls has produced a host of injuries Saturday morning, according to the Center Moriches Fire Department.

Emergency medical officials have treated four participants on the Titan Run, taking place throughout the day at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck on Chet Swezey Road in Center Moriches, for ankle and leg injuries, including broken bones and fractures, said fire department dispatcher Ian Foley.

Several other participants have been treated for bruising and other nonserious injuries, Foley said.

According to the Titan Run Corp.'s website, the course will "test your ability to run, jump, crawl and climb. As a Titan you will have to conquer whatever obstacle gets in your way. Quitting is not an option but your success will be sweet when you and your friends celebrate together at the finish."

Among the 20 obstacles on the muddy course are two 8-foot walls, a hill built from bales of hay, rope swings, monkey bars, a tightrope and wire that is secured 18 inches off the ground.

Event organizers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in each of four age categories, according to the event's website.

Proceeds from the event go to benefit the camp, which provides services to kids up to the age of 21 with physical and developmental disabilities and to the 296 Project, which provides services for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the event's website.

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