Hell in the Harbour

What can be more fun than slogging through mud, crawling up and down various obstacles on a hot summer day? Not much, obviously, since hundreds of competitors turned out for the second Hell in the Harbour around the Hamilton waterfront Saturday. A fundraiser for the Special Olympics, the event pits teams against the clock to complete a course that added a number of new challenges for the participants. Here’s a look. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 - Hell in the Harbour, an obstacle course event to raise funds for the Special Olympics, returned to Bayfront Park and area for a second year with more participants and more obstacles to overcome. Competitors make their way over the cargo net climb. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 – Hell in the Harbour, an obstacle course event to raise funds for the Special Olympics, returned to Bayfront Park and area for a second year with more participants and more obstacles to overcome. Competitors make their way over the cargo net climb. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 - Hell in the Harbour, an obstacle course event to raise funds for the Special Olympics, returned to Bayfront Park and area for a second year with more participants and more obstacles to overcome. Morgan Balicki, right, and Team Eager Beavers slog through the mud pit.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 – Hell in the Harbour, an obstacle course event to raise funds for the Special Olympics, returned to Bayfront Park and area for a second year with more participants and more obstacles to overcome. Morgan Balicki, right, and Team Eager Beavers slog through the mud pit. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 - Hell in the Harbour, an obstacle course event to raise funds for the Special Olympics, returned to Bayfront Park and area for a second year with more participants and more obstacles to overcome. Jasmina Emmanuel from Team Twisted Sisters works her way over the tire wall.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 – Hell in the Harbour, an obstacle course event to raise funds for the Special Olympics, returned to Bayfront Park and area for a second year with more participants and more obstacles to overcome. Jasmina Emmanuel from Team Twisted Sisters works her way over the tire wall. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 - Hell in the Harbour, an obstacle course event to raise funds for the Special Olympics, returned to Bayfront Park and area for a second year with more participants and more obstacles to overcome. Jan Mulder from Team Leave A Footprint runs through a muddy area.   Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 – Hell in the Harbour, an obstacle course event to raise funds for the Special Olympics, returned to Bayfront Park and area for a second year with more participants and more obstacles to overcome. Jan Mulder from Team Leave A Footprint runs through a muddy area. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 - Hell in the Harbour, an obstacle course event to raise funds for the Special Olympics, returned to Bayfront Park and area for a second year with more participants and more obstacles to overcome. The HWDC Team cross the beach in potato sacks.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 – Hell in the Harbour, an obstacle course event to raise funds for the Special Olympics, returned to Bayfront Park and area for a second year with more participants and more obstacles to overcome. The HWDC Team cross the beach in potato sacks. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 - Hell in the Harbour, an obstacle course event to raise funds for the Special Olympics, returned to Bayfront Park and area for a second year with more participants and more obstacles to overcome. Valerie Spring, sporting a Superman T shirt, tries to navigate the tire wall. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 – Hell in the Harbour, an obstacle course event to raise funds for the Special Olympics, returned to Bayfront Park and area for a second year with more participants and more obstacles to overcome. Valerie Spring, sporting a Superman T shirt, tries to navigate the tire wall. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 - Hell in the Harbour, an obstacle course event to raise funds for the Special Olympics, returned to Bayfront Park and area for a second year with more participants and more obstacles to overcome. Chief of police Eric Girt gets a leg up on the cargo net climb.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 – Hell in the Harbour, an obstacle course event to raise funds for the Special Olympics, returned to Bayfront Park and area for a second year with more participants and more obstacles to overcome. Chief of police Eric Girt gets a leg up on the cargo net climb. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 - Hell in the Harbour, an obstacle course event to raise funds for the Special Olympics, returned to Bayfront Park and area for a second year with more participants and more obstacles to overcome. Laurie Vernon from Team FX gets mud hosed off by volunteer Tami Adegbite. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator. For story by: standup

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, August 6,2016 – Hell in the Harbour, an obstacle course event to raise funds for the Special Olympics, returned to Bayfront Park and area for a second year with more participants and more obstacles to overcome. Laurie Vernon from Team FX gets mud hosed off by volunteer Tami Adegbite. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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