Thousands of people will gather in Gadsden over the weekend for the fourth annual Barbarian Challenge. More than 1,400 people are registered to take part in the event at Noccalula Falls on Saturday. The course is a competition to test endurance and strength. As event planner Christina Richardson explains, the 10K race is filled with 32 man-made and natural obstacles in the park.
Richardson says the event is growing each year and that organizers are learning more about preparing for the crowd each year. The fun gets underway Saturday morning at 8:00. This year, organizers have added a team challenge, which begins at 1pm.