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Country's First Public 'Wipeout' Course Coming to Danvers

An obstacle course much like the one that contestants face on the TV show "Wipeout" is coming to Danvers this fall.

Country's First Public 'Wipeout' Course Coming to Danvers

Many of the challenges of the obstacle course on the TV-show “Wipeout” are coming to Danvers this fall.

“We’ll be the only public Wipeout course in the country,” owner Patrick Tarmey told Danvers Patch.

While it shares the same name as the ABC television show, it is not affiliated with the show, Tarmey said.

The course is going in a commercial building on Route 1 south next to , roughly between and . Construction of the course will start soon, Tarmey said, and his attorney is working with town officials to determine whether a special use permit or variance is needed for the facility.

Pre-access will start Nov. 1 and it will open to everyone on Dec. 1, he said. Ticket are being sold now on Groupon at $25 for 5 runs and $49 for 10 runs on the course, he said, and after that deal ends tickets will be available on the Wipeout Course website.

The course will cost $10 to $12 per person, depending on the day.

A look at the obstacles planned on the course are shown on the Wipeout website, depicting obstacles such as “big blue balls,” “barrel roll,” “cargo drop” and “spinning pegs.” The course also has a Facebook page with 836 “likes.”

It will have eight obstacles. A ticket will allow someone to go through the entire course, even if they fall off. Plus, the course will always be changing, Tarmey said.

Tarmey said the Wipeout course would be filling a void in entertainment options in the area. It will be a great place for a teenager’s birthday party or a bachelor party, for example. And it will be indoors and open year-round.

“This is something the North Shore needs,” he said.

He also plans competitions nights on the course, divided into under 18 and adult divisions. The minimum age on the course will be 10.

“It is really geared toward teenagers and adults,” he said.

He also plans to change one of the obstacles every four months to keep the course changing.

The Danvers location will be the first but Tarmey said he is looking at other locations in Massachusetts and other areas of the country.

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