By Brian Letendre
This past July, people from all of the country converged on Disney, OK for a weekend of fun, family, and fellowship on the rocks at the 10th Annual Crawl 4 Christ! Hosted by the United Christian Off-Road Alliance, LLC, the Crawl 4 Christ is a family centered event enjoying the creation God has given us with 3 days of rock crawling on some of the best trails Oklahoma has to offer.

On Friday, trucks towing trailers, highway worthy Jeeps, and even a few buggies all rolled into Green Country Camp for a weekend of great wheeling ahead of them. For those who arrive early, the trails were open and the weather was awesome. We had roughly 100 families with rigs checked in through out the day with a huge welcome barbecue to kick of the weekend on Friday night.

Saturday morning, drivers and passengers converged at the top of the hill for a brief drivers' meeting and then everyone split into three groups to hit the trails. As the groups lined up and headed out, staff of UCORA, Crawl 4 Christ and C4x4 were honored to receive a television interview and coverage of the event on Living Grand on Grand Lake, a local television show. You can see the video here;

Saturday's trail rides were well attended with groups covering trails from the mild roads and back country areas to the wild rock crawling and the most difficult obstacles in the spillway. At around mid-day, the buggies and the spectators gathered on the well known Viagra hill. Brad Austin was the first to tackle the monster hill in his Top Truck Challenge buggy and made it with ease. Following his run was his brother, Matt Austin. Not to be outdone by his brother, Matt attacked the hill in multiple attempts, the final try landing him upside-down in the water hole at the bottom of the hill. It was all-hands on deck to get Matt flipped back over and get the area cleaned up of any mess as UCORA takes pride in the fact that we don't want to help the authorities have any reasons to close our wheeling areas. Also attempting Viagra Hill was the patriarch of the family and UCORA Co-Founder, David Austin. David took to the hill in his C4x4 Buggy but was unsuccessful after a few attempts. While at the area of Viagra Hill, Brad jumped in his buggy one more time to see if the infamous hill could be crawled, breaking from his usual full throttle approach, Brad attacked the hill from the opposite side and let the gears do the driving. He was successful in this approach as well. I don't know about you, but I loved that crawl more than the full-speed approach.

After a full day of wheeling, the group converged on the camp for dinner and the UCORA raffle. Our group meal is always a hit with everyone as we get to share stories of the day and reports of carnage that may have occurred. After dinner, the UCORA raffle is started with tons of great prizes from all of the awesome sponsors of this year's event. We could not put together such an event every year and celebrate 10 years without these folks, so check out to see the list and be sure to support them on your project rig.

After the raffle, one of the two event banners is auctioned off as a tradition to raise more of the operating money that keeps UCORA going and that we use to reach out in ministry and help our communities. After the auction, everyone piles into their rigs once again to get down to the rocks in order to watch the fireworks over the Grand Lake dam. Sunday morning, UCORA hosts bible studies for the men and for the women who choose to attend. After the bible study, it's another day of open wheeling for many who stay around while some load up and hit the road toward home.

As the last of the rigs left camp on Sunday, it put an end to another great event. UCORA wants to thank all of our sponsors and everyone who made it. We also invite you back to the 2018 Crawl 4 Christ coming next summer. Keep an eye on the UCORA Facebook Page for the coming dates.