Overcoming Obstacles 5k Challenge Run
The 1st Annual 1000 strong 5K obstacle challenge run took place at our Riverside Park Special Events Area this July 8th.
This was no ordinary 5K Run!
There were 7 surprise physical obstacle courses (that were created, built and manned by our own local gym teams and trainers) every quarter mile to conquer!
The event had two categories: Run/Walk for our beginner participants or Obstacle Participant for you freaks who wanted to challange themselves a little extra. Medals were given to the first 15 participants who completed ALL the obstacles and medals were given to the first 10 Run/Walk participants.
After the challenge, there was food truck vendors, shopping, and music!
I participated in the 1000 Strong obstacles course on the 8th and would like to thank you for such a wonderful event. It was little hot but everyone was super nice and motivational. I truly wanted to quit about 3 times but the Marines kept pushing me to finish. These events have really helped me personally. I suffer from Fibromyalgia, chronic fatique, muscle disorder and a form of PTSD and these events have really helped me to better control my muscles and the symptoms. I’ve lost 54lbs since last October so I am very thankful for everyone who helped make the event possible. I was unsure how to contact the event coordinators to share this so I would greatly appreciate it if you could do that for me. If you have pictures I would be the lady in the blue tank, sunglasses, under armour camo hat and probably the one who looked like she was in extreme pain in each photo. Ha,ha. Seriously I am just now starting to move normal. My muscles were so sore but I loved every minute of it even tho my face didn’t show it! Thanks again!
If you have ever had to face or overcome an obstacle in your life, this is the challenge for you.
Reasons why people choose fitness.
“Being in college I feel really stressed daily. I tend to have trouble sleeping also. Working out helps me relieve some of that stress and sleep when nothing else works.”
“Gym time is my only “me” time to myself. It’s the time where I am to focus on myself and what I need.”
“It really helps my ADD. In the gym I am completely focused and calm. Not on 500 things that have to be taken care of. It also helps reduce my anxiety during the day and with my children as a single mom.”