The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge is a team event, where four people in each team will complete 8 gruelling challenges that include strength activities, running, swimming and an outdoor obstacle course. The fittest team will take home the Samson Title.
The Challenge this year is to raise funds for Our Kids to purchase a Humidicrib for the Lismore Base Hospital Special Care Nursery, which cares for one third of the babies born in the Northern Rivers.
“Our Kids has already raised $15,000 from the community, including generous donations from Woolworths, the Rotary Club of Alstonville and the Charcoal Inn Charity Club. Our aim is to raise the balance from the Samson Challenge Event,” said Rebekka Battista, Our Kids Fundraising Coordinator.
Each team will need to complete 8 legs: Sandbag carry, a Truck tyre flip, Prowler Push, 3.5km Run, a Swim in relay fashion, 3.5km run back to the oval, stationary rower and an outdoor obstacle course. Each team member must finish each leg before the team moves onto the next leg, and the fastest team who finishes the course will take home the Samson title.“The event is based on Mortimer Oval and involves competitors running through the streets of Lismore down to the Memorial Baths for the swim leg, then a run back to the oval where competitors will complete the last two fitness legs.”
“It a great event for those who are into fitness and like a challenge” Rebekka Battista said.
“There are many people in Lismore who enjoy keeping fit and this event is a way to put your body to the test while at the same time, help support local children at Lismore Base Hospital.”
“Involving fitness people throughout the area to compete against each other is a wonderful way the fitness world can get behind a local charity” said Julie Speidel from GSAC, whose team won the Samson Title Last year.
“I know there’s been some training going on lately across the Northern Rivers and the Samson Challenge is a great way to focus people’s training and help others at the same time” Julie said.
The registration fee is $320 per team and registration closes on 24th February.
For more details on the course and to register
Phone Our Kids on 6620 2705 Or go to www.lismoresamson.com