Race has charity component
“We think that we can do these things. It’s not that this type of event that is meant for anybody in particular but it’s going to be challenging for most people. It’s really all about camaraderie, getting your friends out, supporting each other and that sense of accomplishment.”
Cole says the event is a test of cross-training and conditioning.
“It’s a test even to athletes that are in good shape but half are going to be middle age armchair former athletes that will try it for some fun. If there are some obstacles you can’t complete, there will be alternate obstacles.”
It will be a timed event, but it’s not necessarily a competitive event, adds Cole.
“There will be competitive elements where you can challenge your buddies but we’re approaching more from a fun perspective. There will be awards for costumes and there will be awards for adult male and female and youth male and female. It will be open to spectators as well. It’s exciting. We’re three months out. It’s going to be fun.”
The race has a charity component in that a portion of the money earned from the event will be given to a yet-to-be-determined charity or community group.
Interested parties can register as an individual or can enter as a team. Cole hopes the race gives an opportunity for some friendly competition between businesses and organizations and admits he would love to see a Guns vs. Hoses, police against firefighters challenge.
Competition aside, Cole hopes to capture a festival environment for the event, complete with live music and food. With a similar event taking place in St. John’s less than a month before Clarenville’s race, Cole hopes to work out all the kinks before racers take to the hill.
“It’s all about being active and having fun,” Cole said.
“It’s going to be the best in Newfoundland and we want it to grow to where it’stheevent in Atlantic Canada that people will want to participate in. The event is in St. John’s three weeks prior, so we’re going to learn through that so ours will be bigger and better. Hopefully those participants in town will love it and want to come out. email@example.com