If you’ve got the Guts, we’ll give you the Glory. Calling all athletes, tri-athletes, extreme sport enthusiasts and anyone else out there crazy enough to rock this quarry challenge. Now is the time!
Tough Mudders have nothing on Guts & Glory Quarry Challengers. We’re doing this Brownstone style, in full support of Special Olympics Connecticut. That means quarry swims, 70’ cargo net cliff climbs, racing zip lines, log carries, 30’ cliff rope climbs and a 3K run for good measure.
We’re giving early notice this year so you can start training early. We’ll even have a series of weekly training events throughout the season on the actual course. Training sessions are $10 per week, and will be held Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting July 5. During these sessions, you’ll have access to the course (only) within the park. Hang with us during these sessions, and we promise, by event time you’ll be in the best shape of your life.
Event registration is limited, and challengers are encouraged to sign up online early.
If you’re still on the fence about whether to try the challenge, here’s a hint for success. Train hard. For those that don’t we have some challenges with multiple options for completion, although points are deducted if you choose the easy route.
Teams for 2012
This year, you can run as an individual or a team. Teams are made up of four membersand have two options.
Members of Relay Teams each complete part of the course, broken up as follows:
- 400 ft swim and rock wall climb
- Most of 3k run, tire flip and the surprise element
- Belly crawl, black-out tunnel and cable traverse
- Cargo net climb, zip line and dock run to the finish
Members of Group Teams complete the entire course together and must stay together. They may not move to the next obstacle until all four members have completed the previous obstacle. No man or woman is left behind.