Fusion Fitness Gym and the President’s Youth Award Programme of the Republic of Guyana (PYARG) will today stage the first obstacle course challenge at the Guyana National Service Sports Complex ground.
The event, which is scheduled to commence at 10am, will cater for individual and team participation.
Competitors will face 21 different obstacles, and judging for the competition will be broken down in three rounds, and the times for completion of each round will determine the overall winner.
The 21 obstacles that the participants will face were designed to test physical and mental strength and include wall climbing, rope climbing and commando crawling.
For eligibility in the team category there must be six persons, three males and three females.
The competition is open to all institutions including governmental and non-governmental organizations, schools, and religious groups who would be interested.
Any group of three males and females can register for the competition.
Registration forms are available at the PYARG Secretariat in Middle Street, Georgetown. Registration is free and can be completed before and on the day of the competition. There will be a small entrance fee of $200 for interested spectators.
A member of the organizing body for the obstacle course challenge told Stabroek Sport that it is their hope that this competition promotes and facilitates social cohesion among the young people. It is their intention that the competition evolves into becoming an annual, nationwide activity. At the end of this year’s event, organizers are hopeful that companies and other organizations will come on board to assist with future obstacle course challenges to help in years to come.