The calendar has flipped to March, therefore it’s time for the Kares Engineering Inc. Fitness Challenge.
The fourth installment of the Cross Fit style event was launched last evening at the Strip at the Giftland Mall and this year’s edition promises to be the biggest one yet
Billed for March 11 at the National Park, Fitness Challenge 2018 will see 34 turbo charged gladiators looking to out run, out lift, out jump and outlast each other for the prestigious titles of ‘Guyana’s Fittest Man and Woman.
It will not be easy as it will require maybe some blood, a lot of sweat and perhaps even tears.
Survival of the fittest will also require speed, coordination, aerobic and muscular endurance, experience with Olympic lifts, raw strength, skill, and a healthy serving of guts, determination and power.
The CrossFit-style challenge which kicks off at 11:00hrs will be the ultimate test of fitness and athleticism.
Tickets cost $1000. Children under 10 will be admitted free.
According to one of the main coordinators and sponsor of the event, Jamie McDonald, the athletes will be tasked with completing the “Toughest athletic event in the country.”
He added that a combination of Olympic and Strong Man lifts, running and deadlifts and a mixture of CrossFit style movements are planned for the athletes
Meanwhile, the Scotiabank Celebrity Charity Challenge will see local personalities engaging in a fun competition. The proceeds will go to the Giving Hope Foundation and the Help and Shelter.
Besides the title sponsor, other contributors include Courts, St Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, Giftland Food Maxx, Scotiabank, Windjammer Hotel, Ansa McAl, Fitness Express, Genesis Fitness Express and Baganara Island Resort. (Emmerson Campbell)