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National Television Show & Major Fitness Event Coming Back to Chicago July 19
HARD CHARGE obstacle course racing event will be held at Richardson Adventure Farm & filmed for a national sports TV series that airs on Comcast SportsNet Chicago
· - Four mile course with more than 20 military-inspired obstacles
· - Fun team or individual event for all fitness levels
· - CHARGE for Fun heats aren’t timed and participants may skip obstacles – goal is to finish and have fun.
· - CHARGE for Glory heats are competitive – timed, marshaled and filmed for TV.
· - Will be filmed for national TV series
· - View past episodes anytime at HardCharge.com/
· - Begins at 8:30 a.m. and takes place at Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove
· - Registration is open to everyone at www.HardCharge.com
· - Benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
President and Executive Producer, Greg Lang, says the event is meant to promote healthier lifestyles, as it’s an achievable fitness goal and anyone can participate. The four-mile course features more than 20 challenging obstacles such as Cargo ChargeTM, Hit the WallTM and Vertical VengeanceTM. Challenging and fun for all fitness levels, the obstacle mission consists of two primary heats: CHARGE for Fun and CHARGE for Glory.
CHARGE for Fun participants are out to achieve a personal goal and complete a challenge, all while TV cameras roll. CHARGE for Fun heats aren’t timed, enabling CHARGERS to take on the course at their own pace and eliminate tougher obstacles if they choose.
“If you’re a tad bit intimidated, that’s okay,” Lang says. “It’s meant to test and push your limits.”
CHARGE for Glory heats are timed, marshaled and filmed for the TV series. Top finishers in each age group receive awards, while the overall winners take home the title of CHARGE Champion and the Championship Truss Trophy.
New this year, HARD CHARGE will be open to participants under the age of 18. The HARD CHARGE Kidz heat is a special course for those 5 and up, while the Teen heat, ages 13-17, will race the same HARD CHARGE course as standard CHARGE for Fun and CHARGE for Glory participants.
HARD CHARGE is broadcast in more than 60 million homes through Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports and local affiliates across the country. The show focuses on the world’s fastest-growing adventure sport and the everyday competitors who vie for the title of CHARGE Champion. Each episode highlights their journeys and personal stories as they work towards competing in a race testing their courage, strength and stamina. To see stations and air dates/times, check local listings or visit HardCharge.com/
HARD CHARGE is a proud national partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Locally, the event is benefitting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. As part of the partnership, HARD CHARGE donates to the hospital a portion of participant registration fees. HARD CHARGE also implements a peer-to-peer giving option, makes a donation for volunteers recruited and fosters a fundraising environment. 100% of funds raised benefit TMC for Children. Furthermore, HARD CHARGE features CMN Hospitals and shares heartwarming success stories in every episode of HARD CHARGE.
HARD CHARGE Chicago kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with the Men’s CHARGE for Glory heat, followed by the Women’s CHARGE for Glory heat at 9:30. CHARGE for Fun heats begin at 10:00 and continue into the afternoon. The event also features CHARGER Village, a festival area with music, food, beverages, local vendors and amenities. Spectators are encouraged to enjoy the party and watch the event; both CHARGER Village and select areas along the course are open to non-participants, free of charge.
Registration is now open and runs through July 16, 2014. Early registration pricing, valid through March 27, is $64 to CHARGE for Fun and $84 to CHARGE for Glory. Additional details, including the complete pricing schedule, are available at www.HardCharge.com.
HARD CHARGE® is a world-class obstacle course racing (OCR) series, and the first and only national OCR television show. Designed to challenge every fitness level, HARD CHARGE courses are four to five miles and feature military-inspired obstacles. Every HARD CHARGE obstacle mission is divided into CHARGE for Fun and CHARGE for Glory heats. Participants may navigate the CHARGE for Fun course at their own pace, or choose to compete in the CHARGE for Glory heats where top racers earn the chance to be featured on HARD CHARGE national OCR TV series that airs in more than 60 million homes through Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports and local affiliates across the country. HARD CHARGE is a proud national partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, with every event benefitting the local CMN Hospital.
For more information, contact Lindsay Babb, HARD CHARGE director of PR and marketing, at 701.261.4440, email lindsay.babb@