August 27, 2012
Still coming down off the Olympics high?
Here’s one for the sports enthusiasts. The Unite Fitness Decathlon (UFD), Philadelphia’s first-ever decathlon, hits Wissahickon Creek Park Saturday, October 6.
If you’ve run Broad Street, conquered the ToughMudder, maybe even triumphed over a triathlon, this endurance challenge is for you. And if you’re more of the couch potato variety? It’s an awesome event in an awesome location to come cheer on your fellow Philadelphians.
Founded by Fusion Cross-training gym owner Gavin McKay, UFD takes racing beyond getting a little muddy with a series of ten fitness challenges. They’re not necessarily skill-based, so anyone can participate.
The first part is a combination of ten trials to test stability, endurance, strength, power and speed. Think Lunge Walks, Box Jumps, Bench Dips and more. And the Rucksack Hill Climb will push your running stamina to the limit. The second half is a 10K trail run through breathtaking Wissahickon Creek Park.
You can participate in the UFD as an individual, or you can compete in teams of three where your average time is used to determine your rank.
Plus, the race coincides with the popular Midtown Village Fall Festival in Center City, which will be the backdrop for the UFD’s after party at Fusion Cross-training’s center city studio. More details, and registration, online.
Unite Fitness Decathlon
Where: Wissahickon Creek Park, 850 W. Walnut Lane
When: Saturday, October 6, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free for spectators; $119 by September 2, $139 by September 30, $159 Race Day Registration
More info: www.unitefitnessdecathlon.com