Trinity to Host Boys and Girls Clubs' Urban Fitness Challenge

Event Helps Boys and Girls Clubs Fight Hunger in Hartford

Hartford, CT, October 22, 2014 – For the second consecutive year, Trinity College is hosting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford’s Urban Fitness Challenge, an exciting and challenging obstacle course of ropes, tires, PVC pipes, sandbags, and more. Proceeds from the event support the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Kids’ Café Program.

Participants prepare for the first stage of the 2013 Urban Fitness Challenge.
 The course, designed by professional bodybuilder Tyler English along with NBC Connecticut’s Brad Drazen and ESPN’s Andy Katz, will be housed in the Trinity College Field House at the Ferris Athletic Center for the November 2 event. In 2013, 206 participants on 31 teams helped raise $50,000 to support Hartford kids.

The Urban Fitness Challenge is an obstacle course race designed “to test your grit, your strength, and your stamina.” Awards are presented to the top teams and individual competitors.

The Boys & Girls Clubs’ Kids Café program provides healthy meals to children at risk for hunger. Nationally, the Kids Café program helps to feed 122,000 children. The registration fee for each participant in the Urban Fitness Challenge will guarantee that a child in Hartford has a healthy dinner every day for four months.

Registration is currently open. To register or find more information, visit the Urban Fitness Challenge’s website.