Distance running Races - Caveman Challenge

2390 SE 36th Ave
Ocala, FL 34471

Running > 5k

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Event Description

Come and support the 4TH annual event, CAVEMAN CHALLENGE! This event was founded to support The Wil-Power Foundation, Inc, that was formed to honor the life of William Mintner, a former friend, son, teammate of the Ocala Aquatics swim team, and the Florida Southern swim team. Wil is very missed, but with the help of his loving friends and family, we feel like we are able to capture some of the heart of Wil during this event! It will be located in sunny, Ocala, FL at Jervey Gantt Park and consists of a 5k; followed by a 400 yard swim in the short course pool with fun and challenging strength and plyometric movements in between each lap; all followed by a Jeep wrangler push 25 meters.  Wil loved CrossFit, Swimming, running, and his Neon Green Jeep Wrangler.  We hope for all of the athletes to have a fun time during this event; and have opened it up to competitive, non competitive, and relay categories,so anyone can participate!  We have also added a 5K only for those wanting to come out for a competitive 5K or just to support by walking the 5K. 

Plyometric moves released!  The swim portion of the race will begin with 50 yard swim, and end with 50 yard swim.  So you can better prepare for the race, the movements in between consist of:

10 burpees

25 sit-ups

15 air squats 

10 push-ups

25 seconds flutter kick (on back)

15 air squats

10 burpees

Event details and schedule

Caveman challenge competitive and team categories will begin at 8:30am, followed by non-competitive wave, and 5K at 8:35. Packet pick-up is on the morning of the event in front of aquatic center from 6:30am-8:00am. Parking will be available on site, but may be limited, so carpool if you can!  Bring your ID for check in, and if you have not signed waiver, be prepared to sign for yourself, or parents will sign for children under 18. Wear running attire, bring swimming attire and a GREAT attitude! The race will be timed using racewire software.

Awards will begin at approximately 10:45am.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards to male and female for caveman challenge competitive division in multiple divisions (including "senior division by popular demand!"). Award to winning Team division for competitive caveman challenge. Award for fastest male and female Jeep push will additionally be awarded! 

Dale Girardin will be our Professional DJ for the event!

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