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Small team based challenges 4 hours in length
Teams will use a unique “key” in combination with an area map to identify and travel (ruck) to a number of checkpoints throughout the area.
Locations will be unknown to teams to start the event, but may be earned through the completion of fitness-based challenges (sandbag carries, burpees, bear crawls, etc).
Teams may opt to earn the location of checkpoints all at once, or one at a time, but a team must travel to each checkpoint and back to the start/finish zone to complete the event.
The route that is taken to reach each checkpoint is entirely up to the team. The winner will be the team that travels to each location and returns to the finish zone the fastest.
This is a rucking event, and all participants must wear a weighted ruck or backpack for the entirety of the event.
Ruck weight will be 30lbs for men and 20lbs for women.Minimum (shortest) distance to expect for completion: 6 miles/10 kilometers
This is a scenario-based event, in which teams are tasked with finding and traveling to a cache of supplies (food, water, clothing, etc.) hidden somewhere in the area, and then transporting it to it’s intended location (a local charity).
Teams will begin in separate locations in the area, and will race to be the first team to reach the supplies.
With the guidance of a Cerus group leader, teams will earn through challenges both physical and mental, pieces of intelligence that will guide them to the location of the cache. The route that is taken to reach the supply location is entirely up to the team.
The first team to arrive at the cache of supplies will be the winner. Once all teams arrive at the location of the supplies, the task will then be to work as one team to transport the supplies on foot to a local charity or homeless shelter.
Minimum (shortest) distance to expect for completion: 6 miles/10 kilometers
**Prior to the event, your Cerus group leader will coordinate any donations that you would like to make yourself. These donations will be used in the event and delivered to the charity by the team**
CerusForge- The Ascent
A Race Against the Clock to gain Maximum Vertical Distance
March 7, 2020
Participant Cap: 40
|Place||Team Name||Avg Team Distance (mi)||Avg Team Ascent (ft)||Bonus Ascent||Ruck Bonus||Score|
|2||Party of One||14.07||1184||2500||25%||64792|
|3||For the Ruk of it||12.27||2134||1750||25%||59571|
|4||Ruk Ruk Goose||11.99||3426||750||0%||50049|
|5||I Don’t Know||10.70||2039||1250||25%||43979|
|9||Dare to Grind||10.82||1176||1500||0%||28948|
Teams must work together to gain the largest combination of vertical ascent (in feet) and distance (in miles) on foot during a 4-hour window. Each member of a team must track their individual distance and vertical ascent using a GPS enabled device, such as a smartphone, Garmin watch, etc.
In addition, bonus mileage and/or ascent may be earned periodically through the completion of fitness-based challenges (sandbag carries, burpees, bear crawls, etc.) which become available at set intervals throughout the duration of the event. Teams must strategize as to where they will travel, and how many (if any) challenges they will complete in order to maximize their total score.
However, teams must return to the start/finish zone prior to the expiration of the allotted time in order their score to be counted. The winning team (or individual) will be the one that achieves the greatest combination of distance and vertical ascent, and returns to the starting area in under 4 hours.
Ruck bonus: A team may elect to wear a weighted ruck or backpack for this event. Doing so will earn that team a 1.25x multiplier bonus on their final total at the conclusion of the event. Ruck weight will be 30lbs for men and 20lbs for women. Rucks must be worn/carried for the entirety of the event.