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Small team based challenges 4 hours in length

CerusForge- The Ascent

A Race Against the Clock to gain Maximum Vertical Distance

Strength
Endurance
Teamwork

Boulder, CO

March 7, 2020

Participant Cap: 40

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.

The specific location of the start/finish will be announced 1 week prior to the event.

– Sign up as teams of 1-8. Yes, a team of one is still a team!
– A device (phone, watch, etc.) with the ability to track and record distance and ascent is required for each participant whose score is to be counted
– The total distance and ascent for a team will be the average of each of the individuals on that team
– There are no geographical boundaries for this event. All public areas in the city/surrounding area are authorized for travel
– Teams must only travel on foot. The use of any form of transportation will result in disqualification
– Local laws, regulations, and ordinances will of course still apply. You are personally responsible for your behavior in the community.
Total score will be calculated as follows: Team score = ((Total Ascent ft. x Total Distance mi.) + Bonuses) x Ruck Multiplier

All participants completing the event will receive an exclusive Cerus Forge metal patch. Patches are earned and cannot be purchased.

  • Mandatory
        Device capable of tracking and recording distance traveled and ascent gained, for 4 hours. Examples: GPS watch, smartphone, etc.
        Backpack/Rucksack with required weight (for rucking teams only)
    o    30lbs for men
    o    20lbs for women
        Signed waiver
  • Recommended
        Refillable water bottle or hydration pack
        Shoes/Hiking boots appropriate for the terrain your team plans to travel through
        Waterproof shell or jacket
        A change of clothes including socks, shirt, and pants
  • Hiking/Rucking on trails or on a treadmill with incline.
  • Cardio Endurance sessions >60 minutes in length
    • Work in scheduled breaks that involve cardio based lifts
  • Shoulder exercises and over shoulder carries

CerusForge- Key To The City

A navigation style event with the patch being the key to the location of checkpoints.

Strength
Endurance
Teamwork

Denver, CO

July 11, 2020

Participant Cap: 40

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

The specific location of the start/finish will be announced 1 week prior to the event
– Sign up in teams of 2-8
– A location of a checkpoint may be earned at the start/finish, or at any of the checkpoints themselves
– There are no geographical boundaries for this event. All public areas in the city/surrounding area are authorized for travel
– Teams must only travel on foot. The use of any form of transportation will result in disqualification
– Local laws, regulations, and ordinances will of course still apply. You are personally responsible for your behavior in the community.
– Maps and “keys” will be provided

All participants completing the event will receive an exclusive Cerus Forge metal patch. Patches are earned and cannot be purchased.

  • Mandatory
      Backpack/Rucksack with required weight (for rucking teams only)
    o    30lbs for men
    o    20lbs for women
        Signed waiver

 

  • Recommended
        Refillable water bottle or hydration pack
        Shoes/Hiking boots appropriate for the terrain your team plans to travel through
        Waterproof shell or jacket
        A change of clothes including socks, shirt, and pants
  • Hiking/Rucking on trails or on a treadmill with incline.
  • Cardio Endurance sessions >60 minutes in length
    • Work in scheduled breaks that involve cardio based lifts
  • Shoulder exercises and over shoulder carries
  • Practice navigating through use of a physical map

CerusForge- Humanitarian Aid

Locate the Hidden Cache before other teams and deliver it to Safety

Strength
Endurance
Teamwork

Colorado Springs, CO

November 7, 2020

Participant Cap: 40

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**

The specific location of the start for each team will be announced 1 week prior to the event.
– Sign up as individuals, to be placed on teams prior to the event. We will work to accommodate any requests for participants to be on the same team
– Each small team will be guided by a Cerus group leader
– There are no geographical boundaries for this event. All public areas in the city/surrounding area are authorized for travel
– All travel will be on foot
– Local laws, regulations, and ordinances will of course still apply. You are personally responsible for your behavior in the community.

All participants completing the event will receive an exclusive Cerus Forge metal patch. Patches are earned and cannot be purchased.

  • Mandatory
        A positive, team attitude
        A signed waiver
  • Recommended
        Any food, supplies, etc that you would like to donate (to be dropped off with team leaders prior to the event)
        Refillable water bottle or hydration pack
        Shoes/hiking boots appropriate for the terrain your team plans to travel through
        Waterproof shell or jacket
        A change of clothes including socks, shirt, and pants
  • Hiking/Rucking on trails or on a treadmill with incline.
  • Cardio Endurance sessions >60 minutes in length
    • Work in scheduled breaks that involve cardio based lifts
  • Shoulder exercises and over shoulder carries
  • Practice navigating through use of a physical map