What is the Maddog Fitness Challenge?
The Maddog Fitness Challenge is a locally-run fitness adventure race designed to test the physical and mental stamina of all attendees who choose to enter. This is a locally-run race dedicated to supporting fitness and community in New Hampshire. Each race also contributes to local charities!
Are there age restrictions or other limitations to participation?
Yes indeed. In order to participate in the Maddog Fitness Challenge you must get permission from your Legal Guardian the day of the race at the check in desk. Also, a parent/legal guardian must be present the entire time a minor is on the premises (don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of great activities in the spectator area)
Can I register the day of the Maddog Fitness Challenge?
Limited onsite registration will be available on the day of the event plus, we only have 1,000 spots available so registering early is highly recommended.
How much does it cost to run in the race?
We reward fast action and decisiveness. Registration costs are less expensive the earlier you register so don’t dilly dally my friend. The earlier you sign up, the bigger the discount you get.
What does my Maddog Fitness Challenge registration fee include?
In addition being part of a select group of Maddog Fitness Challenges, you’ll get a participant-only Maddog Fitness Challenge T-Shirt, mud (lots of mud), sweat, pain, memories for a lifetime, a Free Beer if you’re over the age of 21, and pride in knowing that you were one of a select group of people who finished the toughest 5k around.
What time does the race start?
We have many Waves going out at various times so it depends on which wave you register for. When you register, simply select the wave time that you want to race in, and that will be your start time. The number of Maddog Fitness Challenges per wave is limited, so don’t wait – its first come first served.
Waves of runners leave at different start times. You choose your start time when you register. Waves are limited to 100 people to prevent back-ups at obstacles and the most popular waves (10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) often sell out quickly.
We encourage competitive runners (those participants who can run an average 5K in 24 minutes or less) to sign up for our ultra-competitive Early wave so as to avoid interference from slow-moving runners from earlier waves. Each runner is timed individually through an electronic timing system. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 overall winners.
To see the Waves available visit the Sign Up page http://maddogfitnesschallenge.com/sign-up/
How early should I arrive before my Wave?
I’d recommend at the very least that you show up an hour before your wave. We will be there nice and early so show up as early as you’d like. We are going to have tons of great activities going on the day of the race so feel free to show up early before your wave, watch the earlier waves and participate in some family-friendly fun.
How long is the Maddog Fitness Challenge race?
The Maddog Fitness Challenge is a 5K race (that’s 3.1 miles). Of course, most of that 3.1 miles is up and down the rather steep slopes of Gunstock Mountain so it will be the hardest 5K of your life! Oh, …. And I forgot to mention the Eleven Maddog Fitness Challenge obstacles that will be strategically positioned along the course. These will slow you down for sure.
Is the Maddog Fitness Challenge only for superbly-conditioned athletes?
Nope. Don’t get us wrong, this race will be no walk in the park. Whether you are in “average” shape or a competitive athlete the Maddog Fitness Challenge will test your will and your mental toughness.
With that said, you will need to train for this event. Seriously, don’t just show up the day of the race if you’re idea of a workout is hitting the treadmill for 20 minutes three days a week.
How do I train for the Maddog Fitness Challenge?
Firstly,….. start training early. Don’t think you can start training a week or two before the event. By then its too late already.
Give yourself at least 6 to 12 weeks ideally. You’ll want to focus on a Full-body style workouts. If you can find a local Bootcamp workout to participate in sign up and go 3 days a week or more. (Check out www.BriansFitness.com if you live close to Concord, NH).
Definitely work in some longer distance runs and some hill runs as well. Working with a qualified coach or trainer is the best bet so you don’t over train (or under train too).
What if it rains on the day of the Maddog Fitness Challenge race?
Firstly, it’s the Maddog MUD-der…. (keyword being MUD).
Trust me, if you’re running in this race you will get muddy whether its raining or not so if its raining you’ll at least be to get some of the mud washed off in between obstacles.
What kind of facilities will be available at the race?
The Maddog Fitness Challenge will be held at the beautiful Concord, New Hampshire and there is plenty to do and see including some awesome activities going on Race Day! Concord has some impressive facilities available and LOTS of activities available besides the Race!!
There will be food vendors, beer vendors, changing facilities, and much, much more!
What’s the deal with Spectators at the race?I am SOOOOO glad that you asked that! When we created the Maddog Mduder we designed it with the fans and families of the participants in mind. As we mentioned the Maddog Fitness Challenge is being held in Concord, New Hampshire and there will be lots going on Race Day!
When we created the Maddog Fitness Challenge we wanted to not only offer the participants the hardest 5K race they ever ran BUT also to offer the spectators an amazing, family-friendly experience.
We will have a great assortment of activities available for friends and family at the base of the mountain including but not limited to:
- Live Music!
- A D.J. / Master of Ceremonies
- Balloons for the Kids
- Beer Tent
- Ice Cream
- Food Vendors of all sorts
- And much, much more!!
Can I Volunteer or Help Out With Your Race?
Yes, as a matter of fact!!! We’d love your help! The Maddog Fitness Challenge is a BIG production and while the charity we are supporting will be providing some help we could always use more! We need assistance for the days leading up to the race, on race day, and after the race. We do our best to ‘hook up’ our volunteers with some cool stuff. If you’re interested in helping us out then please Fill out our Contact Form and tell us how you’d like to help!
Can I take photos or videos of the race?
Well of course you can! This is a family-friendly event and you can take as many pictures of the participants as you would like!
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