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Mad Dog Fitness Challenge slated for September 7th in Concord

CONCORD, NH – It’s time to gear up for the annual Mad Dog Fitness Challenge, a 5K-obstacle race set for September 7th beginning at Everett Arena in downtown Concord and winding its way to White Park, Memorial Field and back.

This is the third year of the Mad Dog Fitness Challenge sponsored by One2One Brian’s Fitness, LLC, according to Brian Silfies, owner and operator of the local gym. “I am proud to be offering this year’s race in Concord, says Silfies. It’s where I was raised, it’s where I operate my business and it’s where I live!” exclaims Silfies.

This year, One2One Brian’s Fitness teams up with Concord Parks and Recreation, Concord Rotary, New Hampshire Distributors, and Concord Crew to sponsor Weekend on the Water, or WOW. This outdoor family-oriented celebration features several races, a craft beer festival, food, and live music at Kiwanis Riverfront Park next to Everett Arena. In addition to the Mad Dog Fitness Challenge, there will also be Dragon Boat races, crew races, and Duck tours.

This is our first year of Weekend on the Water, according to Laura Bryant, who is the recreation supervisor of the Concord Parks and Recreation Department. It is great to have the Mad Dog Fitness Challenge be a part of it, says Bryant. The more activities that are part of the event, the more they will bring people to the riverfront. Bryant believes the race will also attract more visitors to the parks and expose them to what the city has to offer.

The proceeds from WOW will go toward a new skate house (multi-purpose building) at White Park, says Bryant. For Silfies, the proceeds from his Mad Dog Fitness Challenge are two-fold. Silfies says he plans to give monies to help fund building the city’s skate house and to benefit Womenade of Concord. Womenade is a non-profit organization that helps families, in Concord and surrounding communities, who are in need of financial assistance, according to its website: .

The Mad Dog Fitness Challenge is open to people of all athletic abilities, from age 10 and up, however a parent or guardian is required to accompany those participants under age 18. The 3-mile run incorporates such obstacles as a climbing wall, hurdles, monkey bars and a half ramp. To help prevent injury, Silfies encourages Mad Dog challengers to exercise in preparation for the race. He offers classes specifically designed for the upcoming event at his gym. It helps build strength and camaraderie among participants, according to Silfies.

There will be a Mad Dog Fitness Challenge race starting every half hour throughout the day, says Silfies. Registration is now open and, on the day of the event, participants will receive a T-shirt, a complimentary gym towel, and a beer after the race. To register for the Mad Dog Fitness Challenge, go to: http:/ . For more information about Weekend on the Water, or to register for the Dragon Boat races, go to:

One2One Brian’s Fitness is a Westside Barbell facility, certified to provide specialty training to professional and Olympic athletes. Silfies also holds certifications in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and Titlist Performance. One2one Brian’s Fitness offers personal strength-training programs, powerlifting, and boot camps. Silfies says he trains anyone from age 10 and older who vary in athletic skills. One2One Brian’s Fitness is located at 2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 100 B, in Concord, NH.

ANNOUNCEMENT!! The 2013 Maddog Fitness Challenge will happen in downtown Concord New Hampshire!!

We are very excited about this year’s race and we will be in a NEW location this year – downtown Concord, New Hampshire!

The Race will be Held In Downtown Concord, NH on September 7th, 2013!!

To learn more about the 2013 Race visit:

2012 News


Fitness Obstacle Race On October 13th, 2012

GILFORD, NH (February 24, 2012) – Maddog Fitness Challenge is a fitness obstacle race for mud-loving athletes who enjoy having a great time. On Saturday, October 13th, 2012, 1,500 brave runners will head to Gunstock Mountain Resort to take on 11 challenging obstacles over 3.1 miles of extreme vertical terrain. After victoriously finishing the race, participants celebrate with friends and family during an all day party with live music, festivities, food and post-workout beer.

Fitness obstacle races have become incredibly popular and the Maddog Fitness Challenge brings the excitement to New Hampshire and offers an alternative to the traditional 5k road races.

The Maddog Fitness Challenge is also supporting a worthy cause that gives back to New Hampshire. A portion of every participant’s entry fee will be donated to Womenade of Concord.
For some families, one unexpected medical bill or emergency car repair is a big setback. Even back-to-school shopping can hurt those already close to poverty. For these families, sometimes a few hundred dollars is enough to avert a financial crisis, which is where Womenade of Concord helps.

The Maddog Fitness Challenge will test your all around strength, stamina, and mental toughness. The course is set up on the grueling uphill terrain of Gunstock’s ski slopes, with eleven challenging fitness obstacles sprinkled throughout the course.
The “Maddog Party” area will be the scene of greater celebrations with more food, drinks and post-race activities.

Maddog Fitness Challenge is an event that competitors and spectators will never forget and the combination of the scenic Gunstock Mountain terrain, mud, sweat and beer will make for a day participants and spectators will never forget!

To learn more about the Maddog Fitness Challenge visit www.MaddogFitness, or contact Brian Silfies at (603)-738-5579.

Womenade Of ConcordFor some families, one unexpected medical bill or emergency car repair is a big setback. Even back-to-school shopping can hurt those already close to poverty. For these families, sometimes a few hundred dollars is enough to avert a financial crisis, which is where Womenade of Concord helps.

Founded in March 2010, Womenade of Concord raises money for immediate, short-term financial assistance — up to $500 — for families in need in the greater Concord area (including Bow, Boscawen, Canterbury, Chichester, Contoocook, Hopkinton, Loudon, Pembroke and Penacook).

Requests for funds go through a validator, such as a family physician, social worker, school nurse or teacher. Board members discuss and approve each request, and the money is given to the collecting agent within a few days. The money is used for (but not limited to) basic needs such as housing, utilities, medical services, car repairs or food.
Every dollar raised by Womenade goes directly to those in need. It’s a simple idea, but the impact is immeasurable.