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“What the ruck, cover your mouth when you burpee” Challenge.

This past weekend, with no big obstacle course event on the calendar, the New England Spahtens paid a visit to the Music for Life, Rock N Run 5k in Westminster, MA.

Mike M, the race director, has run with the Spahtens before at Spartan Race and the Fall Ruckus, and knows that we like things a little off kilter – so he offered a prize. A growler of Wachusett Brewery beer to the first person to cross the finish line, having worn a ruck and done 30 burpees at three points during the race.

Corrine won the growler (and doesn’t even drink beer), and in the few days we were offered the same deal by the race director of the Huff and Cuff 5k in Denvers, just down the road from the MuckFest MS venue. Run his 5k with rucks, burpee 30 times at each mile marker, and the winner gets a growler of beer.

Sign up here: http://huffncuff5k.com/

Who are we to say no to something like that?

Huff and Cuff 2012 startline
Huff and Cuff 2012 startline

On top of that, Spahten supermom to be – Shaina – is organizing her own 5k, and has extended the same offer – ruck, burpee, cross the line first for a prize.

Sign up here: http://www.firstgiving.com/luk/LUK5k2013

Shaina with a ruck, double wide and baby on board!
Shaina with a ruck, double wide and baby on board!

We’re now 700 + strong. We’ve made a clear impact on OCR events coming to New England – now, even the “normal” 5k road races are paying attention.

We’ve said it before, but this will be a great year to be involved with the New England Spahtens. 

One thought on ““What the ruck, cover your mouth when you burpee” Challenge.

  1. Thanks to Michael Mattson for being the catalyst for this crazy team doing crazy things 🙂

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