What’s being billed as the “most insane five kilometre mountain adventure race on the planet” is about to hit you out of the wild blue yonder.
The first Met Con Blue race will be held Saturday, June 2 in Ontario’s Blue Mountains. Spokesperson Jenn Nichol said “Met Con Blue started with a team of locals getting together, thinking that Blue Mountain looked like the perfect venue for this type of adventure racing. It has phenomenal terrain and astonishing views.”
“Met Con Blue will take you up, across and down the hills of Ontario’s largest mountain resort. Running, walking and crawling through five kilometres of grueling terrain, with 13 hardcore obstacles standing in the way of the finish. Obstacles like Hamburger Hill, Cargo Kong, and Cold Plunge. Obstacles that have been designed to make your victory feel that much sweeter when you cross the finish.”
Nichol said the organizing team has also provided some additional star power for the race in the form of Trish Stratus, a seven–time WWE Women’s Champion and fitness icon, who has signed on as the face of Met Con Blue.
In a media release, Stratus stated “this race has everything I loved about competing with WWE – participants of the race will be challenged to their physical limits with the obstacle course and even better will be the sense of accomplishment they will get once they complete it.”
Nichol said “Met Con Blue is a grueling five kilometres with 13 hardcore obstacles strategically placed throughout the course which takes place at Ontario’s largest mountain resort.”
“Participants can choose to take part in the regular timed race with age brackets, Met Con Blue’s signature Hunt or be Hunted Race or the Heroes Race which features a chance to run the race alongside brave soldiers who sacrifice their lives for us.”
Half of the proceeds from this race will go to a Canadian Forces Solider On Fund, she added.
“The members of Soldier On appreciate the support and generosity of Met Con Blue. Donations such as theirs help us to continue to provide additional resources and opportunities for ill and injured military members to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle through participation in physical, recreational and sporting activities,” said Major Jay Feyko, Senior Officer with Soldier On.
Teens aged 12-17 can take part in the Teen Core Challenge, and for children under the age of 12, there will be a free children’s obstacle course set up in the Blue Mountain Resort Village. Supporting events such as vendor area, beer garden, live bands and after parties will be taking place throughout the event.
To register, visit www.metconblue.com or call 705-444-0500.