CT Fitathlon Challenge & Brew Fest

Event Date

Sat, Oct 4, 2014


Manchester, CT

About This Activity

Fitathlon Challenge will be hosting the 1st Annual CT 5k Obstacle Run and Brew Fest fundraiser at Manchester Community College to help raise money for the MCC Veteran's Educational Programs and Scholarships! At this event, you can take on one of the most challenging obstacle course in the country and/or sample a variety of beers from 15-20 CT breweries and some CT wineries as a runner and a non-runner 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Guaranteed to be a great time!

You’ve heard of a triathlon – Run, Bike and Swim.  You’ve heard of a decathlon – 10 track and field events. Welcome to a new sport called the Fitathlon.  A Fitathlon is a fitness challenge that tests your muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance, athleticism and mental toughness. A Fitahlon Challenge has 15-20 obstacles that take place over a 5k or 10k distance. The obstacles fall into a variety of categories such as speed, agility, strength, endurance, balance, and core strength.

Fitathlons are for everyone, from those whom are looking to have fun and enjoy the obstacles to serious athletes, looking to capture the purse. We divide the participants up so you participate with other fitathletes who share similar goals. It doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie, beginner, challenger, competitor, or super competitor you’re bound to have a great experience and be challenged like never before. We also have a kids (6-12) heat and a Middle/High School heat so the entire family can join in on the fun.

A Fitathlon is not a Tough Mudder or Spartan Race or any other event that includes mud, fire, water or electrocution!!!! NONE OF THAT STUFF!!! While we do have obstacles the comparison ends there. Your heart rate will get up and stay up the entire race. Your legs will feel like jello and you will be exhausted when you finish but you’ll be thrilled with your accomplishment.

Our events are community based. We donate a portion of the proceeds from each event to a local charity and attempt to use local business for support services whenever possible. We are a green company that is socially responsible.

Here are the participation levels:

Newbie - I’ve never really done anything like this. I’m doing this for entertainment and really don’t care about my finish time. I just want to challenge myself and have a good time with my friends and the other competitors.


Beginner - I’m not serious about competing but enjoy a challenge. Obstacle races are new to me but seem like something I’d enjoy. I work out on a regular basis but I’m not as serious as some of the people in the gym. I’ve taken boot camp classes.


Challenger - I’m in good shape. I like a challenge. I exercise on a regular basis and I consider myself fit. I can run a 5k and I lift weights regularly. I enjoy boot camp classes.


Competitor - I’m in great shape and I plan to complete the entire course without walking. I have completed other obstacle type events (Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Rugged Maniac) and have done well. Bring it on. I’m up for the challenge. Show me the money!


Super Competitor (Limited to 100 participants) - You’re the fittest of the fit.  You train hard.  You look at fitness as your job not just some fun activity.  You’re willing to push your body to the limits and then some.  Quit is not in your vocabulary.  You want to compete for the $$$.  There is a $10 additional fee for this level, which goes towards the prize money.  The top 3 female and male finishers in this category receive cash prizes.  The fastest Male and Female finisher will be crowned – The Fittest Male/Female in Connecticut


Kids Course - The kid's course is for kid's ages 6 to 12. The kids course it not intended as a competitive race, only as a challenge.  Our goal is to promote fun activities and family fitness.  The kid's course is about a ½ - 1mile long. There are walls, cargo nets, balance beams, etc.  It is similar to the adult obstacles just kid size and kid friendly.   You can complete the course with your child or they can do it by themselves.  There will be someone at the obstacles to help them if necessary.  If they do not want to complete an obstacle they can skip it.      


Middle/High School - Middle and High School students will complete the Fitathlon Challenge course at the Beginner and Challenger level respectively.  The big tire obstacle will be eliminated for Middle School students. 


Price includes: Event ticket

An amazing physical challenge

Finishers Medal

T-shirts are available for an additional $10.


Transfer/Registration guidelines: Registration will be open until 1 week before the event. There will also be same day registration available. If you are unable to participate, you can transfer your registration for a $10.00 fee. The last day to edit or transfer your registration is 2 days before the event.

Packet Pick Up Date/Time: TBD

Refund Policy: We have a strict no refund policy.

***Parking will be $10 and bag check will be $5-$10 depending on size. We will not be accepting credit cards the day of the event. Cash only. ***

Event details and schedule

We always recommend workout gloves and dressing according to the weather. Please hydrate before the race. There will be water stations through out the course. We post the obstacle lineup on our Facebook page a couple days before the event. We always have a bag check onsite. We recommend showing up 45 minutes before the event.

Train hard, stretch, have fun, and hydrate!!

  • 9:00 AM – All Levels 
  • 9:20 AM – Kid's ages 6-12
  • 9:40 AM – Middle & High School
  • 10:00 AM – Newbie
  • 10:20 AM – Beginner
  • 10:40 AM – Challenger
  • 11:00 PM – Beginner
  • 11:20 PM – Challenger
  • 11:50 PM – Super Competitor $$$
  • 12:00 PM – Competitor


Brew Fest-12 p.m.- 4p.m.


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