GreenZone Heroes Winter Games I

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Event Date

Sat, Nov 7, 2015

Address

Sarasota, FL

Pricing

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Multi-level Obstacle Course Race - Alpha Sector(Green-Beginner) - 9 Obstacles

$35 $45 Closed

Multi-level Obstacle Course Race - Bravo Sector(Blue-Intermediate) - 17 Obstacles

$65 $65 Closed

Multi-level Obstacle Course Race - Charlie Sector(Black-Elite) - 28 Obstacles

$75 $85 Closed

Multi-level Obstacle Course Race - Spectator

$5 $5 Closed

Race with your hero - Alpha Sector Only - Family Registration - Family Teams

$55 $55 Closed

About This Activity

No barbed wire, no fire, no mud, no crud; just good old-fashioned community fun.

Sign up today for our obstacle course adventure and help regional veterans. A GreenZone Heroes (GZH) obstacle course is multi-skilled, multi-aged and based on classic military style challenges. Our course has three levels, Sector Alpha (Green/beginner), Sector Bravo (Blue/intermediate), and Sector Charlie (Black, advanced). 

Alpha: Don’t be fooled by Sector Alpha it’s a challenging course even for the stoutest beginner. You’ll be zig-zagging, crawling, climbing, balancing and having a foamazing time. 

Bravo: Now its time to kick it up a notch. Come test out your strength, agility and endurance in our seventeen (17) obstacles challenge.  You’ll complete all of Alpha Sector and then be welcomed to Sector Bravo by the jungle swing followed by a series of true obstacle challenges. Bring your target skills and receive a recognition wristband for your prowess on the range.  Then ring a bell and head off towards the “Haymalayas.”

Charlie: You’ll enjoy twenty-eight (28) obstacles over a 5K land and water course. You’ll complete all of Sectors Alpha and Bravo then traverse water by rope to meet up with our GZH drill sergeants who will put you through a rigorous PT session. Then it’s off to the water again to be greeted by the glacial pool where its cool waters with prepare you for the rolling pin then into the spider’s den. Ring another bell and swim across to be welcomed to the jungle.

 In addition to the obstacle course, there will be a variety of other activities to enjoy. Start the day with Sunrise Yoga by Body Heat of Sarasota. Participate in the Hero Puzzle Hunt where you can use your wits to find clues and win prizes. Try Pull-Ups For Heroes and take home a great GZH souvenir. Take a photo with friends at any of our GZH photo stations and share on social media to win gift certificates and more. Veterans will have the opportunity to meet fellow veterans and be part of our Veterans’ Connection. Veterans can go to our website www.greenzoneheroes.com and sign up for special discounts.

TEAMS:

Register yourself as an individual or you have the option to CREATE OR JOIN A TEAM!!! Just select the appropriate challenge level and you will be prompted to create your team and or join a prexisting team. Invite your friends to join your team, have them search for your team name and sign up!

Especially for veterans, there will be a featured team event, “Race with Your Hero”. As the only GZH team event, it will bring together a young person (age 7-14) and their heart-chosen veteran for a team race through Alpha sector. This special event will touch your heart as you take part in celebrating our heroes and their families. Come cheer on our teams and leave a message on the “Thank a Hero” wall.

When you join the GreenZone Community, everything you do helps our veterans.  So Race, climb, volunteer and Be a Hero today!

 

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Water Stations/Special Gear

There will be four water stations along the course, one in each sector and one at the finish line.  You can bring a personal water bottle or hydration pack with you, or purchase a GZH water bottle at our merchandise bunker. Take as much water as you’d like at each station.  You can bring fuel bars/gels if needed.

All event participants should wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed footwear is required. Bring a change of clothing and a towel, a hat, sunblock and plan to spend the day. .

Competitor Warm-Up Area

It is advised that each event participant visit the warm-up area to stretch prior to the start of the obstacle course. The warm-up area is located to the south of the start line. You may also choose to sign up for sunrise yoga the morning of the event.

Official GreenZone Heroes Fall Games I Shirts

All event participants can pick up their official GZH race shirts at the registration tent. We encourage you to wear your GZH race shirt during the obstacle course.

 

Event details and schedule

About This EVENT

No barbed wire, no fire, no mud, no crud; just good old-fashioned community fun.

Sign up today for our obstacle course adventure and help regional veterans. A GreenZone Heroes (GZH) obstacle course is multi-skilled, multi-aged and based on classic military style challenges. Our course has three levels, Sector Alpha (Green/beginner), Sector Bravo (Blue/intermediate), and Sector Charlie (Black, advanced). 

Alpha: Don’t be fooled by Sector Alpha it’s a challenging course even for the stoutest beginner. You’ll be zig-zagging, crawling, climbing, balancing and having a foamazing time. 

Bravo: Now its time to kick it up a notch. Come test out your strength, agility and endurance in our seventeen (17) obstacles challenge.  You’ll complete all of Alpha Sector and then be welcomed to Sector Bravo by the jungle swing followed by a series of true obstacle challenges. Bring your target skills and receive a recognition wristband for your prowess on the range.  Then ring a bell and head off towards the “Haymalayas.”

Charlie: You’ll enjoy twenty-eight (28) obstacles over a 5K land and water course. You’ll complete all of Sectors Alpha and Bravo then traverse water by rope to meet up with our GZH drill sergeants who will put you through a rigorous PT session. Then it’s off to the water again to be greeted by the glacial pool where its cool waters with prepare you for the rolling pin then into the spider’s den. Ring another bell and swim across to be welcomed to the jungle.

 In addition to the obstacle course, there will be a variety of other activities to enjoy. Start the day with Sunrise Yoga by Body Heat of Sarasota. Participate in the Hero Puzzle Hunt where you can use your wits to find clues and win prizes. Try Pull-Ups For Heroes and take home a great GZH souvenir. Take a photo with friends at any of our GZH photo stations and share on social media to win gift certificates and more. Veterans will have the opportunity to meet fellow veterans and be part of our Veterans’ Connection. Veterans can go to our website www.greenzoneheroes.com and sign up for special discounts.

TEAMS:

Register yourself as an individual or you have the option to CREATE OR JOIN A TEAM!!! Just select the appropriate challenge level and you will be prompted to create your team and or join a prexisting team. Invite your friends to join your team, have them search for your team name and sign up!

Especially for veterans, there will be a featured team event, “Race with Your Hero”. As the only GZH team event, it will bring together a young person (age 7-14) and their heart-chosen veteran for a team race through Alpha sector. This special event will touch your heart as you take part in celebrating our heroes and their families. Come cheer on our teams and leave a message on the “Thank a Hero” wall.

When you join the GreenZone Community, everything you do helps our veterans.  So Race, climb, volunteer and Be a Hero today!

 

*****************************************************

 

Water Stations/Special Gear

There will be four water stations along the course, one in each sector and one at the finish line.  You can bring a personal water bottle or hydration pack with you, or purchase a GZH water bottle at our merchandise bunker. Take as much water as you’d like at each station.  You can bring fuel bars/gels if needed.

All event participants should wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed footwear is required. Bring a change of clothing and a towel, a hat, sunblock and plan to spend the day. .

Competitor Warm-Up Area

It is advised that each event participant visit the warm-up area to stretch prior to the start of the obstacle course. The warm-up area is located to the south of the start line. You may also choose to sign up for sunrise yoga the morning of the event.

Official GreenZone Heroes Fall Games I Shirts

All event participants can pick up their official GZH race shirts at the registration tent. We encourage you to wear your GZH race shirt during the obstacle course.

Event Schedule                          Time - Event - Location

Event Schedule                          Time - Event - Location

MORNING

5:30                   Parking Opens - Nathan Benderson Park Island

6:00                    Registration/Bag Check Opens - GreenZone Village Café

6:30           Sunrise Yoga

7:00                    Warm-Up Area Opens - Competitor Staging Area (Start Line) Sponsored by CRUNCH Fitness

7:15                    Flag raising ceremony

7:30                    Charlie Sector Starts, every 15 min. - Start Line

8:00-8:30            Charlie Medals and Awards at Finish Line

9:00                    GreenZone Village Opens

9:00 a.m.            Bravo Sector Starts, every 15 min. - Start Line

10:00-11:00        Bravo Medals and Awards at Finish Line

11:30                  Alpha Sector Starts, every 15 min. - Start Line

11:30 - 4:30        Community Activities/Vendors in the GreenZone Village

AFTERNOON

Noon-12:30         Alpha Medals and Awards at Finish Line

1:30                    “Race With Your Hero" Starts - Start Line (Alpha Sector)

2:30                    “Race with Your Hero” Medals and Awards

3:00                    Final clue released for Puzzle hunt

3:00 - 4:30          Closing Community Activities/Vendors in the GreenZone Village

Sunset                Closing Ceremony

 

EVENT DAY REGISTRATION FLOW:

Saturday: Registration opens at 6am and closes at 11am

Step 1:  Proceed to the “Registration” tent

Step 2: Fill out and sign the Event Race and Venue Waiver Forms at the “Waiver” table(s)

(BRING A PHOTO IDENTIFICATION)

Step 3:  Pick up your race packet at the “Race Packet” table(s) or one of our pre-race locations

Step 4: You will receive: A colored bandana you can wear in your own personal style; Alpha (green); Bravo (blue); Charlie (black)

Step 5: Make your way to the GreenZone Village area

Step 6: Bag Check.  If you plan to store gear you will have to proceed to the Bag Check Tent, we will tag your bag with a wristband, which will match an identical wristband that you must wear.  Once you finish the obstacle course, you’ll need to turn in your wristband in order to collect your bag.  Bags will only be returned to individuals whose name and number match up.  Bag Check OPENS at 6:00am and will close at 2:00pm.

Step 7: Check your race start times (Schedule of Events) and make your way to the Competitor Warm-Up Area.

Step 8: Go to the Start Line and Get Ready to have fun!

 

EVENT VENUE-NATHAN BENDERSON PARK

Nathan Benderson Park is situated west of Interstate 75 and east of The Meadows residential community. The newly constructed Cattlemen Road extension provides access to the park from Fruitville Road and University Parkway. 

Major Access Roads: Interstate 75 (North-South) and US Highway 41 (North-South)

Directions to NATHAN BENDERSON PARK from the NORTH:

  •    From I-75 take University Parkway, Exit 213.
  •    Drive WEST on University Parkway.
  •    Turn SOUTH (left) onto North Cattlemen Road (traffic light).
  •    Drive approx .8 km / 0.5 miles, following signs and pass thru 3 traffic circles.
  •    Continue SOUTH on North Cattlemen Road to Regatta Island.
  •    Rowing facility will be on your right.
  •    Follow Parking Staff instructions.

Directions to NATHAN BENDERSON PARK from the SOUTH:

  •    From I-75 take Fruitville Road, Exit 210.
  •    Drive WEST on Fruitville Road.
  •    Turn NORTH (right) on North Cattlemen Road (traffic light).
  •    Drive approx 3.5 km / 2.2 miles to the Regatta Island.
  •    Rowing facility will be on your left.
  •    Follow Parking Staff instructions.

Nathan Benderson Park Rules

Prohibited Activities

  •    NO Glass Containers
  •    NO Littering or Dumping
  •    NO Swimming
  •    NO Soliciting
  •    NO Open Fires
  •    NO Feeding Wildlife
  •    We ask that you not bring pets due to the nature of the event, but dogs on leases are not by law prohibited at the park.

Food and Beverages

Food and beverages will be available for sale in the GreenZone Village, so please bring cash.

Facilities

Porta-Potties will be located throughout the GreenZone Village area.

 

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