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The Viking Challenge

viking challenge

Saturday, November 12th, 2022

WORK HARD and HELP OTHERS

The Viking Challenge is a strongman-type endurance fitness challenge for all ages.  The whole purpose of this challenge is to raise money for the American Legion.

Why?

I am doing this because of my dad Jeff Cox, for one of my best friends Cary Wieland, for my father-in-law Bill Mcloud, for my best friend’s dad Gary Lemberg, and for all the other men and women that have served.  Most people have a friend or family member that has served for our great nation!  Now it’s our turn to honor these brave men and women and return the favor!

My dad was an army veteran who served with the Yorkville American Legion Post #489 for 30 years.   During his time at the legion, he held many positions where his main goal was to help others.  He was the chairman of the Gifts to the Yanks program.  Which is a program that gives gifts to veterans that are hospitalized.  He would drive all over the state of Illinois making sure that every veteran received a gift and was not forgotten at Christmas.

Work Hard and Help Others was my Dad’s mission and I am doing this challenge to continue his hard work of helping others!  Like my dad and so many others that served our great nation, they paid the ultimate sacrifice!  This is our chance to help support those who willingly choose to serve and protect others!

Events:

The challenge consists of 7 events which are:

1. RAGNAR

Farmers carry down, 10 push-ups, sprint down and back

2. BERSERKER

Tire flip, jump thru

3. IVAR THE BONELESS

Sled pull, sled push

4. FREYDIS

Kettlebell snatch 10 reps each side, sprint down and back

5. BJORN IRONSIDE

Log squat 5 reps, log carry down and back

6. THOR

Dumbbell or Kettlebell clean and press 5 reps each side, sprint down and back

7. HARDRADA

Stone carry down, sprint down and back

 

The goal of each event is to see how many rounds you can do in 6 minutes. There will be a 4-minute rest in between each event.

You choose the amount of weight that you want to use for each event.

Locations:

Compete in person at a local gym or online!

Compete In-Person at:

Crossfit Mokena

8421 W 191st St, Mokena, IL 60448

The start time for Crossfit Mokena is 9:00 am

Have a gym that would like to host?  Then contact us at: vikingstrengthchallenge@gmail.com

Online:

Can’t make it to compete in person then you can compete online.  Just use whatever equipment it is you have access to.  We will show you modifications that you can do for each of the events.  To compete online all you need to do is send a video of you doing each of the events.  Once we receive your videos we will send out your medal and t-shirt.

Cost:

The registration Fee is $50 for 18 and older and $25 for 17 and younger.

All participants will receive a medal and t-shirt!

All proceeds go to the American Legion minus the expenses we incur for operating the event.

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