The Viking Challenge
Saturday, November 11th, 2023
WORK HARD and HELP OTHERS
The Viking Challenge is a strength challenge for all ages. The whole purpose of this challenge is to honor our Veterans by raising money for the American Legion.
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. While 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!
The challenge consists of 7 events which are:
Farmers carry down, 10 push-ups, sprint down and back
Tire flip, jump thru
3. IVAR THE BONELESS
Sled pull, sled push
Kettlebell snatch 10 reps each side, sprint down and back
5. BJORN IRONSIDE
Log squat 5 reps, log carry or yoke carry down and back
Dumbbell or Kettlebell clean and press 5 reps each side, sprint down and back
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.
For kids 12 and under they will only run thru each event one time. Using Ragnar as an example they would do a farmer’s carry, push-ups, and then sprint down and back. They would then move on to the next event. They are not doing multiple rounds for time.
8:30 am Kids Course
9:00 am Opening Ceremony
9:20 am 1st Heat
Compete in person or online!
Compete In-Person at:
8421 W 191st St, Mokena, IL 60448
Can’t make it to compete in person then you can compete online. Here are the details for the online course. You will do a carry of your choosing (for example farmers, front-loaded, on your back) for a distance of 50 meters, then do 10 push-ups, then sprint down and back for 50 meters, then do 10 squats of your choosing (for example front squats or back squats). Optional if you have a kettlebell or dumbbell then you can add 10 snatches on each side after the squats. The goal is to see how many rounds you can do in one hour.
The registration Fee is $50 for 13 and older and $25 for 12 and younger.
All participants will receive a custom patch, beverage, and treat!
We also have Viking Challenge t-shirts you can purchase for $25.
All proceeds go to the American Legion minus the expenses we incur for operating the event.
Adults you are registering for the 9:20 AM Heat right now
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