FiTroop Challenge

July 18, 2020

UHL Headquarters  |  Hastings, MN

The FiTroop Challenge is a 2-mile run or walk, with four 60-second fitness stops mixed in.
Fitness. Adventure. Challenge. Teamwork. Camaraderie. Supporting the military.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is it?

A 2-mile run or walk, with four 60-second fitness stops mixed in.  Fitness. Adventure. Challenge. Teamwork. Camaraderie. Supporting the military.
All in one, fun event.

Where?

UHL Headquarters: 50 acres, 2 mile track in Hastings, MN

Timing

Innovative timing for the event to increase the challenge and competition.  Your time will be determined by the amount of time from start to finish, minus the time credited for the fitness events.  For example, if you perform 40 push-ups (worth 2 seconds each), 12 pull-ups (worth 4 seconds each), 20 burpees (worth 3 seconds each), & 40 chair squats (worth 2 seconds each), and complete the course in a total of 30 minutes, you will get: 40X2+12X4+20X3+40X2=268 seconds (4 minutes and 28 seconds) off your time for a final time of 25:32.  We’ll take care of the math.

What’s the sequence?

Start: Run 2/3 mile—Fitness station #1—run 1/3 mile—Fitness station #2—run 1/3 mile—Fitness station #3—run 1/3 mile—Fitness station #4—run 1/3 mile to finish. You can walk instead of run…

What are the Fitness Events?

60-seconds stations involving:

Push-ups: As many as you can in 60-seconds.  Get 2 seconds of “credit” for every push-up performed. Can’t do a standard push-up? No problem.  Do push-ups from your knees for 1 second credit per “knee push-up.”  Can’t do those?  OK.  Then rest for 60 seconds and encourage others.

Pull-ups: As many as you can in 60-seconds.  Get 4 seconds of credit for every pull-up performed.  Can’t do a pull-up? No problem.  Do a static arm hang for as long as you can and get a second for every second of hanging there.  Can’t do that? OK.  Then rest for 60 seconds and encourage others.

Burpees: As many as you can in 60-seconds (stand-down to a plank position-back to your feet-and jump up; repeat). Get 3 seconds for every burpee performed.  Can’t do those.  Try jumping jacks.  Get one second for every jumping jack performed.  Can’t do that? OK.  Then rest for 60 seconds and encourage others.

Chair squats: As many as you can in 60-seconds (stand, touch your buttocks to a chair/bench, and back up; repeat). Get 2 seconds of “credit” for every chair squat performed.  Can’t do a chair squat? We don’t have an alternative and maybe you’re at the wrong event….but that’s OK.  Then rest for 60 seconds and encourage others.

How does this work?

Register for the event, as an individual or a group.  Get a “TROOP” together.  This is a great family, workplace, team, friend, or solo event.  Fun is guaranteed.

Sign up for updates and training events leading up to the July 18, 2020 event.

Train for the event: A little or a lot.  We’ll leave that up to you.

Show up 30 minutes prior to your wave time to pick up your shirt, and race bib.

Participate in the event. We will have rolling starts so that the fitness stations do not get too crowded.

Have fun. Encourage others. Performs feats of strength. Impress your friends and yourself. Finish. Get an awesome medal.

Have snacks and check out the campus.

Sign up for next year’s event….

All proceeds of the 2020 FiTroop Challenge will go directly to 501(c)(3) non-profit, United Heroes League to keep military kids healthy and active through sports.