You’ve heard of The Goat and The Mule and some little fun run called The Yeti…well The Fox eats Goats, Mules and Yetis for breakfast! That’s probably not true but after cementing The Fox into the #CSAUP Hall Of Fame last year, YHC and team have raised the bar yet again. Through each stage of planning we have erred on the side of “choosing the hard thing”. You’d think we would be experienced by now…but no, we still don’t exactly know what we’re doing so it will definitely be Completely Stupid and Utterly Pointless.
What is The Fox?
This is a team event. Put your three or four man team together considering speed, strength and endurance will be equally relied upon in this challenge. Don’t have a team? That’s fine, sign up anyway and we will put you on a team! We will classify teams in four groups and each group will have a staggered start time; Gazelles (6-8 min/mile 10K pace), Thoroughbreds (8-10 min/mile 10K pace), Clydesdales (10+ min/mile 10K pace) & Mules (If you plan to RUCK the event. Minimum weight requirement is 30 lbs). The course is approximately 11-13 miles (ish) around town hitting at least 5 AO’s full of pain with some extra pain stations built in along the way. We will start and end at Prestwood Country Club (because we’re classy like that, and Tater Salad is on the board) and the course will be both on and off pavement (WAY off pavement at times).
The Fox 2nd F
We are in the middle of tough negotiations with the band. Last year’s band, Prettier Than Matt, wants a 10 ft perimeter from Arnold at all times! No matter the band, immediately following the event there will be some solid Second F at the club with beer & food provided (bring your own lawn chair). This is really what makes the event worth while, sharing war stories from the event with your brothers, new and old alike. Winners for each class will be announced during this time so be sure to stick around. I hear there may even be prizes!
The Fox 2.0 Race
Be sure to bring the whole family! We will have a Fox 2.0 course set up for the young guns (boys and girls)! Race will start at 11:15. Course will be approximately 2 miles with several “obstacles”. We will put 2.0’s on teams based on age or they can form their own team if preferred (sign them up as any racing class…it doesn’t matter) and each team will be accompanied by an adult (certainly your M or yourself are welcome to run as well). You don’t want to miss out on this part! T-shirts will be given to all who register!
Why give 3-4 hours of your Saturday to such a pointless and stupid event? Because it’s actually the opposite of that. You will push yourself to new heights and relish in the victory with your brothers of completing an event as tough as this! And…because it’s not about you. It’s about the guy who will be on your team that needs you there so that he can reach the next level. Don’t let him down!
Who Are The Event Q’s?
Bow Tie, Ground Blind and Divac
Is It Ruck Friendly?
Heck yea! We can’t promise there won’t be other heavy things to lift but this will be great training for anyone preparing for a GoRuck challenge.
What Kind Of Equipment Do I need?
Flippers, goggles, one of those triathlon unitard things….No really, normal workout gear should suffice. I would recommend some high socks to protect your shins. Remember, it’s both on and off pavement.
How Long Will This Take?
We’re not sure. I would budget for AT LEAST 2.5 hours for the Gazelles (and that will be smoking it!) Wheels up at 0630 for ruckers and we hope all will be enjoying some Second F by 1100.
What Does It Cost?
Nothing, zero, zilch, nada to participate. BUT…it does cost to put the event on. Last year we broke even, almost to the dollar! This year we are donating anything above cost to the Trent Hill Center for Children and Families (Website here) This is a GREAT local organization who are doing much needed work for the community. So if you are so inclined please send a donation (in the amount of your choice, even $5 helps!) via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org Please use “friends and family” method and indicate “The Fox” in the comments section. All registrants (including 2.0’s) will get an event T-shirt.
Who Is Invited?
All men 18+. All of F3 Nation is invited and this could be a good chance to get some FNG’s, if they like a challenge.
Do We Need Volunteers?
Yes. We will need volunteers for pain stations, hydration stations, photography, chase car and probably more that we haven’t thought of. If you or your M or 2.0 would be willing to volunteer, please contact one of the Q’s, indicated in the comment section at the end of the post, or sign up here.
What Is The Route?
Now that would spoil all the fun…
Where Do I Sign Up?
Please sign up here. Sign up as an individual or a team. If you know your team make sure that each member includes the SAME team name. If you sign up without a team we will group individuals together the best we can.