Mark your calendars now! Back by popular demand on Saturday February 4th the PAX of F3 Hartsville will host the #CSAUP that F3 Nation will be talking about the rest of the year…The Fox!
You’ve heard of The Goat and The Mule…well The Fox eats Goats and Mules for breakfast! That’s probably not true but after setting the stage with the inaugural F3 Hartsville #CSAUP event last year, YHC and team needed 14 months to come up with something even harder. 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 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.
The Fox 2nd F
The band is booked (http://www.prettierthanmatt.com) and the country club has been made aware of what Krispy Kreme might wear! Immediately following the event there will be some solid Second F at the club with beer & food provided (bring your own lawn chair). 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 and 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, Green Acres & 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?
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 0700 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. 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 indicate “The Fox” in the comments section. Any excess funds will be donated to the Hartsville Boys and Girls Club. 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.