2017 Live Fit Connecticut Mud Run

  We are excited to announce the Live Fit Connecticut Mud Run for this September 2, 2017.  A Mud Run or OCR (obstacle course race) is the perfect way to bring in so many elements of health and fitness into one event. Run, climb, crawl, and jump your way through our challenging 3 mile course with CT themed obstacles like  Tax Burden, Road Construction, and Mt Southington Jr.  check out videos from last year

  Once Again we are pleased to announce our charity partner for the event is Endurance For Veterans- a great CT based 501 (C) (3) that is doing great things for our veterans.  Their mission is “Providing Veterans The Opportunity To Heal And Rehabilitate Through Physical Fitness.”  That mission fits in so perfectly  with what we are trying to accomplish and we are honored to be able to work with them.
  The event will be held at Mt Southington 396 Mt Vernon Rd Plantsville CT 06479
You can register here

Live Fit Connecticut Mud: Run Recap

 Mike and Brayden DeAngelo Dominating Mt Southington Jr. and finishing!

Mike and Brayden DeAngelo Dominating Mt Southington Jr. and finishing!

     Saturday September 3rd 2016 turned out to be a perfect day for a Mud Run.  I woke up early with a list of things to accomplish.  Worrying about the weather was not one of them. 

                Live Fit Connecticut wants to thank everyone for coming out and supporting our first event.  Going through the pictures made it all worth it to see everyone smiling and having a good time even though it was a challenging course!  We have received a ton of positive feedback and some great suggestions for things we can do to improve for next time.

                Whether you are new to Mud Runs and OCR or it’s a regular thing for you the New England Spahtens are a resource you should look into. They are a New England based OCR group.  We had some Spahtens come out Saturday and give some reviews. You can read the reviews here.

                We want to thank Mount Southington for being so helpful throughout the entire process.  They are a great local mountain and an awesome venue!

                Additional thanks to our sponsors:

                -AM Fitness
                -Central CT Massage
                -CT Inflatables
                -Mr. Tee Man
                -Dukes Mobile Detailing
                -Sundance Signs
                -PowerCrunch

                And a special thanks to First Mile Fitness for setting up online registration, course layout, packet pick up, and overall organization.

                We want to thank our charity partner Endurance For Veterans for the work they are doing with our veterans, a much needed service and they are from right here in CT.

                Thank you to the uniformed soldiers who came out and added some meaning to the event.  These men and women are real and work tirelessly for us everyday.  I am glad that we can remember them even at play!

                Congrats to the top finishers of the run:

                -1st Place Male: Tommy Downing             
                -2nd Place Male: Yousef Alshatti
                -3rd Place Male: John Crowe

                -1st Place Female: Cheryl Jackson
                -2nd Place Female: Kelly Rose Vanacor
                -3rd Place Female: Alecia Derynoski

                You can see all times and photos from Racewire here.

                A huge thank you to our volunteers.  We received so many compliments on how well they did.  They filled in the cracks to smooth out the event and looked great doing it. The event wouldn't have been complete without our DJ Mike Castillo from Team Cares and food from award winning trucks Spud Stud and Whey Station

                The Journal Record came out to take pictures and do a write up you can read here.

 

                Thank you all so much for being part of the Live Fit Connecticut community!

 

-Keith

To see more photos of the day from our photographer Bryan Holcombe, please visit our facebook page and remember to like

Gaylord Gaunlet

For the last year and a half I have gone to countless events from Color Runs, CrossFit, Strong (Wo)Man, Mud Runs, and the list goes on.  At these events I get to meet Event Directors, athletes, spectators, and I take pictures and write articles.  I love it, but I decided to treat myself and sign up for the Gaylord Gauntlet, and I am so happy that I did. 

            The Gaylord Gauntlet is an out reach of Gaylord Hospital and is held on their 400 acre rural campus.  This is the 3rd year of the event that is held to raise money for Gaylord Hospital Sports Association.

            The Sports Association of Gaylord Hospital provides adaptive sports and recreation programs to adults with physical disabilities in CT and throughout the North east.

            There were 12 adaptive athletes from their program competing alongside 800+ runners.  Not a bad showing for a 3rd year event!

            Being in the trenches with the athletes was an awesome way to experience this, and Gaylord Gauntlet did a great job putting this race together.  The event was just over 5K with tons of natural and man made obstacles from the traditional vertical wall and mud pit to a roll over accident where you had to crawl through and upside down vehicle (I am assuming no one was injured in the accident!!!) but it showed the creativity of the event staff.

            While running I could hear people saying things like, “This is better than ______” or “I like this race so much better than_______” fill in the blank.

            Along the way I met some great folks like Team Rugged Fitness who took me in as part of their team.  It was a blast and I would definitely do this race again.           

            Keep an eye out for this event next year from their website or by watching our Theme Run page.  If you can’t wait till then, check out Our Mud Run in Sept!

 

Buy Local, Eat Healthy,

Live Fit CT!

-Keith

To see pictures of the event please visit our Facebook page