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Buckeye Marathon Will Test Runners and CrossFit Fury Will Test All Ages of Buckeye, Arizona

Dec. 10, 2016 Marathon Will Test Runners, But the CrossFit Fury Obstacle Course Will Test Youth of All Ages

The handful of events during the Dec. 10 Buckeye Marathon will test the runners chasing their personal best times to the finish line at the Buckeye Municipal Airport.

But there will be a different kind of challenge on the airport grounds that day, this one designed to test the physical fitness of youngsters, teens, young adults – entire families – a CrossFit Fury obstacle course.

Buckeye Recreation Manager Miranda Gomez said while the eyes will be on those running in the competitive events, the obstacle course will provide a different kind of draw – a challenge that more people can have fun doing while testing their own physical fitness.

“The marathon event was started three years ago as part of the city’s goal of focusing on developing healthy lifestyles for our residents, and this obstacle course will provide many more residents an opportunity to test their conditioning in a fun setting,” Gomez said.

Gomez said that Peter Egyed, the owner of CrossFit Fury in Goodyear, has agreed to construct the obstacle course, which will be situated on the airport grounds not far from the marathon’s finish line.

Egyed said that the one-mile obstacle course that will consist of six to 10 obstacles is now under construction.

“(The obstacles) will test balance, coordination and agility, as well as stamina and cardio-respiratory endurance,” Egyed said.  “You will see footwork drills like a tire field, balance beams and a rope zig-zag course, while mixing in the strength components such as wall climbs, hay bale obstacles and a Styrofoam mountain.”

Meanwhile, registration remains open for all events at the Dec. 10 marathon.

Last year, more than 900 participants from 28 states, Canada, Australia and from around the Valley crossed the finish line at the Buckeye Municipal Airport, one mile south of Interstate 10 on Palo Verde Road.

The full marathon course has again been certified by USA Track & Field as an official marathon distance and a qualifier for the world-famous Boston Marathon and other national marathons.

The marathon will actually begin well north of the airport in the Festival Ranch neighborhood.  The half marathon, 10K, 5K and one-mile fun run will all start and end at the Buckeye Municipal Airport.

All runners will be chip timed by StartLine Racing.

A volunteer hands out fluids at a marathon wat...

A volunteer hands out fluids at a marathon water stop (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Awards will be given to the top three finishers in all age categories (five-year age groups).

Current registration prices, which will increase after Oct. 16, include $80 for the marathon; $50 for the half marathon; $40 for the 10K; $25 for the 5K, and $20 for the one-mile fun run/obstacle course challenge.

For more information about registration for the Buckeye MarathonRace to the Runway” presented by Pulte Homes, please visit www.buckeyemarathon.com.


Source: Dec. 10 Buckeye Marathon Events Will Test Runners, But the CrossFit Fury Obstacle Course Will Test Youth of All Ages – City of Buckeye, Arizona