It's the New Year folks. If one of your goals this year is physical fitness then there's no better way of motivating yourself then by registering for a 5K run and then slowly improving your physical fitness day by day for it.
Why not motivate yourself by signing up for an event where you can act like a ninja?
The Ninja Challenge 5K
in Fuquay Varina, NC
Saturday May 18th, 2013, 9:30am Wave (show up at 8:30am).
*The 10:00am Wave is sold out.
The Ninja Challenge 5K is an event that challenges your inner survival instincts. You will run, climb, dodge, and jump your way through 10 to 15+ obstacles. But don't worry if you are a retired ninja or if its been awhile since your last assassination, the event is designed for ALL ninja skill levels. There will be an after-party included with the price. Also there is no refund since part of proceeds will be going to charity.
Check out this video for a brief overview:
Joining the Active Gamers Team
So a small group of us have signed up for this event (Team Herro Kitty) and we would like to see if we can form a small team of ninjas.
How to RSVP:
Please RSVP to this Meetup event only if you plan on registering for the event through the Ninja Challenge website or participating or spectating in some way.
It's perfectly okay to sign up later if you are not sure what you'll be doing in 4 months. Just please look at the prices set up by the Ninja Challenge:
$45 Early Ninja Discount Ends 1/7/2013
$55 Ninja Discount 1/8/2013 to 3/20/2013
$60 Ninja Entry 3/21/2013 to 4/17/2013
$75 Standard Entry 4/18/2013 - 5/18/2013
*Please note there was a Living Social deal for this for $35, but it has since ended.
(images shamelessly taken from a blog)
How Do I Train For This Event?
If you seek professional advice on how to train for this event then please seek a fitness professional or certified personal trainer of some sort.
What I can tell you though is that during the course there will be 10-15+ obstacles. From the video I've seen it seems not only will it challenge your jogging endurance, but it seems your balance, coordination, dexterity, upper body strength, and stealthiness will be of use as well. So whatever it is you plan on doing, let it be a mix of conditioning and some strength training too. But more importantly, be safe, have fun, and find a way to make exercise a part of your weekly routine. Eating vegetables, drinking lots of water, and getting lots of sleep doesn't hurt as well :).
We may plan some future Meetups that will help in your fitness endeavors, but for now let this Meetup event be a motivator for a new you in 2013!!!
A group of fun, easy-going, friendly people who love video games (or dice/board games) as much as they like being active...whether it's biking, swimming, running, soccer, basketball, dance, yoga, kickboxing, rugby, weight-lifting...WHATEVER :) But staying active in addition to our couch potato time! We might do either activity (or both if we get into a rigorous Wii tennis match!) and just enjoy being around people with common interests.
UPDATE: The last several years "active" has expanded to various activities including but certainly not limited to: adventurous food-tasting, book-reading, movie-watching, & playing with lemurs.
1) Membership Dues: Having a meetup group is an annual cost of $144; to maintain this we charge a yearly $3 membership fee. This will also be used to cover costs incurred by the organizer or hosts if members do not show up (see new policy below concerning "no shows") and to assist in funding meetup events. You can pay this online. It is to be paid before you rsvp "yes" for your first meetup and again the following year.
2) No Show Policy: This is intended to encourage accurate RSVPs. After 3 "no shows" (RSVPing "yes" to an event and then not showing up) the member may be removed from group. This is being done for several reasons: - Often times event reservations are paid in advance, leaving the host to unfairly pay for no shows. - Frequently, there are large waiting lists of people who would really like to attend the event. By not coming, an individual deprives someone else the chance to partake. I understand things come up last minute and most of our members tend to be very busy people so it's easy to forget things! Two no shows will be allowed...but the third strike, you're out!
3) Coming Uninvited: Additionally, if you are not on the "going" list or do not have special permission from the organizer or host to attend a meetup, please do not show up. We have a specific number of people that we plan on for each meetup. It's also not fair to those members that have been patiently waiting on the waiting list if others are able to come to the meetup who weren't even on the list. Members may be removed who show up without permission or without being on the "going" list.
4) You cannot age out.As long as you join before turning 40, you're welcome to stay forever :D