Burn off your pies at Beef Week Fitness Challenge

The rural-themed obstacle course will be one of the highlights of the Family Fun Day on Sunday, May 29.

Rod McKey, owner of Ultimate Strength and Conditioning Casino, will be running the family-friendly Beef Week Fitness Challenge.

"It's a pairs obstacle course with tyre flips, stone carry, a sledge push, ropes, walls to jump over and we'll use hay bales," he said.

"I'll try to have a rural feel to it so we might have a hay bale carry or something like that, and sometimes at obstacle events they have wire you have to crawl under so I thought we'd have bale and twine."

The course appeals to all ages and fitness levels.

Beef Week President Stuart George and Ultimate Strength and Conditioning owner Rod McKey getting ready for the Beef Week Fitness Challenge.
Beef Week President Stuart George and Ultimate Strength and Conditioning owner Rod McKey getting ready for the Beef Week Fitness Challenge. Cathy Adams

"There will be an under-18 division and there will be a mini-event for up to 12-years-old," Mr McKey said.

"Our aim is to help get children interested in fitness in a playful way and have a good time while their parents and the bigger kids are participating in the main event.

"We're inviting sport fanatics, amateurs, schools, businesses and people who just want to have a bit of fun to enter the competition.

"We'll be having some give aways for all participants and trophies in four different categories for winners to take away."

The categories are male, female, mixed and juniors.

"Everyone should be able to do this event and the athletes can push themselves a bit harder," Mr McKey said.

Casino Beef Week president, Stuart George, said the fitness challenge would tie in well with Sunday's Family Fun Day.

"We always look for new events during Beef Week and thought that this would be a great and fun event for our local community and visitors," he said.

"With the (fitness) industry becoming such a big focus, it's something we looked at for some time and thought would tie in well with the Family Day."

It will be held at the BIG4 Casino Resort on Light St on May 29 from 9am.

The obstacle course takes around 40 minutes to one hour to complete.

"Thanks to the BIG4 for allowing us to use their facilities to hold it out there," Mr George said.

Registrations are open until the day of the event.

Beef Week, held from May 21-31, will offer more than 100 events celebrating the town and region and its large beef industry.

Contact the Beef Week office for more information on 6662 8181 or email info@casinobeefweek. com.au.



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