The 41st Battalion Royal New South Wales Regiment (41 RNSWR), which is Lismore's local Army Reserve Unit as part of next year's The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge to raise money for Our Kids. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
The 41st Battalion Royal New South Wales Regiment (41 RNSWR), which is Lismore's local Army Reserve Unit as part of next year's The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge to raise money for Our Kids. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

Local diggers to join the Samson Fitness Challenge

WARNING to all fitness gurus gearing up for next year's annual Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge - there's a new posse on the scene.

And flipping truck tyres and heaving jerry cans full of water is what they do in their spare time for fun.

The Lismore-based 41st Battalion (41RNSWR) will field a mixed team and provide manpower to setup and pack down the fitness fundraising event.

A team event, the Samson requires four-person teams to complete nine gruelling challenges including an obstacle course to vie for the title and raise money for local charity Our Kids.

Warrant officer 2 Lee Bates said the battalion had a long tradition of supporting local communities and causes where its soldiers served, lived, and worked.

"It fits with the Army's core values of courage, initiative, teamwork, and respect, by supporting the Our Kids charity," Lee said.

The event raises funds for Our Kids to purchase specialist paediatric equipment that cares for one third of the babies born on the Northern Rivers.

Our Kids fundraising coordinator Rebekka Battista said it was a huge support to have the Army onboard this year.

She said the Samson was a wonderful event for those who like a challenge and enjoy keeping fit.

For more details on the event, held on Saturday March 5, head to http://www.lismoresamson.com.



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