From left is Cath Ennis, Rebekka Battista from Our Kids and Jason Clarke from Olympus Gym. They are calling for people to be part of the Samson Challenge this year.
From left is Cath Ennis, Rebekka Battista from Our Kids and Jason Clarke from Olympus Gym. They are calling for people to be part of the Samson Challenge this year. Cathy Adams

Samson Challenge keeps punters guessing over mystery leg

INTRIGUE surrounds the Samson Challenge this year, with competitors scouring Facebook posts for hints as to what lies in store for them in the mystery leg.

The leg kickstarts the March 5 Our Kids fundraiser at Hepburn Park, with organisers promising it will be a lot of fun.

Organiser Rebekka Battista, from Our Kids, said one clue had already been shared.

"You may need a pair of gloves," she said.

Other than that, her lips are sealed.

In the traditional legs, four-person teams pit their skills against each other in activities such as the prowler push, burpee challenge and tyre flip.

With 120 teams from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour registered already this year - up from 80 in 2015 - the competition promises to be fierce.

Fellow organiser and co-conspirator of the mystery leg, Jason Clarke, from Olympus Gym, offered some advice for competitors.

"It's all about teamwork," he said.

"They should train and work together as a team. They'll need teamwork to get through most of the obstacles."

 

Registration for early birds remains open until midnight tomorrow, with late registration closing Wednesday night.

If you want to help, but aren't feeling up to the physical challenge, volunteer marshals are still needed.

"They can be part of the Samson without the sweat," Ms Battista said.

"They need to be available all day, but will get a supplied lunch and entry to the after-celebration at the Richmond Hotel."

You can email info@ourkids.org.au to register your interest.



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