CHALLENGING: Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith, deputy mayor Gianpiero Battista, Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge Event Crew trainer Jason Clark and Lismore councillor Eddie Lloyd prepare for the Samson Fitness Challenge.
CHALLENGING: Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith, deputy mayor Gianpiero Battista, Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge Event Crew trainer Jason Clark and Lismore councillor Eddie Lloyd prepare for the Samson Fitness Challenge.

Who will take on the Samson fitness challenge?

The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge, to be held in Lismore on Sunday, March 4, 2017 is shaping up to be the best ever yet, with the Samson joining forces with the 41st Battalion Royal New South Wales Regiment (41 RNSWR) and Lismore City Council to ensure it's an event not to be missed.

The Samson is not for the faint hearted, with each team of four people completing nine gruelling challenges including: strength activities, running, swimming and an outdoor obstacle course. The Fittest team takes home the Samson Title.

Lismore City Council will be represented by Lismore City Councillors Mayor Isaac Smith, Deputy Mayor Gianpeiro Battista, Clr Eddy Lloyd and Clr Ellie Bird .

"I have always supported the Samson challenge as it highlights the importance of fitness and general health," Cr Smith said. "It continues to be a major event in its own right and something Lismore is very proud of.

"Next year I will be putting my money where my mouth is and joining in for the first time. With a team of fellow councillors, we hope to bring our civic leadership to the fitness arena. I encourage those who may have considered, but not taken the leap, to get involved and enter the Samson in 2017."

"We are excited to have our very own Councillors participating this year, they will love it and if they get stuck we have the Army Reserves helping with the obstacle course," Jason Clarke Lismore Samson volunteer organiser said.

The 41st Battalion Royal New South Wales Regiment (41 RNSWR) is a local Army Reserve unit based out of Lismore with sub units from Tweed Heads to Port Macquarie present on the day with equipment displays and a recruitment stand.

The Samson Fitness Challenge raises funds for Our Kids to purchase paediatric equipment for our local hospitals. Funds raised from previous Samson's have purchased a Wireless CTG machine and a resuscitation unit for the Special Care Nursery which has had a positive impact on the care our babies.

"It is a wonderful event for those who are into fitness and like a challenge," Rebekka Battista, Our Kids Fundraising Coordinator said.

Registrations are now open and can be done online. Early Bird registration fee is $300 per team. For more details, visit www.lismoresamson.com or phone the Our Kids office on 6620 2705.



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