New event, Arena Challenge, coming to the Ford Center Saturday - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

New event, Arena Challenge, coming to the Ford Center Saturday


A new one-of-a-kind adventure run is coming to the Ford Center this Saturday.

The run is designed to test endurance and strength through a series of stair runs, obstacles and fitness stations.

Race director Jim Bush says he brought the race to Evansville because the closest options for a similar stadium run is in Cincinnati. He also says it can be a fun way to inspire physical fitness.

The race begins outside and takes participants through typically inaccessible areas like VIP rooms and staff-only hallways. Everyone will also climb over a thousand stairs before tackling obstacles like the crawl, tires and climbing a van.

The course is designed for a variety of fitness levels. Like other runs, people are also allowed to walk. The harder obstacles also include an opt-out, allowing participants to go around them if they feel the obstacle is too difficult.

To register for the Arena Challenge, click here

Watch the video above to see 14 News Sunrise reporter Deanna Allbrittin and one of our interns attempt some of the hardest obstacles on the course.

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