Blue Line Challenge 2019

Running race Adventure race
Director:
Samantha McCain, HPD Benefit Fund
Distance:
5K/Obstacle Course Race
When:
5/18/2019 7:00 am
Where:
Hattiesburg, MS Location Map

ARE YOU READY FOR A CHALLENGE?

Are you ready for round two?

Join us for the 2nd Annual Blue Line Challenge, an obstacle course race and 5K to benefit the Hattiesburg Police Benefit Fund.

This race is a family-friendly event that will celebrate the end of National Police Week, while honoring the risk our officers take on a daily basis and remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

There are four categories for racers:

  • 5K Run/Walk Only (does not include the obstacles and is a separate course) - $30
  • Obstacle Course Race - $40
  • Obstacle Course Race (Tactical) - $40
  • Fun Run/Walk (children only) - $15

The first 250 to complete the 5K and Obstacle Course Race (both regular and tactical) will receive a finisher medal.

All who register before April 30 will receive shirts. Shirt availability for registration after April 30 will be distributed first-come first-served.

Prizes will be given to the overall male and female (1st, 2nd and 3rd) for the 5K Only, Obstacle Course Race and Obstacle Course Race (Tactical). Prizes will not be given out based on age


WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

The Obstacle Course will feature a several obstacles that will serve as both body-weighted and object-weighted physical tests of fitness.

OBSTACLES WILL BE REVEALED SOON!

For a taste of what to expect, check out last year's OBSTACLES:

Obstacle #1: ~70yd Sandbag Carry
Obstacle #2: Trail Run
Obstacle #3: Hay Bale Climbs
Obstacle #4: Bear Crawl Tunnel Crawl
Obstacle #5: Squats/Push-Up Station (body weight)
Obstacle #6: Barbed-Wire Crawl

Obstacle #7: Burpees, shortly before a sprint to the finish.

Participants can choose to sign up for the obstacle course as it is designed, or upgrade the experience by signing up for the tactical division. A fun run/walk is also available, and it will take place after the last heat.


WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO COMPETE IN THE TACTICAL DIVISION?

The tactical division includes running the course while wearing (at minimum) a tactical vest (with weighted plates). Fire turnout gear, military/special ops equipment/masks, etc. will also be accepted.

There will be a separate check-in for this division and your equipment will need to be signed off on. Equipment and vests may not be shared between two runners throughout the course.

After all runs are complete, we invite you to enjoy food and entertainment at the post-race event party!


HOW WILL THE OBSTACLE COURSE RACE BE DESIGNED?

The obstacle course will be designed to be a physical test of fitness that will include both body-weighted and object-weighted movements.

Participants will sign up for the course by heats (in numbers of 25).

A course map will be released a few weeks before the event.


MORNING AGENDA

7 a.m.: On-site registration & runner check-in opens

7:45 a.m.: On-site registration closes

8 a.m.: Runner check-in closes

8 a.m.: Brief remarks with obstacle overview

8:20 a.m.: Heat One begins.

10 a.m. (or after last heat runner finishes): Fun Run/Walk


RACE BENEFICIARY

Funds raised will be donated to the HPD Benefit Fund, which supports police officers and families during times of crisis.


WEATHER POLICY

We expect our events to happen rain or shine. No one, including the race director, wants to make changes to an event on race day. However, the safety of our participants is of paramount concern. In the event of adverse weather conditions, the race director, in communication with the local law enforcement and the city, may delay the event, cancel the event or make changes to the race course.

DEFINITION OF ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

The event may be delayed or canceled due to Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm, Heavy Rain, or any other extreme weather condition. Light to moderate rain is not considered an Adverse Weather Condition.

COMMUNICATION

If the event is canceled, we will notify participants via email, the race website and social media. Participants will be notified via email where they can pick up their race packets if they have not already done so.

REFUNDS

As stated in the Registration Policies, refunds are not issued for events canceled for Adverse Weather Conditions as the funds for the event have already been spent in preparation for race day.

Refunds will also not be issued after April 30.