$29 for Entry to the Football-Themed Sunday Obstacle Challenge from Basic Training on Sunday, February 3 ($49 Value)

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$29 for Entry to the Football-Themed Sunday Obstacle Challenge ($49 Value)

Held on the same day as America's biggest game on Sunday, February 3, the Sunday Obstacle Challenge takes participants through football-themed obstacles, driving them to zigzag around orange cones, run through a maze of football gear, and avoid incoming footballs The top male, female, and relay team of five will be doused in Gatorade, handed a trophy, and awarded tickets to Disneyland. See a map of the five mile challenge here.

Basic Training

Viewed from above, Basic Training’s fitness boot camps look like a track meet designed by worker ants. On the ground, participants bound over hurdles, crawl through obstacle courses, and wield heavy objects such as sandbags, sledgehammers, and beer kegs. In actuality, these workouts are designed by a human fitness expert: Rodney Carson, a drill instructor who has trained at military bases such as the Army National Guard Camp San Luis Obispo and the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego.

Based on the Marine Corps physical-training regimen, his boot camps propel participants toward fitness goals while boosting their confidence and breaking their bad habits. Many workouts draw from his experiences preparing for track-and-field events, such as the International Masters Track Circuit, where he won three gold medals for his speedy footwork. Calories melt during his boot camps’ sprints and fartlek runs, and bodyweight exercises make muscles more ripply than an ocean preparing a shaken martini. During field-meet days, dodge ball, kickball, and tug-of-war battles jump-start workouts with an extra dose of fun.

Experienced instructors lead each session, inspiring the group with friendly shouts, hearty claps, and tips on form and technique. In addition to helming camps for civilians of all fitness levels, Rodney and his crew train first responders, such as police officers, firefighters, and soldiers, during special-operations sessions.

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    American River College Stadium

    4700 College Oak Drive

    Sacramento, California 95841

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In a Nutshell

Obstacle course with football-themed obstacles; winners get doused in Gatorade and handed a trophy and ticket to Disneyland

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