Held at rugged landscapes throughout the country, HARD CHARGE's races drench participants in mud, water, and sweat as they test their own strength, agility, and stamina against a series of tough obstacles. From the kickoff of the first heat, individuals and co-ed teams launch off to storm 30 challenges, which include crossing swift streams with no bridge but a single rope, navigating forests of hanging tires, scaling towers of hay bales and sand, and clambering over vertical cargo nets.
Competitors are separated into two levels, Charge for Fun and Charge for Glory. In the former level, racers navigate the course at their own pace, while the latter, which involves an additional $20 fee, chargers athletes to go all-out for a chance to appear in HARD CHARGE's upcoming televised series. In these heats, marshals watch over each obstacle, ensuring competitors successfully complete it without the help of guardian angels. However they complete the test, all participants gather to celebrate their personal achievement at a post-race party featuring music, food, and complimentary beer.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts 1,689 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
The course itself carries on that fun vibe, too. Winding through city streets and local parks, the 5K route is dotted with hydration stations that dole out hot chocolate. Holiday music, a giant Santa inflatable, and snow blowers help to set
Nestled on an oil patch amidst the pump jacks that populate the region’s grain fields and grasslands, Mainprize Golf treats golfers to a links-style course that complements the rest of the park’s recreational activities. Though hilly terrain and high rough may rattle some players, the John F. Robinson design’s large greens, inviting fairways, and four sets of tees help to set minds at ease more efficiently than coating weary shoulders in warm, soothing paraffin wax. In true Scottish fashion, the site features few trees and close proximity to the northwest shoreline of the Rafferty Reservoir. Further complicating play are the numerous bunkers strewn about the course, trapping unlucky players until they’re able to blast their way out.
In addition to golf, Mainprize entertains visitors with three campgrounds and fishing and boating on the Rafferty Reservoir. After a long day on the water or out on the course, Doc’s Grill stands ready to refuel guests with breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,958 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 80.1 from the back tees * Course slope of 136 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole
Fargo Air Museum began taking flight in the late 1990s, when a group of local military folks, pilots, and aircraft restorers realized they weren't alone in their passion for aviation. They opened the first hangar in 2001, and the museum has continued to grow ever since. Today, visitors can marvel at?but not feed?various aircraft on display, including a Wright Flyer replica, Huey helicopter, and a B-25 Mitchell Bomber. Most of the exhibits pay homage to the men and women who operated these machines, including a mural depicting a century's worth of legendary pilots and planes. But not everything here is anchored to the ground: the museum boasts a full roster of flyable planes, and an on-site simulator puts pilots-in-the-making behind the controls.
Home-style Ukrainian cooking is the bedrock on which Baba's Bistro is built. Guests can pull up a chair at a table or hop into a padded booth for some perogies or borscht served with a bun or the signature Sizzlin' whisky ribs. Or, they can enjoy more American-styled fare such as an eggs, bacon, and toast breakfast.