Later this month, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and VT Rec Sports will host a race that will bring the ‘Toughest Hokie’ challenge to campus.
“We’re putting on the Toughest Hokie to highlight the new partnership between the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, and Virginia Tech Rec Sports,” said Harrison, a senior corps of cadet at Virginia Tech. “We’re looking to start initiatives to start to challenge the students of Virginia Tech and also bring alternative fitness initiatives to campus.”
The race is being used to bring awareness to bringing unconventional exercise regimens, like military style obstacle courses, to campus.
“The ideas that we’ve talked about is creating new obstacle courses and fitness programs that aren’t traditionally seen to continue to challenge our fit student body, and the surrounding campus and community.”
Harrison says there are three levels to the race. The first level is the novice level which includes one lap- around 13 miles and 15 obstacles. The second level is the competitive group which includes 8 miles and 20 obstacles. The most challenging level is the elite group which includes 13 miles and 30 obstacles.
“Right now, when it’s just obstacle courses there’s another obstacle course that Rec Sports just built that’s called the High Ropes Course. On that, they have a high ropes course, and a stamina course that has obstacles that you’d see at traditional mud races or obstacle course races.”
They hope this race will challenge Virginia Tech students, and other universities across the country to take part.
The race is October 27 at 8 a.m., and registration is $20.
People interested can visit vtrecsports.com to register.