[alert type=white ]Press Release April 29, 2014[/alert]
HARD CHARGE® obstacle course race was held at the Kansas Coliseum;
show will air on KWCH, KSCW and Fox Sports Midwest
WICHITA, Kan. (Apr 29, 2014)—HARD CHARGE national television show and premier obstacle course racing series, named two new CHARGE Champions at the event this past Saturday, Apr 26. In his fourth HARD CHARGE event, Norm Weiskopf of Springfield, IL won the Men’s CHARGE Championship, while newcomer Tanya Meyers of Plainville, KS took the Women’s title.
At 47 years old, Weiskopf became the oldest Men’s CHARGE Champion in HARD CHARGE history. He brought home the title and Truss by racing an average pace of 8:49 min/mile and finishing in a time of 36:58, beating second-place finisher, Jason Braun, by nearly one full minute. Wichita resident, Nathan Palmer, took third place in a time of 37:53.
In her first obstacle course race, Meyer upset last year’s Women’s Champion, Emily McVay of Wichita, and won the race in a time of 44:20. She maintained an average pace per mile of 10:34, beating McVay, who finished in 46:20. Three-time HARD CHARGE top 5 finisher and Wichita resident, Janeth Diaz, placed third in a time of 47:22.
The event was HARD CHARGE’s second in Wichita, and hosted thousands of participants, volunteers, spectators and local vendors. Three episodes were filmed for HARD CHARGE, the first and only obstacle course racing television series. It focuses on the world’s fastest-growing adventure sport and the athletes who compete for the title of CHARGE Champion. The series airs nationally on Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports and various local affiliates across the country. Locally, episodes can be seen on KSCW every Saturday night at 7.
Those interested in taking part in the next HARD CHARGE will have the opportunity on May 17 in Minneapolis. Viewers can watch the series, then decide if they’ll CHARGE a HARD CHARGE course for Fun or CHARGE for Glory to earn a spot to race on TV. See a full list of upcoming events and register at HardCharge.com/events.
In addition to the strong turnout, the event benefitted Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health. Also, hundreds of shoes were collected and donated to national charitable organization, Barrel Aid.
HARD CHARGE® is a world-class obstacle course racing (OCR) series, and the first and only national OCR television show. Designed to challenge every fitness level, HARD CHARGE
courses are four to five miles, feature military-inspired obstacles and are divided into CHARGE for Fun and CHARGE for Glory heats. Participants may navigate the CHARGE for Fun course at their own pace, or compete in the CHARGE for Glory heats where top racers earn the chance to be featured on HARD CHARGE, a national OCR TV series that airs in 80 million homes through Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports and local affiliates across the country. HARD CHARGE is a proud national partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, with every event benefitting the local CMN Hospital.
For more information, video clips or hi-res photos, contact Lindsay Babb, HARD CHARGE director of PR and marketing, at 701.261.4440, email [email protected], or send her a message on LinkedIn or Twitter. To learn more about HARD CHARGE, visit the website at HardCharge.com, find on Facebook, follow on Twitter or watch videos on YouTube.