Obstacle Course Race Comes to NDCL Oct. 10
October 1, 2015 by

How fit is your family?Notre Dame Cathedral-Latin will help area families find out what kind of condition Mom, Dad and the kids are in during…

How fit is your family?

Notre Dame Cathedral-Latin will help area families find out what kind of condition Mom, Dad and the kids are in during The Blitz, an obstacle course race from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10.

About 10 fun-filled obstacles such as a climbing wall, nets, hurdles and crawls, will give kids a challenging day in the great outdoors, said Dana Singer of The Blitz.

And it is all in good fun, with the advertising flier calling out “Get friends, get filthy, get fit” and urging everyone to “Conquer The Blitz, the ultimate obstacle course race for kids and parents, too.”

Popular on the East Coast and in the Pacific Northwest, OCRs are spreading inland, according to Singer.

“It’s quite a fun experience. It tells you if you are fit, how to become more fit,” she said, adding “fun” is the operative word, one not associated with military-type obstacle courses.

“We don’t have a dangerous event,” she said.

While the children might be inclined to compete to win the Warrior Dash, The Blitz owner Kathy Harris said the event is more laid back for adults.

“You can look at it as a walk in the park,” she said, with “the park” being NDCL’s spacious grounds at 13000 Auburn Road in Munson Township.

Cost for participating in The Blitz is $30 a child and $15 a parent, Singer said, adding each participant receives a T-shirt, a wristband and a medal for completing the course.

A food truck will be on the grounds and a DJ will be playing music to provide a festive atmosphere, she said.

As a private Catholic school, NDCL is not necessarily a destination location for most families in Geauga County, so The Blitz will give people an opportunity to visit and have a lot more fun than at the average open house, said Sr. Jacquelyn Gusdane.

“It is an event we are sponsoring on our campus for children, teenagers and families to have a great time together and, at the same time, to experience our campus,” she said.

In the last five years, the number of people wanting to participate in OCRs has jumped to 1.3 million, according to The Blitz website, which added, “These big, bad races have only one problem — they are designed for adults. We want to bring an Obstacle Course Race to kids so they, too, can have the opportunity to challenge their mental and physical prowess.”

Harris said the events provide a chance for kids “of all shapes, sizes and ability” to have exceptional fun, and The Blitz has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve, to help kids ages 7 to 17 get fit and have fun doing it.

For more information contact Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School at 440-286-6226. Register in advance at www.theblitz.events.