On Saturday, September 16th, Kingston will host athletes from across the country as they compete at the GoodLife Fitness City Chase National Championships.
The participants qualified for just 24 coveted spots after beating out over 3,000 athletes who competed at regional events in their respective cities, including Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary.
“The National Championship takes things to the next level,” said Anthony Woods, Race Director, in a release. “This year the athletes are going to be part of an intense thirty-six-hour race beginning in Kingston and ending in Toronto. The challenges they’re going to face at each ChasePoint are designed to push their endurance physically and mentally beyond anything they’ve faced before”.
The GoodLife Fitness City Chase has been named Canada’s Best Sporting Event six times. Described as part obstacle race & part scavenger hunt, it has been Canada’s Largest Urban
Adventure Series since 2004.
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Teams of two solve clues to find ChasePoints hidden throughout the city, then run, walk or use public transit to race to the ChasePoints to complete in fun challenges that simultaneously test both mind and body. The goal is to complete all the ChasePoints before racing to cross the finish line.
Past national championships have featured challenges that included piloting a plane and fly boarding, along with endurance-testing challenges like firefighter training.
The GoodLife Fitness City Chase event has also raised nearly $100,000 in support of the GoodLife Kids Foundation, which promotes healthy, active lives for all Canadian children. The money raised will go toward supporting programs that remove the barriers preventing kids with autism from being able to get active.
About GoodLife Fitness
Proudly Canadian since 1979, GoodLife Fitness is the largest fitness club chain in Canada and the fourth largest overall in the world. With over 365 clubs from coast-to-coast, including GoodLife Fitness, Énergie Cardio, Fit4Less by GoodLife and ÉconoFitness Clubs, approximately 14,400 employees and more than 1.25 million Members, GoodLife is helping to transform the health and wellness of 1 in 28 Canadians every day.
About GoodLife Kids Foundation
GoodLife Kids Foundation has a vision for every Canadian kid to have the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life. To-date, nearly 250,000 Canadian children have been impacted through physical activity opportunities via the GoodLife4Kids School Program and the GoodLife Kids Foundation Grant Program which provides funding to charities serving children with special needs. As the official charity partner of the GoodLife Fitness City Chase, Chase participants who choose to fundraise will be helping GoodLife Kids Foundation to remove barriers to ongoing physical activity opportunities for children with autism in host cities. This year, Chase participants raised almost $100,000 to support local physical activity programs.