WELCOME TO THE SWAMP CHALLENGE

4.14.18 | Gainesville, FL

The Swamp Challenge is a one day fitness competition comprised of three classes (Male/Male, Female/Female, Male/Female) and three divisions (Masters, Scaled, Rx).

GENERAL INFORMATION

QUICK FACTS

1. Only fitness competition within a SEC Stadium

2. 400+ participating athletes

3. fitness first, party later We have the largest fitness celebration in Gainesville

The Fitness Competition provides up to 6 weightlifting, cardio, and/or bodyweight style workouts across the single day event. All workouts and obstacles are achievable and designed to bring all experience levels together. Join us for an unforgettable day filled with music, food, and night time entertainment.

Each division is open enrollment through online registration and will feature two athletes per team competing across various weightlifting, conditioning, and bodyweight events.

VENUE/LOCATION

ben hill stadium swamp challenge

BEN HILL GRIFFIN STADIUM

The Swamp Challenge will be held at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, popularly known as “The Swamp”, it is the football stadium for the University of Florida Gators.

The Swamp Challenge features a unique adventure race and competition experience using The Swamp  to bring back memories for alumni, current students and fitness enthusiasts alike.

Address:
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
157 Gale Lemerand Dr, Gainesville, FL 32601

MOVEMENT STANDARDS

// It’s recommended that you can perform 5 or more reps of the following movements //

SNATCH

M145/W85

DOUBLE UNDERS

YES

MUSCLE UPS

NO

CLEAN & JERK

M215/W125

HANDSTAND PUSHUPS

YES

WALLBALLS

M20/W14

PULLUPS

YES

TOES TO BAR

YES

BOX JUMPS

M30/W24

// It’s recommended that you can perform 5 or more reps of the following movements //

SNATCH

M85/W55

DOUBLE UNDERS

NO

MUSCLE UPS

NO

CLEAN & JERK

M125/W85

HANDSTAND PUSHUPS

NO

WALLBALLS

M16/W12

PULLUPS

NO

TOES TO BAR

NO

BOX JUMPS

M24/W20

// It’s recommended that you can perform 5 or more reps of the following movements //

SNATCH

M115/W75

DOUBLE UNDERS

YES

MUSCLE UPS

NO

CLEAN & JERK

M135/W105

HANDSTAND PUSHUPS

YES

WALLBALLS

M20/W14

PULLUPS

YES

TOES TO BAR

NO

BOX JUMPS

M24/W20

HISTORY

  • 2010 – First Swamp Challenge is held on the front field of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium with 40 athletes.
  • 2011 – The challenge grows to 10 obstacles and a growth of athletes and spectators .
  • 2012– Featured the addition of male, female, and coed teams who compete for bikes, plyo boxes, and a local token tiki totem pole (for bragging rights).
  • 2013 – The Swamp Challenge takes place at the outdoor track at Santa Fe College and features sled drags, rowing, kettlebell movements and sandbag carries.
  • 2014 – The Swamp Challenge utilizes Gainesville’s newest outdoor park (Fred Cone Park) and brings together 6 local gyms to participate.
  • 2015 – The course is changed to a 5k adventure race through Austin Cary Forest to raise money for The Conservation Trust for Florida.
  • 2016 – We expanded the adventure race to include a kids obstacle course and returned back to The Swamp with a sprint finale on Florida Field
  • 2017 – Featured over 300 competitors from 7 states with 4 on-field events.

OUR SPONSORS

CONTACT US

GENERAL QUESTIONS

For any miscellaneous questions about the event, follow the link and send us an email!

SPONSORSHIP INQUIRY

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and would like our sponsorship deck, follow the link and send us an email. We’ll be sure to respond promptly.

ATHLETE REGISTRATION

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION