The K Club will host Iron man games

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Community can participate in annual event.

By Sasha D Robinson

The Backyard Beast, an Iron man event sponsored by the K Club, will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m Nov. 11 on the tennis courts.

Teams of four will compete in a sled push, box jumps, rock climbing wall, tire flips, sand bag run, a truck pull and a mystery event.

The event mirrors the Ironman World Championships that originated in 1977 IN Oahi, Hawaii by Navy Cmdr. John Collins and his wife, Judy.

Collins combined the courses of the Waikiki Rough Water Swim, the Around-Oahu Bike Race and the Honolulu marathon to see who can finish the events in the best time, according to

Kinesiology Instructor Dawn Brooks is excited about the event, but what she wanted for the mystery event was not chosen.

“I wanted to have teams jump in ice and stay in there for about 2 minutes,” Brooks said. “That is how the other events like the Spartan run would do something crazy like that.”

The Spartan run is a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty ranging from three plus miles marathon.

The winners will be determined by the best team time per team: men, women and mixed.

When the club had a beast event April 8, over 30 teams participated.

Brooks said that students or non-student are able to participate.

To register for the event, participatants must submit a registration form by Nov. 3 in Room 131A in Candler.

The fee for each individual to enter is $20, and $15 for military veterans

When all participants on a team registered, the team will be able to pick the best time slot.

For questions about the event, contact K Club President Patrick Elizondo at 210-517-1840.


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