Now that the 2014 Chippewa Valley Challenge is in the books, we would like to take a moment to reflect on how amazing this year was for us and for many of our Participants.
The Challenge started January 6 in the midst of one of the coldest winters in the record books. We extended the weigh-ins due to the sub-zero temps many of us faced here in Wisconsin. Almost 600 determined individuals braved the cold and weighed in for the Challenge.
This year, with the expansion of the Challenge to cities outside of the Chippewa Valley, proved to be a challenge for us as well. We give a special thanks to Midwest Physical Therapy & Fitness Center, Snap Fitness Rice Lake and Losing it with Lisa at Riverfront Athletic Club for bearing with us despite the distance.
This year was a year of many firsts for the Challenge.
Congratulations to Scott Smith of Chippewa Falls!
Scott is the 2014 Chippewa Valley Challenge Champion, losing 40.68% of his starting body weight. Scott is the first male to be crowned the Champion of the Chippewa Valley Challenge. On January 6, 2014 he weighed in at 256.40 lbs. At the Grand Finale Weigh-in, Scott weighed in at 152.10 lbs. In the words of Scott, "You are never too old or too big to change your life."
As a whole, the Challenge Participants lost over 2.86 TONS! Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2014 Chippewa Valley Challenge.
The 2015 Challenge will begin on Monday, January 5. We have some exciting changes coming up for 2015.
Thank you again to all of this year's Sponsors and Participating Locations!
For those of you who have completed the Challenge in past years or are new to the maintenance realm and looking for continued motivation, we have an option for you!
Starting August 11, the Challenge's very own Jen Bailey, CPT will be hosting a 10-week training program for those who wish to run a half marathon on Sunday, October 19! Yes, you CAN train for a half marathon in 10 weeks! You can do this!
Already registered for the 5k? No problem. You can either change your category to the half marathon, or train with us anyway and dominate your 5k!
The Challenge Running Group
Train to complete your first half or push for a PR!
August 11-October 19, 2014
Sundays at 6 p.m.
Meet at Braun's Bay (by Carson Park)
$5/session or $40 upfront ($10 savings!)
Those who register for the first training run on Sunday, August 17
will receive a print out of the 10-week training program on Sunday, August 10. There will also be a pasta feed and team
t-shirt decorating party on Saturday, October 18 for those who have completed 5 or more session. More details TBA.
Want extra motivation on the day of the half?
Join team CHIPPEWA VALLEY CHALLENGE when registering for The Biggest Loser RunWalk Eau Claire and save $5 on your registration fee! Jen will run with those who want support throughout the half.
We have 10 race bibs to give away!
We will choose two winners each Sunday evening except on October 19. The winners for the evening will be randomly chosen from those who attend that session.
(NOTE: Session participant may win only one race bib.)
Watch for more details on how to join The Group!