Giveaway | The Fitathlon Challenge!



Show your fit side… for FREE!  Want to participate in a fun fitness event with obstacles that don’t include mud or electric shock?  Check out the Fitathlon Challenge, an event that is NEW to Fairfield County this year and will feature events for all fitness levels, for adults and kids!

And…..we’ve teamed up with the Fitathlon Challenge to offer 3 lucky readers 3 Adult race ($99 value each) entries and 3 Kids race entries ($15 value each)!  All you have to do state why you want to participate in the comment box below by Wed, July 3rd.  Giveaway ends at 9:00 pm on the 3rd.  Winner will be announced on our Facebook page.


Certified Personal Trainer Doug Dorsey, said he created the event because he was training so many clients for obstacle course events in his boot camps and one-on-one training, but his clients wanted events that were more focused on fitness and less on mud pits.  Clients also wanted to be able to participate with friends, even though they were all at different fitness levels.

Something for everyone

In the Fitathlon Challenge, YOU choose which level you want to compete in.  Everyone does similar obstacles, but a self declared “Newbie” will do 30 seconds of “Rope Slams” and can get assistance or work with teams getting over a 5 ft. wall, while “Competitors” can only rely on their own skill and compete for cash prizes.

Bring the kids!

There is a kids challenge too and it’s all about fun.  Doug said “I’ve been to so many events where the adults are having a great time, and the kids are asking – “Can’t I do it to?”   Kids do smaller versions of similar obstacles, and for younger children, their parents can participate with them.kidsobsThe first Fitathlon Challenge was held last September, and was recently run in April in the Greater Hartford area with 2,000 participants and now, the event is coming to Sherwood Island Park in Westport, October 5th.  Get all the details here

And…. Enter to win by July 3rd!  Comment on why you want to participate to be entered.

Several of us at Fairfield County Moms Blog are already signed up!  We’re looking forward to participating with many of you (and will have a full report after the event with plenty of entertaining pictures!).  Who’s in?

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Elysa Cruse is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, Certified Personal Trainer and is the Manager of the Corporate Wellness Program for Pitney Bowes ( She moved to Fairfield County after college and has been enjoying great ways to be active and eat well in the area ever since, including teaching exercise classes such as Stroller Strides, Pilates and Boot Camp. She is mom to an adorable 3 year old boy and loves getting outdoors whether hiking, biking, or running (really anything as long as it's not weeding). Elysa is still working on the ultimate in work life balance and she's okay if she never quite finds it. Connect with Elysa on Twitter @ElysaCruseRD


  1. I want it for my husband, 7 year old son and I to do together! Thus would be a fun way to get fit as a family and I’m pretty sure my 7 year old could kick my butt!!

  2. This looks like a LOT of fun!!! I’ve never done anything like this but I am always up for a challenge. I think I might just have to sigh up :D!

  3. I’ve never done anything like this before, but it’s time and with Elysa’s help, I’ll be ready!

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