The Michigan Hero Rush was an awesome event that brought people of all ages from all over the Mid-West. This post is a recap of the trip to the Calhoun County Fairgrounds and a bit of a challenge to all firefighters. Micheal “Smitty” Smith (Boron Extrication) and I had a great time, but needed a nap after crossing the finish line.
Here’s a quick description of the Hero Rush event:
Race through a 5k+ course of heroic (and unique!) obstacles — slide, climb, get wet, get lost, get WETTER, make some saves and a ton more. We’ll surround you with our Inferno Midway with even more themed challenges, a great adventure (and educational) course for kids, awesome “experience” components — and all the food, drink and entertainment you love! Check Hero Rush out on Facebook.
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Below is a video that shows the obstacles we were up against in Michigan. Missing in the video is the 3.1 mile run.
This event was definitely family oriented as my family came along to cheer me, Smitty, and the other Rushers on. It was pretty exciting to see my 6 year old daughter running faster than me as I came out of an obstacle. After the 343 wave, the girls had a chance to jump through a kid friendly rusher course.
Smitty and I rushed in the 343 wave in memory of our brothers that died on 9/11. Here are pictures of my bib and the starting group.
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