Frequently Asked Questions about the Gladiator Challenge

1. What is it, and when is it happening?
2. Why should I compete in the Gladiator Challenge?
3. Why join as a group as opposed to individual?
4. What does it cost to compete?
5. Where does the money go?
6. What components are in the Challenge?
7. Do I have to be an athlete to compete?
8. How do I register, or get more information?
9. Can I learn ahead of time what I'm getting into?
10. Who is sponsoring this event?

1. What is it, and when is it happening? The challenge consists of 2 full sized obstacle courses estimated roughly at 400ft long. The course will have climbing walls, balance beams, sprinting, over/unders and much more!! Which all have to be done in an all out sprint! 2009 is the year to take you past those self limitations!! It's happening on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 1:00 - 4:00pm at Talisman Centre. This is the second annual Gladiator Challenge and all the proceeds will go directly to the Access Advantage Fundraising Campaign.

2. Why should I compete in the Gladiator Challenge? The Gladiator Challenge taxes you past the limitations you put on yourself. It’s an opportunity to push yourself mentally, physically and emotionally and the benefit will impact every aspect of your life. It’s a chance to start training if you haven’t already or to enhance your current training regime.

3. Why join as a group as opposed to individual? This is an individual choice, whether you join singularly or in a group of four — the benefits are just as great. In a group you get a ‘group support’ atmosphere where you can build friendships with people you may not otherwise have the opportunity to do. It’s a fantastic way to support each other through training and to just even finish the the course! If you are a self-motivator and you want to prove to yourself you can do it, then competing on your own is the way to go!

4. What does it cost to compete? The cost is $50 for an individual or $200 for a team. If you register before March 15th, you will receive a free t-shirt, and a one-on-one training session with Stacey Boyer, our resident gladiator!

5. Where does the money go?The Access Advantage Fundraising Campaign. Talisman Centre is dedicated to breaking down barriers so that all Calgarians, regardless of developmental, physical or financial ability can have a fun and inspiring place to reach their goals. Help us tear down the barriers to participation and welcome all shapes, sizes and abilities to Talisman Centre. All proceeds raised through the Gladiator Challenge go to Access Advantage.

6. What components are in the Challenge? Over/unders, a climbing wall, a balance beam, weight pulls, hurdles and more (we’re not going to give it all away!). You will be challenged both for strength and endurance. TRAIN HARD!

7. Do I have to be an athlete to compete? No, you DO NOT have to be an athlete to compete. However, you DO need to train for both strength and endurance. You need to be fully hydrated and properly fueled! Anyone from 18-50 years of age can do this keeping in mind it is 1 miute of FULL OUT exertion. We recommend seeing your doctor before you start your training. Embrace everything that comes with the preparation, both good and bad, and remember... "Tough times don't last... tough people do."

8. How do I register, or get more information? You can register at the Customer Service Desk at Talisman Centre, or contact Stacey Boyer for more information: (403) 233-8393. (Remember, if you register before March 15th, you will receive a free t-shirt, and a one-on-one training session with Stacey Boyer, our resident gladiator!)

9. Can I learn ahead of time what I'm getting into? There will be a workshop and course preview held free-of-charge at Talisman Centre on Saturday, March 21st from noon to 2:00pm. This workshop is open to everyone, whether you have already registered for the Gladiator Challenge, or are thinking of registering. Call Talisman Centre today to reserve a spot! (403) 233-8393.

10. Who is sponsoring this event? We want to promote our sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. They have been very generous and have provided tremendous support and resources for which we are very grateful. We're thrilled to count among our sponsors FFWD magazine, The Calgary Sun, Define Fitness, Pink Lime, Endure Wear, The Verve, Creeations, Impact magazine, and Jugo Juice. They are supporting a very worthy cause through the Access Advantage Fundraising Campaign, and we encourage you to visit our sponsors and see what they have to offer.



























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