Stadium Blitz Gamified Obstacle Course Race Coming to KU, David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Stadium Blitz ushered in a new style of gamified obstacle course racing to major stadiums earlier this year. Today, The Jayhawk Experience and Kansas Athletics announced the Stadium Blitz 2020 tour will stop at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on April 25, 2020.
“When we launched Stadium Blitz in October 2019 in Buffalo and Tampa, we quickly knew it was a competitive experience unlike any other for fitness enthusiasts of all levels,” said Chris Gronkowski. “The opportunity to chart your own course allows competitive racers, aspiring athletes and even families with children to all compete side-by-side in some of America’s favorite stadiums.”
Stadium Blitz, presented by Rob Gronkowski and Gronk Nation, is designed to make the fun and empowering experience of obstacle course racing available to fitness enthusiasts of any level and children as young as seven years old. One of the only obstacle course races that allows participants to determine how hard they want to be tested, Stadium Blitz allows racers to challenge themselves without intimidation or the threat of punishment through a gamified, choose-your-own-adventure race course.
“The concept of matching a historic college football venue with an obstacle race was an opportunity we were immediately interested in pursuing,” said Chris Freet, Deputy AD for External Engagement. “Obstacle Course racing has been growing for many years and we’re elated that KU Athletics can be among the first football stadiums to bring this popular, family-friendly experience to our college community.”
Designed to test different areas of fitness from strength to agility, Stadium Blitz features three levels of obstacles, each increasing in difficulty but intermixed throughout the course. A racer who completes an obstacle is rewarded with points—the harder the obstacle, the bigger the point potential. Racers can decide to skip an obstacle and forfeit the reward. Points are earned and tracked via special RFID-connected wristbands. Participants can compete as an individual or as a team.
Early bird registration for a Stadium Blitz obstacle course race starts at just $40 for adults. Special pricing is offered for children, students and members of the military. Fans and supporters are also invited to join in the fun by cheering participants on from special seating areas inside the stands of America’s premier sports stadiums.
Stadium Blitz 2020 tour dates include:
- Feb. 8 – Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla.
- Feb. 29 – Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
- March 14 – Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas
- April 18 – Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio
- April 25 – David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan.
- May 2 – SHI Stadium in Piscataway, N.J.
Additional tour dates will be announced in spring 2020 for host markets in New England, Colorado, Western New York, Southern California, and Indiana. The Stadium Blitz National Championship will close out the 2020 tour.
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About Stadium Blitz
Stadium Blitz is a new gamified obstacle course race series held in premier sports stadiums across the nation that puts participants in charge of how hard they want to be tested, without the threat of intimidation or punishment. In partnership with Rob Gronkowski and Gronk Nation, Stadium Blitz obstacle races are designed to provide a one-of-a-kind experience for fitness enthusiasts of every level, and children as young as seven years old. For more information and multimedia assets, visit StadiumBlitz.com.
About Gronk Nation
Gronks, the family of football. This family of five boys has pushed themselves to become elite athletes while having the time of their lives. Four of the Gronkowski brothers have played football in the NFL, while the oldest brother Gordie played professional baseball. The Gronks work hard and push themselves to be the best on and off the field. The brothers are now taking the next steps and using their talents in the business world and Hollywood, with new businesses like their Gronk Nation clothing line, Ice Shaker brand and Gronk Fitness Products. For more information, visit GronkNation.com.