Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mentor boys track and football teams hosting unique event on April 6

The Mentor boys track and football teams are teaming up for a special event on April 6.
The Cardinals are holding their first Cardinal Pump & 5K Chase.
What's a pump and 5K chase?
It involves bench pressing and running three miles.
The event is open to the public. The registration fee is $25. The cost for kids 14-and-under is $15. All proceeds benefit Mentor's boys track and football teams.
The bench press will be held from 7-8:30 a.m. The more you bench, the more time you can shave from your 5K race (up to 10 minutes). The minimum weight is 45 pounds for men and women. The maximum weight is 225. Individuals can attempt between 0 to 10 reps.
For example, women can earn one minute off of their 5K race if they bench 100 pounds. For men, the beginning weight is 1,350. If the weight is reached, men can earn one minute off their 5K. The weight increments for both women and men increases to 100 pounds per each minute credit.
Following the bench press, the 5K will be held at 9 a.m. The start and finish is inside Jerome T. Osborne Stadium. Runners who chose not to bench or earn 0 credits will start like a normal 5K race.
For more information, e-mail or call 440-479-4651.
Click here for an online entry form.

-Theresa Neuhoff Audia



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