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NU challenging students, alumni, public to B.A.S.I.C. competition

by jmaloni

Press release

Thu, Apr 18th 2013 12:15 pm

It may not yet be a "Tough Mudder" or even a "Spartan Race," but an upcoming physical challenge at Niagara University is anything but basic.

Well, come to think of it, it is.

The first-ever NU B.A.S.I.C. Training Challenge - slated for Sunday, April 28 - will test the endurance of participants, all while raising money for one of the university's flagship service-learning programs.

Similar to the aforementioned competitions, the event consists of a 10-stage obstacle course that requires entrants to drag a Humvee 50 yards across a parking lot, rope climb over a swimming pool, crawl through a mud pit, flip tires, and more.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to NU's Brothers and Sisters In Christ (B.A.S.I.C.) program, which sends students, faculty and staff on service trips to various locations around the U.S. and Panama.

The NU B.A.S.I.C. Training Challenge is open to Niagara University students, employees, alumni and the public. The only requirement is that each team of 4-6 must have at least one member that is affiliated with Niagara University (student, employee or alumni). All participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Registration is $20 per person. The fee must be paid at the Kiernan Recreation Center for all teammates by Wednesday, April 24. Online payment is not available. Each participant will receive a commemorative T-shirt and headband.

The event will begin around 10 a.m. at Niagara Field, which is located directly behind the Kiernan Recreation Center on Niagara University's campus.

To obtain additional information and/or register, call 716-286-8055 or visit http://purple.niagara.edu/basictrainingchallenge.

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