• Nick Zacharias

Rx1Nation grand finale in Rigaud


Over 750 Athletes from Vaudreul-Soulanges to Ottawa to the Eastern Townships and beyond descended on the campus of Collège Bourget in Rigaud on August 17 for the grand finale of Rx1Nation obstacle racing.

Rx1Nation races involve competitors completing timed runs around a course, while stopping for multiple tests of strength and fitness – everything from deadlifts to kettle bell swings to flipping tractor tires – along the way. Competitors have trained and travelled to events together all season, with a true passion for fitness, community, competition and fun.

“What’s amazing about Rx1Nation is how inclusive it is,” says avid competitor Erin Roberts. “There are different tests for athletes at beginner, intermediate, expert and pro levels, and at each one there are invigilators to make sure that exercises are done properly, with fairness and with safety in mind.”

There is also room for juniors, and for those with disabilities.

Says Roberts, “In the Fondation Moonchild wave, kids with handicaps of all kinds are paired up with volunteer runners so they have a chance to participate with the athletes and to be celebrated.”

The event was a grand success for all involved.


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