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Samson Challenge 2018
Strength - Endurance - Power - Mental Toughness - Grit


SAMSON CHALLENGE & JUNIOR SAMSON ARE SOLD OUT! 

TRUCK PULL IS STILL OPEN!

TO GET ON THE WAITING LIST E-MAIL SUSANNA: susannap@jccabq.org 


Flip tires more than twice your weight. Trudge, sweat, and grunt your way to the finish line. Push your limits, test your strength and have a blast along the way with the 4th annual Samson Challenge! 

Thank you to this year's title event sponsor, American Home! We are thrilled to work alongside the BEST furniture store around.


This event is a unique obstacle course combining endurance, strongman, and adventure race activities all in one. Locally produced by the JCC of Greater Albuquerque, this heart pumping challenge is every adrenaline junkie's dream come true. 

The Samson Challenge can be taken on competitively - or just for fun - at any fitness level. You can compete as a Warrior, Jock, Average Joe/Jane, Masters, (50+) and Rock Stars (65+). All levels' winners will receive great prizes!

Events include: rowing, tire flips, spartan pull, sandbag carry (with army crawl), tire pull, kettlebell carry, burpee frog hops, over head lunges with straight leg sit ups, medicine ball toss and a water wade. Samson Event demonstration video will be published soon on the JCC Samson Challenge Facebook Page!

This year we are bringing back our 3rd annual Truck Pull. Athlete will pull truck weighing half-ton for 25 meters and fastest time will win! This year we will have categories to both men & women! 


JCC is proud to present our 2nd annual Junior Samson. Special course is designed for young athletes 5-14 years of age. Kids course has more focus on agility, balance and endurance, than just pure strength, and it will be a blast!

Everyone can be Samson Strong!


Samson Challenge Event Standards 2018

Event 1 – Concept 2 Rowing

Athletes will begin on the rower. Each athlete is permitted to set their damper to the desired setting. 

Warrior Men – 1000 meters              Warrior Women – 1000 meters

Jock Men – 750 meters                       Jock Women – 750 meters

Ave. Joe Men – 500 meters                Average Jane – 500 meters

Master’s Male – 500 meters               Master’s Female – 500 meters

Rockstar Male – 400 meters               Rockstar Female – 400 meters


Event 2 – Tire Flips

The athlete will advance to their prescribed tire. Ten total tire flips must be completed. Tire will be flipped 5 times forward. Then participant will switch to the other end of tire and flip it 5 times back. If tire is too heavy for the athlete to continue or complete all 10 flips, the athlete is allowed to take a penalty for advancement. A one minute penalty will be assessed for each uncompleted repetition. This will be added to the total time of the athlete at the completion of the course. 

Example – 3 non completed repetitions = 3 minute penalty

Warrior Men – Red marked tire                               Warrior Women – Orange marked tire

Jock Men – Purple marked tire                                 Jock Women – Green marked tire

Ave. Joe Men – Yellow marked tire                          Average Jane – Pink marked tire

Master’s Men – Yellow marked tire                         Master’s Women – Pink marked tire

Rockstar Men – Yellow marked tire                         Rockstar Women – Blue marked tire


Event 3 –  Spartan Pull 

Each athlete will advance to their prescribed rope/sandbag. Athlete will sit down, crab their rope and pull their sandbag all the way up 10 times. Movement is to be done in a seated position, with bottom down at all times. If the bag is too heavy for athlete to finish all 10 pulls, the athlete can take a penalty. One minute penalty for each uncompleted repetition. 

Warrior Men – 50lbs bag                                          Warrior Women – 40lbs bag

Jock Men – 40lbs bag                                                Jock Women – 20lbs bag

Ave. Joe Men – 30lbs bag                                        Average Jane – 15lbs bag

Master’s Men – 30lbs bag                                       Master’s Women – 15lbs bag

Rockstar Men – 30lbs bag                                       Rockstar Women – 15lbs bag


Event 4 - Sandbag Run

After the final tire flip is completed athlete will advance to the sandbag station and pick up their appropriately labeled sandbag. Run will then take place around the field; in a clearly marked off course. This run will be 2 total laps around the field (approximately 500m) – except Rockstars will only run 1 lap. Addition to previous years: athlete will army crawl with their sandbag through the netting on the east side of the field. Athlete will crawl through twice – once on each lap. Participants must go around the flags marking the field. Below are the specific weight requirements for the sandbag run:


Warrior Men – 50lb sandbag RED                      Warrior Women – 30lb Sandbag ORANGE

Jock Men – 30lb Sandbag PURPLE                      Jock Women – 20lb Sandbag GREEN

Avg Joe/Masters – 20lb Sandbag YELLOW        Avg Jane/Masters – 10lb Sandbag PINK

Rockstar Men – 20lb Sandbag YELLOW             Rockstar Women – 5lb Sandbag BLUE


Event 5 – Sled Pull. 

Athlete will return their sandbag to the start and head towards the tire pull. Warriors will be pulling their sleds on the concrete while rest of the athletes will be on the grass field. Athlete will load their sled with an appropriate amount of weight, pull at any technique (front/back/any grip) for 20 meters, turn the sled around and pull back for another 20 meters. Athletes can NOT shorten the rope, hands need to be placed at the loops at the end of the rope. After the total of 40 meters pull – athlete will have to unload the sled for the next contestant.

Warrior Men – 180lbs                                 Warrior Women – 130lbs

Jock Men – 150lbs                                      Jock Women – 110lbs

Avg Joe/Masters – 115lbs                        Avg Jane/Masters – 90lbs

Rockstar Men – 115lbs                            Rockstar Women – 60lbs


Event 6 – Odd Load Farmer Carry

Athlete will carry 1- kettlebell on farmer’s carry style to 25 meter mark, turn around, switch arms, and carry their dedicated kettlebell back to start. 

Warrior Men – 60lbs RED                                Warrior Women – 45lbs ORANGE

Jock Men – 45lbs PURPLE                                Jock Women – 30lbs GREEN

Average Joe/Master – 35lbs YELLOW            Avg Jane/Master – 15lbs PINK

Rockstar Men – 35lbs YELLOW                       Rockstar Women – 12lbs  BLUE


Event 7 – Burpee Frog Hops 

Athlete will perform a burpee (chest does not have to touch the ground) and follow up it with a frog hope/step. Athlete will perform as many burpee frog hops as it takes to finish the 25 meters and back. 


Event 8- Overhead Lunges 

Athlete will pick up their dedicated barbell, place it in overhead position with locked elbows and lunge 25 meters. Back Knee needs to touch the ground – except for Rockstar level athletes. Once athlete reaches the 25 meter mark, she/he will perform 25 straight leg sit ups with barbell overhead. Rockstar athletes will perform 25 sit ups without the barbell. After completion of the sit ups, athlete will lunge the same way back. 

Warrior Men – 18lbs RED                               Warrior Women – 18lbs ORANGE

Jock Men – 18lbs PURPLE                               Jock Women – 15lbs GREEN

Average Joe/Master – 15lbs YELLOW           Avg Jane/Master – 12lbs PINK

Rockstar Men  – 15lbs YELLOW                      Rockstar Women – 9lbs BLUE


                        

200m Sprint to Sand Volleyball Court

Athletes will follow the clearly marked path from the field to the #9 event at the sand volleyball court. This is an approximately 200 meter sprint.

Event 9 – Medicine Ball Toss

Athlete will receive their designated weighted medicine ball and will complete 10 repetitions. Each repetition will consist of a squat, thrust and toss, resulting in the medicine ball clearing the top of the volleyball net and landing on the opposite side. Athlete will then retrieve their ball and repeat, for 10 repetitions total. Inability to complete all repetitions will result in 5 min. penalty. Upon completion of all repetitions, athlete will advance through the gate closest to the volleyball court, into the pool area.

Warrior Men – 30lbs RED                                            Warrior Women – 25lbs ORANGE

Jock Men – 20lbs PURPLE                                           Jock Women – 14lbs GREEN

Average Joe/Master – 14lbs YELLOW                       Average Jane/Master – 6lbs PINK

Rockstar Men – 14lbs YELLOW                                   Rockstar Women – 4lbs BLUE


Event 10 – Wade the Water with overhead Carry!

Athlete will remove shoes, and if they choose to, clothes as well (bathing suit required…) and jump FEET FIRST into shallow end of the pool into one of the Samson-dedicated lap lanes. Lanes are dedicated for various heights. 

Lane 1. 5’-5’3”, Lane 2. 5’4”-5’7”, Lane 3. 5’8”-5’11”, Lane 5. 6’+

Warrior Men – 45lbs RED                                           Warrior Women – 35lbs ORANGE

Jock Men – 35lbs PURPLE                                           Jock Women – 25lbs GREEN

Average Joe/Master – 25lbs YELLOW                       Average Jane/Master – 10lbs PINK

Rockstar Men – 25lbs YELLOW                                  Rockstar Women – 5lbs BLUE

Athlete will carry a dedicated weight over their head while walking in the water. Athlete will walk from one end to the next and back. 

*To finish the course and lock in a final time, athlete will sound the buzzer/bell, located several feet outside the pool. If athlete chooses to skip the pool, she/he will receive a 10 min penalty. 

Registration fees

Warrior - Male Closed

Registration closed
    1. $50.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Jun 21 – Jul 31
    2. $55.00

      Regular Registration

      Aug 1 – Sep 15
    3. $65.00

      Late Registration

      Sep 16 – Sep 27

Warrior - Female Closed

Registration closed
  • Advanced level of fitness required. All obstacles are performed with the heaviest equipment. See JCC's Samson Challenge video and event standards for reference.

    1. $50.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Jun 21 – Jul 31
    2. $55.00

      Regular Registration

      Aug 1 – Sep 15
    3. $65.00

      Late Registration

      Sep 16 – Sep 27

Jock - Male Closed

Registration closed
  • This level requires athleticism, intermediate level of fitness - well suited for Weekend Warriors. See JCC- Samson Video and Event Standards for reference.

    1. $50.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Jun 21 – Jul 31
    2. $55.00

      Regular Registration

      Aug 1 – Sep 15
    3. $65.00

      Late Registration

      Sep 16 – Sep 27

Jock - Female Closed

Registration closed
  • This level requires athleticism, intermediate level of fitness, and is well suited for Weekend Warriors. Please see JCC Samson Video and event standards for reference.

    1. $50.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Jun 21 – Jul 31
    2. $55.00

      Regular Registration

      Aug 1 – Sep 15
    3. $65.00

      Late Registration

      Sep 16 – Sep 27

Average Joe Closed

Registration closed
  • This event is open for everyone - requires a beginning level of fitness and a whole lot enthusiasm.

    1. $50.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Jun 21 – Jul 31
    2. $55.00

      Regular Registration

      Aug 1 – Sep 15
    3. $65.00

      Late Registration

      Sep 16 – Sep 27

Average Jane Closed

Registration closed
  • This level requires beginning level of fitness. Every one is welcomed to compete as a Jane! :) See JCC- Samson Video and Event Standards for reference.

    1. $50.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Jun 21 – Jul 31
    2. $55.00

      Regular Registration

      Aug 1 – Sep 15
    3. $65.00

      Late Registration

      Sep 16 – Sep 27

Masters- Male (50+) Closed

Registration closed
  • Master's Level Samson Challenge is for awesome athletes over 50 years of age! Please see JCC Samson Video & Event Standards for reference.

    1. $50.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Jun 21 – Jul 31
    2. $55.00

      Regular Registration

      Aug 1 – Sep 15
    3. $65.00

      Late Registration

      Sep 16 – Sep 27

Masters- Female (50+) Closed

Registration closed
  • Master's Level Samson Challenge is for awesome athletes over 50 years of age! Please see JCC Samson Video & Event Standards for reference.

    1. $50.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Jun 21 – Jul 31
    2. $55.00

      Regular Registration

      Aug 1 – Sep 15
    3. $65.00

      Late Registration

      Sep 16 – Sep 27

Rockstar Male (65+) Closed

Registration closed
  • Rockstar Level Samson Challenge is for awesome athletes over 65 years of age! Please see JCC Samson Video & Event Standards for reference.

    1. $50.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Jun 21 – Jul 31
    2. $55.00

      Regular Registration

      Aug 1 – Sep 15
    3. $65.00

      Late Registration

      Sep 16 – Sep 27

Rockstar Female (65+) Closed

Registration closed
  • Rockstar Level Samson Challenge is for awesome athletes over 65 years of age! Please see JCC Samson Video & Event Standards for reference.

    1. $50.00

      Early Bird Pricing

      Jun 21 – Jul 31
    2. $55.00

      Regular Registration

      Aug 1 – Sep 15
    3. $65.00

      Late Registration

      Sep 16 – Sep 27

Truck Pull Closed

Registration closed
  • Strong like a bull? Come pull the truck on our 3rd annual Truck Pull.

    1. $50.00
      Jun 21 – Jul 31
    2. $55.00
      Aug 1 – Sep 16
    3. $65.00
      Sep 17 – Sep 27

Samson & Truck Pull Combo Closed

Registration closed
  • Calling for all SUPER ATHLETES! Only select few have done this in past - compete in both Samson & Truck Pull!

    1. $85.00
      Jun 21 – Jul 31
    2. $95.00
      Aug 1 – Sep 16
    3. $110.00
      Sep 17 – Sep 27

Junior Samson Closed

Junior Samson is designed for young athletes ages 5-14. Their course is a miniature version of the adult Samson challenge with little bit more concentration on agility, than strength. Your whole family can be Samson Strong!

  1. $25.00
    Jun 21 - Sep 27

The Junior Samson

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Contact Information

Event Location

5520 Wyoming Boulevard Northeast, Albuquerque, NM, USA

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