The Iron Circus 9
Date: TBD 2020
The Iron Circus is a teams of 2 met-con contest that tests athletes in strength, power, agility, speed, accuracy, teamwork, aerobic capacity, and strategy.
Every year you will find lots of surprises as athletes from all over New England test their fitness against devilishly designed events to see who will be the Champion of this premiere event.
Kids Rock Climbing Program
Next Registration: Jan 6
TruStrength Athletics continues offering its kids rock climbing program in November. This course is 2 months long and introduces kids to the dynamic sport of bouldering! Our instructors cover sport safety, climbing techniques and problem solving during these 1 hour weekly sessions. We also use a slackline for balance work and a new TreadWall for climbing stamina! This course will raise your athlete's confidence level as well as their fitness.
Registration is limited! Groups meet on Monday [age 8-12], Tuesday [age 7-12] or Wednesday [age 12-17] at 4pm. Groups need 4 registrations min to run.
Please email (Subject line: kids climbing) for more information.
2018 race photos (click to enlarge)
"The SufferFun Series" SkiMo race
2020 Series: March 7th
TruStrength Athletics is proud to continue to produce "The SufferFun" Ski mountaineering race held at Mt Abram ski resort in Maine. There will be three fun skimo options this year: a single lap, a 3-lap option, and 5 lap option. For the 1-lap option, racers will choose between two routes that include a short woods boot pack (see map link). It will be up to racers to strategize which loop will make them faster! All racers have the same summit transition area and descend the same route. 3-lap racers will all start on the same route, then complete lap two on the other route, and whomever is in the lead going into lap 3 will choose which lap to do for the 3rd. All consecutive racers will be forced to alternate direction of lap 3. Ex. If racer 1 selects the shorter lap, racer 2 must ascend the longer lap, racer 3 must do the shorter lap, etc. All racers should have a pack or means of attaching skis to their body.
The 5 lap option will be USSMA sanctioned and follow guidelines and require a membership (day of available). Full course details will be made available as event nears. It will have appx 5k of vert and many transitions.
"TruStrength puts on an awesome "hometown" event! Initially reluctant to make the trip to Maine, from Vermont, we couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. What a well-organized event! The course was perfectly mapped/flagged with no opportunities to get lost (something we encounter frequently in this type of race). While physically demanding for competitive racers who wanted to really push it, the race was still accessible to newcomers to the sport of skimo. Jesse and his associates were extremely friendly and made the warm-up and post-race times a blast, giving away awesome swag. Mt. Abram is a great setting for a race like this. We were impressed by the amount of vert that could be packed into each lap giving it a big mountain feel with a small mountain vibe. I'm definitely putting any TruStrength events on my calendar for next year! "
John, John, and Milan from MtnOps/Dynafit Skimo Team