22721 North Polecat Road, Cuba, IL, 61427, Illinois, US

Start Date

09/03/2021

Activities: Obstacle course, Obstacle course 50 Miles, Obstacle course 25 Miles, Obstacle course 10 Miles

Join us this year 2021 as it is our 10th year Anniversary on the Decker Farm. This will be a very challenging and somewhat grueling 36, 12 or 4 hour event. Our goal is to combine strenuous Mid-Western farm chores with military boot camp, trail running, strongman training, and whatever else somewhat punishing we can come up with. Think of it as Conan the Barbarian meets Full Metal Jacket with a dash of Deliverance mixed in for fun!

You may want to get familiar with shooting a shot gun, bailing or carrying hay, using post hole diggers, chopping wood, carrying all kinds of heavy stuff. Plus, you may want to experience the effects of pepper spray!haha...Again these are all JUST possibilities and the actual tasks will not be revealed until you encounter them at the event.

Base camp will be your tent in a hay field. No RVs or buses please! You are NOT allowed to sleep once the event begins.

REQUIRED GEAR: (list may change closer to the event)

• Ruck Sack / Backpack - I personally recommend a 60 liter / 3500 cubic inch
• Camelbak hydration plus pack - recommend 70 - 100 oz
• Splitting maul (12 & 36hr ONLY)
• Two x 5 gallon buckets (NO MODIFICATIONS)
• Guys 2 x 50lb sandbags - gals 2 x 30lb sandbags
• Military Duffle Bag (this will be filled with 1/2 your body weight) - 36hr ONLY
• Life jacket
• Headlamp plus spare batteries

RECOMMENDED GEAR:

• Trail Shoes
• Work gloves
• Workout gear
• Rain gear
• Plenty of food & water
• Tent & sleeping gear - suggested, just in case you drop
• Insect repellent
• Roll of duct tape
• Suggested - poison ivy/oak remedy & first aid kit

RULE: CREWS/PACERS - to avoid any perceived or actual advantage of having a crew on the course with you, the rule for this year is: no crews/pacers, etc. are allowed on the course with the racers until hour 24 of the event or 7 PM on Saturday. You are on your own until then. At 7 PM Saturday you are allowed ONE pacer on the course with you at any given time for the last 12 hours. They CAN NOT assist you beyond your designated campsite in any way, meaning no bringing your food/water, no holding or carrying anything for you, etc. If you are caught violating this rule it will most likely be immediate disqualification. Also, they are allowed to take care of you at your campsite ONLY. They can not assist you on the course or in the check-in area. This is to avoid a cluster f*ck around check-in & the camp fire. Please understand we're not trying to be a**holes just trying to make it a very level playing field. Pretty sure that sense you signed up for this event that you won't have any problems with these rules. 

Please understand that you are registering for this event and agree to Gut Check Fitness, LLC policy that there are NO REFUNDS and/or TRANSFERS. You are ready to make the commitment to train, work hard, stay focused then show up and 'Embrace the SUCK'.

After the event we will have a bonfire, breakfast and a great time. Hope you can join us at "The Decker Farm".

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. The Ultimate SUCK (36hr)

    This will be a very challenging and somewhat grueling 36 hour event. Our goal is to combine strenuous Mid-Western farm chores with military boot camp, trail running, strongman training, and whatever else somewhat punishing we can come up with. Think of it as Conan the Barbarian meets Full Metal Jacket with a dash of Deliverance mixed in for fun! You may want to get familiar with shooting a shot gun, bailing or carrying hay, using post hole diggers, chopping wood, carrying all kinds of heavy stuff. We would also recommend going to a pig or calf scramble at the local fair! Plus, you may want to experience the effects of pepper spray!haha...Again these are all JUST possibilities and the actual tasks will not be revealed until you encounter them at the event. Base camp will be your tent in a hay field. No RVs or buses please! You are NOT allowed to sleep once the event begins. REQUIRED GEAR: (list may change closer to the event) • Ruck Sack / Backpack - I personally recommend a 60 liter / 3500 cubic inch • Camelbak hydration plus pack - recommend 70 - 100 oz • Splitting axe or maul • Two x 5 gallon buckets (NO MODIFICATIONS) • Guys 2 x 50lb sandbags - gals 2 x 30lb sandbags • Military Duffle Bag (this will be filled with half your body weight) • Life jacket • Headlamp plus spare batteries RECOMMENDED GEAR: • Trail Shoes • Work gloves • Workout gear • Rain gear • Plenty of food & water • Tent & sleeping gear - suggested, just in case you drop • Insect repellent • Roll of duct tape • Suggested - poison ivy/oak remedy & first aid kit RULE: CREWS/PACERS - to avoid any perceived or actual advantage of having a crew on the course with you, the rule for this year is: no crews/pacers. etc are allowed on the course with the racers until hour 24 of the event or 7 PM on Saturday. You are on your own until then. At 7 PM Saturday you are allowed ONE pacer on the course with you at any given time for the last 12 hours. They CAN NOT assist you beyond your designated campsite in any way, meaning no bringing your food/water, no holding or carrying anything for you, etc. If you are caught violating this rule it will most likely be immediate disqualification. Also. they are allowed to take care of you at your campsite ONLY. They can not assist you on the course or in the check-in area. This is to avoid a cluster f*ck around check-in & the camp fire. Please understand we're not trying to be a**holes just trying to make it a very level playing field. Pretty sure that since you signed up for this event that you won't have any problems with these rules.
    Activity Starts: 9/3/2021 19:00 - Activity Ends: 9/5/2021 07:00
    Registration opens : 9/8/2020 14:00
    Activity type: Obstacle course
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Performance T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/8/2020 14:00
      Registration closes : 11/1/2020 00:59
      Race fee : $349.00
      Processing fee : $17.75
    • Registration opens : 11/1/2020 01:00
      Registration closes : 1/2/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $379.00
      Processing fee : $19.19
    • Registration opens : 1/2/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 5/1/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $399.00
      Processing fee : $20.15
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 7/5/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $419.00
      Processing fee : $21.11
    • Registration opens : 7/5/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 9/4/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $429.00
      Processing fee : $21.59


  2. The SUCK (12hr)

    Start time 7PM Friday, September 3rd Location: Decker Farm The SUCK 12 hour- Mandatory Gear: • Ruck Sack / Backpack - I personally recommend a 60 liter / 3500 cubic inch • CamelBak hydration plus pack - recommend 70 - 100 oz • Life Jacket • Guys 2 x 50lb (22.7 kg) sandbags • Gals 2 x 30lb (13.6 kg) sandbags • 2 x 5 gallon (19 liters) buckets (NO MODIFICATIONS) • Splitting axe or maul • Headlamp • Duct tape Recommended Gear: • Trail Shoes • Work gloves • Workout gear • Warm/cold weather gear • Plenty of food, water & electrolytes for the entire 12 hours, there are no aid stations • Suggested - snake bit kit, poison ivy/oak remedy, first aid kit
    Activity Starts: 9/3/2021 19:00 - Activity Ends: 9/4/2021 07:00
    Registration opens : 9/8/2020 14:00
    Activity type: Obstacle course
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Performance T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/8/2020 14:00
      Registration closes : 11/1/2020 00:59
      Race fee : $179.00
      Processing fee : $11.38
    • Registration opens : 11/1/2020 01:00
      Registration closes : 1/2/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $199.00
      Processing fee : $12.54
    • Registration opens : 1/2/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 5/1/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $219.00
      Processing fee : $13.70
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 7/5/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $229.00
      Processing fee : $14.28
    • Registration opens : 7/5/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 9/4/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $249.00
      Processing fee : $15.44


  3. The GUT CHECK (mini-SUCK, 4hr)

    Start time 7PM Friday, September 3rd Location: Decker Farm The GUT CHECK 4 hour- Mandatory Gear: • CamelBak hydration plus pack - recommend 70 - 100 oz • Life Jacket • Guys 2 x 50lb (22.7 kg) sandbags • Gals 2 x 30lb (13.6 kg) sandbags • 2 x 5 gallon (19 liters) buckets (NO MODIFICATIONS) • Headlamp • Duct tape Recommended Gear: • Trail Shoes • Work gloves • Workout gear • Warm/cold weather gear • Plenty of food, water & electrolytes for the entire 4 hours, there are no aid stations • Suggested - snake bit kit, poison ivy/oak remedy, first aid kit *PLEASE NOTE: this event does not include a t-shirt, however, SUCK shirts will be available for purchase at registration.
    Activity Starts: 9/3/2021 19:00 - Activity Ends: 9/3/2021 23:00
    Registration opens : 9/8/2020 13:23
    Activity type: Obstacle course
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 9/8/2020 13:23
      Registration closes : 11/1/2020 00:59
      Race fee : $99.00
      Processing fee : $6.74
    • Registration opens : 11/1/2020 01:00
      Registration closes : 1/2/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $129.00
      Processing fee : $8.48
    • Registration opens : 1/2/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 9/4/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $149.00
      Processing fee : $9.64


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