The Mount Carmel Fitness Center 5K Pump & Run is a fun and great way to tests overall fitness by measuring both strength and endurance. The pump will begin at 7:00 am – 9:00 am followed by the run portion at 9:30 am.
In the competition, participants bench press a percentage of their body weight. Each lift (up to a max of 30) reduces their 5-kilometer run time by 30 seconds.
The Pump & Run has multiple age/gender divisions (14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & older). Depending on age, males must bench press 60 to 100 percent of their body weight, and females 40 to 70 percent of their body weight. Trainers oversee the bench press and inspire lifters to their maximum. At the weigh-in, your weight percentage is calculated first, then the resulting number is adjusted to the nearest 5 lb increment (if you’re right in the middle, they’ll round up). Once the bench card is turned in, the decision of the spotter is final. If you have any questions, please review with the spotter during the bench time. The scoring adjustments by the race team will use the bench reps listed on the bench card with no exceptions. All athletes must be able to press a 40-45 lb barbell.
Awards: The top 5 overall male and female finishers will receive awards. All finishers will receive a medal upon the completion of their 5K run.
5K (3.1 Mile) Run/Walk
Take part in a 5K run/walk from the Mount Carmel Fitness Center on the paved trails around the the fitness center and back. Run or walk your choice but its a fun event for the entire family. Afterwards, stick around for a fun celebration with music, light food, exhibitors, and other activities.
The top 3 overall male and female finishers will receive a commemorative award. All finishers will receive a medal.