Marshall Recreation Center to host Pump and Run competition


Pump and Run, a competition that features a combination of weight lifting and a 5K run, will take place at the Marshall Recreation Center on Saturday, Jan. 31 beginning at 8 a.m.

Participants will be able to take up to 15 minutes off their running time by shedding 30 seconds off their time with each bench press rep.

The 5K run (3.1 miles) will be completed outside, around the campus, and will include chip timing. In the case of inclement weather, the run will take place on the Rec Center treadmills.

The pump portion of the race, which precedes the run, will take place in the Rec Center. Participants will weigh in with an event representative to determine the amount of weight to be bench pressed. One max attempt is allowed.

In the younger men categories, boys ages 12-14 will lift 65 percent of their body weight, and boys ages 15-18 will lift 85 percent of their body weight.

Men ages 19-39 will be responsible for lifting 100 percent of their body weight.  Men ages 40-49 will lift 90 percent of their body weight, and men ages 50-59 will lift 80 percent of their body weight. Men ages 60 and over will lift 70 percent of their body weight.

In the younger women category, girls ages 12-14 will lift 45 percent of their body weight, and girls ages 15-18 will lift 55 percent of their body weight. Women ages 19-39 will be responsible for lifting 70 percent of their body weight.  Women ages 40-49 will lift 60 percent of their body weight. Women ages 50-59 will be responsible for lifting 50 percent of their body weight. Women ages 60 and over will lift 40 percent of their body weight.

There will be seven age divisions ranging from 12 to 60 and older as well as male and female divisions. Scores will be determined by the 5K time minus number of reps x 30 seconds. Awards will be given to the overall top male and female contenders and to the first-place finishers in each of the men’s and women’s divisions.

Participants can sign up for Pump and Run at the Marshall Recreation Center welcome desk or online at www.tristateracer.com. Participants will be able to sign up the day of the event. The entry fee for the Pump and Run is $20.

 

For more information or to sponsor the race, contact Michele Muth, the race director, by phone at ext. 6-2943, or by e-mail at pallante1@marshall.edu.