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Gamified obstacle course race announces 2020 stop at Sun Devil Stadium

Stadium Blitz delivers fun for fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities

people running through an obstacle course in a stadium

Stadium Blitz, presented by Rob Gronkowski and Gronk Nation, ushered in a new style of gamified obstacle course race to major stadiums earlier this year and is now bringing the course to Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. Photo courtesy Stadium Blitz

November 12, 2019

After a successful pilot year, the ASU 365 Community Union is excited to announce that the obstacle course race Stadium Blitz is coming to Sun Devil Stadium this February. 

Presented by former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and his youth fitness foundation Gronk Nation, Stadium Blitz ushered in a new style of gamified obstacle course race to major stadiums earlier this year. Today, organizers announced a 2020 tour that will travel throughout the U.S. in the coming year. So far, tour stops have been announced for Tallahassee, Florida; Tempe, Arizona; Dallas; Columbus, Ohio; Lawrence, Kansas; and Piscataway, New Jersey. 

The course will make its stop in Tempe and take over Sun Devil Stadium on Feb. 29, 2020.

“Sun Devil Stadium is one of the top stadiums in the country, and as we move toward year-round programming within the stadium, we’re excited to have Stadium Blitz coming to ASU,” said Vice President for cultural affairs Colleen Jennings-Roggensack.

“When we launched Stadium Blitz in October 2019 in Buffalo and Tampa, we quickly knew it was a competitive experience unlike any other for fitness enthusiasts of all levels,” said Chris Gronkowski, brother to Rob and former National Football League fullback. “The opportunity to chart your own course allows competitive racers, aspiring athletes and even families with children to all compete side-by-side in some of America’s favorite stadiums.” 

Stadium Blitz is designed to make the fun and empowering experience of obstacle course racing available to fitness enthusiasts of any level and children as young as 7 years old. One of the only obstacle course races that allows participants to determine how hard they want to be tested, Stadium Blitz allows racers to challenge themselves without intimidation or the threat of punishment through a gamified, choose-your-own-adventure race course. 

Designed to test different areas of fitness from strength to agility, Stadium Blitz features three levels of obstacles, each increasing in difficulty but intermixed throughout the course. A racer who completes an obstacle is rewarded with points — the harder the obstacle, the bigger the point potential. Racers can decide to skip an obstacle and forfeit the reward. Points are earned and tracked via special RFID-connected wristbands. Participants can compete as an individual or as a team. 

Early bird registration for a Stadium Blitz obstacle course race starts at just $40 for adults. Special pricing is offered for children, students and members of the military. Fans and supporters are also invited to join in the fun by cheering participants on from special seating areas in the stands. 

For more information or to register, visit Follow the race series on social media @StadiumBlitz and via the hashtag #AreYouGame.

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