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National Television Show & Major Fitness Event Coming to Des Moines Aug 2

HARD CHARGE obstacle course racing event will be held at Cownie Sports Complex and filmed for national sports TV series, airing on Comcast Sports Net

Des Moines, IA, February 28, 2014 --( HARD CHARGE® national television series features weekend warriors as they compete in an event that puts them through four miles of mud, obstacles and unpredictable terrain. The show airs on Comcast SportsNet, as well as select local affiliates around the country. HARD CHARGE is bringing its televised series and obstacle course racing event to Des Moines August 2, 2014. Find out more at

Event details:
· - Four mile course with more than 20 military-inspired obstacles
· - Fun team or individual event for all fitness levels – CHARGE for Fun and CHARGE for Glory options
· - CHARGE for Fun heats aren’t timed and participants may skip obstacles – goal is to finish and have fun.
· - CHARGE for Glory heats are competitive – timed, marshaled and filmed for TV.
· - Will be filmed for national TV series that airs every week on Comcast SportsNet
· - View past episodes anytime at
· - Begins at 8:30 a.m. and takes place at Cownie Sports Complex in Des Moines
· - Local sponsors include 1075 KISS FM, ALT 1063, Anytime Fitness and Scheels
· - Benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
· - Registration is open to everyone at

President and Executive Producer, Greg Lang, says the event is an open casting call and anyone can participate. The four-mile course features more than 20 challenging obstacles such as Cargo ChargeTM, Hit the WallTM and Vertical VengeanceTM. Challenging and fun for all fitness levels, the obstacle mission consists of two primary heats: CHARGE for Fun and CHARGE for Glory.

CHARGE for Fun participants are out to achieve a personal goal and complete a challenge, all while TV cameras roll. CHARGE for Fun heats aren’t timed, enabling CHARGERS to take on the course at their own pace and eliminate tougher obstacles if they choose.

“If you’re a tad bit intimidated, that’s okay,” Lang says. “It’s meant to test and push your limits.”

CHARGE for Glory heats are timed, marshaled and filmed for the TV series. Top finishers in each age group receive awards, while the overall winners take home the title of CHARGE Champion and the Championship Truss Trophy.

HARD CHARGE is broadcast in more than 60 million homes through Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports and local affiliates across the country. The show focuses on the world’s fastest-growing adventure sport and the everyday competitors who vie for the title of CHARGE Champion. Each episode highlights their journeys and personal stories as they work towards competing in a race testing their courage, strength and stamina. To see stations and air dates/times, check local listings or visit

HARD CHARGE is a proud national partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Locally, the event is benefiting University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. As part of the partnership, HARD CHARGE donates to the hospital a portion of participant registration fees. HARD CHARGE also implements a peer-to-peer giving option, makes a donation for volunteers recruited and fosters a fundraising environment. 100% of funds raised benefit University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Furthermore, HARD CHARGE features CMN Hospitals and shares heartwarming success stories in every episode of HARD CHARGE.

HARD CHARGE Des Moines kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with the Men’s CHARGE for Glory heat, followed by the Women’s CHARGE for Glory heat at 9:30. CHARGE for Fun heats begin at 10:00 and continue throughout the morning. The event also features CHARGER Village, a festival area with music, food, beverages, local vendors and amenities. Spectators are encouraged to enjoy the party and watch the event; both CHARGER Village and select areas along the course are open to non-participants, free of charge.

Registration is now open and runs through July 30, 2014. Early registration pricing, valid for the first 500 registrants only, is $45 to CHARGE for Fun and $65 to CHARGE for Glory. Additional details on HARD CHARGE Des Moines, including the complete pricing schedule, are available at

HARD CHARGE® is a world-class obstacle course racing (OCR) series, and the first and only national OCR television show. Designed to challenge every fitness level, HARD CHARGE courses are four to five miles and feature military-inspired obstacles. Every HARD CHARGE obstacle mission is divided into CHARGE for Fun and CHARGE for Glory heats. Participants may navigate the CHARGE for Fun course at their own pace, or choose to compete in the CHARGE for Glory heats where top racers earn the chance to be featured on HARD CHARGE national OCR TV series that airs in more than 60 million homes through Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports and local affiliates across the country. HARD CHARGE is a proud national partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, with every event benefitting the local CMN Hospital.

For more information, contact Lindsay Babb, HARD CHARGE director of PR and marketing, at 701.261.4440, email, visit the website at, find HARD CHARGE on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or watch our videos on YouTube.
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