‘Hard Charge’ televised obstacle run in Richmond, Ill., Aug. 10

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RICHMOND, Ill. — Hard Charge is charging the Chicago/Milwaukee area with its televised obstacle running series. The 4-mile obstacle course and party will be Aug. 10 at Richmond Hunting Club in Richmond, Ill., while the TV show will air on Comcast SportsNet Chicago and FOX Sports Wisconsin.

Registration is open to everyone at HardCharge.com/chicago, and volunteers may sign up at HardCharge.com/get-involved/volunteer. The event benefits Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago through Children’s Miracle Network.

Hard Charge Chicago/Milwaukee features 4 miles of unpredictable terrain and more than 20 challenging obstacles such as Cargo Charge, Jalopy Justice, Muddy Mission and Will Hill.

A fun and challenging event for all fitness levels, the obstacle mission consists of two primary heats: Charge for Fun and Charge for Glory.

Charge for Fun participants may take on the course at their own pace and choose to eliminate tougher obstacles, with the ultimate goal of completing the challenge.

Charge for Glory heats are timed and marshaled, with top individuals and teams qualifying for the final, televised Charge Championships, held later in the day.

Hard Charge televised series will be syndicated on local network stations and broadcast nationally through Comcast SportsNet and Fox Sports. The show focuses on the world’s fastest-growing adventure sport and the everyday competitors who qualify for the televised heat. Each episode highlights their journeys and personal stories as they work toward competing in a race testing their courage, strength and stamina.

Hard Charge Chicago/Milwaukee kicks off at 9 a.m. with the Charge for Glory heats, followed by Charge for Fun heats at 9:40 a.m. The televised Charge Championships begin at 1 p.m.

Hard Charge Chicago/Milwaukee also features a post-race party with music, food and beverages, at Charger Village inside the club. Spectators are encouraged to watch the Charge and attend the post-race party; both events are open to non-participants, free of charge.

Registration is open and runs through Aug. 7. Early registration pricing, valid through July 18, is $74 for the Charge for Fun event and $94 for the Charge for Glory event. Additional details about Hard Charge Chicago/Milwaukee, including the complete pricing schedule, are available at HardCharge.com/chicago.

Posted July 31, 2013

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