Fitness Challenges

Are you man enough?

Sometimes going to a workout at 5 am just isn't enough to scratch your fitness itch. If you are one of those goal-oriented types, see if you can complete one of our regional challenges below.

  • 7-in-7

    PAX In charge: “Challenge Q”

    PAX who completes 7 F3 workouts in 7 days completes the 7-in-7 Challenge.

    Only 2 ECs in the 7 day stretch can count towards this challenge.

    PAX who complete the challenge get the honor of signing the 7-in-7 Challenge Board.

  • 20-in-30

    PAX In charge: “Challenge Q”

    PAX who completes 20 F3 workouts in 30 days completes the 20-in-30 Challenge.

    Only 2 ECs per week can count towards the challenge workout total.

    PAX who complete the challenge get the honor of signing the 30-in-30 Challenge Board.

  • 50-in-10

    PAX In charge: “Challenge Q”

    PAX who completes 50 F3 workouts in 10 weeks completes the 50-in-10 Challenge.

    Only 2 ECs per week can count towards the challenge workout total.

    PAX who complete the challenge get the honor of signing the 50-in-10 Challenge Board.

  • 100-in-20

    PAX In charge: “Challenge Q”

    PAX who completes 100 F3 workouts in 200 weeks completes the 100-in-200 Challenge.

    Only 2 ECs per week can count towards the challenge workout total.

    PAX who complete the challenge get the honor of re-signing the 50-in-10 Challenge Board with this status.

  • OAR Paddle

    PAX In charge: “Challenge Q”

    PAX looking to complete the OAR must attend the workout at every official AO offered in the F3 Cape Fear Region.

    PAX have 1 calendar year from the date of announcement to complete this endeavor.

    PAX must officially announce that they have accepted embarking on the OAR Challenge.

    If a new AO officially launches during the time PAX is pursuing the OAR, PAX must add that AO to his workout list.

    If the new AO is only a “soft launch” and remains so, then PAX has the option to add the AO based on their discretion.

    PAX who complete the challenge get the honor of signing the OAR Paddle with their F3 Name and number of official AOs attending during the challenge.

  • Megalodon

    PAX In charge: LETC

    PAX must post at all offered AOs during a single week in the Wrightsville Beach Area.

    These include to date: The Workshop, Turbo Tuesday, Wake N Bake, Poseidon's Playground, Boondocks, Baywatch

    PAX who complete the challenge get the honor of joining the ranks of the F3 Cape Fear Megalodons – and you get a cool sticker!

  • Mamba

    PAX In charge: Special K

    PAX must post at all 6 Mamba workouts - AND - two 40 minute pre-workout ECs during the week. Total of 8 workouts in the week.

    The daily workouts include to date: Mamba Monday, Discount Double Check, Mamba Block Party, 43 ft at Kings Landing, Legion of Gloom, The Combine

    PAX who complete the challenge get the honor of joining the ranks of the F3 Cape Fear Mambas, and will get tatted up by the Q of The Combine at the end of the week. (Discrete body locations only! Absolutely no tramp stamp location.)

  • MonTugaThunderRay

    PAX In charge: 10-Count

    PAX must post at all offered AOs and ECs during a single week in the Ogden Park Area (10 workouts in 5 days).

    These include to date: EC plus Monster Factory, EC plus TorTuGa, EC plus Stingray Wed, EC plus Thursday Thunder, and EC plus Stingray Fri

    PAX who survive the challenge (and sleep deprivation) get the honor of joining the ranks of the MonTugaThunderRays – and you get a cool sticker!

  • The Force

    PAX In charge: SOL

    PAX must post AND RUN (not ruck) at 5 daily run AOs in one week:

    • - Monday: Gator Hole
    • - Tuesday: Run Forrest Run, Run Brunswick Forrest Run, Turbo Tuesday, Run Frying Pan, TorTueGa, The Lion
    • - Wednesday: Empie Strikes Back
    • - Thursday: Cool Runnings, 43 ft at Kings Landing
    • - Friday: On The Edge

    PAX who complete this will earn a Lightsaber Running Man sticker

  • Poker Run

    PAX In charge: ??

    PAX collect cards by posting at designated AOs in the week. You get one card per workout, so to get a full hand, you need to post multiple days.

    You get one card per workout, so to get a full hand, you need to post multiple days.

    If you post at the last designated AO of the week and your hand of cards beats all the other PAX, you earn the Poker Run Championship Belt

  • F3 CannonBall Run

    PAX In charge: Special K

    Post at Iron Island Carolina Beach from 5:30 am - 6:30 am.

    Immediately after, drive to Wrightsville beach park for the 7 am warm-o-rama and complete Baywatch from 7:00 am - 8:00 am.

    Do that safely and without any traffic issues from the blue lights and you are worthy of a CannonBall Run sticker.

  • Q Challenge

    PAX In charge: Steak Knives

    Q (#1) challenges another Q (#2) to a designated exercise challenge on the same morning.

    Challenging Q must name the AO they are Q-ing as well as the PAX + AO being challenged.

    The AO with the highest number of reps cumulatively, lowest time, etc.. wins bragging rights for the Q Challenge.

  • The Nomad

    PAX In charge: Buckeye

    The NOMAD is the embodiment of this continued pursuit to stay in touch with the other AOs and nurture relationships while building others. This is an exciting time for our region, we are growing quickly. What better way to experience the full breadth and impact of it then by getting out there and engaging it.

    Post for a full week of offered AOs during the calendar year at the following weekly AO locations (in any order):

    • - Wrightsville Beach - Megalodons
    • - Long Leaf Park - OG Gorillaz
    • - Veterans Park/Carolina Beach - Screaming Eagles/Average Joe’s
    • - Leland - Scorpions
    • - Ogden Park - Stingray

    At the end of the first annual completion PAX will sign the challenge board and receive a sticker with your year of NOMAD completion on it (ex: 2021).

    PAX will only sign the board once, but the stickers will be updated annually each calendar year to encourage continued participation.

    PAX can use this as the opportunity to complete the Megalodon, MonTugaThunderRay, and maybe even the OAR itself…but most importantly, use it as a way to check in with your fellow PAX and support each other!

  • Ghost Flag

    It's like PAX running around town playing capture the flag as part of our adult recess.

    Ghost flag can only be claimed if a visiting AO has a minimum of 5 pax at the AO who possesses the flag.

    A stealing AO cannot neglect their AO on the day of the stealing. Q must still show up and lead. This is for the sake of any FNGs.

    If two or more visiting AOs show up to steal the flag, the AO with the most Pax wins the flag.

    If two stealing AOs have an equal number of Pax, the Q of the AO where the flag is being stolen from chooses a challenge, such as 1 minute burpee off.

    No minimum length of stay at an AO before Ghost Flag can be stolen.

    PAX from the AO that has possession of the ghost flag must send out a message on the F3 social media of your choosing (Slack / Twitter / etc..) where the flag will be the next day. This is for the sake of those AOs who only meet one or two times per week.

    Example: AO which has the flag only meets on Monday and Wednesday. AO can announce that flag will be flying at (wherever) Tuesday AO. Home Tuesday AO is not eligible to steal the flag, but any other AO can show up to steal.

    **Note** This means that just because your AO only meets on one day a week is no excuse that the ghost flag is not posted with a PAX at an AO. That flag should be displayed proudly every day. If your AO only meets once a week and you stole the ghost flag, someone needs to get that ghost flag to an AO every single day.

    Oh – and not to forget…. If an AO successfully steals the Ghost Flag from an AO where the flag was not present (and should have been), the successful AO can choose an “exercise punishment” for the Site Q and/or resident PAX to perform during their next workout.

  • Bigfoot Flag

    3 PAX from one AO (w/ the flag) form a “Search Party” and post at another AO. Once that AO gets “spotted” & has the Bigfoot flag planted, all PAX in attendance must complete an extra 30 Burpees prior the start of that gloom’s workout (preferably after warmorama).

    The Bigfoot flag remains at the AO, where before every workout each PAX completes 30 burpees until the a new “Search Party” is created and the flag is replanted at another AO!

    To plant the Bigfoot flag you must have minimum 3 PAX from your AO in attendance.

    The Bigfoot flag remains at the AO until a new “search party” takes it to another AO.

    While the flag remains at the AO, an additional 30 burpees must be completed at the beginning of every workout.

    If no Search Party is created for the following post- (i.e. you don’t get 3 PAX together to replant the flag the following workout day)- the AO is responsible for flying the Flag the next workout day.

    A “Search Party” AO cannot neglect their AO on the day of the planting. Q must still show up and lead. This is for the sake of any FNGs.

    PAX from the “Search Party” AO that have planted the Bigfoot Flag must send out a message on slack notifying where the Bigfoot flag has been spotted.

    QIC and Site Qs are asked to honor the spirit of the challenge and ensure the Burpees are completed and that the Bigfoot Flag remains moving and planted.