READY TO RACE: Rebekka Battista, centre, gets set for the Samson Challenge with Jason Honeyman, Mal Eyeington and Jason Clarke, of Team Samson, and Matt Barlow, of Trinity Catholic College.
READY TO RACE: Rebekka Battista, centre, gets set for the Samson Challenge with Jason Honeyman, Mal Eyeington and Jason Clarke, of Team Samson, and Matt Barlow, of Trinity Catholic College. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Samson teams fire up for a cause and to push their limits

TIME is running out for teams to register to test their strength and endurance as they push their limits for charity in the annual Samson Challenge.

Teams of four must register by Sunday to compete in nine gruelling challenges including strength activities, running, swimming and an outdoor obstacle course.

All money raised in the fourth annual Samson Challenge will go to Our Kids to purchase a $15,000 monitor for Lismore Base Hospital's Special Care Nursery, which sees one-third of the babies born in Northern Rivers.

Our Kids fundraising co-ordinator Rebekka Battista said this year's Samson Challenge would feature a new burpee leg, Samson Kids obstacle course and a junior category.

In the new Bank of Queensland burpee leg each competitor must complete 25 burpees, while the junior category is open to teams of four aged 16 to 18.

For a gold coin donation, children aged six to 14 can compete individually in the Samson Kids obstacle course that features a hay bale wall, rope slides, a car tyre flip and other challenging obstacles designed by Trinity Catholic College.

Mrs Battista said the Samson Challenge was a way to put your body to the test and at the same time help support local children at Lismore Base Hospital.

"This year we have teams coming from across the region from Tweed down to Coffs Harbour and Grafton, which will create a great atmosphere and competitiveness on the day," she said.


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