DALLAS, TX — (February 8, 2019) – Officials at Complex Events (ComplexSE.com) and the University of Houston announced on Thursday that the inaugural 2019 Stadium Blitz® Tour will be hosted at TDECU Stadium on Saturday, April 20, 2019.
“We could not be more excited to host Stadium Blitz at the University of Houston,” said Chris Pezman, Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Houston. “We’re looking forward to hosting an event that encourages the Houston community to pursue a healthy lifestyle while competing under the lights at TDECU Stadium.”
“The University of Houston will be one of the premier weekends on our inaugural tour,” said Bryan Ness, Executive Vice President at Complex Events. “TDECU Stadium will provide amazing backdrops to our Stadium Blitz race course and will make the event a truly memorable experience for all participants.”
Stadium Blitz is a state-of-the-art stadium-based obstacle course race designed to provide every participant a unique experience at iconic venues across the U.S. The race course is engineered to give participants of all athletic abilities, ages “seven to 85,” the opportunity to challenge themselves in a community fitness event under the stadium lights.
At the University of Houston, participants’ Stadium Blitz experience will occur at TDECU Stadium, with the 5k race course designed to give racers an experience at the stadium unlike any other event previously hosted at the venue. The race course concludes down on the field where participants will cross the finish line on the home field of the Houston Cougars football team.
Throughout the Stadium Blitz race course, participants will have the opportunity to challenge themselves at 15 obstacles along the route. Obstacles are categorized in three difficulties – “Race,” “Hustle” and “Blitz”- and are optional to race participants. Stadium Blitz features a one-of-a-kind race scoring system, tracked by RFID chip technology, that will allow racers to collect “points” based on the obstacles that they complete, and whether or not they are able to “beat the clock” by completing the race within 40 minutes.
“Stadium Blitz is a unique fitness event,” said Ness. “Blitz is the only obstacle course race where individuals can register as a group and receive a team ‘score’ at the conclusion of the race. We hope that the scoring system encourages friendly competitions between peers at each event and across multiple cities.”
In December 2019, Complex Events and the Gronkowski Family – Papa Gronk, Gordie Jr., Dan, Chris, Rob and Glenn – announced a partnership surrounding Stadium Blitz. The Gronkowski Family, recognized as one of the country’s most athletic families, assist as curators and visionaries behind the development of each Stadium Blitz race course. The Gronkowskis spent their careers competing at world-class venues and use Blitz as a platform to encourage everyone to pursue an active lifestyle while competing under the stadium lights.
Stadium Blitz is also one of the most affordable obstacle course race events in the country, with Race Registrations beginning at $65.00 for adults, $39.00 for students and $20.00 for youth participants, ages seven to 14. Access to the “Blitz Zone” fan festival is free to the general public, and will feature live music, food, entertainment, merchandise and giveaways. Spectator entry into the event is also free, as Blitz organizers want to encourage friends and family to support race participants as they cross the finish line.
The 2019 Stadium Blitz Tour will be hosted at iconic stadiums across the country beginning in April. The full Stadium Blitz tour schedule will be announced over the coming weeks, with a total of 12 events scheduled for the inaugural year.
Stadium Blitz officials also announced Thursday that Southern Methodist University in Dallas will host Stadium Blitz at Gerald Ford Stadium on Saturday, April 6.
For more information on the 2019 Stadium Blitz Tour please visit StadiumBlitz.com.
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