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GRIT Strength Challenge at the Fort King National Historic Landmark

Post Date:02/14/2019 4:30 PM

OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2019) – The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department, in partnership with CrossFit Iron Legion, will host the inaugural GRIT Strength Challenge Saturday, March 2 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E Fort King St.

The GRIT Strength Challenge is a team-based strength and fitness challenge utilizing primitive objects that were available during the Florida Seminole War period. Teams of three participants will compete in some of the toughest, grittiest, and most gnarly challenges. Each challenge is based on time-period skills, practices and challenges faced by soldiers and settlers dating back to the 1800s.

Fifty percent of proceeds from this event will go toward special projects and programming at the Fort King National Historic Landmark. To learn more about Fort King and upcoming projects, visit

This event is open to the public and there is no entry fee for spectators. Food, adult beverages and merchandise will be available for purchase.

For more information, or to register a team, please call 352-629-2625 or visit

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