PO2 Craig Blake Memorial Fitness Challenge

PO2 Craig Blake Memorial Fitness Challenge

2017 Event Details:

Register today HERE
DATE: Friday, September 29, 2017
TIME: 1000 h
LOCATION: MacDonald Beach - Shearwater, NS
Prices: $20 Individual | $45 Team
The challenge includes a 300M swim, a 6.5K mountain bike and a 2K run.
Whether you swim, bike and run these distances as an individual, or complete a single leg of the race as part of a team;we encourage you to join the challenge to share PO2 Craig Blake’s unbridled enthusiasm for fitness and sport.

About The Fitness Challenge:

The PO2 Craig Blake Memorial Fitness Challenge is a mini triathlon for military and DND personnel, consisting of a 300m swim, a 6.5k mountain bike and a 2k run. Participants may swim, bike and run, or complete a single leg of the race as part of a team. The goal of the Fitness Challenge is to bring people of all fitness levels together to strive to do their best through friendly competition.

Formerly known as the Navy Fitness Challenge, the event was renamed  the PO2 Craig Blake Memorial Fitness Challenge in 2011 to acknowledge the legacy of avid cyclist and triathlete, PO2 Craig Blake, the first Canadian Navy sailor to fall in Afghanistan.

Race Categories:

Participants cannot compete in more than one category at the same time (i.e. be registered as an Individual but count one of your legs for a team in the Team or Unit category).
Individual – Completes swim, bike and run as an individual - $20
  • Male Open (U40) & Female Open (U40), Male Master (40+) & Female Master (40+)
Team – Must be at least 2 people, max of 3 people – No restrictions on Team - Can be mixed male/female, military/DND civilian, or from different units – Each completes a leg of the race – $45 per team
Unit – Must have 3 people from the same unit.  PSP will pay for 1 team from each COTW, COTF and Wing Cup unit to participate in this category.  Teams will be competing in the COTW, COTF and Wing Cup race categories for points in those inter-unit competitions only.  Registration will be via hard copy forms that can be obtained from Unit Sports Reps.  Deadline for registration in the Unit category is Sept 25.
**Please Note – Hard copy registration is for the Unit category only.  All other Individual and Team registration is to be done online at the registration link above.**

Early Bird Promotion:

Register between Aug 23 and Sept 1 to be entered in a chance to win 2 free registrations to the Army Run in Ottawa!

Race Kit Pick-up & Race Day Registration:

Fri, Sept 29 at MacDonald’s Beach from 0745 to 0930 only.  Cash only on race day.


Individuals and teams are required to provide and transport their own bicycles for the race.  All riders must wear a helmet for the bicycle portion of the race.  Helmets are not provided.  Riders must bring their own.
The bicycle leg is a combination of off-road and gravel road trails.  Conditions for the off-road portion are highly dependent on recent weather.  Participants should prepare accordingly.  A mountain bike is the recommended bicycle for competition.
Wetsuits and goggles are permitted for the swim.  For safety reasons, swimmers must wear the swim cap provided.  No fins or other swimming aids are permitted.

Contact Us:

For more information, please call 902-721-8411