OHEL gears up extreme challenges for May 15 Camp Kaylie event

OHEL gears up extreme challenges for May 15 Camp Kaylie event

Competitors at a previous OXC event.  Courtesy Ohel
Competitors at a previous OXC event. (Courtesy Ohel)

Nearly 250 participants from New Jersey (including students from Frisch and Torah Academy), the five boroughs of New York, and Long Island’s suburban Five Towns are preparing to run, climb, jump, crawl, and muscle their way through the Second Annual OXC — OHEL Xtreme Challenge — 5-mile or 1.5-mile obstacle course at Camp Kaylie.

The course was custom-built by professionals to allow all participants to push their bodies and test their limits, with options for everyone from children to the most conditioned athletes. Modeled after the now famous “Tough Mudder” and “Spartan” runs, OXC includes options for children and adults with disabilities. Several of Ohel Bais Ezra’s residents with disabilities who have overcome their own life challenges will be on hand for this challenging and fun-filled day.

OXC features over 32 obstacles, including tunnels, climbing walls, balance beams, rope ladders, water hurdles, mud dumpsters, and more. As teams or individuals, every one of the participants will make it to the finish line, and receive a medal and other giveaways. Participants and their families will get to enjoy a full day at Camp Kaylie, which includes breakfast, registration, a 5-mile (or 1.5-mile) obstacle course, barbecue lunch, and a participant parade.

All funds raised support Ohel’s children and adults with disabilities and families in crisis programs. For information, call (718) 972-9338 or go to www.oheloxc.org.

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