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The Wisdom Warrior Challenge (WWC) is a FREE annual event for participants 50-100+ years old. The primary goals of the Wisdom Warrior Challenge are to promote physical activity and engagement and to debunk the myths about aging as related to the ability to remain active. 

 

This senior centric, all inclusive track event hosts separate divisions for those using a device such as a walker, cane, or self-propelled wheelchair. This completely free “box” event will provide everything you need to host a successful event. The athletes will be recognized for their place at their local event and for their overall standing for the nationwide challenge which includes all participating facilities. The community with the most points will hold the Wisdom Cup until the next annual event!​

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What went through your mind as your crossed over the finish line?

"I really didn't think I was going to be in the race because I had a back problem. I said 'well, let me sign up for the shortest one' and uh... I came in second! I started walking and I just developed into a run! Then I won 2 events!"

- Fred U.

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What would you say to someone who is thinking about participating?

"It leaves you with a great sense of accomplishment! It was a nice experience. When I got my medal, I was proud as punch!"

- Naomi R.

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How has participating in WWC changed your life?

"I think the main thing about it is it's an incentive to get going. I continue to walk to this day! I walk about 2 miles, some days more, some days less."

- Bill Q. 

This event will be held at individual communities and will have the following category opportunities:​

  1. Men

  2. Women

  3. Special categories for each distance include use of a walking device and/or self-propelled wheelchair, or any category as needed to meet your communities needs! You can walk, run, or roll your way to victory!

  4. Age categories 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100-105. Yes, we have had a 100 year old participant for the 50 meter!

*Athletes can enter as many events as they wish.

Event can include all or some of the following distances:​

  1. 50 Meter (164 Feet)

  2. 100 Meter (328 Feet)

  3. 200 Meter (656 Feet)

  4. 400 Meter (¼ Mile)

  5. 800 Mete (½ Mile)

  6. 1600 Meter (1 Mile)

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Choose your event coach! We recommend someone from the wellness, activities or rehabilitation department. We will provide all the resources your coach needs.

Your coach will engage and coordinate the following at your community:

  1. Enlist as many volunteers as possible, include associates and staff. 

  2. Host an introductory meeting with the residents to explain the event. The communities will be issued a WWC pre-recorded video to play at this meeting to explain the event details.

  3. Assist the residents in choosing the distances. (Don't be afraid to challenge them so that they are working toward a meaningful goal!)

  4. Set up a marked track within the community for both training and event day. All distances should end at the same point.

  5. Coordinate training for the residents to get them started. 

  6. CHOOSE YOUR EVENT DATE!

  1. Event t-shirt

  2. Swag bags ( WWC merchandise, give aways from sponsors, etc.)

  3. Medals for each event and category (age and gender)

  4. Wisdom Cup (for the overall winner of the entire race series)

  5. Videos to share with participants to explain the event and build excitement 

  6. Community specific participant waivers

  7. Resident event tracking forms and other organizational tools

  8. The Virtual Awards Ceremony with all communities to award the overall top athletes for each category and the coveted Wisdom Cup to the community with the most points.

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Wisdom Warrior Challenge will be providing a schedule to help your team stay on top of things and organize the event!

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  1. Cheerleaders along the track to encourage the residents

  2. Space for sponsors and vendor to set up tables

  3. DJ to play music through out the event

  4. Give out medals to all the winners

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The training program was designed by a certified OccupationalTherapist and Kinesiologist to gradually  increase activity level at apace that is safe and fun.

The WWC is a competitive event. Think seniors aren’t competitive? They thrive on it! Make time to attend an event in your area and you will see that the competitive spirit has no age limit!

Participating and training as part of a team fosters camaraderie, connection and accountability. All athletes have the opportunity to add to the overall place of their team.

Full support and all supplies are given to the teams, 100% free to all participants.

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