Following the loss of two dear friends, Blaine Steinberg ’15 and Torin Tucker ’15, we started The Memorial Challenge to create a space for the Dartmouth family to take a step back from our daily grind and appreciate our time together. The Memorial Challenge is a shared experience that unifies our community by reminding us of the value of Dartmouth’s greatest asset: our people. We wanted to provide a space that was inclusive of everyone: from the most casual of gymgoers to varsity athletes. A space that didn’t weigh whether or not you were affiliated, what you studied, or how you spent your time in Hanover. A space that allowed us all to get a little vulnerable together through sweat, to grow together through that process. That is why we Challenge, and I hope you’ll join us in celebrating this community and accepting The Challenge this year.
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Whether you’re currently a varsity athlete, or are just happy when you get in any weekly fitness, this workout party is for you. Depending on the city in which you participate in The Memorial Challenge, the exact movements and course flow might be a bit different. Some might be a series of time stations, where you do pushups at one station for 30 seconds, burpees in the next for 30, etc. Other events, for example, might be a stadium stair workout, with some pushups and other movements mixed in.
For the most updated Challenge information, please see the event page of The Memorial Challenge event nearest you.
All proceeds from The Memorial Challenge are used to support youth leadership and community development initiatives within Positive Tracks, the Live Like Blaine Foundation, and Post58. In addition to supporting Positive Tracks, they are helping us with organization, recruitment, logistics, and fundraising. They will double donations for all three organizations up to $23 for every U23 participant who joins The Memorial Challenge.
As individuals and communities, we learn and grow through experience, and we are thrilled to support such organizations as these who provide opportunities for young people to develop themselves and their communities along with them. To learn more about our charity partners, please click on the links above.