BSU to hold second annual Great Hill Grind

By Olivia Lemmon

Special to The Comment

Staff members Sue Crosby-Tangen, Tara Nelson, and Mike Salem participated in last year's Great Hill Grind.
Staff members Sue Crosby-Tangen, Tara Nelson, and Mike Salem participated in last year’s Great Hill Grind.

Now that spring is here, Bridgewater State University Campus Recreation is offering the Great Hill Grind, an outdoor event for students, faculty, and staff to participate in.

The second annual Great Hill Grind will be held on Wednesday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hill Trails and Tower Lot. This event has people put into three person teams as they work together to complete a two mile run while going through challenges along the route.

The challenges include a log carry, tree climb, chain shuttle, muddy low crawl, and a giant tire flip.

“I loved that there was a running part incorporated into the race, but my favorite part was the mud crawl,” said junior Lauren Bandoian, who participated in the event last year.

Last year’s Great Hill Grind had over 140 runners and volunteers. This year Campus Recreation is expecting an even larger turnout.

Anyone interested  in the Great Hill Grind can register in advance and pay $5 per person, or on the day of the event and pay $10 per person.

All proceeds will go to Water For Cambodia. By donating to this organization you are impacting families directly by supporting the work to bring clean, disease free water and literacy to rural villagers.

Mike Salem, Bridgewater State’s women’s track and field head coach, also participated in the Grind last year along with two other staff members, Tara Nelson, who is the administrative assistant of athletics and Sue Crosby-Tangen, the associate athletic director.

For more information on the Great Hill Grind contact Dan Rezendes at drezendes@bridgew.edu or Cathy Davis at c5davis@bridgew.edu.

Olivia Lemmon is a special writer for The Comment. Editor-in-Chief Greg Dudek edited this story. Email him at gdudek@student.bridgew.edu.

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