In Photos: Next Level Sports and Fitness Hosts 5K Run and Obstacle Course

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On Saturday morning, runners and fitness enthusiasts took part in a 5k run and obstacle course at Kanapaha Park organized by Next Level Sports and Fitness.   

The chilly morning provided opportunities to train in a group setting and challenged runners and walkers of all skill levels. Group training has been proven to increase performance and improve results.

The 5K run and obstacle course was designed with a combination of cardiovascular, plyometric and strength building exercises. Next Level Sports and Fitness collected donations during the event to provide assistance to student athletes who couldn’t afford to pay for sports training at the facility.

Next Level Sports and Fitness 5k run and obstacle course participants celebrate their success. (Photo by Neosman Flores/WUFT News)
Next Level Sports and Fitness 5k run and obstacle course participants celebrate their success. (Neosman Flores/WUFT News)

 

Lora Hoat gets a quick warm up before beginning the Next Level Sports and Fitness 5K run and obstacle course. (Photo by Neosman Flores/WUFT News)
Lora Hoat gets a quick warm up before beginning the Next Level Sports and Fitness 5K run and obstacle course. (Neosman Flores/WUFT News)

 

First place winner David Ferguson (left) and Keelan Cox begin to pump out burpees in one of the many challenges the course provides. (Photo by Neosman Flores/WUFT News)
First place winner David Ferguson (left) and Keelan Cox begin to pump out burpees in one of the many challenges the course provides. (Neosman Flores/WUFT News)

 

UF grad student Melissa Hoffmann starts to count out 10 step-ups before continuing the 5K run and obstacle course. (Photo by Neosman Flores/WUFT News)
UF grad student Melissa Hoffmann starts to count out 10 step-ups before continuing the 5K run and obstacle course. (Neosman Flores/WUFT News)

 

Second place winner Sarah Wardell, a student at Florida School of Massage, runs toward the next obstacle. (Photo by Neosman Flores/WUFT News)
Second place winner Sarah Wardell, a student at Florida School of Massage, runs toward the next obstacle. (Neosman Flores/WUFT News)

 

Third place winner and web developer Andrew Pohl runs backward after finishing a long bear crawl. (Photo by Neosman Flores/WUFT News)
Third place winner and web developer Andrew Pohl runs backward after finishing a long bear crawl. (Neosman Flores/WUFT News)

 

Palatka High School’s quarterback James Campbell (left), runs toward the next obstacle during the 5K run. (Photo by Neosman Flores/WUFT News)
Palatka High School’s quarterback James Campbell (left), runs toward the next obstacle during the 5K run. (Neosman Flores/WUFT News)

 

Stacy Ochat, a pharmacy bureau worker, keeps her head up during the 5K run and obstacle course. (Photo by Neosman Flores/WUFT News)
Stacy Ochat, a pharmacy bureau worker, keeps her head up during the 5K run and obstacle course. (Neosman Flores/WUFT News)

 

Brian Singleton carries two buckets full of water during the 5K run and obstacle course. (Photo by Neosman Flores/WUFT News)
Brian Singleton carries two buckets full of water during the 5K run and obstacle course. (Neosman Flores/WUFT News)

 

Former UF football player Zephrin Augustine Jr. (known as “Coach Zep”), gives the runners a round of applause during the closing ceremony of the Next Level Sports and Fitness 5k run and obstacle course. (Photo by Neosman Flores/WUFT News)
Former UF football player Zephrin Augustine Jr. (known as “Coach Zep”), gives the runners a round of applause during the closing ceremony of the Next Level Sports and Fitness 5k run and obstacle course. (Neosman Flores/WUFT News)

 

 

 

 

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Neosman is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 239-362-5321 or emailing neosman.flores@gmail.com.

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