Inspired by the determination and positive attitude of Death Racer Mark Webb, Joe Desena decided that the ticket sales for the 2015 Summer Death Race would ALL go to charity. The charities were to be decided by the top finishers. A year and an epic Summer Death Race later we’re getting ready to mail those checks and we could not be more excited. For a small race company like Peak the opportunity to put this much money toward getting good things done is a pretty big deal. Here are the finishers and the charities they’ve chosen:
Spring is here (most of the snow is melted anyway!) and we are already gearing up for our summer events. We are excited to announce our latest addition: The Pittsfield Farm Throwdown! Coming July 12-13, this event will be nothing short of incredible. We have teamed up with CrossFit Hail Fire of Orwigsburg, PA to bring you 2 Days of WODs held at Riverside Farm in Pittsfield, VT. Expect barbells, Atlas stones and a crazy time trial straight up Joe’s Mountain!
The event schedule is as follows:
WODs (Rx only)
1) Snatch Ladder
2) Atlas stones: ground to shoulder & shuttle
3) AMRAP Triplet
1) Mountain summit time trial (~3 miles with elevation)
Further workout details and videos of WODs will be posted in the coming weeks.
The event registration will be capped at 75 males & 75 female participants with amazing prizes for each winner. Cost of the event is $150 until May 31st ($160 until event). Get in on the Saturday night buffet dinner with our founder Joe DeSena! (Catering provided by The Pittsfield Original General Store)
Stay with our athlete lodging partner, Trailside Inn. Promo code “Throwdown” gets you 20% off a standard queen room.
Eventually even the snow here in Vermont will melt, for those of you who are looking forward to hitting the roads or trails this Spring, you might want to check out Peak cycling gear. We’ll be placing an order in two weeks. We will order exactly what you request and gear will be ready in early May.
Below is a list of gear we’ll be ordering with prices. Email andy at peak.com for information and/or with your order. Orders must be placed with Andy ASAP, money will be due April 4th. We’ve set up online ordering for your convenience.
Short Sleeve Jersey – $56
MTB Trail Jersey – $56
Long Sleeve Jersey – $66
Fleece Jersey – $92
Wind Guard Jacket – $68
Thermo Winter Jacket – $150
Shorts – $60
Edge Shorts – $82
Bib Shorts – $70
Edge Bib Shorts – $86
Great interview with our co-founder Joe Desena. Peak Racers and Spartan Racers will recognize the themes in this “Bite off more than you can chew…then keep chewing” interview. Listen here.
The Peak races were the precursor to the Spartan Races, no surprise as and Joe was among the founders of both. Watch the 1 hour NBC special TODAY featuring the Killington, Vermont Spartan Beast race! You’ll see Joe and many of our Peak racers featured in the show.
Watch the excitement, drama and victories of the Spartan Race World Championships on Dec. 7th on NBC Sports. This all-new special follows elite racers as well as everyday Spartans as they tackle the 13+ mile, 20+ obstacle Spartan Beast in Killington, Vermont.