Brownstone Park’s Second Annual Guts & Glory Quarry Challenge

Portland, Conn. – Brownstone Park holds its second annual Guts & Glory Quarry Challenge in support of Special Olympics Connecticut on Sept. 15, 2012. The name says it all … you need Guts to get through it and then the Glory is all your’s.

Though there are other extreme challenges out there, Brownstone’s terrain lets them amp it up a few notches. “Nature has given us the ultimate challenge course” says Sean Hayes, general manager of Brownstone. “We have the usual running and mud challenges but we also have a 30’ cliff rope climb, a 70’ cargo net cliff climb, quarry swim and of course we’ve thrown in some racing zip lines and log carries for good measure. Those who train with us throughout the season will be in the best shape of their life”.

The 2011 participants felt both relief and empowerment upon completing the Guts & Glory Quarry Challenge. Brownstone is giving early notice this year so participants can begin early training for the event. There will also be a series of weekly training events throughout the season on the actual course. For more information and to register for the event head to Brownstone Park’s website. Event registration is limited.

For anyone concerned about completing the challenge, Brownstone has given a hint for success. Train hard. For those who do not train hard, there are some challenges with multiple options for completion, although points are deducted if you choose the easy route.

Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT) – changing attitudes and lives through year-round sports training and athletic competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.


Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park is Connecticut’s first and only outdoor adventure park. Featuring year-round activities from rock climbing, wakeboarding, cliff jumping, and zip lining to scuba diving and snorkeling.

Brownstone is also known for school and corporate team building programs. Group discounts are available. Located 30 minutes from Hartford or New Haven.

For more details, visit or call (866) 860-0208.


Cliff Jumping at Brownstone Park