Compete with First Responders to Benefit Special Olympics Connecticut – Brownstone Park’s Guts & Glory Quarry Challenge

PORTLAND, Conn. – Brownstone Park announces an extreme endurance competition to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut.

The Brownstone Park Guts & Glory Quarry Challenge is just that. It’s designed for those extremists who enjoy pushing themselves and testing their limits. On Saturday, September 17, teams of first responders from across Connecticut compete alongside the public. They’ll pit themselves against each other and the clock testing their physical and mental toughness all to raise money for Special Olympics Connecticut.

This 3K adventure obstacle course – click the image to the right to check it out – blends brain and brawn with ultimate challenges such as a 25’ cliff climb, mudslide and climb, tunnel crawl, cargo net climb, and cable traverse across the quarry. “This event is not for the faint of heart” said Sean Hayes, general manager of Brownstone. “It’s designed to make the participants dig deep and push themselves further than they thought possible”.

The event has three male and female age divisions: 14-18, 19-40 and 41 and over. (You must be 14 on race day to participate.) To register, visit Brownstone Park’s website. Registration is open to teams of four or individuals. Special spectator passes are available for $12. Click here to purchase your spectator pass, and remember you can donate online today!

Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT) who have been changing attitudes and lives through year-round sports training and athletic competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. SOCT currently serves 13,180 athletes (with intellectual disabilities) from across the state. Athletes and partners compete in 26 different Olympic-type sports thanks to over 100 local coordinators, 900 coaches and 10,000 additional volunteers. To learn more about Special Olympics Connecticut at their website.

Brownstone’s Guts & Glory Quarry Challenge is done in cooperation with the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics Connecticut, a year round program involving law enforcement from across the state who volunteer their time to raise awareness and funds. In 2010 the Torch Run raised over $500,000 for Special Olympics Connecticut.

Click here to register as a participant.

About Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park: Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park is Connecticut’s first and only outdoor adventure sports park offering rock climbing, wakeboarding, zip lining, cliff jumping, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, “Survivor” type obstacle courses, beaches and floats. Brownstone welcomes all ages, school and corporate groups of any size. Groups discounts available. Youth groups receive 10 percent discount. Located on the Portland/Middletown line and less than 30 minutes from Hartford, New Haven and Waterbury. For more details visit or call toll free (866) 860-0208.

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Cliff Jumping at Brownstone Park