e have several friends who have been in recent marathons. They run for a cause or run in honor or memory of a loved one. They raise money and then have to pull through to the finish line. I’ve just been reading on a 5K Obstacle Course Miami that is done in a completely different, unique way.
The idea with this one is that along the obstacle course are flags, so as they come upon them, they grab a flag. Each flag has monetary value, but the runners do not have a clue of what the amount is. For those that are running for a charity, they need to especially be on the lookout for flags for their charity, otherwise charity warriors may steal them. The obstacle course requires participants to climb, jump, crawl, run, think, push, pull and use teamwork. I love the idea of doing this as a team – or even as a family. And it does not have to be just for a charity. Businesses can do this to raise money, neighborhood associations, individuals, or given to someone as a gift.
At the end of the obstacle course, the flags are turned in and tallied up for “Benjamin’s” or in other words, cash, which is why it’s called the Benjamin Dash. I can really see this idea picking up momentum and there being these types of obstacle courses nationwide. I also really like one of their statements:
The Benjamin Dash was not designed for the fastest or strongest person;
only the most aware individual that steers from deception,
will profit most from this game.