The Samson Challenge is a four-person team event with each team put through nine gruelling challenges, which include a farmers walk with jerry cans, a prowler push, 130kg truck tyre flip, a burpee challenge, 2x2km run, 1km swim, the sled plug, and a crazy obstacle course to complete.
The quickest team to complete all the challenges wins the coveted Samson Title and bragging rights for the next twelve months.
The Samson is a major fundraiser for Our Kids, the charity that raises money to purchase paediatric equipment for the Children's Ward and Special Care Nursery at Lismore Base Hospital.
Samson 2023 will be fundraising to help purchase a "Giraffe Resuscitation unit" for Lismore Base Hospital’s Children's Ward.
The Samson has been running and has grown from strength to strength, increasing teams each year and raising over....
Over $185,000 has been raised to help purchase paediatric equipment for Our Kids in our local hospitals!
At Samson, there are 4 events:
• Samson Solo (Friday night)
Thank you to TEAM SAMSON and all involved each year to help make the Samson a significant event for our region.
The 2023 Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge will be held on March 3-4 in Lismore....
2023 will be the 12th Samson
...a cheer for Jason Clarke, Jason Honeyman, Luke Hoolihan, and Kylie Avery, who we call Team Samson…they are helping Our Kids to make 2023 Samson the best ever!
Registrations will be opened on December 16.
Southern Cross University is one of our Platinum Partners and has put together an 8-week training program to help you prepare for the Samson. To get challenge-ready with a bespoke 8-week training program designed by Southern Cross University running expert Dr Chris Stevens. It is recommended Samson Fitness Challenge participants also undertake a strength and conditioning program in addition to this running program to prepare for the event.
A free SCU 8-week training program
Keep an eye on the Samson Facebook Page to keep up to date with the SAMSON and for past competitors, your email.