Concrete Rush Toronto 2017

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The 2017 Canadian obstacle course racing season starts today with Concrete Rush, a 2km short course with 17 obstacles going down at Nathan Phillips Square in Downtown Toronto. This is Adam Kwitko bring you a play-by-play of every obstacle.

XXXX participants took part in the first edition of Concrete Rush, which is organized by the mud run specialists at Mud Hero. Open waves kicked off the event on Friday afternoon but the big day was Saturday,

The elite qualifying rounds began the day at 8:30am on Saturday, followed by open heats, the elite final at XXXX and then more open heats.

I ran in my new Salomon Sonic 2 road shoes. That’s right, Salomon’s penetrating the road market with these shoes, which come in my favourite colour.

Platinum Rig

Obstacles at Concrete Rush included:

  1. Road Block
  2. Mail Man
  3. Wet Concrete
  4. Construction Zone
  5. Hole Punch
  6. Rush Hour
  7. Cargo Climb
  8. Traverse Walls
  9. Inverted Walls
  10. Rops & Slopes
  11. The Platinum Rig which featured
  12. The F5 Skyline
  13. Kong
  14. Rope Climb
  15. Avalancheobstacle course map

Concrete Rush proudly supports Special Olympics Canada

The course measured exactly 2.02km according to my Suunto Spartan Sport GPS and was totally flat with only 85 meters of vertical gain.

Strava GPS Activity


Women’s Podium

  1. April Cockshutt

  2. Kara Smith

  3. Anna Koevoet

Men’s Podium

  1. Jesse Bruce

  2. Raymond Mendoza

  3. Pat Menzies

This has been Adam Kwitko signing off from Concrete Rush 2017 at Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto. Let me know what you thought of this event in the comments, share this report with your friends and follow me on Facebook and Instagram. @AdamKwitko is my handle.


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