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 The 2016 Over-comer Obstacle Challenge is being  held on April 2, 2016 to benefit CEASE Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Inc.  We would be delighted if you would join the cause and come to support us in this event! 
Created in the image of Spartan, Warrior, and Mudderella, the Over-comer Obstacle Challenge will be the first of it's kind in our region and appeal to the rapidly increasing number of elite athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and exercise novices in our communities looking for opportunities to test themselves.
Whether you're spectating,  participating, or volunteering , 
you're joining the cause to end domestic violence and sexual assault in the East Tennessee area!
About the Event
This event is a 3+ mile endurance race with 21 obstacles designed to test the body, mind and spirit of participants regardless of fitness and experience level.  Over-comers will run, climb, jump, crawl, and muscle their way through to conquer the obstacles along the way similar to  the journey that survivors of domestic and sexual violence take to recover and reclaim their lives.  The life of a survivor of violence is full of obstacles and CEASE Inc. offers supportive services to help them over-come throughout East Tennessee and beyond.
Time & Location
The event will be held at
Frank Loreno Park 
Morristown, TN 37813
Registration starts at 8:00 am and will continue through the final wave of racers.
First wave starts at 8:30 am
About the cause

The mission of CEASE Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault is to offer support for victims of domestic violence in our community and to enable them to live violence-free lives. 

CEASE serves the following areas in the East Tennesse Region: Claiborne, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Union, and Grainger Counties.
CEASE Services Include:
24 hour Crisis hotline (1-800-303-2220), 2 Emergency Shelters, Counseling, Information & referral
Legal & Systems Advocacy, S.A.R.T. (Sexual Assault Response Teams), Support Groups , Job Education Center, Transportation, Children's Programs, Kennel (for pets and service animals).
Kid's RAce
We've got something for everyone at the Over-Comer Obstacle Challenge! 
Inflatables will be available for ages 2-11
Kid's Obstacle Challenge will begin between 10:30-11:00 am.

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map of the course


Overcome/ Understand

regain your balance beams

Survivors undergo repetitive trauma that they must rise above over and over again.
Trauma knocks victims off balance and healing happens only when balance is restored.

work now! hill tire crawl

WSCC GOAL traverse

While dragging the weight of their trauma, Overcomers have to crawl before they can run.
Survivors must hang on and keep moving forward to Overcome abuse.
Sandbag carry
Mahle Tire Pull
Often victims are held back by fear, lies, and lack of resources.
Survivors have to carry the burden of their trauma with them for the rest of their lives.

Web of Lies

Lowe's slam Ball

Abusers often control their victims with an elaborate web of lives. 
Overcomers persevere through the rise and fall of their belief in their own ability to survive and thrive.

Roll, Roll, Roll


Setting and reaching goals helps survivors overcome daily challenges.
The Cycle of violence is a repetitive pattern of behaviors by the abuser intended to control the victim. 

Power Bars

With each move forward survivors conquer their fear of falling and regain their power. 

flex freedom strong wall

Tuff Torq Log carry

Victims face challenges that require help from others to overcome.

the pit of despair

The Burden of violence is awkward and difficult to carry. 
Adults and children who experience domestic violence have increased risk to experience depression. 

Give a flip

Tunnel of Hopes

Moving large obstacles like culturally accepted violence is a task for everyone.
Abusers put victims in a very dark place where they often have a steep, uphill climb to reach the light at the end of the tunnel.

Porter tire uphill run

Downhill crawl

Every step has the potential to trip up an overcomer.
Beaten down physcially and emotionally, overcomers have to crawl before they can run.

Flex freedom stronger wall

Roger's Petroleum BMX track

Sometimes the barriers get bigger and require even more help.
Abusive relationships are very unstable and survivors struggle to keep their footing while carrying the weight of their trauma.

Burke-alley slant wall

Hay you, yes you!

In the end, overcomers pull themselves up and over with support and encouragement!
Everyone must rise to the challenge to end domestic violence.
REgister now!
To register for The Over-Comer Challenge, click below! You can join us as a spectator, participant, or volunteer!
You can register on the Day of the event starting at 8:00 am 

***Note: Those with child racers can spectate for free.
Spectators can pay with cash/card or with a canned food item.

Physical REgistration forms are available at the following locations:

Red Dragon Martial Arts Center
284 Daisy St.
Morrisotwn, TN 37813

St. Lukes Rehab Center
901 East Morris Blvd.
Morristown, TN 37813

CEASE Administrative Office
929a West 1st North St.
Morristown, TN 37814

Pick up a form and mail it to us!