DiSpirito will then get the Windy City's 3,000+ Urbanathletes ready to conquer the Chicago's iconic landscape beginning at 8am. From the starting line in Lower Hutchinson Field, racers will encounter urban obstacles at Navy Pier and 31st Street Beach before tackling the bleachers at Solider Field. The finish, complete with taxi cab hurdles and 8' rope wall, will also take place at Lower Hutchinson.
Says Essig, "Rocco is a perfect host for the Urbanathlon; he embodies the Men's Health lifestyle as an accomplished triathlete who balances his love of food with a dedication to health and fitness. We are thrilled to have Rocco be a part of the event."
Men's Health has grown the Urbanathlon & Festival event into an international franchise hosting additional races in the UK and Mexico. The Men's Health Urbanathlonä & Festival will again make a contribution to the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), a national charity that empowers disabled athletes around the world.
Sponsors for the 2008 Urbanathlon include Dodge (Presenting Sponsor), Colorado Tourism, K-Swiss, Redken for Men, BSN and Crunch Fitness.