COLLINGWOOD, ON, May 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Met Con Blue is elated to announce they are supporting WorldPride 2014 Toronto. In this 4th Edition of Met Con Blue, colour and mud will ring through the hills of Blue Mountain Resort. On Saturday June 14th, 2014, thousands of the countries toughest will tackle the most insane 5 & 10 km mountain obstacle adventure race on the planet and it's only fitting that the world's most colourful event teams up with the country's muddiest event. A 12:30 pm horn will sound off the charge of The WorldPride 2014 Wave into Met Con Blue, deemed Canada's most insane 5 & 10km obstacle adventure race.
"There is a long history of sport and recreation in the LGBT community," says Chrystal Dean, WorldPride Manager. "We are excited to include Met Con Blue as part of a rich and diverse program of events for WorldPride 2014 Toronto, the biggest Pride celebration Canada has ever seen."
Emcee Trish Stratus says, "Being part of Met Con Blue has been an absolute honour for me, one that now becomes so much more special by involving WorldPride. Putting your bravery on display and wearing your colours on your sleeve is what both events are all about!
Met Con Blue offers a gruelling 5 kilometres with 15 hardcore obstacles, along with the impossible 10km Full Metal Jacket showcasing over 20 obstacles, all strategically placed throughout the course which takes place at Ontario's largest mountain resort. Participants starting and finishing from the Blue Mountain Village Plaza, can choose to take part in the regular timed race with age brackets, unlimited teams, or Met Con Blue's WorldPride 2014 Wave which features a chance to run in support of Canada's continued progress in human rights. Additional Met Con supporting events such as vendor area, beer garden, live bands and after parties will be taking place throughout the event.
Online registration is available until Wednesday June 11th, 2014.
To register, www.metconblue.com or phone 705-444-0500.
About Met Con Blue
100% Canadian, Met Con Blue - Mountain Adventure Race is the most insane 5 & 10 km Mountain Obstacle Adventure Race on the planet. Priding itself on grassroots leadership, Met Con Blue is dedicated to allowing all participants the ability to excel to the highest level of fun and fitness through challenge, sportsmanship and friendship. The companies unwavering commitment to holding the highest quality event will be seen not only in the course and obstacles, but in supporting events as well. Met Con Blue is truly an event for everyone. Can you handle it? For more information please visit www.metconrace.com and follow @MetConBlue
About WorldPride 2014 Toronto and Pride Toronto
WorldPride 2014 Toronto is an international celebration taking place from June 20 - 29, 2014 that incorporates activism, education, and the history and culture of global LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities. WorldPride 2014 Toronto is presented by Pride Toronto, producer of Canada's largest annual festival of LGBTTIQQ2SA culture and human rights, under license from InterPride.
Pride Toronto is the not-for-profit organization that hosts the city's Pride Festival, an annual event in downtown Toronto during the last week of June and one of the premier arts and cultural festivals in Canada. It is also one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world with an estimated attendance of over one million people. It celebrates the history, courage, diversity and future of Toronto's LGBTTIQQ2SA communities.
*LGBTTIQQ2SA is an abbreviation used to represent a broad array of identities such as, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, two-spirited, and allies.
For more information visit www.worldpridetoronto.com
About Trish Stratus
Trish Stratus is a fitness icon, TV personality and entrepreneur who is recognized as one of the top sports entertainment athletes in the world through her achievements as a seven-time WWE Women's Champion and Hall of Fame Inductee. Over the last decade, Stratus has dedicated her life to health and fitness, and has parlayed her success and passion into a recognized lifestyle brand. Stratusphere was officially launched with the opening of her yoga studio, the largest in Canada. Stratusphere Living, a yoga fitness product line created by Trish launched nationally in 2011 with the release of her first workout DVD 'Stratusphere Yoga' all of which reflect her core philosophy of achieving wellness through balanced living. For more information please visit www.trishstratus.com or follow @trishstratuscom
About Blue Mountain Resort
Blue Mountain, Ontario's largest mountain resort is nestled on the shores of Georgian Bay, located 90 minutes north of Toronto. Blue Mountain has become the four-season destination of the North. Winter at the resort boasts 36 ski and snowboard trails enhanced by a world-class snowmaking system. Summer months offer the largest downhill mountain biking facility in Ontario, Monterra Golf course, Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Cascade Putting Course and a private beach property among other seasonal attractions. Year-round the resort attracts visitors to more than 1,000 luxury accommodation units and 45 unique concept restaurants, bars and retail stores in our pedestrian Village. 37,500 square feet of state-of-the-art conference space caters year-round to corporate meeting groups. Blue Mountain is 50% owned by Intrawest ULC. Visit www.bluemountain.ca for more information.
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