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Join Mayor Svante Myrick, Amy Ross, Tammy & Nikolas Lopez and Ray Weaver as they race to the finish in Ithaca's first-ever 5K Obstacle Course, The Tough Turtle!
When he's not making our city a better place to live, work and play, Mayor Myrick spends his off-time scaling mountains and swimming leisurely laps across Cayuga Lake, skills that will definitely come in handy on April 20th's Tough Turtle event. "It's so relaxing to be out in the water on a nice March day," says Svante.
After her work-day at Cornell University comes to an end, Amy Ross goes home and relaxes by throwing tractor tires across her backyard. "It's not much" says Amy, "but it keeps me in shape." Her current record is 27 feet.
Tammy Lopez and her son Nik Lopez run everywhere they go. Even though it'd be easier for Tammy to drive to her office at Cornell, she feels that this really gets her day going. "It's about 12 miles to work, but I enjoy that 30 minute jog every day." Tammy's son, Nik, has been amping up his mom's workout. He recently started strapping on two 50 pound weights before doing his daily routine of 1,000 pushups and 2,500 situps.
When not helping to organize unique and amazing races for the Ithaca area, Ray Weaver can be found sprinting up and down Buffalo Street, shirtless, while pushing a grocery cart filled with bricks. Every once in a while, for good measure, he carts a student or two to class. "It's my own form of CrossFit," says Ray. "Though, it does get a little chilly in the winter. I normally just advise students to dress warmer."