Zimmerman Fitness Challenge April 18

The University of Maine Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) will host the 2015 1st Lieutenant James R. Zimmerman Memorial Fitness Challenge on April 18.

Four-person teams, which can register in one of three categories — hard core, motivated or family, will participate from noon to 5 p.m. in a variety of physical activities including pack runs, pull ups and a crawl through a mud pit. The course will start at the Steam Plant lot and continue throughout campus, to the NROTC House on College Avenue, as well as surrounding fields and trails.

The challenge was established in 2011 to honor and remember Zimmerman, a 2008 UMaine graduate from Presque Isle, who was killed in action in November 2010 while in combat during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Registration, which may be completed online, is $60 per team, $40 per team for UMaine students. More information about Zimmerman and the challenge is available online or by emailing Miles Smith at miles.smith@umit.maine.edu.