Join Fitness and Sports for the Highland Games on Friday, March 29 form 12 to 3 p.m. Awards for winners! Each competitor will have three attempts at each event. Register by Friday, March 22 at thr Huntington Hall Front Desk.
CABER TOSS - In the caber toss, a full length log is stood upright and lifted by the competitor using both hands under the bottom of the caber to rest against their body. The competitor then runs forward, building momentum, before tossing the caber into the air so that it turns end over end (with the upper end landing before the end originally held by the competitor) and hits the ground.
SHOT PUT - The shot put is a favorite at all good Highland Games. Competitors throw a large stone, weighing 20 to 26 pounds, as far as they can. The stone is thrown from a fixed standing position. The contestant who throws the furthest wins.
HAMMER THROW - The hammer throwing event features a hammer made from a metal ball weighing around 22 pounds for men and 16
pounds for women, attached to a wooden pole or handle. Participants use the handle to whirl the hammer around their head and then throw it as far as they can.
For more information please call 757-688-7451.