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Skyler Blackie Fit to be a Hero

In March 2019, Truro lost Skyler Blackie, a community asset and an extremely passionate firefighter. To honour the late Skyler Blackie, an obstacle race was created in his memory, combining his love of fitness, Victoria Park, and Truro.

The Skyler Blackie Fit to Be a Hero Challenge is a chip-timed 5 km adventure race with challenging obstacles (stairs, walls, tires, hills, and lots more). The challenge takes place in Victoria Park and incorporates the historic landscape of the park, including Jacob's Ladder. Open to those ages 12 and up.

There are two categories:

Elite Challenge

You're an elite athlete if you're competing to win and race against the best of the best! Elite racers will adhere strictly to the race rules and guidelines or risk disqualification. Racers should be prepared for challenging obstacles throughout the race as well as unexpected "Skyler Stops" for some extra burpees! 

Open Category

The open category is for everyone, period. All are welcome here. Open racers will get outside their comfort zone and test their limits. These racers will experience the amazing rush of the finish line without the added pressure of perfection.



  • Early Bird Pricing:  Jul 17th - Aug 31st = $30.00
  • Regular Pricing: Sep 1st - Oct 6th = $40.00
  • Race Day On-Site Registration: Oct 7th = $45.00 


To sign up as a volunteer, please visit:


Approximate Schedule

  • VOLUNTEERS - Arrival - 8:30am
  • ELITE CATEGORY - Start time - 10:00am
  • OPEN CATEGORY - Start time - 10:30am 


There are a few parking lots that you can use:
- Victoria Park Main Lot - 29 Park Rd, Truro, NS B2N 4E5
- Victoria Park Pool - 2 Adam St, Truro, NS B2N 6J3