In the cold of the night, peering into the dark of the sea, ancient mariners whispered to themselves and one another, “in mari multa latent” – in the ocean many things are hidden.
In Nordic legend, the most fearful of what lurked unseen was the Kraken, a beast that rose from rolling waves of wet blackness to tower over the tallest mast of any ship before wrapping its massive tentacles around the vessel and laying waste to it and its crew.
In mari multa latent… In our own lives, like the ocean, much hides beneath the surface. Our own Krakens – the personal demons that lay within us – take many forms, each seeking, like the mythical sea monster, to drag us to depths of emotional and physical ruin.
As brothers of F3, we come together to strengthen ourselves to overcome these challenges, so that we may serve our God, our families, our friends. We strengthen ourselves by testing one another, by pushing beyond perceived boundaries and limitations, and realizing that we can be – that we must be – better tomorrow than we are today. Indeed, there’s a newer saying that we tell each other in the gloom – “nothing grows in the comfort zone.”
On January 18th, 2020, you have the opportunity take yourself out of the comfort zone and to grow, to strengthen yourself by literally slaying the Kraken. Join your F3 Jax brothers as we inaugurate a beast of a CSAUP that is the brainchild of Aquaman – the Kraken. (Aquaman didn’t want credit, but you get what you deserve in life, Aquaman!)
Here’s the route:
We’ll start at Poseidon and make our way to Jax Beach, and from there head south to Mickler’s Landing. From Mickler’s, we’ll head back to Poseidon, 16 miles in all, including multiple stations for “extra credit” beatdowns. Ruck it, run it, bike it, bear-crawl it, team-up to do it with a partner, whatever – just do it! There will be aid stations along the route as well.
In addition, during the event we will collect donations for the Trinity Rescue Mission. More on the Trinity Rescue Mission https://trinityrescue.org/. And thanks to the work of Saigon Sam, you can contribute ahead of time at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/1swnzc1m9c?sharetype=teams&member=3140718&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=fa668cf331924ae98bbc47a77f6cfc09
DATE: January 18th, 2020
• Ruck: 7:00am (BOM)
• Run: 8:00am (BOM)
• Bike: 8:30am (BOM)
SIGN UP: https://forms.gle/EkAQjscyiGFw2Dnu5
Note: The deadline for shirts is 11/25. Buy yours today! (They make wonderful holiday gifts!)