THE KRAKEN IS BACK!
Mark your calendars pax: The Kraken returns to Northeast Florida January 22, 2022!
In 2019, it began with an idea – the desire to create an endurance event that would push the individual beyond the comfort of his known limits while enabling him to be part of something bigger – much bigger – than himself.
In 2020, history was made – 55 men coming to together in the gloom to push themselves through four pain stations and 16.8 miles, breaking their own boundaries but more importantly raising $3000 for Trinity Rescue Mission.
In 2021, history was yet again made and this time records were shattered – the word spread, 78 brothers from four different regions traveled to participate, and this time, $7000 was raised Trinity Rescue Mission.
In 2022, come join us as we make history again – come and be part of something demanding, something audacious, something that just two years ago would have seemed outlandish in its goal and scope, but that now with your help and participation can actually happen. Come so you can say you were there when the men of F3 conquered the course and destroyed the 100/$10,000 goal – 100+ brothers who raise $10000 for Trinity Rescue Mission.
Come and be part of The Kraken.
What is the Kraken?
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 steel our bodies and minds, so that in a world rife with disease, divisiveness and despair, we may overcome whatever challenges arise to steadfastly serve our friends, our families, and our God. We strengthen ourselves by testing one another, by pushing beyond perceived boundaries, and realizing that we can be – that we must be – better tomorrow than we are today. Indeed, there’s a newer saying we tell each other in the gloom – “nothing grows in the comfort zone.”
On January 22nd, 2022, leave the comfort zone. Join your F3 Jax brothers. Slay the Kraken. And discover the strength of confidence that comes only through achievement.
Important F3 Jax Kraken CSAUP Information:
As usual: the third annual Kraken launches from the Poseidon AO (Sunshine Park) at 6:30a.m (ruckers) and 7:00a.m (runners)
From there, the 16-mile course will take you to Jax Beach.
You’ll head south on the beach (for approximately 8 miles) to Mickler’s Landing, then you’ll turn out onto Ponte Vedra Blvd and begin the 8+ mile trip back to Poseidon.
The course will include at least 4 pain stations for “extra credit” beatdowns and hydration and fuel will be provided as well.
Ruck it, run it, bike it, bear-crawl it, team-up to do it with a partner, whatever – just do it!
All funds raised will be presented to Trinity Rescue Mission at the end of the event.
Our goal for 2022: minimum 100 pax and at least $10,000 raised for Trinity Rescue Mission and to help ensure they can purchase a highly needed and important refrigeration unit.
Bring some refreshments and enjoy some F2 with your bros afterward.