HICKORY, NC -
The Crawdads Haynesworth Conditioning Challenge, scheduled for after tonight's game against the Charleston RiverDogs at 7 p.m., has garnered plenty of national attention lately, resulting in a write up by the Associated Press
! The challenge has also received attention in USA Today
, the Washington Post
, Sports Illustrated.com
, NBC Sports
The Crawdads staff has performed the Haynesworth Challenge themselves, resulting in a YouTube video proving that the feat can be done.
All participants who wish to try the challenge will have to complete the same conditioning test that Haynesworth has failed multiple times, before finally passing last Saturday morning. The test is as follows:
1. Twelve consecutive 25-yard dashes (300 total yards) in less than 70 seconds
2. Rest period of 3.5 minutes
3. Twelve more consecutive 25-yard dashes in less than 73 seconds
All participants that successfully complete the challenge in the allotted time will win two season tickets for the rest of the 2010 season, including all potential playoff games. All participants that attempt the challenge will receive a free ticket to a future game this season (excluding Aug. 14).
In the spirit of the challenge, anyone named Albert or wearing a Redskins jersey will receive a free ticket to the game. Additionally, it will be Thirsty Thursday, featuring $1 beers and Pepsis, and there will be a post-game concert at the Crawdad Cafe by Banned on Wednesday.
For more information, call the Front Office at (828) 322-3000.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.