RANDOLPH — Chief William Pace is pleased to share that the Randolph Police Department completed its 3rd Annual Fitness Cup Challenge at the end of December 2020.
The Fitness Cup Challenge is a 90-day challenge coordinated each year by Officer Kinnon Ryan and Commander Anthony Marag. It is part of a larger ongoing health and wellness initiative at the Randolph Police Department.
The challenge includes separate weight loss and fitness competitions. The fitness tests include a bench press, squat, one mile run, 500 meter row and a farmer’s walk.
Officers donate money to compete in the event each year and the funds are then used to support various fundraising efforts. Past causes have included the Sgt. Chesna Family Fund, Toys for Tots and winter coats for kids in need within the Randolph Public Schools.
“Physical health and fitness is a significant factor in whether officers are able to do their jobs safely each day,” Chief Pace said. “The Fitness Cup Challenge is a way for us to specifically dedicate a few months each year to promoting healthy habits, which contribute greatly to the overall wellbeing of our officers. Being able to support different causes within the community through the challenge is something we’re proud to do as well.”
Officer Casey L’Italien was the women’s overall winner in the 3rd Annual Fitness Cup Challenge and Officer Shawn Palmer was the men’s overall winner.
The challenge usually takes place annually in April but was delayed until the end of 2020 due to COVID-19.