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Streetsboro Tough Towner


Streetsboro - The City of Streetsboro will host the Tough Towner competition on April 20th. It will start and finish at Streetsboro City Park and the 4-mile course, which will also travel throughout school grounds, will include 25 obstacles such as a mud bog as well as a wall for contestants to climb over. According to Streetsboro Parks and Recreation Director Greg Mytinger, the competition was brought to Streetsboro by Corporate Motivation, Inc.

Matt Campana, owner of Corporate Motivation, said he has worked to organize such events because he wants to “inspire people to overcome their obstacles.” In addition to helping community members through his course,  three dollars of each registration fee will be donated to Portage County Habitat for Humanity (HFH) and one dollar of each fee is returned to the city.

“Through my business Corporate Motivation, Inc- in which we blend philanthropy with performance,” Campana said, “I have worked with HFH quite often around the country and locally. Brian Reitz is the executive director for Portage County HFH and I like to help him out whenever I can.”

The Tough Towner website, www.toughtowner.com, states “Our course themes are designed to inspire people to new heights in life.  We design our courses so that people of various abilities can attempt the course and go beyond what initially might be thought possible.”

Registration has already begun and is $49 for participants, $39 for students, until March 31st. Registration will then be $59 until April 18th. Finally, registration will be $69 on April 19th.


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Heather Braddock is the reporter for the cities of Aurora and Streetsboro. She hails from Bedford, where she and her husband Michael (who is also her photographer) live. A Kent State University graduate of 2009 with a Bachelor’s in Adolescent and Young Adult education for Integrated Language Arts, Heather is a high school English, media studies and communication teacher at Akron Digital Academy. She is pursuing her Masters in English for Teachers with a focus on journalism.