Important Information

Date and Time: April 4, 2024; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: All events except swimming will take place outside on Roe Stamps Field. The 500 yard swim challenge takes place in the competition pool. If there is inclement weather, we will move inside to the 4th floor and 5th floor track. 

Check-in: Opens at 9:45 am on the day of the event and closes 30-minutes before the end of the event to ensure participants have enough time to finish the events they'd like to compete in.

Challenges: This is a FREE event.  There are five different challenges. You may compete in one or all five. The events include: Swimming 500 yards (freestyle, breast or sidestroke), running 1.5 miles, push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups.

Events / Passing Scores

Event CRC Fit Navy SEAL© Pass*
Swim 500 yds 13:00 12:30
Push-up 42 50
Sit-up 45 50
Pull-up 8 10
1.5 Mile Run 11:00 10:30

*These are the U.S. Navy's standards for passing scores.

Event Standards

These events can be completed in any order, but each event may only be performed once. Once an event is completed, your score will be entered into an electronic tally sheet.

Swim 500 yards: Participants swim 20 laps in the competition pool as quickly as possible.  You must swim using breaststroke or sidestroke. 

Push-ups: Participants complete as many push-ups as possible in 2 minutes or until form can no longer be maintained. Resting at the top is permitted. If the participant drops to his or her knees or rests with the chest on the ground their turn is up. 

Sit-ups: Participants complete as many sit-ups as possible in 2 minutes or until form can no longer be maintained 

Pull-ups: Participants complete as many pull ups as possible in 2 minutes or until form can no longer be maintained.

Run 1.5 miles: Participants will 4.5 laps around the outdoor Stamps Field track as quickly as possible



The first 150 Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff who complete at least three of the five events will receive a commemorative 2023 Georgia Tech Fitness Challenge t-shirt.


Upon check-in you will be asked which category you would like to compete in: man, woman, or general.

To be eligible for prizes, participants must complete all five events and earn the highest cumulative score their competing category.


Congrats to those who have competed in this event in prior years. This event was formerly called the Navy Challenge.  Here are the results for the previous years:

Congratulations to our top 2023 finishers!

Imane El Barodi
Garrett Manaster
Joseph Campbell

* This year scores were calculated using the mean and standard deviation to standardize individual results within each of the five activities. We feel that this method more accurately represents every individual’s performance by comparing competitors to each other rather than an arbitrary standard. We also feel that this method required the top finishers, who completed all five activities, to excel at multiple activities instead of just one.