The Strongman Classic is back in Cranbrook, British Columbia for its 16th year BIGGER and BETTER than ever!!! Witness amazing feats of strength like the Atlas Stones, Tire Flips and Truck Pulls with Sportsnet on-site to capture all the action!!! Come join us for this family fun event on June 15th at 11:45 am on 17th avenue north beside Western Financial Place during Sam Steele Days weekend. A HUGE thank you goes out to all the amazing sponsors and the community that make this event so special.
Stay tuned to our facebook page for all the Strongman Classic details like athlete announcements, event updates and more!!
The Strongman Classic is proudly powered by Fitness INC – Destination British Columbia – Reflex Supplements
As with many things, what began as a small idea has grown into a big deal.
Fitness Inc.’s Strongman Classic, held annually during Sam Steele Days every June, started in 2004 with a fleeting idea and a lot of heart… then came the help of two strong men.
Grant McReynolds and Cory Gillespie were competitors in other Strongman events across the country and internationally. They responded to the need for official judges for Cranbrook’s event and in doing so, shared their knowledge, allowing Fitness Inc. to host their first annual amateur competition in 2005, complete with the ever-popular semi-truck pull.
Today, the Strongman Classic is a cornerstone of Sam Steele Days, with competitors and spectators alike enjoying the day while taking part in an exciting show. The Strongman Classic is also a fundraiser, always in support of Cranbrook’s chapter of the BCSPCA; major sponsors like Aaron’s, Trickle Creek Golf Resort, Mountain Spirit Resort and Happy Duck Sprinkler Systems are huge contributors to the event, donating the raffle prizes. Between the support of these local businesses and the community, Fitness Inc. has been overjoyed to donate more than $27,000 to the BCSPCA in the last eight years.
Fitness Inc. extends gratitude and thanks to all the people involved in the event, from the sponsors to the competitors, from the volunteers to the spectators. Such an endevour is only possible through the support and hard work of those committed to putting on and improving the Strongman Classic!
Fitness Inc.’s Strongman Classic is held on the Saturday of Sam Steele Days, always the third weekend in June.
Every year registration starts mid October and is open until December 1. A registration reminder is posted on social media a week prior to the process starting.
IN ORDER TO RECEIVE AN OFFICIAL INVITATION TO REGISTER WE MUST HAVE THE ATHLETE’S EMAIL ADDRESS. PLEASE EMAIL US AND LET US KNOW THAT YOU WOULD LIKE AN INVITATION AND YOUR NAME WILL BE ADDED TO THE LIST. OUR EMAIL IS [email protected]
Everything we do is via email and time stamped. So please pay attention to your emails! In 2018 the male division was full in less than 48 hours and the female division was full in less than a week!
There are sixteen spots available for male athletes. The top five male athletes from the 2018 show are guaranteed a spot for the 2019 show. The remaining eleven spots are filled by order of interest.
There are eight spots available for female athletes. The top three female athletes from the 2018 show are guaranteed a spot for the 2019 show. The remaining five spots are filled by order of interest.
As you are aware, the Strongman Classic continues to grow in popularity every year. For this reason we are now doing a deposit system, which when paid, will register you and reserve your spot in the 2019 Strongman Classic. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis. After all available spots are full, athletes will be placed on the reserve list. If an athlete from the reserve list fills an available spot, they will have to pay the deposit to reserve their spot.
The $60.00 deposit can be paid via e-Transfer any time of the day or night, please use our email to e-Transfer, OR by phoning Trevor/Tyler Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and paying with a credit card. The $60 deposit is then put towards the total registration fee.
The deposit will be non-refundable. The deposit will be refunded ONLY if an athlete becomes injured. A doctor’s note must be provided in order for the money to be refunded.
If an athlete drops out their deposit money will be kept and divided up in the following manner: $20 to an athlete prize purse, $20 to the SPCA and $20 to the Strongman Classic.
If anyone has any questions please let us know.