This event took place April 26 and we want to thank all of our towners, sponsors, and volunteers for supporting the event! Congratulations to our top Towners, Jim Leimkuehler (29:03) and Gabby Odek (41:30) and a big thank you to Frederic Vigne Photography and Megann Galehouse for volunteering their talents and providing us with such amazing photos. Browse the gallery below or view them on Facebook.


It’s ON, Streetsboro! Grand Dynamics International and our team of Ultimate Towners are excited to bring back this awesome event to Streesboro. The event that began in Jackson Hole, WY as the Tough Towner has rebranded to bring you the Ultimate Obstacle Course experience. we have delivered events across the country since our time in Ohio and have lots of great updates to share.

Our event will take place at the same location around Streetsboro Park with a similar course with a few mystery surprises of course! We will have one starting time at 11:00 for our now mega-classic “Ultimate Elevation” opening and start waves of Towners until all the participants have gone. Fast class competitors will simply start toward the front of their wave. Young adults are encouraged to participate and children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult. If you have never participated in one of our events, you can be sure this this event is one you want to come to. Fill yourself and others with inspiration with a great spring time experience. Here are a few photos from last year on our facebook Streetsboro photo album and read on below about why we put these events on in the first place.

The WHY behind the Towner

bostonwall Remember the Boston Strong Wall? This iconic wall was a symbol of supporting others in overcoming obstacles. And if you haven’t know about the theme of these events and the “Why” behind the Towners, you can read about it in more detail here, and this is a little overview.A year ago, March, 2013 one of our original supporters and best friends of event director Tim Walther died in an avalanche. His life philosophy and messages were not only powerful and aligned with our event, but have become iconic symbols of the race.   lovelifewall The late, great Jarad Spackman and his message of BEING BOLD, TAKING THE PLUNGE and LOVING LIFE are integral to our theme of overcoming obstacles. In fact, our theme or not only Overcoming Your Obstacles, but CELEBRATING Overcoming Your Obstacles is the driving force. Whether you’ve been through a difficult relationship, experienced that “not if but when” ACL surgery or some other physical ailment, had a business or finance challenges or yes, lost someone close, we’ve all dealt with life’s curve-balls. Luckily, we live in one of the greatest communities on the planet where we rally around and support each other even in the most difficult of struggles. We’re in this together. And the “why” behind the Ultimate Towner is about celebrating our personal tribulations, triumphs and our connections that keep us keeping on. So let’s do this! We are offering EARLY TOWNER REGISTRATION at $20 off through March 15th as a way to rally the herd and get momentum for the event. Take action now. More people = more fun! Register today and go to our Ultimate Towner Facebook Jackson Event Page and invite all your friends! Our goal is to create an incredibly awesome community event. So rally your friends, bring your A Game and let’s have a blast together. We will fire things up with our signature “Ultimate Elevation” and will have a few surprises in store for you on Sunday, May 11th. More MUD, a few mystery obstacles and our culminating “Love Life” wall will all be part of the awesomeness.

Our Benefactor

PPDF LOGO 3INCH We’ve helped lots of organizations and people along our Ultimate Towner journey including feeding thousands of sick and elderly through supporting our benefactors like Project Open Hand. This year in Ohio we are supporting the Portage Park District Foundation.  

Our Event Sponsors

Grand Dynamics International is the title sponsor and the organization that offers the foundation to make these events happen. A focus on building teams, leadership development and learning through experience, the Ultimate Towner is GDI’s way of “giving back” to the community. We are seeking sponsors to help us further the cause. Your business can be a part of this event by contributing good or services, helping promote the event, sponsoring an obstacle and showing up as a team. THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS SO FAR:

  • Davey Tree
  • Carter Lumber
  • Lowes
  • Stefancik Construction

Below are few samples of our AWESOME obstacles!

Check out our Obstacles Page to see what kind of obstacles you may encounter!

Click here to view more of our exciting photos!



  Sponsored by: Grand Dynamics International

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