The PAX (#17) celebrated Easter with their 2.0s (#26) and Ms (#7) by gathering at the GridIron for a Scripture-inspired treasure hunt and workout. A beautiful morning — sunny and about 60 degrees — greeted the PAX and their families. After circling up around the ShovelFlag, a disclaimer was made and a brief introduction provided concerning the ten stations comprising the the morning’s celebration. J’Ville served as the Sphinx by offering the clues and leading the workout.
Quick warmup with SSHs, Merkins, etc. IC
Clue #1: Easter is about hope and rebirth, a stash can be found where touchdowns have worth.
Mosey to Station #1 – the WildCat Football Field
CrabWalk sideline to sideline (or as far as you can go)
John 1:1-4 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
Clue #2: Before his arrest, Jesus ate with his friends, the next stash is hidden where the running track bends.
Mosey to Station #2 – the Track
Run 1X the Track
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Clue #3: Jesus was betrayed for a mere 30 bucks, the next stash of eggs is where teachers park trucks.
Mosey to Station #3 – Middle School Parking Lot area
Touch ten different trees, return and do 25X sit-ups OYO.
Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Clue #4: They made Jesus wear a thorny crown that was sharp and cruel, the next place to look is an old, one-roomed school.
Mosey to Station #4 – the One Room School
Triple check with wall sits, push-ups, and bunny hops around school (X2).
John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Clue #5: Although Pilate was not able to find any guilt, he bent to demands of a mob’s ugly will. You can find the next stash of treats on a nearby grassy hill.
Mosey to Station #5 – the Grassy Noll
10X Burpees OYO
Mark 8:35-36 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
Clue #6: Jesus was beaten and sentenced to die, a nearby small hut is where colored eggs lie.
Mosey to Station #6 – Mosey to Pavilion
20X Squats IC
Matthew 16:15-16 “But what about you?” Jesus asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
Clue #7: They nailed him to a cross, and there he did die, go look in the sand, for a stash there does lie.
Mosey to Station #7 – the Sand Volleyball Courts
BearCrawl from end to end and sideways one leg hops end to end
John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Clue #8: His body was set in a tomb sealed tight with rock, another stash is placed near the bridge on the walk.
Mosey to Station #8 – the Bridge
Luke 23:46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.
Clue #9: After three days, the tomb was found bare, search the playground nearby with the utmost of care.
Mosey to Station #9 – the Playground
20X Mountain Climbers OYO
Mark 16:4-6 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.”
Clue #10: Jesus rose from the dead, a miracle many say, the flag marks the very last stash of the day.
Mosey to Station #10 – shallow CF at the Diamond
25X Hillbilllies IC
Luke 24:36-40 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts
rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet.
Numberama and Namearama in giant circle in shallow CF at Diamond
Mosey to the ShovelFlag:
Breaking Bread: MEarthWorm provided Resurrection Buns symbolizing the empty tomb and the promise of eternal life.
Closing Prayer by Attila offering gratitude for the resurrection of Christ and the promise of life eternal.
Einstein’s for many for some excellent fellowship.
Moleskin: A nice gathering of PAX and family, marking a dark day but anticipating the glory of the Easter morning that follows. Special Easter Blessings to our wives and 2.0s!