Loudoun to host eight World Police and Fire Games events
Loudoun will play host to thousands of those athletes across eight venues.
Below is a list of those event spaces:
Northern Virginia Badminton Club, 44590 Guilford Drive, Suite 100, Ashburn
Bowl America Dranesville, 46940 Woodson Drive, Sterling
Mount Weather, 19844 Blue Ridge Mountain Road, Bluemont
Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodbridge Parkway, Leesburg
Ashburn Ice House, 21595 Smith Switch Road, Ashburn
PEV's, 39835 New Road, Aldie
Morven Park, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg
Dulles Sportsplex, 21610 Atlantic Blvd., Sterling
Off-beat sports to be played in Fairfax
Some off-beat sports will be part of the games as well, including:
Muster – A competition generally for fireman focusing on individual skills related to traditional firefighting drills, like the hose lay, hose roll, ladder climb and other events.
Police Motorcycle Riding – Motorcycle police compete in a series of time-trial like events on courses gauging mostly agility and control of the motorcycle.
Police Service Dogs – Tests canine's ability to detect narcotics and explosives as well as ability to subdue suspects.
Stair Race – As it sounds, the quickest firefighter up and down 26 flights of stairs in full gear wins.
Toughest Competitor Alive – An octathlon with events in 5 kilometer run, shotput, 100 meter dash, 100 yard swim, 20 foot rope climb, bench press, pull-ups and an obstacle course.
Ultimate Firefighter – A firefighting quadrathlon with events in hose task (carrying and rolling a hose), weight and strength, an obstacle course and high rise (climbing ladder with hose).