Major League Recess 2017

TBF Major League Recess

It's that time of year again for our spring contest, Major League Recess, which starts next week!

Major League Recess (MLR) will feature a month long series of weekly physical and mental challenges. Think Nickelodeon's Guts meets MTV's The Challenge. It starts Thursday May 25 and runs through June 15. Here are the details: 

  • MLR challenges will not be revealed in advance and will include some Recess games you haven't seen before
  • Challenges will be both physical AND mental
  • MLR will run during Recess on all Thursday classes; sign up for a class titled 'Major League Recess'
  • Events will be individual or partner-based; for partner events, you can partner with anyone in your class regardless of whether or not they are participating in the contest
  • After every Thursday, you will be ranked according to where you place among ALL MLR participants that day
  • The overall winner will be the individual with the highest average rank over the 4 weeks
  • No advanced registration required; anyone signed up for a class labeled 'Major League Recess' on the schedule will be included

We'll have one grand prize winner that will be awarded a $100 Amazon gift card and a $50 credit to be applied to Throwback classes. Second place gets a Gatorade bath and a one-week supply of Big League Chew.

Q: Is this like TBF All-Star or Sweet 16 where strong rowers have an advantage?
A: No, Major League Recess will include minimal rowing.  More importantly, thoughtful contestants will have an advantage.

Q: I'm not that smart. Is Major League Recess for me?
A: You can probably find something more your speed.  Maybe go buy a fidget spinner instead.

Q: What if I cannot make one or two of the workouts?
A: We'll be running Major League Recess workouts on Thursdays initially, so hopefully you can find a time that works for you.  But if not, MLR lasts several weeks so there is still a good chance you can rack up enough points to win.  If we need to expand, we may include a Wednesday or Friday MLR workout.

Q: Can I attend multiple MLR classes and take my best performance for the day?
A: No.

Q: Why advanced MLR contest registration?
A: This is to ensure any potential contestants don't act like jabronis and refuse to sign up because they're worried they'll miss a workout or two.  As long as you make it to class, you'll be ranked in the competition.