Strongman Challenge 2021 - Vitual 5K Ruck - June 19th and 20th!  


Varsity House


We need your help in the fight against pediatric cancer.  

Varsity House Gym is proud to announce the 13th Annual Michael LaViola Strongman Challenge!

This year’s fundraiser will consist of a VIRTUAL 5k walk-run-ruck on Father’s Day weekend June 19th & 20th. 

All you have to do is lace up and get to stepping.  

Last year’s event had over 200 participants!

Please consider making a small charitable donation to the LaViola Foundation to keep the spirit of this event alive.

The event raises money for the national cancer institute in their fight against pediatric sarcomas, a rare and underfunded form of pediatric cancer.

The LaViola foundation also funds two $2,500 scholarships awarded to Old Tappan High School students annually. 

One going to a student that plans to study medicine in college.

The other going to a football player that exemplifies hard work and great academic standings.

We are asking for your consideration in participating and donating to this years event.

Donation Link:

VIRTUAL Event Details:
When: Saturday or Sunday June 19th & 20th
Where: Anywhere its virtual.
What: Run, Walk or Ruck!  The "RUCK" consists of a weighted 5k mach.  Grab a weight vest or backpack and you are good to go.  

  • Suggested weights: Females – 20lb RUCK, Males – 40lb RUCK

  • Goal: Finish in under 45min.

We hope you will join us in supporting this amazing cause and assist a  local family whose lives were tragically impacted by the loss of their son. 

We can help make a difference in the fight against this rare disease.  

100% of the donation proceeds go to The Michael LaViola Foundation.

Support the event here:

Never Give Up,

Joe Riggio, Dan Goodman and the Varsity House Team.

Board of Trustees – Michael LaViola Foundation