The Boston Bruins Foundation is holding a First Responder Challenge for the first time on Sunday, January 22 at the TD Garden in Boston for New England area first responders, families and friends. Firefighters, police and EMS professionals will take on one or all stages of the Garden Gauntlet -- climbing stairs, and completing laps around the arena bowl, premium levels, and balcony levels of the Bruin's home arena. Participants can walk or run. There are three levels: one for everyone, a slightly higher level of exercise and then an elite course (challenge level can be determined at the event). There will also be a children’s obstacle course, “touch a truck”, Bruins alumni appearances, photo opportunities with Bruins' mascot, Blades, and other family activities.
Proceeds benefit The Hundred Club of Mass., which supports the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line-of-duty. Winners will be presented with a trophy on ice at the second annual First Responder Night at the Bruins vs. Phoenix Coyotes game on February 28.