PROGRAM: Exertion Events

GTD's Exertion Program is being established to encourage, educate, and enable physical fitness in our community through fitness events and fitness programs in a Christian atmosphere. The vision for GTD's Exertion Program is to provide fitness challenges, races, and events such as cross state bike rides, adventure races, and triathlons. In addition, GTD is planning to provide a fitness program to address three key areas of fitness: strength training, cardiovascular health, and nutritional vitality. GTD's fitness program is going to be called S.T.R.O.N.G. (Strength Training, Respiratory Oriented & Nutritional Growth). What makes GTD's approach to fitness so unique is our emphasis on Godly wellness through a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ in addition to physical wellness.. As always, GTD brings a fun-loving positive attitude into each event we plan.

Currently GTD provides the XFL and SURGE Bike Rides. The XFL is GTD's 2-Day 160 mile Cross Florida Bike Ride. It starts at The Gulf of Mexico in Tarpon Springs and ends at the Atlantic Ocean in Cocoa Beach. SURGE is GTD's 1-Day 100 mile century bike ride located in Pinellas County, FL. Our Grand Canyon Trip usually offers an intense hiking challenge such as the 1-day 25-mile Rim-to-Rim hike. And you can also find a variety of exciting PUBLIC EVENTS that are sure to offer moderate levels of exertion simply by clicking onto our Calendar link. Don't hesitate to contact us so we can help point you in the right direction. Enjoy!

What does our XFL Cross Florida Bike Ride look like???
Check out this highlight video and see for yourself!

GTD Exertion Events can be reserved for groups of 10 participants or more. GTD will plan, prepare, and provide a custom made fitness event for your group! A PRIVATE Exertion Event can last 1-4 Days. GTD will customize an exertion event that will challenge your group physically, mentally, and spiritually. Exertion Events help groups grow closer to each other, overcome limitations, learn the importance of encouragement, while enhancing health and increasing faith as participants have to depend on God in order to accomplish the goal. (*PRIVATE Exertion Events do not include transportation)

PEAK SEASON: Jan - Dec  (GTD's Exertion Program is available all year long.)

GTD's Exertion Events take place in the Tampa Bay area as well as central Florida.

GTD offers Exertion Events to all types of groups such as church groups, youth groups (children, middle & high school ages), Sunday school groups, athletic groups, sport's teams, college groups, young adult groups, adult groups, retired groups, men's groups, women's groups, couples, families, leadership, businesses & more.

GTD will customize an exertion event that meets the challenge and fitness levels of your group.

For TEAM GTD assembling an Exertion fitness event is more than just piecing together a bunch of physically demanding activities. We want to create a fitness event that makes a lasting impact. We want to create an Exertion Event that is challenging, encouraging, obstacle-overcoming, satisfying, & fun. We want your experience to be, "Wow! I've always wanted to do that... and now I have! I loved every aspect of it!" That kind of response is the kind of response we get when we set up an Exertion Event The GTD Way. The GTD Way is deliberate, creative, functional and fun. At TEAM GTD our objective is to create a fitness challenge that you have always longed for and will never forget... an event that blends spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional challenges into a shared once-in-a-lifetime experience all while preserving a feel of being in God's amazing creation (which reveals the evidence of God). We can't wait to build this event for your group and we hope they love it as much as we do!

Each Exertion Event is different so what it includes is determined on an event-by-event basis. At the very least it will include full time guides, all organizational planning, devotions & spiritual emphasis, a lifelong memory!

Since each Exertion Event is different, what isn't included is determined on an event-by-event basis. Generally speaking GTD usually does not supply transportation, meals during transit, and items listed on each participant's packing checklist.

RATES (all payments are non-refundable)
The following RATES are for Private Events only and are subject to change without warning.
  • Minimum Participants Required.... 2
  • Maximum Participants Allowed.... 40
  • Group Registration Fee (one time fee per group per event) = $100 per group

  <> Exertion Events (Rates)
  • Cross Florida Bike Ride (1 Day / 160 Miles) = Call for quote
  • Cross Florida Bike Ride (2 Days / 160 Miles) = Call for quote
  • 100 Mile Century Bike Ride (1 Day / 100 Miles) = Call for quote
  • Long Distance Canoe Races = Call for quote
  • Adventure Races = Call for quote
  • Bi / Triathlons = Call for quote
  • Runs (5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathons, Full Marathons) = Call for quote

  • N/A

  • Late Payment Fee.... $50 per incident

  • $100 Registration Fee & Signed Contract: Within 1 week of reserving
  • 25% of Total (based on minimal # of required participants)... 9 mths before start date
  • 25% of Total (based on minimal # of required participants)... 7 mths before start date
  • 25% of Total (based on minimal # of required participants)... 5 mths before start date
  • 25% of Total (based on minimal # of required participants)... 3 mths before start date
  • Final Payment (for any additional participants beyond minimum required)... 1 mth before start date