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Static Monsters World Championships — Strongman competition coming to the Fortress

2020-02-14T09:45:13-05:00

July 25   The Static Monsters World Championships are coming to the Fortress!   What is Static Monsters? The Static Monsters was put together as a small Strongman Style Push/Pull competition in November 2015 by Strongman Gold Coast and Coco’s Gym. With the Log Lift and the Axle Deadlift being iconic strength sports events and also being well known and practiced among strongman athletes, it was the perfect fit to get people to have a go. The competition was then opened up to allow more people to be able to compete against eachother under the same rules and conditions. Year two [...]

Static Monsters World Championships — Strongman competition coming to the Fortress2020-02-14T09:45:13-05:00

Inaugural Fortress 5K coming in June

2020-02-13T11:20:06-05:00

June 13 Dubbed "Storm the Fortress," we are thrilled to announce the inaugural Fortress 5K & Fun Run! Fortress Obetz and Hamilton Local Schools have teamed up to bring a 5K to the Obetz community. Part of the proceeds will go to the Hamilton Local Schools cross country and track programs! A link to registration be available soon. Keep an eye out! More information will become available closer to the event. Follow @FortressObetz on social for the most up-to-date information.

Inaugural Fortress 5K coming in June2020-02-13T11:20:06-05:00

K9 Frisbee Toss & Fetch Worldwide Championship returns to the Fortress

2020-02-13T11:19:59-05:00

September 19 & 20 The K9 Frisbee Toss & Fetch Worldwide Championship is back at the Fortress! Fortress Obetz will be hosting the K9 Frisbee Toss & Fetch Worldwide Championship on Saturday, September 19. The UpDog Challenge will be on Sunday, September 20! The K9 Frisbee Toss & Fetch Worldwide Championship is a true, worldwide championship. The competition will consist of 3,000 league members and their dogs; from 175+ Toss & Fetch Clubs; in 4 different continents; in 15 countries. The teams will compete simultaneously (in their time zone), on the same day, in one of 23 convenient regional locations. Club [...]

K9 Frisbee Toss & Fetch Worldwide Championship returns to the Fortress2020-02-13T11:19:59-05:00

Columbus Buddy Walk returns to the Fortress

2020-02-13T11:19:51-05:00

October 4 The Buddy Walk returns to the Fortress! We are thrilled to be hosting the Columbus Buddy Walk for the second year in a row! Join the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio as we unite for a common cause and raise funds at the 2020 Columbus Buddy Walk. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, take the first step and donate or register today! Help spread the word; all are welcome for this day of celebration! Visit dsaco.net   More information will become available closer to the event. Follow @FortressObetz [...]

Columbus Buddy Walk returns to the Fortress2020-02-13T11:19:51-05:00

Sunny 95’s Touch-A-Truck coming to the Fortress

2020-02-13T11:19:41-05:00

June 27 Join Sunny 95 at the Fortress for this Touch-A-Truck event. Get behind the wheel of some of the coolest trucks around! Not only will there be awesome trucks, but there will also be different types of emergency vehicles, heavy machinery, and tons of other types of vehicles!   More information will become available closer to the event. Follow @FortressObetz on social for the most up-to-date information.

Sunny 95’s Touch-A-Truck coming to the Fortress2020-02-13T11:19:41-05:00

America’s Strongest Athlete with Disabilities Competition

2020-02-14T09:43:52-05:00

May 2 On May 2nd, we are going to discover America's strongest athlete with disabilities! We are very excited to be hosting this event here at the Fortress! This event will be streamed live from the courtyard of the Fortress.   This contest is open to any athlete with a physical limitation that puts them at a significant disadvantage against an able-bodied athlete of otherwise equal skill.   Visit ticketor.com More information will become available closer to the event. Follow @FortressObetz on social for the most up-to-date information.

America’s Strongest Athlete with Disabilities Competition2020-02-14T09:43:52-05:00

4th Annual Famous Fortress Fireworks

2020-02-13T11:19:31-05:00

July 2 Don't miss the 4th Annual Famous Fortress Fireworks! There will be live music, games, food trucks, inflatables, giveaways, and more! FREE!! On Thursday, July 2nd, join the Obetz community at the Fortress and Memorial Park for the 4th annual fireworks display at Fortress Obetz! The fireworks will be let off in the field just north of the Memorial Park pond. The start time for the fireworks is set for 9:50 PM. The gates at Fortress Obetz will open at 6:00 PM. This is a FREE event! No chairs or canopies are permitted in the Fortress. You are permitted to [...]

4th Annual Famous Fortress Fireworks2020-02-13T11:19:31-05:00

Football Events at the Fortress in 2020

2020-02-13T11:19:06-05:00

Our slate of football events is similar to 2019 with one of the highlight events of the year returning, the Fourth Annual Obetz Bowl! Here are some football events you can expect this year: July - October — Obetz Youth Football September 3 — Obetz Bowl - Hamilton Township vs. Groveport Madison September 11 — Bishop Ready vs. St Charles September 18 — Bishop Ready vs. Liberty Union October 2 — Bishop Ready vs. Columbus Academy October 16 — Bishop Ready vs. Whitehall Yearling   Click the dates to learn more about each event.     [...]

Football Events at the Fortress in 20202020-02-13T11:19:06-05:00

Rugby Events at the Fortress in 2020

2020-02-13T11:18:53-05:00

Just like last year, you can expect some great ruby to be played at the Fortress this year! Here's what we have so far: April 25 — D1A & D1 Elite Collegiate Rugby, Women's Final and Men's Semis May 23 — Rugby Ohio — 2019 High School State Championship Semi-Finals May 30 — Rugby Ohio — 2019 High School State Championship Finals   Click the dates to learn more about each event.    

Rugby Events at the Fortress in 20202020-02-13T11:18:53-05:00

Soccer Events at the Fortress in 2020

2020-02-13T11:18:49-05:00

Though a partnership with the Columbus Crew, Fortress Obetz hosts the Columbus Crew Academy weekly throughout the year. We have a few other soccer events scheduled this year as well: April 18 — Club Ohio Nike Challenge Cup July 13-17 — Ajax Soccer Camp   Click the dates to learn more about each event.  

Soccer Events at the Fortress in 20202020-02-13T11:18:49-05:00