Chunkfest comes to Poole this summer

There is only a few months to go until Europe’s first hybrid sports and music festival where disabled and able-bodied athletes will compete against each other in strength events. The event is Chunkfest and will be hosted by Ringwood based strength and fitness brand, House of Chunk.

Chunkfest will take place on Saturday 24th June at Poole Stadium where competitors will compete against each other in strength events with four specifically designed Strongman events alongside smaller challenges and competitions.
The day will also feature MMA and boxing displays and demonstrations of wheelchair rugby and boxing. There will be live DJs throughout the day, a variety of food stalls, and exhibitors from across the country showcasing fitness kit, as well as health and rehabilitation products. The day will also feature special guests from the Strongman World and paralympic athletes.

Tim, founder and owner of House of Chunk, commented: “We are getting excited for our very first Chunkfest event. We’ve been involved in Disabled Strongmen and Women events at the Arnolds Fitness Event at the NEC in Birmingham. However this will be the first event in Europe where disabled and able-bodied athletes will compete against each other.”

The event will continue into the evening with music including sets from Saints of Sin, live DJs, street performers and laser shows.

Tim continued: “We are really excited to bring this event to Poole and to be able to raise money for local charity, Diverse Abilities to support children and adults with disabilities across Dorset.”

House of Chunk will be supporting Diverse Abilities at the Dorset Neon Run on Saturday 22nd April with activities for everyone to get involved in.

Helen Mortimer, development manager at Diverse Abilities, commented: “We are really looking forward to this event, and raising awareness of the adaptive community. It’s really exciting that this new event is being held right on our doorstep, and an amazing opportunity for local people to watch Strongman events and enjoy an evening of live music.”

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