Bossier Christian Gym To Carry Cross 100 Miles
A Christian gym in Bossier City plans a 100 mile "cross carry" beginning this afternoon. Bossier's Christ Fit Gym will begin the hundred mile up and back trek later this afternoon at 5:30 beginning their location at 1658 Benton Road.
According to gym owner and organizer Billy Weatherall, team members will head north on Highway 3, their turnaround point being near Bradley, Arkansas. Weatherall says the journey can be completed in three days, with the participating members returning late Sunday.
Weatherall, a military vet whose service includes three tours of duty in Afghanistan, says both individuals and team members will take turns carrying the 30 pound cross in turns of three miles. The group will have a police escort and will take extra care to take proper liquids and nutrition. Medical assistance will be available at all times.
The Christ Fit Gym team hopes to complete the near hundred, nonstop journey in 30 to 40 hours. Stops are planned at the 25, 50 and 75 mile marks for food and Bible devotions.