Free Coney Island sports festival to feature volleyball, obstacle competitions

NYC parks will host a free sports festival this upcoming weekend, August 5 and 6, featuring volleyball competitions on Saturday and an obstacle course competition on Sunday. The deadline to sign up for the volleyball competition is Thursday, August 3 at 11:59 p.m.; the obstacle course does not require registration.

Volleyball Competition

The event is open for players ranging from beginners to experts and prizes will be provided for first and second-place winners. It will be located at the boardwalk entrance at W. 10th Street and is open to the public.

The following competitions are included, according to NYC Parks:

Adults 18 and older

  • men doubles
  • women doubles
  • coed doubles
  • coed quad

Teens 14 and older

  • Coed Quads

Register for the competition here.

Obstacle Course

Sunday’s obstacle course event might look difficult, but it’s open to all skill strengths, according to NYC Parks. The event features pull-up and dip contests, too.

The following is a schedule of events for the day:

  • Obstacle course  time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Pull-up / Chin up time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information about both events, click here.

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