Law enforcement employees from throughout South Carolina will compete in the second annual Battle at the Beach on Sunday, designed to test an officer’s physical abilities through a Cross-Fit type of athletic competition.
The S.C. Law Enforcement Officers Association, the S.C. Correctional Association and the S.C. Probation and Parole Association joined forces last year to host the S.C. Law Enforcement Olympics. The event takes place on Veterans Day at the Doug Shaw Stadium, 3205 North Oak St., with check-in beginning at 7:30 a.m.
The event will feature workouts that will include activities such as bear crawls, sprints carrying sandbags and yoke carries, in which participants lift a bar across his or her shoulders .
“It’s designed to be fun for all, but it’s not for the weak-hearted,” said Bob Rolin, Battle at the Beach chairman.
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While the competition is limited to full-time employees of any federal, state, county, city or municipal law enforcement agency or department, Rolin said the public is encouraged to stop by and cheer on the competitors. Registration closed Monday and on-site registration is not available.
Medals will be awarded for the top two male and female finishers, teams and for men and women over age 35.
The Battle at the Beach is the kickoff event for the 2012 S.C. Criminal Justice Training Conference that brings together federal, state, county and city law enforcement personnel from across the state to participate in training opportunities.
City officials to meet with county, state lawmakers Monday
The Myrtle Beach City Council will get together with the Horry County Council and the S.C. General Assembly’s Horry County Legislative Delegation on Monday for their third annual meeting.
The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The public is invited to listen in on the discussion on topics including the regional economic development corporation, mass transit and construction at the Myrtle Beach Airport, said city spokesman Mark Kruea.
“The intention is for the discussion to occur among the elected officials. It’s a working discussion among those three political entities,” Kruea said.
Veterans Day activities
City offices will be closed Monday in honor of Veterans Day, though recreation centers will remain open. Solid waste and recycling collection will be collected as usual.
Veterans Day ceremonies, sponsored by the Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance and the City of Myrtle Beach, are scheduled to be held at 11 a.m. Monday on the Convention Center Plaza.