JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- The sun has set and risen again over a Slide-a-Thon competition in Jacksonville Beach at Adventure Landing.
Out of 2,000 entries, 10 people were chosen to participate in the event.
The competition started Saturday morning at 10 and lasted through the day and night into Sunday. By 8 a.m. there were only two people left: Eric Batsford and Matthew Holmes.
"I'm in it for the win," said Batsford.
"It was a dare actually and I'm still here," said Holmes.
The men stayed fairly energetic after more than 22 hours of countless slides down the Undertow slide.
"About 4 o'clock this morning, I'd have given anything for him to give it up," said Batsford's girlfriend Terrie Ward. "I think he's insane. Anyone that wants to spend 22 hours on a water slide, walking up and down stairs all night long has got to be utterly insane."
The winner will receive a brand-new scooter. Plus, there's a good cause factored in as well.
"They're also earning $50 for the Wounded Warrior project. For every hour sliding, we'll be donating that amount," said Dawn Wade, Adventure Landing Manager.
Every slide means climbing 61 steps over and over again in the summer heat. That can be a little tiring after the 5th or 6th time.
"We're taking it one step at a time I think. I'm feeling every step. I don't know about Matt," said Batsford.
"We get breaks. I slept sometimes during the breaks," said Holmes.
No one thought the slide-a-thon would last this long. By Sunday afternoon, there was still no telling who would give up first.
"I got about three hours of sleep so I'm probably good for the day," said Holmes.
"It's almost like a war zone. Your enemy falls, you feel a little bit of glory," said Batsford.
The Wounded Warrior Project provides programs and services to injured service members. With the first 24 hours of sliding alone, they'll receive $1,200 from the fundraiser.
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