This autumn, Bear Grylls brings his renowned spirit of endeavour, fitness and adventure to the Obstacle Course Race market, with the launch of the first Bear Grylls Survival Race on Saturday 3 October and Sunday 4 October at Trent Park in Enfield, North London; the first race weekend of its kind in the world.
A message from Bear Grylls:
“It is our aim on the Bear Grylls Survival Races to inspire a positive “never say die” attitude to the next generation of adventurers. It might start with a 5k Survival Race but it well may end with you becoming the Ultimate Survivor!”
More than just a race event, the weekend will create a Bear Grylls Adventure Festival as a family event for all ages with live music and activities and over 100 exhibitors and partners from the adventure & racing world, showcasing their products – including Landrover and Triumph Motorcycles.
There will be race viewing areas in various places in the festival where spectators can cheer on the participants and get a taste of the adventure on the track. A visit from Bear Grylls himself on the first day will set the tone for the weekend.
The BG Survival Race weekend will host a series of kids and junior races (Cubs races) as part of a schools’ challenge on Saturday 3 October before firing the starting gun for the adult’s 5km and 10km obstacle races, alongside charity heats. Both timed and untimed heats will see professional athletes and leisure runners alike putting their adventure-fitness levels to the ultimate test in this series of unique Bear-Grylls-inspired races.
With a few weeks of training it is possible to take part in a 5k race for the first time by following the training programme on the website so why not get a team together for charity and sign up today!
The race weekend culminates on Sunday 4 October in the signature event: the’ Ultimate Survivor Race’ – a 30km course which ‘ups the ante’ from the previous day’s races by not only extending the race distance but also including even more extreme Bear Grylls’ survival challenges. These are designed to catapult athletes out of their obstacle race comfort zones, both mentally and physically. All races taking place throughout the weekend will be open to individual and group entry.