Battle Guide

Virgin Active Warrior #2 | Devonbosch, Stellenbosch | 6 April  2024

Warriors, brace for battle.

What does it take to be a Warrior? Show up on Saturday, and you will learn that a Warrior steps out of their comfort zone. A Warrior faces obstacles and fears head-on. A Warrior perseveres and never gives up. And a Warrior never leaves a soldier behind. And most importantly, you will find that you are stronger and braver than you think…

How do I get there?

Bottelary Rd, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, 7605


Please familiarise yourself with our terms & conditions and indemnity clause here.

Water Obstacles

Take note: there are several water obstacles. Please do NOT do the water obstacles if you cannot swim. Instead, drop and do those burpees!

Battle Programme

06h00 – Gates and Registration open

06h45 – Black-Ops Elite race briefing (Please note: Each batch will be briefed before the start of their race)

07h00 – Black-Ops Elite race start (Competitive batch for 19+. Compulsory obstacle completion)

07h30 – Commando Elite race start (Competitive batch for u/16, u/18, 40+, 50+. Compulsory obstacle completion)

08h00 – Rookie Elite race start (Competitive batch for u/12, u/14, 60+. Compulsory obstacle completion)

08h05 – Black-Ops, Commando and Rookie Batches commence in 10-minute intervals.

11h00 – Prize-giving

13h00 – Race cut-off. All participants still on the course will be escorted back to the venue.

15h00 – Close of race day

Important Registration Info

*Be at the Registration Zone one hour before your start time.
*You will receive a QR code before the race. Please show the QR code to the registration staff to register.
*Every Warrior needs a Warrior Chip timing chip (or the old SAS timing band).
*Warrior Chips can be bought at registration for R60.
*If you bought a Warrior Chip online, you can collect this at registration.
*Once bought, the chip is yours to keep. You will use it again at any Virgin Active Warrior Race in future.


*Spectators are welcome.
*Entrance fees will be charged at R40.
*Spectators can follow the specially marked spectator route to get a bird’s eye view of the obstacles and cheer on the muddy Warriors.
*Please follow the special route markers for the spectator route.
*Spectators are not allowed on the race route at any time.

*Make sure you know in which batch you start and at what time.
*Do not start in the incorrect batch – you will be disqualified.

Elite athletes

*Elite athletes for Black Ops, Commando and Rookie need to familiarise themselves with the Elite athlete rules and protocol here

Warrior Gear Stand

*Visit the Warrior Gear stand to get kitted out in the latest Warrior fashion.
*This will be the collection point for Warrior Finisher and Elite shirts.


Beer tent | Food Vendors | Exhibitors

*The cheerful vida e cafe baristas will be manning the caffeine artillery. 

*There will be a beer tent for battle-weary warriors to toast victories.

*A large selection of quality food vendors will be at hand to recharge depleted energy stores.

*Plenty of high-end merchandise will be on exhibition and available for sale.

*We regret that no cool boxes, drinks or food are allowed through the gate unless you are an official vendor/exhibitor with prior permission from the Virgin Active Warrior management.

Warrior KIDS Zone

*While you are out on the course, sign the kids into the Kids Zone, where they’ll be looked after in safety.
*Qualified childminders will keep them busy with exciting activities at R100 per child.

Locker Zone:

*A locker zone will be available at R30.
*Stash your gear safely and collect it again after your race.

Shower Zone:

*There will be a Shower Zone to rinse off the mud.
*Remember your towel and a clean set of clothes.

“The true Warrior isn’t immune to fear. He/she fights despite it.”

Warriors, #BeBrave!

The Warrior Command Centre