The Warrior Race burst onto the scene in 2013 and immediately spearheaded the meteoric rise of obstacle racing in South Africa. It quickly grew to up to 9000 participants per event and remains at the forefront of the growth spurt in the fledgling sport of obstacle racing with its larger than life obstacles and innovative courses to challenge South Africans.
According to the Warrior Race, one of the reasons why obstacle racing is so popular is because anyone can participate. All you need is a pair of old running shoes and a sense of adventure. What makes obstacle racing unique is that it is one of only a few opportunities for athletes from different sporting codes, like cycling, trail running, road running, crossfit, karate, judo, rugby, soccer, hockey, etc. to compete against each other on a level playing field.
The Warrior Race has certainly struck a chord with the outdoor-minded athlete and weekend warrior alike!
What is obstacle course racing?
Obstacle course racing (OCR) is a sport in which a competitor completes a course on foot, encountering physical challenges/obstacles along the way.
At Warrior Race, competitors will be challenged by world class obstacles that will involve jumping off a 6m or 4m platform into water, crawling through mud under a wire fence, battling up slippery slopes and running or swimming across water obstacles, and much, much more!