The Toyota WARRIOR powered by Reebok is set to take over the Western Cape for the second time this year. With a brand new date set to 6 October, all the Elite Athletes going to the OCR World Championships in the UK can now attend.
The penultimate round of the obstacle course racing (OCR) series will be hosted by Meerendal Wine Estate, one South Africa’s leading wine farms that boasts over 300 years of history. Situated on the slopes of Tygerberg Hills, the esteemed venue offers spectacular vineyard views and glimpses of the Boland mountains
This will certainly make for an epic trail running experience, which will be combined with a set number of obstacles that need to be overcome. WARRIORS of all fitness levels are catered for with three categories on offer, namely, Rookie, Commando and Black Ops.
With a slight change in format, the Black-Ops and Black-Ops Elite categories will run a 12km route with 30 obstacles. The Commando and Commando Elite distance will still be 10km with 20 obstacles and the Rookie and Rookie Elite will stay at 5km and 15 obstacles. Expect a very fast race!
The Reebok Sprint Race will be an exciting addition to the event. This is shorter and more compressed obstacle course that can be entered individually or as a team. The action-packed loop is always enjoyed by spectators, who are able to witness first-hand the depth of South Africa’s OCR talent.
The fun doesn’t stop once the muddy adventure is over – a beer tent and food stalls will be available for competitors to enjoy after the race.
Young and aspiring OCR athletes are invited to join in on the excitement too! An obstacle course reserved specifically for children will be provided as well as a WARRIOR Kids Zone under the supervision of child-minders.
For the first time ever, the new guys on the electronic scene, New Hero, will be performing live at Warrior 7. Both being from Cape Town, this electronic duo is set to take the stage by storm. Make sure to not miss them live at 9:30am – 10:15am.
Check out their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/newheroofficial/.
Locker Zone: Cost: R30
A secure, managed safekeeping facility will be available to participants on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please note that we take absolutely no responsibility for any items or belongings at the event that are not booked into the locker zone. You can leave your keys, wallets, cell phones and tog bags with us for safekeeping. Regrettably, children and grandparents cannot be left with us.
Beer and Food Zone:
Beer garden with music and entertainment. Great variety of food and drink stands to cater for all tastes.
*Please note that no one is allowed to bring own food and drinks into the venue.
The official Warrior gear will be on sale at the Warrior Gear stall. Stock is limited and available on a first come first serve basis.
Safety and Security:
There will be security guards in and around the race village and parking area for general security and safety. Please note that we will NOT be responsible for the security of any personal belongings and items. It will be your own responsibility to look after your personal items or alternatively book it in at our secure locker zone (see above). Also please make sure that you don’t leave any valuables on the seats of your car or at any other clearly visible place in your car. Please hide it away in the boot or under the seats just to make sure you don’t tempt any potential “thieves”.
GENERAL DAY PROGRAMME
* Subject to change
This is a preliminary programme, to give a general idea of the weekend.
Please note* Your batch start time will be mailed to you in the week leading up to race weekend.
06h30 – Gates and Registration open
07h50 – Black-Ops Elite race briefing
(Please note: Each batch will be briefed before the start of their race)
08h00 – Black-Ops Elite race start
08h10 – Commando Elite race start
08h50 – Rookie Elite race start
08h20 – Black-Ops, Commando and Rookie batches commence in 10min intervals.
09h00 – Reebok Sprint race opens
09h30 – New Hero Band
13h15 – Prize giving
16h00 – Race cut-off. All participants still on course will be escorted back to the venue.
17h00 – Close of race day