Jeep Warrior Krugersdorp coming up

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JOHANNESBURG, 13 APRIL 2016 – It’s time to unleash the inner warrior. If you can imagine speeding

down giant water slides, swinging from ropes and bars, belly-crawling through mud, running through

nature, climbing up and over walls and getting covered head to toe in mud, then hurry and book

your spot at the Jeep Warrior Obstacle Course Race, 23-24 April 2016, at Hobby Park, Krugersdorp,


Says Jonathan Hart, Jeep Warrior Series Course Designer, “Obstacle course racing is really

rewarding for all sorts of people with varying fitness levels because each race combines a little of

everything. Even for first timers, there’ll be obstacles they’re good at, which make them feel great,

and there’ll be some that they’re not so good at because they’ve never done anything like that

before, which spurs them on to come back for more, trying harder the next time.”

Says Shane Howarth, Head of Sponsorship at Jeep South Africa, “What truly makes obstacle course

racing unique compared to all other sports is the comradery generated at every event. This is a

festive sport celebrating life. Every event is full of opportunities to lend a hand or get a boost up

yourself. Once you’re talked someone into jumping off a 6m high tower into water, the effect can be

eye opening – you’ll see that most people are there for the fun and camaraderie. It’s at that point

you realise you’ve found your fitness tribe.”

Every Jeep Warrior Race takes place in a stunning outdoor arena and includes three distances that

increase in difficulty and intensity. All courses feature a combination or trail running, climbing,

jumping, swinging, crawling, carrying heavy stuff and wading through mud, but the exact obstacles

change at every event, adding to the sense of surprise and unexpected adventure that keeps people

coming back for more and more.

Says Hart, “For the next Jeep Warrior race in Krugersdorp at the end of April, we’ve reworked the

Hobby Park venue to make it more spectator friendly and to basically give everyone a fun day out in

the sun. Hobby Park is great because it’s not too flat and it’s not ridiculously hilly. It’s basically all

sorts of seasons in one – with a few climbs, some rocks and some mud. Warriors definitely won’t be


For the super fit competing in the toughest event in the Jeep Warrior Series – Black Ops Elite (15km

with 30 obstacles) – the notorious Breaking Point obstacle is making a fierce comeback at Hobby

Park. A brand-new obstacle called Extreme Monkey will also be unveiled. Here, elites will face an

extreme upper body strength and grip test as they navigate the obstacle’s pivoting ladders.

Says Jeep Warrior Black Ops Elite athlete, Thomas van Tonder (Jeep Team), “I love Jeep Warrior

Races because at every event there are always surprises. My nemesis obstacle is Cliff Hanger because

it’s beaten me once or twice before so I’m always weary. My favourite obstacles are the ones

involving slides and water jumps – these bring back the fun and remind me why I love OCR. Breaking

Point is a very satisfying obstacle, but it can be heart-breaking as well.”

Warrior Rookie is the ideal course for OCR beginners. The 6.2km course at Hobby Park will feature

15 simple and fun obstacles. This includes Mud Monster (a series of mud pools and clay banks that

competitors wade through and then climb up and slide down), Slippery Dip (a giant water slide) and

the fear-of-heights-conquering Tower Jump (6m jump into a pool). If you can’t complete an obstacle

– just do some burpees.

Thomas van Tonder’s number one tip for Warrior first timers, “Do your first race as a team and

wear clothes and shoes that you don’t feel sorry for – you’re going to get really dirty.”

Ready to up your game? Try Warrior Commando – a more challenging 10km course with 22

obstacles. Commando is labelled as the ultimate team-building experience for couples, friends and

work colleagues. This course features more upper body challenges, the most difficult being rope


Warrior Black Ops is the toughest of the challenges, presenting a gruelling 15km course with 30

extreme obstacles. This is a test pf physical, mental and emotional endurance. Obstacles have been

designed to break athletes, with only the super fit crossing the finish line.

Entries to Jeep #Warrior3 – Hobby Park, Krugersdorp are limited and close on 19 April 2016, so to

avoid disappointment, enter online now at

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