The obstacle racing craze that has taken South Africa by storm is proving to be much more than a flash in the pan. At the forefront of this drive is the Jeep Warrior Race with its eight events accros the country. The event boasts up to 9000 participants per weekend and following this weekend’s event just outside the major Gauteng centers the series will be heading out to Limpopo, the Western Cape and KZN before its return to Gauteng for Nationals at the end of the year.
The fourth instalment in the 2015 Jeep Warrior Race Series will take athletes to Hakahana Trails just outside Hartebeespoortdam for some more adrenaline fuelled muddy fun for the whole family. The growing media interest and coverage around the events combined with some serious prize money has sparked a more professional approach to the sharp end of the race.
Professional athletes building seasons and even careers in obstacle racing aren’t only after the R100 000 prize purse for the grand finale or even driving a Jeep till the next event, but also the honour of representing South Africa at Obstacle Racing World Championships again. In 2014 the Jeep Warrior Race sent its top athletes to compete and achieved some excellent results. This year will interesting with an even stronger field and to top it off the Warrior Company is in talks with organisers to potentially host OCR World Champs in South Africa in the near future.
What makes the Jeep Warrior Races so unique is that absolutely anyone can participate “all you need is a pair of Tekkies” Fritz Pienaar, Warrior Company director commented. “We have various options for various fitness levels ranging from BlackOps for the hard core, Commando for intermediate and Rookie for beginners” Pienaar added. The addition of a Bratz event for the kids that boast child minding facilities makes the events even more attractive to entire families.
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What is the appeal of the Jeep Warrior Race?
“The Jeep Warrior Race promises to once again be an absolutely exhilarating experience, no matter what your level of experience or fitness is. Even for people who come here with their families and plan to race with their kids, there will be a race category that will be tailor-made to test their endurance, fitness and mental strength.
“You will get wet and dirty, you will be laughing and crying, but all in all, you will have a blast. But ultimately it is not only about the race it is also about sharing and celebrating your quests and victories with friends and family. We’ve gone the extra mile to ensure oodles of fun for both spectators and participants with great entertainment in the form of live music, DJ’s, beer tents, food stalls and a dedicated product expo area, just to name a few. To get spectators as close to the action as possible, there will also be designated spectator view points on the course.”
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