With just two days to go, the Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville is geared to welcome athletes from across South Africa competing in the seventh edition of the Jeep Warrior Series, powered by Reebok, which takes place from 22 to 23 October 2016.
The rugged Jeep Warrior Series is led by the Jeep brand, so participants will have to pit themselves against mud, water, bridges, slides, ladders, climbing nets, monkey ropes and all sorts of fun and challenging terrain and obstacles. Playing host to a number of national and international athletic events, the 300-year-old wine estate boasts an extensive network of mountain biking, walking and running trails – an ideal backdrop for
the Jeep Warrior Race #7 in the Jeep Warrior series.
Says Jonathan Hart, Advendurance event organiser and Jeep Warrior Series Course Designer, “What makes the Jeep Warrior Series so popular is that it caters to all fitness levels and age groups; all you need is a pair of trainers and a sense of adventure to enter. Meerendal Wine Estate is an excellent venue and we are excited to be back in Cape Town. There is something for everyone and much fun to be had. So bring your crew along for a fantastic day of OCR.”
Competition in Black Ops and Black Ops Elite races is fierce and presents the toughest of courses, set over 15 – 20 km with up to 30 obstacles, matching world OCR standards. It is the most challenging category, combining both Rookie and Commando obstacles with the addition of endurance obstacles that involve carrying and dragging heavy objects for set distances.
A less-challenging alternative to the extreme Black Ops course is Warrior Commando, which covers 10 to 14km with approximately 15 obstacles. This course is the perfect team-building experience for couples, friends, and work colleagues. Warrior Commando Elite, the next level up, forbids teams or assistance with other participants, and all obstacles have to be completed in order to qualify.
Warrior Rookie is for beginners and the ideal introduction to OCR, presenting 15 simple and fun obstacles over 5-8 km. But beware if you’re unable to complete an obstacle; a 20-burpee penalty will see you on your way.
Warrior Bratz caters for children ages 4 -12 years old, covering a distance of 500 meters and approximately 8 obstacles aimed at challenging the little athletes. Parents/guardians are welcome to accompany their children through the course, but may not attempt the obstacles themselves.
So grab a pair of takkies, t-shirt and shorts and enter you and your friends into South Africa’s biggest growing and hippest sport, Jeep Warrior OCR. Remember, Jeep Warrior courses are not for the meek and mild so be prepared to get down and dirty.