The Warrior Race is about to take over the Western Cape, and with an unexpected twist.
Adventure-seekers are in for a treat as the penultimate round of South Africa’s largest obstacle course racing (OCR) series comes to Meerendal this weekend.
The Meerendal Wine Estate will host the event, one of South Africa’s leading wine farms that boast 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.
Some exciting additions have shaken the Black Ops Elite category to the core. To complete the testing course, athletes are usually only required to conquer every obstacle unassisted or their DQ band is cut. But the Warrior Race has taken things up a notch – not only will the challenge be to finish the race with a DQ band that is fully intact, but earn the DQ by successfully completing a specific obstacle.
The Black Ops Elite route will also incorporate the popular sprint obstacle course for the first time. This will make for nothing less than spectating heaven as onlookers sit back and enjoy the action-packed loop. The category now boasts 38 obstacles, more than ever before!
In the Rookie event, the best and most challenging obstacle will be saved for last. The never seen before ‘Rookie Rig’ will be the final obstacle of the course.
The Warrior Race has gone to great lengths to take the Cape’s water restrictions into consideration. Because of the serious drought, the area is facing, the Warrior Race has chosen not to include any water obstacles in the Meerendal event this year. This will certainly not take from the event by any means, and participants can expect the same challenging obstacles, the same camaraderie, and the same lekker vibe.
This is an event not to be missed! Entries can be found at www.advendurance.com/warrior
Author: Mariska du Plessis
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