CHALLENGER GAMES 2019
Challenger Games is a brand new competition from Blast Off Events, the team behind Rocket Race. Designed to bridge the gap between functional fitness training and obstacle course racing, Challenger Games will push competitors to new limits in order to test all round physical fitness and determine who will be crowned 2019 Challenger Champion in both male and female categories, with a prize pot of up to £2000 available.
CHALLENGER GAMES QUALIFIERS
The Challenger Games is set over two stages; qualifiers and the Games Weekend. Registration for the qualifiers is free. All who register will be sent two separate fitness workouts to complete, record and submit to the Blast Off Events Team. Once the second round of qualifying workouts ends, the team will analyse the data and the top 260 competitors who completed the workouts correctly and in the fastest times will be sent an invitation to register and compete in the Challenger Games 2019.
CHALLENGER GAMES WEEKEND
Taking place from Saturday 20-Sunday 21 July 2019, the Challenger Games will see competitors take part in a series of fitness challenges throughout the day on Saturday, building up to a final Obstacle Course Race on the Sunday, when the Challenger Champions will be decided.
Each competitor will be scored individually in the fitness challenges, based on time and reps. Results from the fitness challenges will rank athletes for the Obstacle Course Race on day two, creating a level playing field.
In order to create a fair test of fitness, Challenger Games will see competitors take part in a series of challenges unknown to them, until right before the event begins. The Challenger Games will test competitors abilities across a wide variety of different events, so prepare for everything, expect anything.
2 September – 28 October 2018 – Register for Free for Qualifying workouts
1 December – Qualifier Workout One Released
30 December – Qualifier Workout One Submission Deadline
1 January 2019 – Qualifier Workout Two Released
31 January 2019 – Qualifier Workout Two Submission Deadline
February 2019 – Top 260 entrants sent an invitation to register for the Challenger Games
14 April 2019 – Registration for Challenger Games Closes
Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 July 2019 – The Challenger Games
Registration for the Qualifiers is Free
The top 260 competitors will receive an invitation to register for the Challenger Games Weekend, with entry costing £120.
Entry includes two days of competition, camping, a Challenger Games workout vest, epic medal and the chance to win a share of a prize pot of up to £2000. Also included – bragging rights for being part of the elite Challenger Games competition.
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Based in the South West, Blast Off Events launched in 2015 led by Race Director David Baird. Driven by the team's passion for creating challenging, fun and inclusive running events, the company is home to the popular Rocket Race obstacle course run series and the Challenger Games.