South Africa has a new Obstacle Course Racing Series - THE GRIND - launching in Cape Town.

International Obstacle Racing News   |   Jan 6, 2016

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, JANUARY 04, 2016 – today marks the announcement of a new type of Obstacle Course Racing Series in Cape Town. The first event will take place at Hillcrest Wine and Olive farm in Durbanville on 16 and 17 April 2016. THE GRIND Obstacle Course Race (OCR) enters the market at a time when OCR is fast becoming one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Our chosen venue; Hillcrest, will offer an amazing competitor and spectator experience like none other in South Africa!

"We're absolutely thrilled to be launching our event for the 2016 South African OCR season, we have designed an amazing course with some unique twists," director Mat Barlett said.

“Hillcrest Quarry which will be renamed as; ‘The Arena’ for our events, will be the first of its kind in South Africa. It is the events main attraction with at least 8 exciting obstacles in and around the water of the quarry.”

"We wanted to create an OCR event that is fun, exciting and achievable regardless of your fitness level as well as offer a more challenging option for elite athletes. We truly believe that we have the perfect mix to ensure a fun event for all,” director Rudi Wilcocks said.

“We have designed two courses; the first course which caters for beginner to intermediate fitness levels at 5km with 18 to 20 obstacles. The second course will cater for the more advanced to elite competitors at 8km and will include 25 to 30 obstacles. As you can see, we have created a race that focuses more on obstacles and therefore, less on running,”

The first event will take place on 16 and 17 April 2016 with another 3 events scheduled for later in the year, all 2016 events will be hosted in the Western Cape.

Ticket sales will open from 15 January 2016 and all entrants will receive a medal upon finishing the race. All online entrants that register before cut-off will also receive a ‘goodie bag’. Optional extras will also be available upon registration which will include T-Shirts, caps as well as fit-conscious meals.

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