Life,  Southern Africa

I Survived The Warrior Race

Did you know that the Warrior Race is South Africa’s largest obstacle course race series that the entire family can participate in. Never heard of it? Check it out here

In 2013, when the Warrior Race debuted, my family and I decided that we were going to enter a team and tackle South Africa’s largest obstacle race. In saying that, we did chicken out and instead of buying Black-Ops (expert level) or Commando (moderate level) tickets, we bought the Rookies tickets, which is the novice level of difficulty.

The Rookie obstacle race is only 5 – 6 kilometers long with around 15 obstacles. This race level is all about fun and comradery and is the shortest and easiest of the races.

We ran, crawled through mud and tires, climbed over poles, walls and spider nets, and jumped off of platforms into pools of dirty water. Oh and did I mention the mud? The tons and tons of mud… everywhere. You cannot run from it, and you cannot hide from it. We were not prepared to get as friendly with mud as what we did, but I would do it all over again!


Since the Warrior Race debut in 2013, the number of race participants has grown exponentially which has made the race an even greater success.

So, if you are up for a muddy challenge then I would definitely give the Warrior Race a run for it’s money! The race is a great excuse to get down and dirty and build amazing relationships and challenge friends, family, and colleagues.

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