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South Africa’s Elite Take up a New OCR Challenge

The Multiply Adventure Challenge, in partnership with the Warrior Race, will take over Krugersdorp on Saturday, 11 November.

The event is the first of its kind to hit the South African world of obstacle course racing (OCR). The challenge will be to conquer the same number of obstacles as the Warrior Race, but in only 2 km.

Think all the excitement of the popular OCR series, but in a new and compressed way!

While the Multiply Adventure Challenge makes for the ideal family-friendly adventure, it also provides a space for elite obstacle course racing junkies to put their skills to the test.

Dominique D’Oliveria, who won the latest Warrior Race that took place in Meerendal, is flying up from Cape Town for the event. The local OCR hero shines on technical obstacles and will be one of the favourites to snatch up the women’s title.

“What attracted me the most was that it’s the first of its kind in South Africa. I’m always up to try something new to see how my body performs. This race is going to take pushing myself really hard for a long time, because it’s almost ten-time the intensity of the sprint obstacle course in WARRIOR” she said.

Focusing on how exciting the event will be for spectators D’Oliveira added, “What a cool event for spectators to watch! If you think along the lines of ‘Black Ops in a stadium’, then that makes it really exciting.”

Trevor Lagerway, a regular top five Black Ops Elite finisher, will also make the trip from Cape Town to compete in the Multiply Adventure Challenge.

As an elite athlete that prefers intense obstacle courses over shorter distances, he said, “As much as I love the longer races, I’ve found more and more that the sprint obstacle courses have become my forte. Being efficient through the obstacles is key, and that suits my style of racing.”

Athletes gear up to defy their limits at the Multiply Adventure Challenge. Credit: www.zcmc.co.za

Athletes gear up to defy their limits at the Multiply Adventure Challenge. Credit: www.zcmc.co.za

Commenting on the appeal of an event like this, he added, “You have to be extremely fit to go flat-out for 2km. Not only will your heart rate be through the roof, but you’ll also be burning a lot of energy and using a lot of muscle. This is going to be intense; a full-tilt flat-out kind of race. And for guys like me, that is just awesome!”

The Multiply Adventure Challenge will take place at GOG Lifestyle, a venue that takes great pride in being South Africa’s only professional sprint obstacle course. It doubles up as an epic adventure park, which means that the fun doesn’t end once the race is over!

Experience seven unique rides, tackle an outdoor trampoline area, and conquer the country’s highest man-made climbing wall.

Qualified child minders will keep little adventurers entertained at no extra cost, with a wide selection of age-appropriate activities available like face painting, jumping castles, arts and crafts, and much more.

Feature Image: Dominique D’Oliveira doing what she does best. Credit: www.zcmc.co.za

Author: Tanja Schmitz

Co-Publisher at Maverick Media and until recently, Fitness Magazine editor. Tanja now manages multiple digital platforms, consults and create exciting campaigns and opportunities in the fitness industry. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.


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