Discovery Tough Mudder partners with SA OCR to Deliver the 2018 Competitive Series

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (August 2, 2018) – The first ever Discovery Tough Mudder on African soil has partnered with SA OCR, South Africa’s peak OCR organising body, to deliver the 2018 competitive series.

The Discovery Tough Mudder takes place on 15th September 2018 at Houwteq Campus in Elgin, Western Cape and features a “Tougher Mudder” wave on the Sunday for SA’s elite OCR athletes to compete in a 16 kilometer timed challenge featuring over 24 obstacles.

In addition to a generous prize purse of R20,000 for 1st place, R10,000 for 2nd place and R5,000 for 3rd place for both male and female Mudders, four leading competitors will be selected by SA OCR from the Tougher Mudder wave to compete for Team South Africa at the 2018 World’s Toughest Mudder in the USA courtesy of Travelstart.


World’s Toughest Mudder takes place on 10 and 11 November 2018 in Fairburn, Georgia, USA and consists of an eight-kilometer circuit, prepped with 20 to 25 of Tough Mudder’s biggest, most insane and never-before-seen obstacles, as well as a handful of World’s Toughest-only obstacles.  The men, women and teams that complete the most eight-kilometer course laps at this outsized event in a 24-hour period will be crowned the champion, winning a cool $10 000 respectively and bragging rights for an entire year.

 

In addition to managing the Tougher Mudder wave, the SA OCR partnership extends to include a custom-built obstacle on the day as well as an offer to SAOCR members that includes a R100 discount on a Tougher Mudder registration.

“We are delighted to partner with SA OCR to deliver the competitive pathway for Discovery Tough Mudder in South Africa. We look forward to working with SA OCR to not only help attract the highest caliber of OCR athletes to compete, but also to provide the necessary skills and expertise on race day to steward and referee the competitive race wave” says Andrew Douglas, Co-owner, IEE.

Future partnership plans with SA OCR include the creation of a programme that focusses on that identification and assistance of previously disadvantaged elite OCR athletes to secure funding to compete in Tougher Mudder at Discovery Tough Mudder events nationwide. This has already taken shape for the inaugural Discovery Tough Mudder through a collaboration with Sports PESA, who is sponsoring elite athlete Anele Bans to compete in the Tougher Mudder wave. Bans has a sterling track record in the OCR and trail running space, boasting a number of victories in various OCR and trail running events from 2015.

“SA OCR is honoured to partner with the Discovery Tough Mudder. SAOCR was established to grow and promote Obstacle Course Racing as a legitimate sport in South Africa. The entry of brands like Discovery and Tough Mudder, will greatly assist with this” says Alec Avierinos, Founder of SA OCR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the event, visit www.toughmudder.co.za.

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