Facts about BattleFrog Obstacle Course Race (OCR) Events
BattleFrog, designed by Navy SEALs, offers challenges for both veteran OCR racers and newcomers alike. Designed to test the strength, skill, and determination of any athlete, every BattleFrog event features three unique courses, a series of SEALs-themed demonstrations and activities, and a festival atmosphere that promises to be fun for the entire family.
“BattleFrog was created as a tribute to our nation’s military and to help people learn about the work SEALs do,” says Don Mann, BattleFrog chief executive officer and retired U.S. Navy SEAL member of Team SIX. “Our events are unique because actual Navy SEALs are guiding and mentoring the racers who are learning how to push themselves beyond their personal physical limits.”
Participants can choose between 15K, 5K and 1K courses, each of which is inspired by BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training, the six-month long qualification course that all SEALs must undergo.
All race events feature never before seen obstacles, including: + the HOOYAH, a signature three-story-high cargo net climb that transitions into a water slide; + the Crawl to Freedom, where participants must squeeze into and crawl through 20-foot-long, 24-inch-wide culverts; + the “BullFrog,” a shorter course that has been developed as an introduction to the sport of obstacle racing, for ages 14 and up; and, + the “Tadpole,” a course for younger participants who want to be part of this unique SEAL-inspired adventure.
Each BattleFrog race day begins with the playing of the national anthem and a salute to the American flag followed by a military helicopter fly-over. Attendees have the opportunity to interact with SEALs, enjoy multiple attractions within the festival compound, and witness a live SEAL demonstration involving a military helicopter and canine security teams.
15K Men’s & Women’s Elite Winners receive prizes. First Place winners receive $1,000, Second Place winners receive $500 and Third Place winners receive $250.