SURVIVAL2: Kent’s military obstacle course race returns to Betteshanger Park.

Betteshanger Park and MY/PT have joined forces for a second year to host Kent’s military obstacle course race, SURVIVAL. SURVIVAL2 will take place at the former colliery site, near Deal, on Saturday, October 6.

The event will challenge competitors to a 10km race (4km longer than 2017) packed with man-made and natural obstacles spread across the unpredictable terrain of the old spoil heap. Competitors will have to run, jump, swing, wade, crawl, ride and haul their bodies through a series of brutal obstacles before crossing the finish line.

New additions for 2018 are SURVIVAL ELITE, a dedicated wave for hard core OCR runners, allowing unlimited access to the course, and SURVIVAL JUNIOR, a 2.5km route for fearless 8 to 15 year olds.

The endurance event will challenge competitors’ mental and physical ability, whilst also encouraging some serious outdoor fun. All finishers will be awarded a SURVIVAL2 medal.

Jay Ingram, Director, MY/PT said: “I am extremely excited to be bringing SURIVAL back to Betteshanger Park for a second year. We learnt a lot from our first event and have taken time to review the feedback. 2018 is going to be epic! We’re promising competitors a load more mud, plenty more obstacles and a more challenging course than ever before.”

“We know the motivations for entering the race will be different for everyone. For some, it will be about being the first over the finish line whilst for others, completing the course will be about celebrating personal achievement and racing at their own pace. I am particularly excited about the additions of SURVIVAL ELITE, which we are pitching at the most competitive racers, and SURVIVAL JUNIOR. Keeping kids active is so important and this event encapsulates outdoor fun within a safe environment.”

Richard Morsley, Director, Betteshanger Park, said: “SURVIVAL2 is for anyone who has a sense of adventure and a strong determination. The course is challenging enough for the most seasoned of racer but achievable for all levels of fitness. We urge everyone to sign up, fitness levels should certainly not be a barrier to entry and there is no time limit to complete the course. Everyone will get wet, muddy and covered in coal spoil but we guarantee everyone will have a smile on their face when they cross the finish line.”

Registration for the event is now open via betteshanger-park.co.uk/survival