The GBC provides military based challenges where participants “push, pull, or carry things” as opposed to “climb, crawl, or jump over things”. It is more similar to an endurance or adventure race than a typical OCR.
The biggest difference in this new series is a shorter distance, and individual competition versus team competition.
We reached out to GBC founder Mark Ballas to get a few more details.
ORM: Where and when will these events take place?
MB: Tentative locations for 2016 are: Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio and Texas. Dates will be announced as soon as the venues are locked in. We’ve also been invited to launch the first GBC Sprint at a fitness festival outside Philadelphia, Pa. on May 22nd.
ORM: Will they be the same day as the regular distance?
MB: 2016, The events will be on separate weekends. 2017, we will have select regions where both events will be held over the course of a weekend.
ORM: How does this distance differ from the standard distance you have been doing?
MB: The Sprint events will vary between 4-5 miles. The full GBC team challenges will continue to range between 8-10 miles.
Learn more at the Green Beret Challenge website.
Hear an interview with Mark from the most recent Green Beret Challenge.
Register here for the first Sprint Series event in Tallapoosa, Georgia on July 30, 2016.