[S]everal thousand people will tackle fire, ice, electricity and monkey bars this weekend (Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August) when Total Warrior returns to Shap Abbey Farm in the Lake District.
Some 6,000 participants will tackle more than 25 punishing obstacles over gruelling 10km or 10 mile routes around Shap, the gateway to the Lake District.
Competitors will jump fire, tackle cargo-net climbs, crawl under barbed-wire, clamber over giant A-frames, plunge into 10 tonnes of ice cubes, and even face electrocution before they get to enjoy a giant, 30-metre long water slide.
Shap Abbey Farm is run by the Bindloss family and has been home to Total Warrior since 2011, when 2,000 people attended its first event. This is the seventh year the event has been held at the 1,000-acre venue but the first time entrants have been given the option to become Ultra Warriors, where participants will have five hours to complete as many laps of the 10km course as possible.
Total Warrior is the pinnacle of obstacle course racing in the UK, with around 60,000 people having completed its sell-out events in Leeds, the Lake District and Edinburgh since 2011. Its gruelling courses are carefully designed to satisfy the nation’s growing appetite for extreme physical challenges in extremely muddy conditions.
The event is sponsored and supported by inov-8, Battle Oats, Run4It, Arla Protein, and CFM.