Many questions have been circulating around the obstacle course racing and mud running community of the future of BattleFrog events after participants noticed that they could not register for Sunday events. We are all aware of the cycle of events where brands grow too fast for their own good and end up in a bad situation. In this case it appears BattleFrog has implemented some damage control to assure they are not one of the statistics we all fear.
BattleFrog put out the below message for the public.
We work closely with local communities, permitting authorities, logistics resources and our team of SEALs, veterans and volunteers to deliver a world‐class experience through the entire schedule of activities in each location. While it is our goal to offer two days of heats, that is not always possible. We had originally planned two days, but we have chosen to consolidate the schedule into one day in order to give our audience the best experience possible. If the audience cannot change dates, we will gladly accommodate their request and process a refund.
Brand New 8K Course
We have inaugurated a number of innovations and today announce an evolution to make the course easier to navigate and to provide more obstacles with less running. BattleFrog will provide an obstacle‐rich 8K course with 22 or more obstacles for all runners. Those racers who have signed up for the 5K course will get three extra kilometers to enjoy while those signed up for the 15K course will receive the following three options:
1. Keep their registration as it is and run the 8K course twice, starting with the same heat time already assigned.
2. Run the 8K once and get 30% off merchandise on-site.
3. Run the 8K once and get a 30% discount refund.
BattleFrog Elite Competition will now feature 2 laps of our new, approximately 8K, 22+ obstacle course. Elite Males and Masters Males will hit the course at 7:30am, followed by the Elite Females and Masters Females at 7:35am. Each course will have a re‐entry point for the second lap where elite racers will be required to cross the re‐entry timing mat. With over 1 Million dollars in cash, prizes and awards up for grabs, the comprehensive BattleFrog Series Cup, and the diligent enforcement of logical rules, BattleFrog is continuing to be a trend setter in the OCR industry. This is an innovative new format that BattleFrog is excited to introduce to our elite runners.”
MudRunFun would love to hear the communities feedback on the announced changes and consolidation of the 5k and 15k course.