Battlefrog Series keeps stepping it up! This time they have announced that the Orlando Championship Event, which will be held on December 12th and offer $60,000 in cash prizes, will offer it participants personal HD highlights videos via IRewind. IRewind, a Switzerland-based media company, that will be demonstrating this media technology, which has never been used for obstacle racing in North America. Battlefrog Series has also optioned to use this technology in all their 2016 events. You can read the official press release below:
Media Contact: Angela Cotto
The BattleFrog Open Championship to Offer Personal HD Highlights Videos to Participant “Battlers” Via iRewind
Orlando Championship To Be Hotly Contested with $60,000 Cash Prizes Up for Grabs
MIAMI, Florida, December 1, 2015 (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)
BattleFrog, North America’s leading Outdoor Fitness Event / Obstacle Race Organizer announced today that it will offer personalized video highlights to participants in its December 12 Championship event in Orlando by partnering with Switzerland-based media company iRewind. This will be the first demonstration of the technology in the OCR space in North America and BattleFrog has optioned the technology for implementation at all its races throughout North America in 2016.
BattleFrog’s CEO Ramiro Ortiz lauded the company’s commitment to technology and the overall race experience. “Personal HD videos highlighting the athlete are the next big thing in Obstacle Course Racing,” said Ortiz. “These 1-2 minute videos capture the individual’s unique experience and present them in an engaging, easy to share format. They will be high definition, shareable with friends on social media, and will be included in the price of your race admission. We are always investing in the best race experience for our Battlers. You Gotta Live It.™”
The video memories will be a part of BattleFrog’s partnership with outdoor video pioneer iRewind. David de Picciotto, iRewind’s co-founder, was enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with BattleFrog and enhance the participants’ experiences. Said Mr. de Picciotto: “BattleFrog is a leader in outdoor fitness events and we couldn’t be more excited to partner for the first time at their Open Championship. iRewind offers personalized videos, highlighting the joyous moments and accomplishments for participants to remember and share their story. We look forward to growing our relationship to all forty-four BattleFrog’s races in North America in 2016.”
In addition to the personal highlight videos, the BattleFrog Open Championship in Orlando is shaping up as one of the most anticipated and hotly contested OCR events of the year. BattleFrog Professionals Ryan Atkins and Lindsay Webster will be defending their regular season points victories with $60,000.00 in cash prizes at stake. Prizes will be paid out to the top podium finishers in various athletic divisions.
BattleFrog Open Championship Race Director Ben Killary said: “All of the top names in OCR have registered for the Open Championship and the elite (prize eligible) waves are filling fast. We have planned one of the most beautiful courses you can imagine on the Wekiva river shoreline near beautiful Orlando. Whether you are a professional, an aficionado, or a
first-timer, this will be an amazing race experience. Come join us on December 12 and join the fun.”
Participants of all skill levels can register by visiting www.battlefrogseries.com.
The BattleFrog Obstacle Race Series is the nation’s fastest growing OCR event. BattleFrog is heralded as one of the top OCR companies by industry publications and is widely considered the most challenging Elite Points Series events in OCR. At every event BattleFrog offers its namesake BattleFrog Open Course, the “BattleFrog Extreme” challenging racers to achieve the longest overall distance, the “BullFrog Mile” and the 400-meter “Tadpole Dash” for families with young children. For more information about BattleFrog visit www.BattleFrogSeries.com or follow BattleFrog on Facebook. BattleFrog – Battling is Believing.™
iRewind delivers personalized video memories people want to share. iRewind is a Swiss tech start-up whose technology matches camera meta-data with user positioning information to identify and make you the star of your video memory. We disrupt the memories market by eliminating the need to carry a camera and edit videos. For more information about iRewind, visit www.irewind.com or follow iRewind on Facebook. Rewind your moment, share your story!
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