Bear Grylls Survival Race
On 24th September 2016, the Bear Grylls Survival Race launches at Tatton Park. Now in its second year, the Bear Grylls Survival Race and Outdoor Festival has returned, even bigger and better than before, expanding to bring its brand of adventure and family fun to outdoor enthusiasts across the UK.
Comprised of 5k and 10k Survival Races, a Bear Grylls Kids Race and a fantastic Bear Grylls Outdoor Festival; truly a day for the whole family unlike any other.
“This is about empowering people to test and extend their adventure fitness, using the type of obstacles that I have often encountered in the wild. We all have an edge, and this race is designed to push those physical and mental limits, to there & beyond.” – Bear Grylls
Our four new flagship obstacles are set to challenge and impress racers - months of mud, sweat, and tears from our talented partners Overbury, Morgan Lovell, and the Morgan Sindall Group will be showcased throughout the course. Their construction prowess has culminated in a 15 metre high and 32 metre long obstacle in our Mountain zone. It has taken an experienced construction team two weeks to build on Tatton Park’s beautiful grounds and has used over 1500 scaffolding poles – an impressive first for the obstacle racing community!
New 4 Flagship Obstacles
This year, our events are reaching new heights with help from Overbury, Morgan Lovell, and the Morgan Sindall Group. The challenge? To build FOUR brand new flagship obstacles for the 2016 BGSR. The four obstacles correspond to the above-mentioned survival themes including Jungle, Mountain, Arctic and Desert. The aim of these zones and obstacles being to transport people out of their local, everyday surroundings and into the wild world of adventurer, Bear Grylls. This obstacle is set to break world records and blow minds – watch this space.
"I am really excited that the BGSR team is working with Overbury, Morgan Lovell, and the Morgan Sindall Group. The expertise and enthusiasm we have seen so far is incredible and I hope it is the start of a long and prosperous partnership. We can’t wait to see the finished obstacles being tackled by thousands of racers this year." - Bear Grylls
Partnering with the Morgan Sindall Group was an obvious choice. As one of the UK’s leading construction and regeneration groups, they have the expertise needed to tackle large and complex projects with ease. Their expert team embraced the challenge! It is their two office fit out and refurbishment businesses, Overbury and Morgan Lovell, who have taken on the challenge of creating ‘the Big Four’ obstacles. With support from their vast network of talented professionals to design the new obstacles, the Bear Grylls Survival Race is set to be better than ever before!
Vogue Williams & Kissy Sell Out as celebrity Emcees
Bear Grylls: Mission Survive 2015 winner Vogue Williams will bring her fantastic skill set to our Bear Grylls Survival Race Festival. Not just a pretty face, she proved her mental and physical toughness when faced with all manner of survival challenges and was hand-picked as the overall winner by Bear himself. Former Radio 1 DJ, Kissy Sell Out, will accompany Vogue in presenting our fantastic entertainment line-up. A fitness enthusiast, Kissy will fit right in presenting a day of music and family entertainment for all to enjoy!
Bear Grylls Survival Race
Participants will experience a range of ultra-dynamic, custom created obstacles, all inspired by the adventurous life of Bear Grylls. To reach the finish line of the 5k or 10k course at Tatton Park is a major achievement and demonstrates the application of survival techniques. The 5k Survival Race is a fantastic opportunity for those with limited experience of this type of event to push themselves and make a positive impact on their own health and fitness goals!
The 10k Survival Race ups the ante, strategically designed to test even the toughest adventurers! Participants will be encouraged to persevere by completing our unique survival challenges including (but certainly not limited to) fire-lighting and air rifle shooting all the while completing a challenging course filled with other obstacles and trail running.
Bear Grylls Kids Race
Open to children aged 4-13, participants will make their way through the Jungle, Desert, Mountains and Arctic all in one course! The 2015 Bear Grylls Kids Race saw over 1,000 children release their inner Bear in a challenging outdoor setting. Kids are the next generation of survival experts and we want to kick-start their love of the outdoors, a cause Bear upholds in both his personal and professional life.
Bear Grylls Outdoor Family Festival
Designed to thrill all members of the family, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Activities for all ages include: bush craft survival demonstrations, 180ft Bungee Jump, Segway tracks, Royal Marine manned Climbing Wall, Birds of Prey, Waterzorbs, Live Music on the main stage, great food & bars and much more. There will also be excellent race-viewing points for spectators within the festival and the opportunity to dabble in some of the Survival Challenges featured in the race for those looking for a taste of BG adventure.
Aquacai is our official water sponsor, keeping our participants hydrated throughout!
Safety is our utmost priority and through our partnership with Exile Medics. We are also looking forward to fantastic contributions from Bear Grylls Survival Academy Instructors on the main stage and festival, as well as from the Royal Marines, using their unique skillset manning the event and enforcing penalties.
With so many different elements making up the BG events, quality outdoor gear is a must. Our proud partners Gerber Products & Gamo Air Precision Rifles are an integral part of exciting survival challenges. The official charity partner for the Bear Grylls Survival Race is Stand Up To Cancer, however BGSR is proud to work with a variety of over 300 charity partners through our Run For Charity programme.
For more information contact: Tamara Fitzgerald