MIAMI, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To challenge even the most rigorous obstacle course / mud races in the market today, former Navy SEALs launched BattleFrog (www.battlefrogseries.com), the most adventure-packed, 15K, 5K or 1K obstacle course race (OCR) series in the history of the sport.
Inspired by BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) Training: the six month qualification course, SEALs will inaugurate the first of 12 events in 2014 that will begin on May 31 & June 1 at Georgia International Horse Park, outside Atlanta, GA. The event features heats for all participants and age levels, as well as an entire family-friendly weekend experience, including interacting with SEALs, enjoying multiple attractions within the festival compound and watching a live SEAL demonstration involving a military helicopter and canine security teams. The complete user experience will physically challenge the participants while raising the public awareness about the missions and risks undertaken by the US Navy SEALs.
The BattleFrog series continues in other areas across America including the Carolinas, the Tri-state area, Baltimore (DC), Boston (MA), Dallas (TX), Doswell (VA) and Washington, DC. For a complete list of cities, visit www.battlefrogseries.com. Eight percent of BattleFrog's profits will be shared evenly and donated to the Navy SEAL Museum, Memorial and Trident House and the Navy SEAL Foundation. This direct support honors the fallen through the Navy SEAL Memorial, promotes the legacy through the Navy SEAL Museum and supports the families through the Navy SEAL Trident House and Navy SEAL Foundation.
"The BattleFrog series will change the landscape of obstacle course races as we know it today," said CWO3 (Chief Warrant Officer 3) Don Mann, BattleFrog Chief Operating Officer and retired U.S. Navy SEAL member of Team SIX. "BatteFrog will become the most sought after obstacle course race in the nation while serving as an educational and inspirational experience for all who will be part of it." The BattleFrog is a complete user experience for the family and community by providing multiple challenging courses, a SEAL demonstration and educating the participants about the SEAL history through a partnership with the Navy SEAL Museum.
SEAL Teams and other obstacle racing experts have been designing, constructing and testing the most realistic, challenging and action-packed obstacles to simulate the real training and rigor a SEAL experiences. "BattleFrog will offer everyone the opportunity to live a part of our reality," said BattleFrog co-founder Lieutenant Commander Delgado. The activity-packed weekend features a course for the active competitive racer, including never before seen obstacles such as The HOOYAH, a signature three-story-high cargo net climb that transitions into a water slide, and The Crawl to Freedom, where participants must squeeze into and crawl through 20-foot-long, 24-inch-wide culverts. It also includes the BullFrog, a shorter course that has been developed as an introduction to the sport of obstacle racing, for ages 14 and up, and the Tadpole, a course for younger participants who want to be part of this unique SEAL-inspired adventure. Following the national Anthem and salute to our flag, each BattleFrog race will commence with a military helicopter fly-over along with the sound of a canon, and actual Navy SEALs participating in the race.
Founded by former U.S. Navy SEALs, Battlefrog is an intense new obstacle course race for all ages inspired by the challenges real Navy SEALs face every day in the field. Adventure and excitement wait around every corner on a demanding course that will test your limits and force you to push beyond. Designed with input from Navy SEALs, the BattleFrog, BullFrog and Tadpoles are meant to create an unforgettable experience for all participants. A percentage of our profits will benefit several Navy SEAL non-profit organizations including The Navy SEAL Foundation, National Navy SEAL Museum and Trident House, a temporary home for families of fallen SEALs.