BRITISH RED CROSS SUPPORT FIRST INTERACTIVE OBSTACLE RUN: THE GLADIATOR GAMES

The newest and most exciting obstacle race,  The Gladiator Games , is launching with the first event, taking place in Woodhall Estate, Hertfordshire on Saturday 13th September 2014 with support from the British Red Cross.

The Gladiator Games is designed for those who have never completed a 5km run let alone an obstacle course. The emphasis is on fun, lots of mud and the odd Gladiator to up the tempo along the way. 

The Games is the only obstacle race in the world which is interactive. There are no static obstacles, every one involves getting past a Gladiator in some way, whether it be by escaping a Gladiator in a giant mud bath, balancing your way along a beam before the Gladiator is able to push you off, or dodging past the Gladiators with their pugil sticks. The race will finish in an arena where spectators will cheer on the participants as they complete their final challenges.

Sarah King, Director at Gladiator Events says: “ Most obstacle races are quite grueling so they tend to appeal to a fairly small demographic of people who are already adventurous, active and willing to try new things. I thought it was about time there was an obstacle race that was all about fun, having a laugh with your mates and making new ones. I wanted to create an experience where no one feels intimidated and which introduces nervous runners to the fantastic world of obstacle racing.”

Participants can expect to face obstacles such as the foam zone - where Gladiators will be sending out jets of foam over competitors, the travelator - where Gladiators will be trying to stop competitors from racing up a giant slippery slide by throwing water down it and the paintball zone , where competitors will have to dodge their way past Gladiators with paint guns hiding in the trees. 

“The British Red Cross are excited to be supporting such a unique and fun event, encouraging more people to get active in the great UK countryside. Sponsorship is optional, however, we would like to encourage participants to raise monies for the Red Cross in order to support the vital services we provide locally in the UK as well as our International aid,” says Cathy Curtis, Senior Community Fundraiser .

The Gladiator Games will differ from other obstacle races where participants tackle the route, terrain and obstacles. The Games will be set over two distances of 5K and 10K and revolve around human interaction with the Gladiator. The other unique element of this race is that members of the public are being given the opportunity to put themselves forward to become a Gladiator.

To book your place at the latest obstacle race, visit www.thegladiatorgames.co.uk

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For more information or images of The Gladiator Games, please contact Laura Kettle at lk@laura-kettle.com or 07980 757482.

The Gladiator Games

The Gladiator Games launched June 2014 with the first event due to take place on Saturday 13th September at Woodhall Estate, Hertfordshire.

Prices: £37 for 5km entry and £42 for 10km entry. 

Your entry ticket includes: Winner’s medal, event t-shirt, free car parking and water stations on the route.

Website address: www.thegladiatorgames.co.uk

The British Red Cross

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.

The British Red Cross enables vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.


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The Gladiator Games • The Gladiator Games launched June 2014 with the first event due to take place on Saturday 13th September at Woodhall Estate, Hertfordshire. • Prices: £37 for 5km entry and £42 for 10km entry. • Your entry ticket includes: Winner’s medal, event t-shirt, free car parking and water stations on the route. • Website address: www.thegladiatorgames.co.uk
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