The world’s prime cross-country obstacle sprint, the FISHERMAN’S FRIEND StrongmanRun, will be coming to South Africa for the first time on October 01 this year in Paarl, Cape Town. This rapidly growing race set on a long distance track including swimming, climbing and crawling obstacles.
Paarl Rock, the country’s largest recorded mass of granite and the picturesque Berg River are the location, and will add to the challenge and scenic beauty for this one-of-a-kind event.
Ferdinand Rabie, winner of the first Big Brother SA in 2002, has been awarded the three-year license to bring this popular event to South Africa.
“Last year, 12 FISHERMAN’S FRIEND StrongmanRun events took place throughout Europe, with over 80 000 participants and I was extremely fortunate to participate in the event in Nuremberg earlier this year,” said Rabie.
“This is known as the strongest race of all time, and after participating, I know why. I had the most fun I have had in a long time wading through mud and swimming through streams in the biggest obstacles.
“Considered the ultimate adrenaline adventure and famous for its gigantic obstacles, we are expecting the first South African event to be a sell-out.”
“We spent two weeks with the European organisers to ensure that our race follows European standards,” he added.
“The FISHERMAN’S FRIEND StrongmanRun has created a new running category and obstacle adventure racing is the fastest growing sport for women. Runners can enter as individuals or teams, grab your moment, dress up, it is the ultimate adrenalin kick,” said Julie-Ann van Niekerk, Clippasales, distributors of Fisherman’s Friend.
“We are excited to be extending this race outside of Europe, and that teams that have competed in Europe will be coming to South Africa,” says Ingo Pauly, International FISHERMAN’S FRIEND StrongmanRun Project Team.
Entrance is limited to 5000 over the three race distances. All participants will receive a T-shirt and medal and the overall male and female winners in the 21km race get to compete in the 10th anniversary of FISHERMAN’S FRIEND StrongmanRun 2017 in Germany.
To enter, visit www.strongmanrun.co.za.