WTC creating a new kind of sport… /WTC s’offre un nouveau sport -The Primal Challenge.

No it’s not a joke!
Non, tout cela n’est pas une blague

Of course, there is a medal… Evidemment, il y a une medaille qui va avec cela.

What is that? A piece of an Marine…
Primal Challenge’s 3-5 mile courses will have you running, climbing, crawling, sloshing and jumping over and under massive man-made obs …

C’est quoi ça? Un semblant de Marine.
Une course de 3 à 5 miles ou vous devez, grimper, crawler, sauter au dessus d’obstacles etc…



“To be a Marine requires discipline, athleticism and a huge commitment to training,” said First Lieutenant Bradley Motz. “Participating in the events that WTC puts on each season requires the same characteristics and we’re excited to be able to illustrate these shared values between our two organizations. In addition to the Marine Corps Ironman World Championship 70.3 and Marine Corps 5150 Lake Lanier events, we are eager for the first-ever Marine Corps Primal Challenge and know that our partnership will offer competitors an unmatched event experience with amazing obstacles and team building opportunities.”

The new Marine Corps Primal Challenge Series motivates athletes to run, climb, crawl, slosh and jump over and under massive man-made obstacles, such as a cargo net tower that soars three stories above the ground. The Marine Corps will work hand-in-hand with WTC in the design and execution of the unique obstacle courses — transforming the athletes who compete and overcome the incredible challenges into modern-day primal warriors. Charlotte, N.C., will host the inaugural Marine Corps Primal Challenge on September 16-18. The second event in the 2011 series will take place on November 4-6 in Lake Wales, Fla., which is an hour east of Tampa and an hour south of Orlando.“We’re excited to offer thrill seekers the Primal Challenge Series,” said Kip Koelsch, director of Primal Challenge. “This is a new adventure for us and we know that the Marine Corps is the ideal partner on an event series of this caliber, offering participants a unique mud race experience that combines raw competition with camaraderie and celebration.”

Registration for the inaugural Marine Corps Primal Challenge event will open today (June 22) at noon ET, at Athletes will be able to compete on Saturday, Sunday or both, and each day will wrap up with a Stone Age finish-line celebration. The registration categories include Lone Wolf, a personal quest where competitors take on the course mano-a-mano, and an extensive team component, which sets the series apart from other mud races. Clans (4 people) and Tribes (8 people) allow athletes an opportunity to share the challenge in four different divisions: Open (general public), Youth/College (ages 15-23), Military and Corporate. Teams may also compete in the Marine Corps Crucible Team Challenge that will combine scores from various Friday night challenges with finisher times from the Marine Corps Primal Challenge races on Saturday. All finishers will receive a Marine Corps Primal Challenge finisher pendant, and various awards will be given out for each race and category.



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