Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What is the Alpha Warrior?

The Alpha Warrior is a competitive test of fitness that challenges competitors both mentally and physically. Unlike marathons or mud runs, the Alpha Warrior does not take place over a long distance course. Instead, it takes athletes through a set of severe obstacles that require participants to make use of every muscle set such as upper and lower body or core, as well as challenging their balance and cardio fitness. Several of the obstacles are also created to test the player’s ability to overcome fear and in some cases work as a team with their competitors. Alpha Warrior courses contain the following sets of obstacles: Monster Barrels Side Winder Sea of Ropes Gut Buster Sky Walk Silver Back Camel Back Battering Rams Slack City Tree Tops Gorilla Bars Alcatraz Fire Escape The Descent Broken Bars Net Crawl Fall Out Speed Ramp The main objective in the Alpha Warrior competition is to make it through every obstacle. What to Expect from the Alpha Warrior Event The Alpha Warrior competitions are held in “waves” over the course of three days. The courses are the same on all three days and individual competitors can choose to run the course on one specific day or to attack all three. Competitors are playing against themselves rather than running in a pack to beat other runners. With the exception of those who run all three days, the Alpha Warrior runs are not timed. There are prizes at each event for top 3 men and top 3 women who complete the course on all three days with the fastest combination of times. However, all competitors who make it through the entire course on each respective day receive a finishing medal, an Alpha Warriors t-shirt, energy bars and even a beer along with the right to brag about their abilities. For participants that wish to complete the full set of waves and compete for the “Elite” prizes, the events are timed in order to find the ultimate winner who will be eligible for the prize money awards at the end of the three day event. More Event Details The Alpha Warrior competition course travels the country, and is available to anyone who travels to the area where it is being held regardless of residency. The obstacles are created to test the skills of very active and fit persons. This is an event that requires preparation and training. Participants must be at least 16 years old and signed parental consent is required for individuals under the age of 18. Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability and also pay a fee for insurance in order to participate. The actual cost of competing in the event varies between $70 and $100 dollars with early registration getting the maximum discount, and there is a post-party for all participants. There are also discounts for members of the military or EMS profession.