Sat, 25 Mar|
Waseley Hills Country Park
Sandbag Challenge (2023)
The Sandbag Challenge is x1 sandbag, 1 mile (ish), multiple challenges and hills! Work through the loops and gain sweatband glory. How many loops can you do?
Time & Location
25 Mar, 12:00
Waseley Hills Country Park, Gannow Green Ln, Rubery, Birmingham B45 9AT, UK
About the Event
The sandbag challenge is a chance for you to check in with your grit and determination, while having fun striving forwards together with others. Gain yourself one of our coverted Primal sweatbands and other goodies by completing a loop of our challenging course around the Waseley hills carrying 1 of our 15kg Primal Sandbags, completing the challenges and then gaining further coloured sweatbands (yellow, orange, green and red) by completing multiple loops (If you dare). The event will start at 12:00 please aim to arrive 20 mins before to get checked in and collect your sandbag. Those aiming for multiple loops will need to be in and finished their last loop by 15:00 for that loop to count towards their total loops.
Want to experience the event, but want to share the burden, then sign up with a friend and carry a sandbag between you both (this can not be done as a relay and will not be part of the awards).
Want to really push yourself and put yourself in contention for winning awards, then aim to complete the 1st loop in the fastest time (and potentially set the course record) or do the highest number of loops before the 3 hour cut off and you could win big and more importantly carry the torch as the fastest or longest Sandbag challenge champion.
This is set to be a great event of fun and suffering with limited places, so get signed up before they are all gone.
Complete 1 loop and gain yourself the first in our Primal sweatbands awards (yellow), 3 loops for an orange sweatband, 5 loops to get a green sweatband. Top 5 (with the most loops completed) Men and women to complete the most loops gain themselves the elite red sweatband and the title of Sandbag champion.
1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female (most loops completed) will also win a unique finishers flags.
The top male and female for fastest in first loop will win a Primal Buff.
Both winners will get to keep your new best friend (Your personal sandbag!).
This event is located in the beautiful Waseley hills park starting next to the visitors centre B45 9AT. On arrival look out for the Primal fitness banners and flags for the registration area. Parking is a Pay and display and is card payment only up to 2hours £2 and all day is only £2.50 which goes to the local area in support of funding maintenance of this awesome location. There are toilets and café on site and the café will be open till 1600. It is a popular park so please allow adequate time to park.
There will be a transition area for competitors to leave refreshments and a small amount of kit. There will be loads of encouragement and banter on course and the route will be marked out and marshalled. Please contact us if you or someone you know would like to marshal the event.
We recommend you wear a high collar or buff to stop any neck chaffing (Primal buffs can be purchased from the Primal shop).
This is England so who knows what weather it will be on the day so we advise to prep accordingly and bring water and any food you might want to have ready in the transition area. Trail shoes are advised as the ground can be undulating.