B.FIRM today announced a new obstacle adventure race for the region, THE BRAVEST, to be held on 14 March 2015 at Stromlo Forest Park.
THE BRAVEST is the vision of B.FIRM founder and CEO Lee Campbell. One of Australia’s most well-know health and fitness experts, Lee Campbell is renowned for his obstacle race expertise and will design the course to challenge participants with up to 30 natural and man-made obstacles over 15-18km. The ACT Government is providing assistance in the planning and logistics of the event.
In addition to the main event, ACT schools will be invited to participate in a free short course version of the race, Circuit Obstacle Race (COR), in the days preceding. COR will be underpinned by a lead-up training program, which aims to develop and foster teamwork, communication, confidence and healthy habits with the school groups.
“It’s fantastic to receive the support of the ACT Government for the development of this event and the course. The event is about bringing the community together, participants, spectators and local business and our kids. We want everyone who takes part to be personally challenged, have fun and ultimately feel a sense of achievement and bravery about what has been accomplished wether they are there to race seriously or just have fun,” said Lee Campbell.
“COR is specially designed for local school groups and kids. We all know there are significant issues with the health and wellbeing of our kids and Ensuring they could participate was critical to the development of The Bravest. Our drive was to develop a kids’ event that introduced something new and fresh and isn’t about traditional school sport and PE classes. COR will be an inclusive event aiming to foster the school community through teamwork and communication and building the confidence of the kids. The program will also involve local community leaders from all walks of life who will help to establish these pillars for the kids through a specially designed training program which they will take the schools through in preparation for COR,” said Lee Campbell
Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr said that he is pleased to see events such as THE BRAVEST utilising the facilities at Stromlo Forest Park.
‘We knew that the investment in the facilities at Stromlo would benefit a number of Canberra citizens, and it’s great that the area can be modified for an endurance style event such as THE BRAVEST.’
‘The facilities and the challenge that THE BRAVEST will present to competitors should also encourage some interstate visitors who are looking to test themselves physically.’
THE BRAVEST will support The Heart Foundation ACT as it’s official Charity Partner, with a portion of all registration fees being donated to assist in funding the vital work they do.
Registration for The Bravest is $150 and is open now.
For more information and to register: thebravest.com.au