Everyone’s a winner at ARMYRUN 2017

Autor: Oldrich Holecek

On Saturday 22nd July, more than one thousand runners participated in the ARMYRUN extreme obstacle race at the Brezina Military Training Area, organised by the Extreme Sports Association and the Czech military as a fundraising event.

Visibility on the track was intentionally limited by using coloured smoke
Visibility on the track was intentionally limited by using coloured smoke

Both civilian and military personnel contestants had a choice of two tracks; the ‘Major’, a 40 obstacle 10 km course and the ‘General’, a 60 obstacle 15 km course. The race included the ‘Warrior Track’ normally used for military training.

“The ‘Warrior Track’ is a unique approach to training and can not be compared to other training systems. I am extremely pleased that it was included in this year’s race, all thanks to the cooperation of the Czech Armed Forces. This track’s significance has been highlighted by the sheer number of contestants as well as this year’s record attendance,” said Ondrej Kodes, the organiser of the race.

Who were the winners? In this funding event, all contestants are deemed winners.

The funds raised were divided and sent to several civilian organisations and to the Military Solidarity Fund.

The photo gallery shows some of the disciplines and obstacles, some of which were extremely tough and psychologically challenging.

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By Nuala Casey and Oldrich Holecek


July 28, 2017