Prime Four Beast Race Heading For Record Numbers
SCOTLAND’S toughest – but most scenic – challenge, the Prime Four Beast Race, introduces terrifying new obstacle
The Prime Four Beast Race, is heading for a record number of participants in the North East, it was revealed today.
And as a final push for entries begins, a group of enthusiastic participants tried out the brand a new a brutal new challenge, which will feature this year, King of the Swingers.
Now in its fourth year the Prime Four Beast Race takes place at Banchory in Aberdeenshire, at Knockburn Sports Loch (24 September 2016), a completely natural site. It provides an epic backdrop to test even the hardiest of entrants.
A 10km challenge with a difference, participants will dive into the icy loch water, drag themselves through thick mud, over vertical wooden walls, scramble over cargo nets, squeeze through tunnels and slide towards the finish line.
Last year nearly 2,500 took part in the Prime Four Beast Race, and with numbers well on route to smash that target, the organisers are encouraging early sign ups – particularly with the standard entry fee applying after 1 July 2016.
In particular, business group entries are booming, with many of Aberdeen’s biggest companies entering teams – some for the first time.
Prime Four is the event’s title sponsor. The business park, which is developed by Drum Property Group, is home to 12 major energy and service companies, with that number due to expand.
As part of Prime Four’s sponsorship, colleagues at any of the companies who are located at their Kingswells site, are benefitting from a range of free activities including 3,000 hours of training across 600 classes including Boot Camp, Circuits, Yoga, Metafit, a JogScotland Running Group, and the Prime Four Bleep Test.
This all fits within Prime Four’s principle objective which is to, “bring life to work.”
King of the Swingers, perhaps the toughest obstacle introduced yet, is a 20 metre stretch of hanging rope that participants will have to scale above the Loch to get to the other side.
Jono Buckland, director at organisers FireTrail Events comments:
“The Prime Four Beast Race is becoming an iconic part of the outdoor challenge circuit in Scotland. It might take participants to the limits but the reward for finishing the course is unlikely to be anything they’ve ever known. We’re therefore delighted with sales so far, and encouraging those who are brave enough to get signed up – before it’s too late!”
Fife Hyland, communications director at Drum Property Group, adds:
““It’s great to see so many racers from different businesses involved in the Prime Four Beast Race. Despite the challenging environment, there is a real enthusiasm from staff based at Prime Four to get involved in the training for the race, and the increase in participants is testament to the challenge and enjoyment the Beast race offers. We look forward to welcoming record numbers to Banchory this year.”
Find out more and sign up to the Prime Four Beast Race HERE