“BattleFrog was created as a tribute to our nation’s military and to help people learn about the work Navy SEALs do in protecting our great nation,” said Don Mann, BattleFrog chief executive officer and retired U.S. Navy SEAL member of Team SIX. “Our events are unique because actual Navy SEALs are guiding and mentoring the racers who are learning how to push themselves beyond their personal physical limits.”
BattleFrog transforms every race venue into a demanding obstacle course designed to test the strength, skill, and determination of any athlete. Participants are able to choose between the BattleFrog 15K, BullFrog 5K, BullFrog Mile and TadPole Dash courses, each of which is inspired by BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) Training, the six-month long qualification course that all SEALs must undergo.
Designed with input from Navy SEALs, BattleFrog events are meant to create an unforgettable experience for all participants.
Presented on both Saturday and Sunday, the family friendly race events feature obstacles designed with the input of Navy SEALs, including:
- the HOOYAH, a 12’ high slant wall leading to a platform from where racers descend down darkened tubes into a mud pit; and,
- the Tsunami, a signature 16’ high triple-lane wave wall requiring racers to run and climb up one side, often requiring help from others, and then slide down the other side.
Each BattleFrog race day begins with the playing of the national anthem and a salute to the American flag. Attendees have the opportunity to interact with SEALs, enjoy multiple attractions within the festival compound, and witness a live SEAL demonstration.
Over a million dollars in cash and prizes will be awarded to BattleFrog competitors during the 2015 racing season.
BattleFrog founders have announced that a percentage of the profits generated from the series will be shared evenly with the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Navy SEAL Museum & Memorial. This direct support honors the fallen, promotes the SEAL legacy and supports the families of those who served.
Blue Ridge Outdoors readers can learn about:
BattleFrog Carolinas – April 25 & 26, 2015
BattleFrog Atlanta – May 16 & 17, 2015
BattleFrog Tri-States – June 20 & 21, 2015
BattleFrog Greater Washington, DC – October 24 & 25, 2015