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Bear Grylls Survival Race

Heroes are made not born!

The inspiration behind The Bear Grylls Survival Race comes from his belief that overcoming adversity in the wild can build a man or woman's physical and mental strength in a totally unique way.

The Bear Grylls Survival Race has been created by Bear Grylls and his crack team of survival and OCR (obstacle racing) enthusiasts.

5k and 10k - not your average obstacle race...

With two distances, this is perfect for the first-timer or anyone who feels like a real challenge.

Take on the challenge on your own or in a team - the 5k and 10k course is designed to push you to your limits.

You will tackle a number of fantastic obstacles, climbs and crawls. With a little bit of training, a spoonful of elbow grease, a shot of grit and determination and teamwork,  both the 5k and 10k will not only be manageable but enjoyable!

For more information about the event, as well as the locations, please visit the Bear Grylls Survival Race website

How to get a place

We are currently recruiting a team for the 2016 Bear Grylls Survival Race.

To register your interest in one of our charity places in this 2016 Bear Grylls Survival Race please complete our enquiry form below. We will then be in touch with you.

Supporting you all the way

We will keep in touch with you right up until race day, sending out a Runners' Pack full of helpful training and fundraising advice.

If you have any fundraising or training questions, please call our Sports team on 020 7404 0808 or send the Sports team an email

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Various locations across the UK Date and time 20 August, 2016 00.00 - 09 October, 2016 00.00
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  • London: 8-9th October 2016
  • 2016 dates:
  • Manchester: 24th September 2016
  • Edinburgh: 3rd September 2016
  • Cambridge: 20th August 2016

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