FAQ - The Banna Beast ChallengeFrequently Asked Questions – Beast Challenge Series

Is the Banna Beast Challenge a qualifying event for OCR WC or OCR EUROPEAN CHAMPINSHIPS or THE IRISH OCR CHAMPIONSHIPS?  Yes ‘Beast Challenge’ is a qualifying event for all of these events.  Top 10 athletes to finish in gender will automatically qualify.

What time does it start? The First Wave of the the Beast Challenge  will start at 12 Noon. The next Wave will be fifteen minutes later and so on What Wave am I in? You / your team will be assigned a wave subject to availability at time of booking. You wave start time will be confirmed in a later e-mail. What time should we arrive? You must register at the Banna Beach Hotel between 19.00 and 21.00 on the evening before or from  9:30 and 11:00 am on the day of the Banna Beast Challenge  to collect your Race Number, T-Shirt and goody bag. Is there a warm up? Each Wave will be called to the Warm up area 15 minutes before their start time. You will then be given a safety briefing and a warm up to get you ready. How fit do I need to be? Obstacle Course Races such as these are designed to be fun for everyone and usually involve teamwork between competitors. Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness should be able to complete the course… just take your time. If an obstacle proves to be too daunting just skip it. How long will it take? Depends on a lot of things, fitness, teamwork, etc. The main thing it to have fun and enjoy it. It is a 7k but there are a lot of obstacles. Is the event timed? The Banna Beast Challenge  is a challenge and is not timed.  The focus is to push your limits and complete the course.

The Competitive Beast race (qualifier) and  Beast Warrior are both timed with mandatory obstacles.

 What should I wear? Shorts/leggings, T-Shirt/ Old Runners. You will get muddy and wet. What else should I bring? A full change of clothes is essential and a towel. Is there an age limit? You must be over 18 years old on the day of , event to participate. Can I compete for a Charity? Of course. Download our Charity Sponsorship form and get collecting. Is there entertainment afterwards? There sure is. After all our tagline is “Mud, Sweat and Beers”. There will be a B-B-Q available as well as live music followed by DJ Ray so be prepared to party well into the night. Are there Prizes for the Winners? We will be having a Prizegiving Ceremony after the B-B-Q. However, do not expect the traditional First Home Wins kind of prizes. What facilities are at the venue? Banna Beach Resort has a full leisure centre, pool, showers, steam, sauna, gym so you can pamper yourself after the event. (You will need to wash off excess muck in our outdoor hose-down area first). There are a team of us coming, where can we stay? Banna Beach Resort offers a variety of accommodation options from rooms to chalets to houses. Contact them at www.bannabeachhotel.net and quote “Banna Beast Challenge” NOTE: We are proud to announce that Banna Beach Inshore Rescue has been selected as the main benefactor for the Banna Beast Challenge 2016.