Race Report – Diaan Neethling
Operation: Be A Hero!
My review regarding the Special-OPS obstacle course race at Sun Set River Resort near Maselspoort, 13 April 2019.
As a regular runner, trail and OCR races, we as a group experience different methods of organisation and delivery of these events. Putting it short: Hats off to the team of Special-OPS.
Registration prior to the event is effortless, easy and user friendly. The website is clean and easy to navigate.
The cost of the event is 100% worth it and comparing the quality of the race to other races available in the Free State, I would recommend this race to anyone, beginner and advance athletes.
The vibe at the venue is electric and contagious. Everyone is there for one reason, FUN ! The snacks and refreshments are of top quality and the finish area is extremely child friendly!
It’s a great get out & about for the kids and parents. After the event you’ve still got the whole day for any other activities as the organizers don’t waste any time with unnecessary announcements etc.
The race itself:
Besides being complete fun from start to finish, the obstacles are firstly relevant, challenging but most importantly they are safe!
It’s easy to approach an obstacle and you’ll know exactly what is expected of you to overcome the obstacles as marshals are properly briefed and friendly.
It’s a clearly marked route and easy to navigate. The organizers really put in a lot of effort regarding the obstacles and the water obstacles are fun & safe.
What a great race! We are not biased, but this was our favorite race… by far!
Thank you to the team, organizers and the volunteers on the day!
Special-OPS OCR _ we’ll see you soon!