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Bear Grylls Survival Race & Family Festival at Winton House on Saturday 3rd September, 9am – 5pm

Posted: 30th August 2016

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Bear Grylls brings his renowned spirit of fitness and adventure to Winton House, Pencaitland on the 3rd September 2016. This will be a great family days out at the first ever Bear Grylls event in Scotland. The obstacle course event will feature: 5k and 10k Survival Races, BG Kids Race and the BG Outdoor Festival, all on the beautiful Winton Estate.

The day is being MC’ed by “Bear Grylls: Mission Survive” 2015 winner, Irish model, presenter and DJ, Vogue Williams. Apiring ‘Survivors’ will experience ultra-dynamic, Bear Grylls-inspired obstacles packed with exciting and fun challenges, designed for all levels of fitness.

Participants will be encouraged to survive by completing Bear Grylls survival challenges, including fire-lighting and air rifle shooting, as they uncover their inner ‘Survivor’ through Jungle, Mountain, Desert & Arctic zones.
“I have always been such a fan of Edinburgh and Scotland as home to some of the most spectacular settings in the whole of the UK. This is going to be one of our toughest events and an amazing setting on Winton Estate for the festival. We are all really pleased Vogue Williams will be leading the event for us and that we are supporting such an incredible group of charities. The entertainment this year is also going to be fantastic along with the even more exciting kids’ race and the family festival. Thank you to Winton House for hosting us – get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!” – Bear Grylls

The popularity of adventurous and challenging obstacle courses has sky rocketed and the Bear Grylls Survival Race takes this concept to a whole new level. We think Bear puts it rather well:
“This is about empowering people to test and extend their adventure fitness, using the type of obstacles that I have often encountered in the wild. We all have an edge, and this race is designed to push those physical and mental limits, to there and beyond.” The races are a range of challenging survival scenarios including jungle, mountain, desert and arctic environments, encompassing all manner of physical and psychological obstacles to overcome. This is not simply ‘another muddy run’ it’s so much more. Adding to events is the fact that the settings for these epic adventures are in some of the UK’s best locations.

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Our lucky participants will experience a range of ultra-dynamic obstacles all inspired by the tremendously adventurous life of Bear Grylls. For competitors, to reach the finish line of the 5k or 10k course is a major achievement. The 5k Survival Race is packed with exciting and fun challenges, designed for all levels of fitness and it is a fantastic event to tackle individually or better still in a group with friends. While a physical element is required, the 5k survival race is also a fantastic opportunity for those with limited experience of this type of event to push themselves and make a positive impact on their own health and fitness goals.

Bear Grylls Kids Race
The Bear Grylls Kids Race is exactly as it sounds; we want to see all of our little ‘Bears’ challenging themselves at the BG Kids Race. Open to children aged 4-13, participants will make their way through the jungle, desert, mountains and arctic all in one course!

Bear Grylls Outdoor Festival
This unique part to the day underscores the entire ethos of the survival race; getting together with friends and family and spending the day doing something unforgettable. From gourmet pop-up food stalls to a fully licensed bar, there are also craft shops, bush survival demonstrations on the main stage and a ton of festival entertainments for all ages including a bungee jump, Water-zorbs, Segway and even live music, para jet flying shows, falconry and…for the brave, a bush-grub eating contest, plus so much more…There will also be race-viewing points within the festival and the opportunity to dabble in some of the Survival Challenges featured in the race.

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