New and improved designs are coming to the obstacle courses that challenged participants in 2014, including The ¼ pipe, The Monster, Monkey Business and Twin Peaks.
If you haven’t taken part before, feel the fear just from hearing names of some obstacles including Brain Freeze, Nut Cracker, Hangin’On and Boot Camp.
You can sign up as part of a group or if you’re super serious about doing well and claiming all the credit for yourself, you can sign up individually.
Each warrior dons a timing device and can take part in timed challenges on the Ultimate Warrior or Desert Warrior course.
Plus there’s the Fearless Warrior course for those ‘in training’ and the Junior Warrior course for ‘warriors of the future’.
To build up for the highly anticipated event, you can get down to the Warehouse Gym for free training sessions or Haddins Fitness if you’re in Abu Dhabi, where the DWC took place in April.
Nearly 2000 people took part last year with teams coming from six different countries to compete, and taking on 22 obstacles in total.
Troy Gillham, managing director of Desert Warrior Challenge, believes the appeal of his ‘ultimate,’ ‘desert’ and ‘fearless’ course options that now draws more women than men, lies in the image of military discipline and sense of belonging that the team environment creates.
‘Most people have that dream, when they watch the military on television, of doing the same form of training or obstacle courses and this opens up that gate for people to do something they haven’t done before.
‘It’s also a team-work based thing. We really push the corporate and social side and the opportunity to sign up with your friends in a team. Most of the people that turn up alone on the day actually join a team by the end of it.’