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UK Special Forces Virtual Running Challenge Series

Virtual Event

Sun 1st January 2023 - Sat 28th January 2023

Organiser's Description

Inspired by actual UK Special Forces selection tests. Choose your entry-level and pit yourself against 4 weeks of running challenges to discover what you're truly made of.

THE STRUGGLE IS REAL
With no race-day crowds to cheer you on, our online challenges are designed to provide the ultimate opportunity to test and build your mental fortitude so that you achieve a higher state of performance and mental wellbeing.

4 WEEKS OF VARIED CHALLENGES
Much more challenging and enjoyable than regular distance accumulator virtual running challenges.

STAY FOCUSSED & MOTIVATED
Having a purpose and meaning to your training is shown to drastically increase your commitment to your goals.

FITS AROUND ANY EXISTING TRAINING
No time? No problem! Each challenge has been designed to fit in and around your life and any existing training.

IMPROVE PERFORMANCE & WELLBEING
By pushing your physical limits you achieve greater psychological activation, strengthening your mind and increasing your ability to deal with the stresses and pressures of everyday life.

Races

  • Challenge Entry

    Get Email Briefs Sent Straight to Your Inbox

    £19.99

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  • Challenge Entry

    Includes Finishers Pip & Certificate, Leaderboard Access and Charity Donation

    £19.99

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  • Challenge Entry

    Get Email Briefs Sent Straight to Your Inbox

    £19.99

    CLOSED
  • Challenge Entry

    Includes Finishers Pip & Certificate, Leaderboard Access and Charity Donation

    £19.99

    CLOSED

Course Details

Week 1
TACTICAL SPRINT: 1.5-Mile run for time
The first week's challenge is inspired by the UKSF military pre-training fitness tests, used to establish if the potential recruit has what it takes to hack it as an SF soldier.

Week 2
HILL DANCE: Weekly elevation accumulation challenge
Advanced: 3,000ft
Intermediate: 2,250ft
Moderate: 1,500ft
Novice: 750ft
Hill Dance is inspired by the infamous Special Forces selection exercise, The Fan Dance, where recruits are required to hill-march up and over the highest point in South Britain, Pen Y Fan...twice! The elevation may be split up into multiple workouts over the week. Bonus Points will be awarded for the fewer workouts taken to achieve the elevation target.

Week 3
ESCAPE & EVADE: 5km run for time x 2
Inspired by the escape and evasion phase of selection, Week 3 is made up of two 5km challenge runs which can be completed at two separate occasions during the week. For the first run, you play the role of the escapee and must set your best effort 5km time. Points are awarded for time achieved. For the second 5km run, you play the role of the Hunter Force and must set out to beat the time set on your previous run. Points will only be awarded if you successfully manage to beat your previous time set.

Week 4
LONG DRAG: Weekly distance accumulation challenge
Advanced: 40 miles
Intermediate: 30 miles
Moderate: 20 miles
Novice: 10 miles
Bonus points will be awarded for elevation achieved.
The Long Drag is inspired by the longest and final endurance march of Special Forces High Phase. Over the course of the week, you must cover, in total, the set distance target specific to your level of entry.

What's Included

EARN THE INFAMOUS ROKMAN FINISHERS PIP
As opposed to standard finisher medals, which get chucked into the back of a draw never be seen again, we reward our challenge series finishers with an infamous Rokman Finishers Pip and certificate. Attached proudly to the sleeve of your Rokman training t-shirt; this small patch carries with it big significance, reminding you of the grit and determination that got you there - empowering you every time you put it on!

TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
Get each full challenge brief with all the necessary instructions and requirements sent straight to your inbox at the start of each week. Depending on the challenge, you will be required to either evidence your attempt by video or by GPS fitness tracker. Then submit your results and evidence to us via our submission form. Simple!

FEATURE ON THE SERIES LEADERBOARDS
While Rokman challenges are paths of personal discovery, the series leaderboard offers participants an extra layer of healthy competition and incentive to push their limits further. Log your results and see how you rank against all other participants around the world. The leaderboard is opt-in, so if you don't want to feature on the board you have the option to keep your results private.

JOIN HUNDREDS OF LIKE-MINDED INDIVIDUALS
Our online community comprises of hundreds of people of all ages and abilities, united by a desire to push their physical limits, toughen their minds and overcome the most intimidating challenges possible. It provides an excellent source of motivation and inspiration to help you keeping going when the going gets tough.

SUPPORTING OUR ARMED FORCES
For every participant that completes the series and earns themselves a Rokman Finishers Pip, we will make a donation straight to the Royal British Legion to help them support members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.

FAQs

  • Do I need to be mega fit?

    No. Rokman challenge series offer a variety of different levels of entry to suit all fitness levels, from novice all the way up to advanced.

  • How does it work?

    Get each full challenge brief with all the necessary instructions and requirements sent straight to your inbox at the start of each week. Depending on the challenge, you will be required to either evidence your attempt by video or by GPS fitness tracker. Then submit your results and evidence to us via our submission form. Simple!

  • How long do we have to complete each challenge?

    We recommend that you complete each challenge within 7-days from the date of issue. However, we understand that life can often get in the way, so that’s why accept submissions up until 7-days after the end of the series.

  • Can I use a treadmill?

    All running challenges are designed to undertaken outside, however, if you are unable to go outside we will accept treadmill entries. If participating on a treadmill, the treadmill must be set at a 2.5 degree angle.

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