About two weeks ago, as I was spending time on Facebook, I saw a video of the Odyssey Challenge race. Although I am not that adventurous and athletic myself, I got really curious with all this Odyssey Challenge and I must say that I admired the willpower all these athletes have. I am sure some people would be interested in getting more info about or even taking part in it. That’s this post about then.
Odyssey challenge is a 25 Km race with 40 impressive obstacles taken at the magical Alonaki beach in Preveza, near Parga.
WHAT IS ODYSSEY CHALLENGE?
(all words and photos are taken from the official Odyssey Challenge website)
The Odyssey Challenge is the first major obstacle race in Greece, inspired and designed by Greek athletes. The Athlete is called upon to overcome a series of difficulties that will test the limits of his stamina at all levels! He has to run on a mountain, in a forest, on a beach, in sea, in river, to swim, to pass up, down, through obstacles, to carry loads, to climb in ropes, in rocks, to pass through mudslides and face all his fears!
The obstacles are the core of the Odyssey Challenge Race. We work very hard to offer you the most fascinating and breathtaking obstacles of various levels of difficulty. Our main concern is for you to live a unique experience!
For sure, you will have, already, seen some of our obstacles in other races. We chose to include these obstacles to Odyssey Challenge Race because we think that they are a must-have for any obstacle race. There are also some obstacles (we will not reveal them before the start of the Race!) that will be of our inspiration and construction.
WHY ODYSSEY CHALLENGE
Because the event is something completely new and innovative in Greece, it is the first totally “Greek idea” effort in the highly rising and new branch of activities referred as OCR (Obstacle Course Race), commonly as Obstacle Race. The specific “product” gets higher promotion because it is fully associated with prime time reality ΤV shows, such as “Survivor”.
COLLABORATING GYMS AND SPORTS CENTERS
There is collaboration with more than 30 major sports centers, Gyms and Crossfit Box with group registries of their members in the race. There are also recommended Gyms to prepare you for the Race.
The event organizers have been in agreement with the most well known greek newspaper, a famous national TV channel and 5 high traffic greek websites.
Find more information about the Odyssey Challenge and register for the next race at their official website OdysseyChallenge.com