Reference Number. 164314
Reaper Events promote and organise Extreme Cross Country Running Events across the UK. The word Reaper is an acronym for Rivers Earth And Pain Extreme Running. Reaper events are typically about 5 miles in length over countryside that is rugged and challenging to cover even at walking pace. To further the difficulty levels obstacles are added, each race has between 20 and 30 specially designed obstacles that incorporate climbing, jumping, crawling, wading, pulling or leaping to surmount them. Whilst a Reaper event always includes water and mud, it does not strive to be predominantly a "mud challenge". The emphasis is placed on the event being an all round challenge where core fitness is just as important as cardiovascular fitness. Teams are encouraged to take part with there being a free place offered for every sixth team member who books. New events are being added all the time but two regular events held by Reaper are at Pippingford Park in East Sussex (April) and Corley near Coventry (October). The Corley event consists of not only a day race, but also a night event where competitors complete the course just by the light of their head torches. For anyone looking for a fitness challenge, a Reaper event really ticks all the boxes.