The Frogmen would regularly march as a unit with their boats on their shoulders. This challenge is to simulate the boat carry, requiring the participant to march 5km carrying a weight on their shoulders.
5Km weighted march carried on shoulder
We recommend using a gym-sandbag, weighted vest or weighted rucksack
Feel free to use whatever weight you like, however, we recommend the options above.
The weight must be carried on your shoulder
You cannot drag the weight or use bag straps
The full weight of the object must be placed on one shoulder
You may swap shoulders during the challenge
If you find one shoulder starting to fatigue, you are permitted to shift the weight to the alternate shoulder
You must start and finish in the same location
As this is a time trial, to stop people just running down a hill to get the best time, you must start and finish your run in the same location. You can achieve this by running a single or multiple looped circuits or run out to half way and turn around to return to the start. Plan you run before you attempt to make sure you pick a suitable route.
To keep it as fair as possible, we will only accept fitness tracker evidence for this challenge. It doesn't matter if you run a route that you know the distance of, you must run until your fitness tracker says you have achieved the set distance.
Before submitting, please make sure you have ready:
Unfortunately, we do not yet have the technology to allow you to directly upload your evidence, so in order for you to submit your evidence we require you to submit a weblink to such evidence. There are a number of ways to get a weblink to your evidence, you can either:
This is a brutal physical challenge for which you are responsible for your own health and safety. It is imperative that you read through, understand and follow our health and safety guidelines before you embark on your challenge attempt.
It is highly recommended that you complete the challenge within 7-days of its issue, however, we will accept submissions right up until the end of the month.
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.