5.8km (3.6-miles) weighted march under 46-mins
Bonus points awarded for elevation gain achieved.
Week three requires you to run 5.8km (3.6-miles) carrying a weight specific to your level of entry with a time of 46 minutes to beat. It has been inspired by the Gurkha recruitment Doko race, a gruelling physical challenge carrying a basket of rocks uphill for 5.8km in the Himalayas.
The Doko refers to a traditional woven basket in which the weight is carried. The basket straps to the individual's back, with a forehead strap used for extra support. Sounds tough, right? The good news is, we don't expect you to carry your weight in a Doko basket (phew). Feel free to use whatever weight you like, however, we strongly recommend either a weighted rucksack or weighted vest for this challenge.
The added element of 'elevation gain bonus points' means this challenge requires a level of careful thought and strategic planning. Include too much elevation in your route and you risk not hitting the target time. Too little and you could miss out on valuable points.
Points awarded for successfully achieving 5.8km (3.6-miles)
Points awarded for successfully achieving 5.8km (3.6-miles) within 46 minutes
Elevation Gain Bonus Points
Bonus Points awarded for elevation gain, only if you achieve 5.8km (3.6-miles) within 46 minutes.
|Elevation Gain||Bonus Points|
|1,000ft and over||20|
|Up to 900ft||18|
|Up to 800ft||16|
|Up to 700ft||14|
|Up to 600ft||12|
|Up to 500ft||10|
|Up to 400ft||8|
|Up to 300ft||6|
|Up to 200ft||4|
|Up to 100ft||2|
Challenge review, verification, scoring and award is only available to Challenge Pack purchasers. You may upgrade your entry by purchasing a challenge pack at any point.
This is a brutal endurance 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.