Gurkha Army Challenge Series 2024

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July 2024

Gurkha Army Running Challenge Series

Test your limits and fortify your mind against 4 challenges across 4 weeks inspired by Gurkha Army selection tests.

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    Mental Health & Wellbeing Wales Awards 2023

Who are rokman?

Do you feel stuck in a repetitive training routine and yearn for a fresh challenge?

Suffering the strain of a lack of time, motivation and aim in life? You’re not alone. We all crave a challenge, something to aim for. Rokman’s online running challenges are here to ignite your motivation and fortify your mind. Join anytime, from anywhere, and fit our challenges into your busy life. No fixed schedules, just real results.

Challenge

Test your limits against the world's most notorious running challenges

We aim to bring a fresh and exciting twist to traditional race day events, sparking interest and boosting motivation. Drawing inspiration from renowned Special Forces selection test and epic running challenges, we offer you the opportunity to challenge yourself against the elite.

Well-being

Build your resilience and fortify your well-being

We believe mental resilience is the cornerstone to achieving our true potential. By undertaking activities that push our limits we achieve greater psychological activation, increasing our mental resilience to stress and pressure, thus improving our health, wellbeing and overall quality of life.

elminating barriers

Take part anytime, anywhere

Challenge yourself around your everyday life without the restrictions of fixed schedules, far-off travel, fancy workout equipment, or extortionate entry-fees. Customise each challenge to suit your personal level of fitness, from novice all the way to very advanced. 

Level 1

Can run up to 5km

Level 2

Can run 5km+

Level 3

Can run 10km+

Level 4

Can run a half marathon+

Variety + interest

keep your motivational fires burning all year round

Our innovative scoring system allows us to score against far more metrics than regular online challenge platforms. This allows us to offer a variety of challenges, going way past regular distance accumulators, keeping your motivated and interested week after week.

Distance

Elevation

Beat Previous

Repetitions

Rounds

For Time

Accumulators

Activity Count

Movement Variation

Time of Day

Achievement

Earn the prestigious rokman finishers pip

Complete four weekly challenges within a monthly series to earn yourself the infamous Rokman finishers pips and presentation card. As opposed to standard finishers medals, which get chucked to the back of a draw never to be seen again, attach your finishers pips to your training apparel, empowering you every time you put it on.

track progress

Track your progress

The dashboard empowers you to seamlessly manage your submissions, bask in the glory of your virtual trophy cabinet, explore others' submissions, review challenge briefs, access leaderboards, and personalise your profile.

opt-in leaderboards

Compete against a global community

While Rokman challenges are paths of personal discovery, the series leaderboard offers participants an extra layer of friendly competition. Don't want to feature on the board? No problem. You can simply opt out.

Team Rokman

Enjoy the camaraderie and support of the Team

Connect in shared suffering and build bonds with like-mind individuals across the global, united in their deep desire to test their limits against the most intimidating challenges possible.

Training Apparel

Weather the storms with our inspirational apparel

Represent the team and promote the message of unrelenting resilience in the face of adversity.

How it works

How it works is simple

  • Sign up

    Simply enter your email address to get sent weekly challenge briefs sent straight to your inbox.

  • Attempt

    Attempt the challenges whenever and wherever is convenient for you, and, depending on the challenge, provide evidence with either your GPS fitness tracker or a video recording.

  • Submit

    Submit your evidence via our submission portal for review, validation and scoring.

  • Earn

    Complete all four challenges to earn our exclusive Rokman Finishers Pips.

Weekly Challenges

The Challenges

Week 1

Dharan

800m Best Effort


Best Effort

800m

The first week's challenges are inspired by Gurkha Army pre-training fitness tests, usually carried out on a camp in Dharan. These physical tests are used to establish if the potential recruit has what it takes to hack it as a Gurkha soldier.

Week 2

Lift & Carry Long

Repeated Lift and Carry


Level 1

5kg

Level 2

10kg

Level 3

15kg

Level 4

20kg

A repeated lift and carry challenge where the challenger must run up and down a 15m track 15-times with weight and 14-times without, alternating each 2 shuttles with and without weight.

Week 3

Pokhara

2km Best Effort


Best Effort

2km

Once the recruit passes Stage 1, the candidate moved to Central Selection, which takes place at the British Gurkha camp in Pokhara.

Week 4

Doko Race

5.8km Best Effort


Best Effort

5.8km

No Load

0kg

Level 1

5kg

Level 2

10kg

Level 3

15kg

Level 4

20kg

Inspired by the traditional Gurkha recruitment Doko Race, week three requires you to run 5.8km carrying a weight specific to your level. Bonus points are awarded for elevation gain and time achieved.

Bonus Content

Plus get this when you subscribe today

Bonus Content

6-Week bodyweight strength video trainer

Value £60.00

Let strength-endurance athlete, Max Glover guide you by video from any place, anytime, to develop a strong and functional physique for better performance in running, fitness and life.

Bonus content

9-Page Personal Mental Resilience Report

Value £29.99

Take our psychometric questionnaire to measure your mental toughness. Receive your own personal 9-page digital report with your scores, comments and development recommendations.

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Subscription MEmbership

£15.99 £25.99 p/m

  • Access to each monthly challenge series

  • Leaderboard access

  • Finishers Pips and Presentation Cards

  • Private Community Access

  • Full Access to Training Plan Library

  • 6-Week Bodyweight Video Trainer

  • Mental Resilience Assessment

  • 10% of Profits Donated

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Gurkha Army Challenge Series 2024

Single Series Entry

From £25.99

  • Access to each weekly challenge brief

  • Leaderboard access

  • Finishers Pips and Presentation Card

  • 10% of Profits Donated

  • Private Community Access

Free Entry

Free

  • Access to each weekly challenge brief

  • Private Community Access

Our paid options allow us to create an inclusive platform by extending free access to those who wouldn't have otherwise been able to afford it.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

How does it work?

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.

What is someone cheats?

We do our very best to weed out any cheating by asking people to evidence their challenge attempts. However, due to the nature of this being an online challenge series, it’s not 100% fool proof.We have to take everyone’s submissions at face-value. If we can confidently identify people either cheating or doing the challenge incorrectly, we will notify the competitor privately via email.At the end of the day, the leaderboard is just a bit of competitive fun. These challenges are personal tests of resilience. If people decide to cheat, they’re only cheating themselves. If you concentrate on yourself and give your best honest performance then you can hold your head high at the end of the day.

Do you offer refunds?

Unfortunately, we unable to offer refunds on challenge series entry, however, we do offer transfers. If you’re unable to take part in this challenge series, let us know and we can transfer you on to an alternative 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.