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1st - 28th JULY

Gurkha: Running Challenge Series

Inspired by Gurkha Army Selection

A four-week running and fitness challenge series inspired by the infamous Gurkha Army selection, designed to ignite your motivational fires, test you limits and help you achieve your next level of health, fitness and mental resilience.

Who is it for?

Rokman is for those with a deep desire to test and further their limits and live a healthier life with fortitude. Our challenges are designed in such a way that they fit in and around your busy life, running alongside any preexisting commitments or training.

  • Full challenge details below

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Ignite your motivational fires

Signing up to the series enables you to stay focussed and motivated on your fitness goals.

Multiple levels of fitness

Choose the entry-level suitable for your level of fitness, from Advanced to Novice.

Fits in and around your life

Find it hard to find the time to train? No problem! The series his designed to fit in and around your life and any pre-existing commitments you may have.

4-Weeks of varied challenges

With each week's challenge being different, the series is much more enjoyable and challenging than regular distance accumulator challenges.

Finishers Pip & certificate

Earn the infamous Rokman Finishers Pip

As opposed to standard finisher medals, which get chucked into the back of a draw never be seen again, we reward our challenge series finishers with an infamous Rokman Finishers Pip and certificate. Attached proudly to the sleeve of your Rokman training t-shirt; this small patch carries with it big significance, reminding you of the grit and determination that got you there - empowering you every time you put it on!

How it works

Taking part is simple

Get each full challenge brief with all the necessary instructions and requirements sent straight to your inbox at the start of each week. Depending on the challenge, you will be required to either evidence your attempt by video or by GPS fitness tracker. Then submit your results and evidence to us via our submission form. Simple!

Healthy Competition

Track you Progress on the Leaderboard

While Rokman challenges are paths of personal discovery, the series leaderboard offers participants an extra layer of healthy competition and incentive to push their limits further. Log your results and see how you rank against all other participants around the world. The leaderboard is opt-in, so if you don't want to feature on the board you have the option to keep your results private.

Community of support

Join hundreds of like-minded individuals

Our online community comprises of hundreds of people of all ages and abilities, united by a desire to push their physical limits, toughen their minds and overcome the most intimidating challenges possible. It provides an excellent source of motivation and inspiration to help you keeping going when the going gets tough.

Wellbeing-driven

Achieve a higher state of health & Resilience

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.

Charity

For a Greater Cause

For every participant that completes the series we will make a donation straight to the Royal British Legion to help them support members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.

The Challenges

Week 1

Dharan

  • 800m for time

  • Lift & Carry Short

    Run up and down a 15m track 5-times with weight and 4-times without.

    Advanced - 20kg

    Intermediate - 15kg

    Moderate - 10kg

    Novice - 5kg

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

Pokhara

  • 2,000m for time

  • Lift & Carry Long

    Run up and down a 15m track 15-times with weight and 14-times without. 

    Advanced: 20kg

    Intermediate: 15kg

    Moderate: 10kg

    Novice: 5kg

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

Week 3

Doko

  • 5.8km Weighted Carry

    Advanced: 20kg

    Intermediate: 15kg

    Moderate: 10kg

    Novice: 5kg

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.

Week 4

EPulau Tekong

  • Long Distance Run

    Advanced: 9 miles

    Intermediate: 8 miles

    Moderate: 7 miles

    Novice: 6 miles

The final challenge is inspired by the Gurkha final endurance march which usually takes place in the camp in Pulau Tekong. Bonus points are awarded for elevation gain accumulated.

Take action now

Sign up & Commit Today

You've nothing to lose and everything to gain.

enjoyed by thousands of individuals worldwide

Rated 4.8/5 on TrustPilot

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 if 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 on Challenge Packs?

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.


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