KONQER, Guam’s original obstacle course race, continues its expansion across Micronesia with the first-ever Enduro Championship E1 event.
The OCR will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14, on Rota.
“Like Taga (an endurance race on Saipan), KONQER was born in Guam, but it’s finally moving to Rota,” said Kaz Endo, KONQER chief experience officer. “The OCR world has a new championship proving ground. We are so excited to bring the savage and brutal course design to the world’s friendliest island.”
The invitation-only event, which includes 20 Soloist and 20 Team Division spots, will take place on a grueling 16-kilometer course. Teams consist of three-person relay squads.
Whether competing on a team, or alone, athletes will have the opportunity to complete a 10-mile off-road run, a 3.8-mile open water swim, and navigate 10 obstacles.
The top finisher will receive $1,000. The best team will receive $3,000.
“While our main events are designed for participants of all ages and fitness levels to enjoy, the E1 Championship will challenge athletes, even of the highest caliber,” Endo said. “If you’re putting together a relay team, I would suggest putting together a team with people who dominate in a respective area - this means, one strong runner, one strong swimmer, and one agile ninja.”
Applications are available at konqersports.com.
There is no registration fee, but participants will be responsible for travel and accommodations.
KONQER will organize charter flights.
After the event, the obstacle portion, at no cost, will be open to the public.
“I don’t think a course like this exists anywhere in the world,” Endo said. “The challenging course, set against the stunning island scenery of Rota, is something that must be experienced firsthand.”