March 17, 2015 – Orlando, FL – Savage Race, a 5-7 mile obstacle course race featuring 25 of the world’s best obstacles, today announced the addition of cash prizes for SavagePRO male and female overall finishers at all Savage Race events nationwide.
Cash prize awards in Florida, where Savage Race was founded and is headquartered, will continue to be $1,500 for first place, $750 for second place, and $250 for third place. Cash prizes in all locations outside of Florida will be $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place.
[10/28/15 Update: Cash prizes in 2016 will be the same for all locations: $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place.]
The coveted Savage Axe, awarded to the fastest, most savage male and female athlete at Savage Race, will continue to be given to the first place overall male and female finishers for conquering the world’s best obstacles with strength and speed. Both overall and age group winners will also be awarded a gold medal, sliver medal, or bronze medal, respectively.
“We’re excited to announce the awarding of cash prizes at all our events nationwide,” said Sam Abbitt, CEO and Co-Founder of Savage Race. “We’re looking forward to drawing even more elite competitors to Savage Race with these prizes and the new requirement of mandatory obstacle completion. We strive to continually improve Savage Race and believe that these changes are very beneficial for our SavagePRO competitors.”
Mandatory obstacle completion will now be required for all SavagePRO athletes. Competitors will be required to complete each obstacle as specified in the SavagePRO Rules and by event management and staff on site. There will be no “workout” alternative to the obstacles. Athletes will be given an unlimited number of attempts at each obstacle. However, if an athlete fails to complete an obstacle successfully and chooses to continue on to the next obstacle, that athlete will forfeit his eligibility for SavagePRO cash prizes and awards.
To be eligible for SavagePRO cash prizes and age group awards, athletes must register for the SavagePRO wave at 9:00 AM on Saturday events only. The SavagePRO Rules can be viewed on our FAQ page.
To recap, the SavagePRO awards and cash prize structure is as follows:
1st Place Overall: $1,000; Gold Medal; Savage Axe
2nd Place Overall: $500; Silver Medal
3rd Place Overall: $250; Bronze Medal
1st Place in Age Group: Gold Medal
2nd Place in Age Group: Silver Medal
3rd Place in Age Group: Bronze Medal
For additional information or to set up an interview with the Savage Race leadership team, please contact Carrie Brooks at [email protected].