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BattleFrog: $1 Million Prizes for 2015 Races

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12/18/2014 - 18:25

Adventure-Packed Races Simulate SEAL Training, Raise Funds for Navy SEAL Veterans & Families of Fallen SEALs
MIAMI, FL -- BattleFrog, the obstacle course racing (OCR) company founded by former U.S. Navy SEALs, have announced it will award over $1 million in cash and prizes to competitors during its 2015 racing season. Founded in 2014 by Navy SEAL veterans, the company presented six events this year and has over 18 events planned for 2015.

"BattleFrog was created as a tribute to our nation's military and to help people learn about the work Navy SEALs do in protecting our great nation," said Don Mann, BattleFrog chief executive officer and retired U.S. Navy SEAL member of Team SIX. "Our events are unique because actual Navy SEALs are guiding and mentoring the racers who are learning how to push themselves beyond their personal physical limits."

"We have received an overwhelmingly positive reception from the OCR community," said Mann. "They have applauded us for our commitment to staging world-class events and for creating a series for all ages inspired by the challenges U.S. Navy SEALs face every day in the field."

"To thank people for their support, and as our way of giving back to the OCR community, BattleFrog has increased our prize amounts as well as created new races and rewards programs," continued Mann. "This enables us to thank the racers for participating and will encourage even more people to learn about the sport of obstacle course racing."

Included in the exciting announcements made by BattleFrog are:

Increased Prize Money

In 2014, BattleFrog awarded the top three finishers at each race with cash prizes totaling $3,500. In a dramatic increase, in 2015 each of the regular season Saturday races will award a total of $15,000 to the top 10 male and female competitors. Additionally, the top three master's level male and female competitors, who will race on Saturdays only, will be awarded $1,750 at each regular season event.

New for 2015, in order to be eligible for prize monies racers will be required to complete every obstacle on the designated course. Learn more at http://battlefrogseries.com/battlefrog-elite/.

In total, BattleFrog will award an unprecedented $525,000 in cash to competitors in 2015, along with over $500,000 in additional awards.

BattleFrog Series Championship Invitational

In November 2015, the organization will present its first-ever BattleFrog Series Championship Invitational. This new event will not only bring together the top performing athletes in the 2015 BattleFrog Points Program, it will also be an invitational race for any major OCR podium (top three) finisher worldwide.

Athletes may qualify until October 27, 2015 to compete in this landmark event. To receive an invitation, an athlete's finishing results must be submitted to BattleFrog and verified by this date.

A total of $60,000 in cash prizes will be presented with $25,000 in varying amounts going to the top 10 elite males and $25,000 to the top 10 elite females. The top three male and female master's level athletes will be eligible to win a share of $10,000 when they compete at the Georgia event on November 7, 2015. Complete event details will be announced in January.

For more information visit http://battlefrogseries.com/battlefrog-elite/#championship.

BattleFrog Elite Series Cup

In response to requests from competitors, the organization has created a progressive new points series designed to motivate racers all season long called the BattleFrog Elite Series Cup. Throughout the race season BattleFrog will track and rank the top 250 elite male and female competitors in the field. It will also track and rank the top 125 masters male and female competitors.

Throughout the course of the season, there will be three "qualification dates" where anyone who is ranked in the top 50 in their respective division will earn automatic bids into the BattleFrog Series Championship race.

The BattleFrog Points Program will pay out $50,000 to the top 30 ranked elite male racers and $50,000 to the top 30 ranked elite female racers. A total of $25,000 will be awarded to the top 15 ranked masters male racers and $25,000 to the top 15 ranked masters female racers at the end of the race season.

For more information visit http://battlefrogseries.com/battlefrog-elite/#points.

"How could you not be excited?!" said Hobie Call, one of the OCR industry's leading champions who has five world championship podium finishes (three first place) and 44 first place OCR finishes to his credit. "Mandatory obstacle completion to qualify for awards, prize money paying 10 deep at every event, a championship race, a points system....and all payouts and logistics announced before the season even starts. BattleFrog is definitely raising the standard for the industry in 2015!"

Team BattleFrog

BattleFrog is also announcing the creation of a new pro team that will be led by the top OCR athletes in North America. Racing standouts Ryan Atkins of Canada, Corinna Coffin of Virginia and Claude Godbout of Canada, have all been named as members of the new Team BattleFrog.

Atkins and Coffin will serve as captains of the male and female teams. Following the conclusion of biathlon season, Canadian National Biathlon Team member Marc-Andre Bedard will also join Team BattleFrog.

"Guess who's joining the best OCR team on the block next year?! This guy is!" said Marc-Andre Bedard. "I can't wait to start racing with Team BattleFrog on the OCR series in 2015 even though I feel like I've been part of it already! This team is like family and we'll be out there soon! Watch out world, the BattleFrogs are coming!"

BattleFrog transforms every race venue into a demanding obstacle course designed to test the strength, skill, and determination of any athlete. Participants are able to choose between the BattleFrog 15K, BullFrog 5K, BullFrog Mile and TadPole Dash courses, each of which is inspired by BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) Training, the six-month long qualification course that all SEALs must undergo.

BattleFrog founders have announced that a percentage of the profits generated from the series will be shared evenly with the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Navy SEAL Museum & Memorial. This direct support honors the fallen, promotes the SEAL legacy and supports the families of those who served.

The 2015 BattleFrog race series will be sponsored in part by Kill Cliff, makers of the premium recovery drink.

For more information or to register visit www.BattleFrogSeries.com.

About BattleFrog LLC
Founded by former U.S. Navy SEALs, BattleFrog is an intense new obstacle course race for all ages inspired by the challenges Navy SEALs face every day in training. Adventure and excitement wait around every corner on a demanding course that will test your limits and force you to push beyond. Designed with input from Navy SEALs, BattleFrog events are meant to create an unforgettable experience for all participants. A percentage of race series profits will benefit several Navy SEAL nonprofit organizations including the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Navy SEAL Museum & Memorial. For more information visit www.BattleFrogSeries.com or follow @BattleFrogUS on Twitter.

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