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Storm the Castle - Battle for the Lake District

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Grab your buddies and get ready for the most rugged Born Survivor course of them all set at the stunning Lowther Castle. Participants will traverse 12km of lung busting hills, icy river crossings, and military inspired obstacles, testing your mental and physical limits and forging new friendships.

How to enter the Storm the Castle - Battle for the Lake District

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  2. Elite Squadron Wave

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  3. Guaranteed First Wave

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The Born Survivor courses, designed by ex Royal Marines Commandos, are the perfect chance to grab your friends and test yourself to the limit of your physical and mental capacity, all in a buzzing event environment.

This 12km event held on the stunning grounds of Lowther Castle in the Lake District National Park is set to be the toughest Born Survivor course ever to be made. 35+ obstacles spread over 12km of undulating terrain that will see participants tackling breathtaking slides, cold water obstacles, climbing nets, underground tunnels, walls to scale, and the final Big Wall Finisher, The Blitz.

If you think you have what it takes to be an elite OCR participant, the Born Survivor Elite Squadron is the first wave to set off on event day and is open to individual athletes only. The Elite Squadron wave is all about testing your speed and performance on an empty course, competing against other elites to be the champion.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • 35+ Obstacles
  • Born Survivor Soft Cotton T-shirt
  • Born Survivor Headover
  • Bespoke Storm the Castle - Battle for the Lake District Finisher's Medal
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Professional Survivor Photo
  • Event village with catering and a fully licensed bar
  • Changing tents
  • Multiple water stops
  • Live Music
  • Music battle zones

Elite Squadron Winners and Runners up also receive:

  • Coveted Born Survivor Elite Squadron Trophies 1st/2nd/3rd Male & Female
  • Technical T-shirt from Sportsshoes - Elite SQN Sponsors
  • 1x Beer Token for the Survivor Stripes Bar
  • Finisher's Photograph
  • Tech T shirt & Trucker Cap from OCR specialists Mud and Blood
  • £10 Born Survivor merchandise tent voucher - redeemable on the day only
  • Elite Headover
  • BS Medal

Main prizes for Elites up for grabs are:

  • 1st Male & Female - Full Race Kit (trainers, jacket, shorts or leggings)
  • 2nd Male & Female - Trainers
  • 3rd Male & Female - Technical Jacket

All Elite Squadron Runners will receive:

  • Exclusive BSES T'shirt and Head-over buff.
  • Online listing of your finishing place
  • Free finisher's glory photograph
  • Access to a clear course
  • Run a free second lap later in the day
Raceday Logistics

Event Information:

About two weeks prior to event day, you will receive an email a full participants' information pack, event waiver and confirmed wave start times. Please print off, read, sign and bring their event waiver to registration on event day.


09:45: Guaranteed First Wave - Reconnaissance Mission Start

10:00: Elite Squadron Wave Start

10:20 - 13:00: 12km Survivor Waves

Please arrive at least 1 hour before your wave start time to ensure plenty of time for registration

Cutoff Times:

There will be no cutoff times for this event, however, if marshals deem that you are unfit to continue, you will be pulled out of the event. The 10km course is expected to take 1-3 hours to complete.

Age Limits:

Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age on the day. Those that are under 18 must have a paying adult accompany them at all times on the course.

Bag Drop:

There will be a bag storage facility at the event, as well as a car key, wallet & purse secure storage facility, all available for an additional small charity donation.


There will be no showers available at the event but there will be covered M/F changing areas and toilets at the event village.

Kit List
  • Fast drying clothes that you are happy not to need in the future
  • Tight footwear so as to not lose them in the mud
  • Change of clothes
  • Some participants like to wear grippy gloves
  • Team uniform or fancy dress if desired

Spectators are welcome to explore the beautiful grounds of Lowther Castle and chill out in the buzzing Born Survivor event village before they cheer you on as you tackle the epic course finale. There are awesome food and drink outlets and great opportunities to take photos of the final few obstacles as runners return to base.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I can't complete one of the Born Survivor Obstacles?
There will hopefully be marshals and other racers to help you through the obstacle, but if you find that you are completely unable to complete the obstacle you can bypass it. In the Elite Squadron, all obstacles must be completed fully or penalties will apply.
Can I bring a pet to the Born Survivor Obstacle race?
You may bring a dog to the event village but must be kept on a leash and accompanied at all times. They will not be allowed to accompany participants on the course.
Do I need to be able to swim to complete the Born Survivor Obstacle Race?
No, however, they event organiser recommends that you only attempt the deep water obstacles if you are confident in water and mud.
Will there be first aid at the Born Survivor Obstacle Race?
Yes, there will be professional medical and radio cover for the event.

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If you're after a new physical challenge for you and your friends in then look no further than Born Survivor! Make no mistake, Born Survivor's not your average mud run or obstacle fun day - this is the ultimate military obstacle course challenge!



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