Concrete Rush : Ultimate Obstacle Challenge Concrete Rush : Ultimate Obstacle Challenge
In Proud Support of:

April 28th & 29th

Nathan Phillips Square

2km Rush – 15 Obstacles

The RUSH is on!!

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About Concrete Rush

Concrete Rush will test you with a short course urban obstacle challenge like no other.

Over 15 challenging obstacles from a number of Canada’s Top Obstacle Series make up this 2km course at Nathan Phillips Square in the heart of the City of Toronto.

Choose the Elite Rusher Heats and you must complete all the most difficult challenges and it will be all about speed and obstacle completion. If you go in the Regular Rusher Heats you can decide on the obstacles you complete, pass or take an easier line. Lending or receiving a helping hand is totally cool as this Ultimate Obstacle Challenge is about the camaraderie, and the RUSH!

More Rushing, No Additional Cost!

Want more than 2KM of obstacles? Every Concrete Rush participant gets UNLIMITED access to the course during untimed open practice waves. Pre-run the course, or try it again, Concrete Rush is giving you the added RUSH you’ve been craving!

Join us in Open Practice Waves from Friday at 6:30pm - 7:00pm, and Saturday from 8:00am - 8:20am, 1:30pm - 2:00pm and 3:30pm - 4:00pm.

The Course

Over 15 obstacles in an urban environment Concrete Rush is the kick-off to the obstacle course season. Challenges include a number of obstacles from Mud Hero Ultra and some special new ones from our friends.

Obstacles

Road Block

Walls Roadblock

8 foot high walls!
Can you make it over?

Mail Man

Mail Man

50lb bag carry in timed waves
25lb option in "Fun Waves"

Wet Concrete

Wet Concrete

Carry wreck bags across the beam
Don't touch the ground!

Construction Zone

Construction Zone

Lug a wreck bag over 4 foot walls
 

Hole Punch

Hole Punch

Jam the handles into the holes
Climb over the 14 foot wall!

Rush Hour

Rush Hour

Hop from one platform to the next
Stick your landing!

Cargo Climb

Cargo Climb

Rope climb that everyone can do
How quickly can you make it to the top?

Inverted Walls

Inverted Walls

Hoist yourself over the slanted walls
Slide down the other side!

Ropes & Slopes

Ropes-n-Slopes

Pull & launch over a 14 foot slope
 

Platinum Rig

Platinum Rig

Hard (timed) & easier (open) lanes
Can you conquer the Rig?

SkyLine

Skyline

Climb to the top, slide your way down
Hold on tight!

Kong

Kong

Make it over a 14 foot high behemoth
Scurry across the netting!

Traverse Walls

Traverse Walls

Move sideways across this obstacle
Using the challenging holds!

Rope Climb

Rope Climb

Climb the rope and punch the bell
Elite Waves Only!

Avalanche

Avalanche

Run to make it over a Quarter Pipe
You might need a helping hand!

FAQs

What is Concrete Rush?

Concrete Rush will test you with a short course urban obstacle challenge like no other.

Over 15 challenging obstacles from a number of Canada’s Top Obstacle Series make up this 2km course at Nathan Phillips Square in the heart of the City of Toronto.

Choose the Elite Rusher Heats and you must complete all the most difficult challenges and it will be all about speed and obstacle completion. If you go in the Regular Rusher Heats you can decide on the obstacles you complete, pass or take an easier line. Lending or receiving a helping hand is totally cool as this Ultimate Obstacle Challenge is about the camaraderie, and the RUSH!

How do I confirm or edit my registration?

If you need to edit or confirm your registration, then please follow these steps:

  1. Go to www.eventbrite.com
  2. Login to your Eventbrite account. Don't have a password? Select 'Forgot Password', or reset your password by going to https://www.eventbrite.com/resetpassword
  3. Access the Account Menu. Then select 'Your Tickets'
  4. Select your ticket
  5. Select 'View Order'
  6. Select 'Edit'
  7. Save your changes

Note: You may change into a different wave start time as long as it is not full.

How do I transfer my registration over to someone else?

Cannot make Concrete Rush? Please follow these steps to transfer your registration over to another Rusher at no cost.

  1. Your Promo/Transfer code is CRTRANSFER17
  2. Obtain all information from the person you will be transferring to (full name, birthdate, address, wave time and shirt size, etc.)
  3. Login to your Eventbrite account using the email address you used to register. Don't have a password? Select 'Forgot Password'. Note: your transfer must be originated from the original purchaser's Eventbrite account and email address.
  4. Access the 'Account' menu from the right-hand corner dropdown
  5. Select 'Your Tickets'
  6. Select 'Transfer'
  7. Select 'Change Registration'
  8. Enter the promo/transfer code (CRTRANSFER17) in the bottom left corner
  9. Select 'Person to Person' ticket type
  10. Note: there is no charge to transfer your registration over to someone else
  11. Update the order form with the new participant's information
  12. Select 'Complete Registration'
  13. The new participant will receive their order confirmation via email. Your previous order is no longer valid.

What are the Concrete Rush rules and regulations?

  1. No profanity or negative behaviour towards others
  2. No pushing people, including on the obstacles or on the course.
  3. Spiked shoes are not permitted in the event.
  4. Costumes must not be dangerous to the participant or others.
  5. All participants must complete a waiver.
  6. Once participants finish, they must exit the event course.
  7. Participants must wear shoes.
  8. Participants, or spectators, shall not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  9. Everyone must abide by all local laws and behave responsibly.
  10. ENo head first dives or back flips off of obstacles.
  11. ENo outside alcohol is permitted onsite.
  12. ENo glass containers allowed.
  13. EDogs must be on a leash at all times (be sure to stoop and scoop).
  14. EYoung children must be supervised when spectating at the event.
  15. EThe minimum age to participate is 14, as of December 31st of that same event year.
  16. EThe minimum age to volunteer is 14, as of December 31st of that same event year.

It's raining/snowing/sunny/a-chance-of... What do I do?

Concrete Rushers face their challenge whatever the weather, the more ridiculous the better. If it’s hot and sunny, remember to stay hydrated and use sunscreen. If it’s rainy and miserable, hey, you were never gonna get out without breaking a sweat in the first place! We have a severe weather policy, where we reserve the right to postpone the event for extreme weather circumstances like tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning or the zombie apocalypse, but those are all pretty rare! In the exceptional event that Concrete Rush is cancelled, we do remind you that entries are non-refundable, even for severe weather. While we will always try to produce an event, Concrete Rush safety is our utmost concern. In the event that we need to postpone or cancel the event, we will notify registrants via email at the earliest possible opportunity.

What if I can't complete an obstacle or I'm afraid? Can I still do the event?

If you can’t complete the obstacle, or you're afraid of it, we have staff overseeing each obstacle to help guide you over it. If you still can’t complete it, you can simply go around it. No penalty!

If you wish to qualify for OCR World Championships, you must complete each obstacle. We will have staff monitoring obstacles for OCRWC qualifiers.

How challenging is Concrete Rush?

Take the course at your own pace. If you are an “Elite Rusher” you will have to complete all the obstacles and the entire course to qualify. If you are running just for fun, take the course at your pace, skip anything that may be too difficult and try running the open practice waves for an idea of what to expect!

What do I get with my Concrete Rush Entry

  1. Crazy Cool Concrete Rush t-shirt
  2. Hard Core Concrete Rush finisher meal

Can I check my bag on site?

Bag check is available on site with a suggested $5 or more donation to Special Olympics Canada. As the official charity partner of Concrete Rush, we’d ask all Rushers to kindly participate in this suggested fundraising initiative. We will be accepting cash only, thank you!

I am unable to attend Concrete Rush. Is it possible to get my money back or defer my registration until next year?

Unfortunately, Concrete Rush does not issue any refunds or deferrals over to following years.

What is the minimum age to participate and volunteer?

The minimum age to participate is 14 as of December 31st of that same event year. The same applies for all volunteers.

I don’t have proper ID? Will that be a problem?

Our exceptional Concrete Rush Registration team loves to have an ID for each person – for security and ownership reasons of course. You may bring a picture of your ticket on your phone, or the actual ticket, but no worries if you forget, we have all your rusher info to set you up for the day!

How do we access results?

Please go to www.concreterush.com and scroll down to the results. There will be a link for all your Rusher results!

I lost my shirt and medal. Can I get another one sent to me?

Unfortunately, we are not mailing out any items this year, so please cherish your medal and t-shirt and make sure you keep an eye on it. How else are you going to prove you completed the challenge to the folks back at the office?

What if we're a band or DJ interested in playing at Concrete Rush?

Great times demand great tunes, and the Concrete Rush will definitely rock downtown Toronto! We are no longer looking for bands or DJ's at this time however. Thank you for your interest!

Do you charge for spectators?

Absolutely not! Why would we charge your fans to watch you have fun?

How do I raise money for charity?

Concrete Rush is thrilled to partner with Special Olympics Canada. To learn more information and to donate, click here.

I want to qualify for OCRWC at Concrete Rush. Now what?

Concrete Rush World Championship Qualifier – Elite/Pro Rushers Only
To qualify for the 2017 OCR World Championships, participants must first qualify (based on times) for the final heats at Concrete Rush. Of the 25 men and 25 women who make the finals, the following will meet the criteria for the 2017 OCR World Championships.

Elite Rusher Men
Top 3 men in the final event will qualify for the Pro Division at OCR Worlds. Top 10 age groupers overall will qualify, total of 13 qualification spots for men.

Elite Rusher Women
Top 3 women in the final event will qualify for the Pro Division at OCR Worlds. Top 10 age groupers overall will qualify, total of 13 qualification spots for women.

Awards and Prize Money – Elite Rushers Only

Elite/Pro Rusher Women Overall

  1. $1,000
  2. $500
  3. $250

Elite/Pro Rusher Men Overall

  1. $1,000
  2. $500
  3. $250

Age Group Prizing:
Age group medals (for the top 3 in the following age group categories, based on time, if you don’t make the finals, your time will count if you are Elite Rusher Only.) Women 18 & Under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ Men 18 & Under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+

Can I try the course before the event starts?

Yes! All fun runners are welcome to come out to our open practice waves and run the course (untimed) on Fri between 6:30pm – 7pm and on Saturday between 8am-820am, 130pm-2pm and 3:30pm-4pm. The last wave time is 4pm!.

How do I create a team?

  1. Go to Concrete Rush Registration URL
  2. Click Register
  3. Click Team
  4. Click Create a Team
  5. Login to Eventbrite.com or create your account
  6. Add your team name
  7. Click Continue to make your team live. You're all set!

How do I join a team?

  1. Go to Concrete Rush Registration URL
  2. Click Register/Team/Join a Team
  3. Search by team name (Tip: Search is predictive – any matches will appear as you type)
  4. When you see the team you want to join, select it from the drop-down
  5. Complete your registration
  6. Invite your friends to join you!

How do I see who is on my team?

  1. Access the Your Tickets section of your account.
  2. Look to the Groups section beneath your Current Orders.
  3. Just click or tap on the team name to see the full list of members.

How do I join or create a team after registering?

  1. Go to eventbrite.com and login using the email address used to register.
  2. Select the Account Menu drop down in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Select Your Tickets.
  4. Select your Concrete Rush registration
  5. Locate 'Join a Team' or 'Create a Team' at the top of your registration details and follow the prompts

Registration & Schedule

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Join the challenge and conquer Concrete Rush's course while competing for fun against your friends. Bragging rights are included, as this race is timed. If you are an elite obstacle racer you might want to race as an Elite Rusher. Included with your entry is chip timing, and a Concrete Rush Finisher’s Shirt.

$50
Price extended until April 29th!
Wave Times

Friday, April 28

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Open Practice

6:30pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, April 29

9:40am to 11:50am & 12:15pm to 2:50pm

Open Practice

8:00am - 8:20am

1:30pm - 2:00pm

2:50pm - 3:15pm

All heats in 5 minute intervals


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Elite runners, this is your chance to qualify for OCR World Champs and win BIG!

Top 25 Elite men and women based on time, qualify for the main event. There you will race for Top 3 Awards for men and women of $1,000 first, $500 second and $250 third. Included with your entry is chip timing, and a Concrete Rush Finisher’s Shirt.

$55
Price extended until April 29th!
Wave Times

Saturday, April 29

8:30 to 9:30am – Elite Waves

12:00pm – Top 25 Men Finals

12:05pm – Top 25 Women Finals

Open Practice

8:00am - 8:20am

1:30pm - 2:00pm

2:50pm - 3:15pm

All heats in 5 minute intervals – Maximum 30 per heat.

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