From humble beginnings on a tennis court in 2014 , The Battle has since become the event for functional fitness in Africa. Providing athletes the opportunity to compete in a variety of divisions, as a team or as an individual in this, the biggest event of its kind on the continent. Our last event in 2019 saw more than 1000 athletes and 7000 spectators over the course of the event, with 200 volunteers, judges and staff to deliver it.
The Battle is a multi day Functional Fitness event, showcasing the talent that the African community has to offer. The Battle 2021 enjoys its return to live competition after a 2 year absence and is ready to bring the athletes an experience not soon to forget. This year, we have taken the event to a new level and have split the competition over 2 consecutive weeks to give every division a finely tuned experience. Week 1 ( 6, 7 November ), will see all our mens divisions take the stage, while week 2 ( 13, 14 November ), will wrap up the event with the ladies and the youth. We are also excited to introduce a change in venue for 2021 to the Randburg Sports Complex. Multiple arenas, amenities and spectating experiences we know are going to be a perfect fit for The Battle now and into the future.
We remain committed to providing a full featured experience packed with an inclusive opportunity for anyone willing to step out on to the arena floor. From our Youth division to our Masters, you wont find a more passionate, competitive and diverse group of participants or organisers within the sport.
Get ready for The Battle 2021… Its back and its time to once again SHOWCASE YOUR FITNESS.
Ways to participate in 2021
Expanding the ways in which you can compete this year, we welcome our online competition. We have limited entries for the team divisions to provide a better and safer environment for all at the event. We are also proud to be the only event growing and exposing the youth of our sport to the big stage with individual spots up for grabs in their category. The top of the leaderboard from the Hell Week online qualifiers will fill the individual spots in the male and female divisions. Our Masters 40+ males and Masters 35+ females will have their chance to compete for that coveted top spot just as in previous years.
Only RX individuals will be required to participate in the Hell Week qualifier. The Youth division will register with the teams when live on 23 August 2021. Teams (Event and Online) will comprise of 3 males or 3 females. In addition, IF YOU ARE GOING RX, ALL 3 TEAM MEMBERS WILL NEED TO BE FROM THE SAME GYM/BOX. All other division teams can be made up of athletes from different gyms/boxes.