The Bone Frog Challenge was created by Navy SEALs to challenge, build and inspire participants to become better athletes and recognize that they can do anything they set their minds to, while enjoying the camaraderie and teamwork usually reserved for active duty Navy SEALs.
The Bone Frog Challenge is truly a unique experience. Our events kick off with the SEAL Wave Friday afternoon during which a very limited number of entrants enjoy the course and camaraderie with Navy SEALs. The minimum SEAL-to -participant ratio is 1:10 in the SEAL Wave, and 50% of the entrance fee for this wave goes to the Navy SEAL Foundation.
With at least 36 military-style obstacles on courses that range from 9-12 miles, the course will test everyone and leave no one unscathed. We attempt to place an obstacle about every ¼ mile, so your running ability alone will not carry the day. You must be functionally fit to succeed here. You will get muddy. You will get beat up. You will be exhausted. But you will finish. Did we mention sand? You will get to know what it means to be “wet and sandy” just like we were at BUDS. As Navy SEALs, we know what tough is - and we don’t mean Harvard.
The After Party
While we do not believe that the “after party” should be the focus of the day, we have always subscribed to the “work hard, play hard” mentality. We have planned and executed literally hundreds of combat missions - no one can plan like we do! From awesome music and plenty of bathrooms to enough first-aid stations and great food, your experience with the Bone Frog Challenge will be one that you will remember and cherish for years to come.
Team or Individual
Our event will foster camaraderie, period. Form a team ahead of time or link up with others when you get here. If you sign up as a team with 10 or more people, each member will receive a $10 discount. This is a great way to challenge your friends and create lasting bonds.
As Navy SEALs we have been forced to spend a great deal of time away from our families. As a result, whenever we can, we include the entire family in all that we do. The Bone Frog Challenge event weekend offers fun and activities for all ages. Let the kids come watch you race and then let them loose in our Mini Bone Frog Challenge Kids Area where they can play in the mud and on scaled down obstacles. We will also offer on-site child care with trusted professionals.
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Bone Frog Challenge Reviews
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New England Bone Frog Challenge 2015
Best OCR I've done to date! I have done 4 Spartans, 2 Tough Mudders, BattleFrog and a bunch of 5k OCR's and this was hands down the hardest and most rewarding race I have ever experienced. The staff and volunteers were incredible! The course was what every other OCR should be trying to compete with and then to have SEALs hand you your medal at the finish was just the cherry on top.
I will 1000% be back next year!
My rating is purely on difficulty. The course was extremely challenging. However, agree with previous posts...water stations were a mess, cups scattered everwhere...no calories offered on course, 5-6 hours on water alone??? and long wait times on several obstacles where it seemed easy to fix.
Bone Frog Challenge May 16, 2015
This was my first Bone Frog Challenge and it was at Berkshire East ski resort. I was a little disappointed in the backups for most of the obstacles. We had to wait probably 1.5hrs total throughout the full 10+ mile course. Other than the waiting for obstacles it was great. I don't think you can understand the difficulty of this race unless you do it. You are going up and down black diamond ski trails making your way up and down the mountain eventually getting to the summit more than once. The views are spectacular. Just when you think you can't possibly go back up the mountain.... more hills/climbing. It was a huge test of leg strength and the endurance of your quads and calves.... and mind. There were 50 obstacles. In my opinion the most difficult were carrying logs, tires, sand bags, or heavy ammo boxes up and down the mountain. In the end it is all worth it as you finish at the bottom of the mountain in front of a huge American Flag and cheering crowd. I would definitely do this race again, but bring a hydration pack and some calories. They had water stations and gel on the course, but the extra wait time at obstacles resulted in no food for a long time. I ate breakfast in the morning at 7am started the race at 9:30 and didn't eat lunch until around 4pm. I figured I would be off the course around 1. I hope they figure out a way to keep the lines at the obstacles to a minimum.
A great event-Straight forward and to the point OCR, plenty of challenging obstacles throughout the entire 9 mile trail course kept it tough but on point. More Please!
As a frequent participant in OCR courses, the bone frog challenge on Staten Island NY was by far one of the best courses/races I have participated in! The obstacles were legit and difficult and truly challenged you both mentally and physically. Upon completion of this race I felt fully accomplished! All my hard work and training was out to the test! The atmosphere was one of comradory and support. Everyone was willing to help out another during those really tough obstacles and a "good job" was always close by. Thank you bone frog and all this navy seals and members of the team for your hard work and great course! Looking forward to MASS!
This race was by far the best one I've ever done! It was challenging and exciting just to be part of a race and course put together by Navy Seals.. I was proud to run this race and would do it again and again!! The rain only made it a better experience, Thank you Bone Frog Challenge for a day I will never forget.
Starting off it was beyond a pleasure to honor the navy seals and compete in their designed run. I've never had this much fun in an obstacle race before. If my girlfriend wasn't there complaining about being cold I would have ran it again. Looking forward to BFC 2015!
This was the most challenging event I have ever done. We had a great time with my friends! I look forward to doing this race again!! Thank you!
Overall the race was a great experience. The obstacles really tested your overall strength and your ability to adapt and overcome. I can't wait until next years race. No matter where it takes place count me in! Hoorah!
I loved this race . The energy was great , it was awesome how they encouraged teamwork . Just the right mix of running and obstacles . All the obstacles were both fun and challenging ! Can't wait to do another one !
Bone frog sprint
Awesome race. After doing a variety of OCR races I'd say this one has the most challenging obstacles (even in comparison to Spartan races). I only did the 3.5 mile run and I felt exhausted afterwards and my body was sore (which feels great actually). I smiled my way through the entire course, had such a blast.
One of the best races I have ever done! It was challenging both mentally and physically and was non-stop fun. Looking forward to doing the Nee England one in May!
One of the best OCR races I competed in this year. The obstacles were challenging and carefully designed. I would definitely sign up for another next year and recommend to my fellow racers.
Overall great OCR. A lot of challenging obstacles
This race was amazing ! It was really challenging and recommend it to anyone who wants to push themselves ! I loved competing in an OCR designed by the navy seals ! Can't wait for the next one !
Best OCR yet
This is the best OCR I've done . The obstacles were extremely challenging and much thought went into each one . I will make sure I travel to their next event in New England . It was an honor to compete in an event that supports Navy SEALS and Americas military
Excellent Race with great organizers. The obstacles were top notch and customer service was superb!
By far the best OCR out there! Obstacles that not only challenge your mind, but also your body. And who wouldn't want to support our veterans?!
This event is by far one of the best obstacle races I have ever run. We had a great time while still pushing the limit. The torrential rain actually added to the excitement of the race. It was insane. Will definitely do again. Keep up the good work guys!!
I trained at Monkey Bar Gym Staten Island Ny for this race. We had out door training open to the public just for this race. The race was hard with lots of ropes and monkey bars. Even with the rain; the race was exciting and muddy. Next year if it's not in Staten Island i guess we will have to travel...
One of the best obstacle races I have done! It was loaded with obstacles some familiar and some I have never seen before. Atmosphere was welcoming. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a new adventure in OCR!
I train at the MBG in Staten Island. I wanted to tell all of the organizers and volunteers I truly enjoyed this race and thank them for all there hard work and dedication in order to make this such a great experience. It was challenging and exciting. I would absolutely do this race again!!
Great day! Enjoyed all aspects of the event. Challenging course, great people, look forward to doing it again. Most importantly God bless our Navy SEALS! Thanks for all you do.
Just completed the NYC BFC, the course was mismarked and many people ran the wrong route and finished in half the time it should have. When we got done, everyone was confused why we finished so fast and they told us the trails weren't marked correctly so we were allowed to go back out but took us a long time just to find the spot where we had gone wrong. The staff on the course was utterly useless which didn't help either. Definitely disappointed by the event especially since the first one we had done in Mass. was off the charts fun. Still had a good time but won't be attending again in NYC.
Well organized, friendly staff and overall a great experience. This was my first non-road race I have entered and I could not have been more pleased. The "after party" was just as much fun, meet and greet with Navy SEALs was a blast. I look forward to participating in more Bone Frog Challenges in the future.
The Best Out There!!!
I have participated in several "mud races" this was by far the best. It was extremely well run, the obstacles were by far the most creative/different I have seen, and the after party was a nice conclusion to a great day! Also meeting and drinking with seals was pretty cool!
This was by far the best, and most challenging, endurance race/event I competed in all year. The Bone Frog staff put together a great course with tough obstacles that tested me physically like I hadn't been tested in a long time. Can't wait for Bone Frog 2014 and excited to see what they throw at us next.
This a a great run. I highly recommend.
This event was so much fun & had amazing challenges. The staff was fantastic and really made the event come together. I was impressed with the obstacles and can't wait to participate again in the next race!
Top notch event. Well organized and run. These guys know how to put on an event. Can't wait to do the next one.
This was my first mud run and I absolutely loved it! I trained for a few months leading up to it and participated in a group run, which was great. The after party and band made the celebration that much better. Looking forward to 2014!
The race was extremely well run and we all had a blast. I’ve done a number of other mud races and this was by far the best! Looking forward to May 2014!
Was the best course that i have been too! Cant wait till 2014
Absolutely the best obstacle course race! The obstacles were very well balanced in that they challenged all different aspects of functional fitness i.e., balance, upper/lower body strength and endurance. I would like to see a few more water obstacles, but other than that the race was superbly designed and operated. Where else can you share an experience with some our nation's elite? I will definitely be there in 2014 and can't wait to see what they come up with next!
Awesome event,very cool,and challenging obstacles .All military personal were very cool.will definitely be there in 2014!
Thanks for putting together such a well run event. The obstacles were truly the highlight, but the staff, volunteers and Seal Team Members made it uniquely fun and challenging. Do It Again!
Loads of fun. Great obstacles in a terrific venue. Superbly organized and staffed. Great challenges.
This event was perfect. Everything from the check in to the race and obstacles. The obstacles were challenging, the hills were more brutal than the two Tough Mudders I participated in, and the staff was fantastic. Everyone that I had the chance to chat with on the course was friendly as well (must be an OCR thing). I can't wait to come back next year. Really hoping they'll be able to pull through with two events! I'll be advertising the hell out of it.
This event was the first obstacle-style run I've participated in and I really enjoyed myself. There weren't a ton of people there, probably because its brand new, but that's likely to change going forward because this is a legitimate race. I trained hard for this and it definitely paid off. The challenges were a mix of fun and tough, but battling the mountain inclines made the overall race much more difficult. A nice feature was the staff at each obstacle cheering you on or helping you out or showing you how best to complete the obstacle or a combination of those things. The only thing I would suggest is maybe 1 or 2 more water stations and maybe a bathroom station somewhere along the course. Overall it was a great event and I'm looking forward to the next one in New England.