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The Story
BONEFROG 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 Course
With at least 30 military-style obstacles on courses that range from 3-9 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.

Team or Individual
Our event will foster camaraderie, period. Form a team ahead of time or link up with others when you get here. This is a great way to challenge your friends and create lasting bonds.

Family Event

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. BONEFROG offers fun and activities for all ages! Let the kids come watch you race and then let them loose on our Tadpole kids course where they can play in the mud and race on scaled down obstacles just like mom and dad.



Upcoming BoneFrog Challenge Events

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  • November 14, 2020
    Charlotte North Carolina BONEFROG 2020
    Porter Farms, Concord, NC, United States
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  • December 05, 2020
    Talladega Alabama BONEFROG 2020
    Talladega Superspeedway, Lincoln, AL, United States
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BoneFrog Challenge Reviews from the Community

Average rating: 4.36 / 5 from 80 reviews.

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Jul 09, 2020 by Walt Smith

These idiots schedule events in cities where they know beforehand that the event will never take place then they "hype" it up all over social media and offer discounts. After they have everyone's money, they send out an announcement that it has been canceled and that no refunds will be offered as per policy.


Bone-Frog Will Soon Be Out of Business

Jul 09, 2020 by Walt Smith

These idiots schedule events in cities where they know beforehand that the event will never take place then they "hype" it up all over social media and offer discounts. After they have everyone's money, they send out an announcement that it has been canceled and that no refunds will be offered as per policy.


Oct 21, 2019 by Tom Lott

I would give no stars if possible. Absolutely terrible customer relations, ran out of medals, didn't have enough course support, and still didn't get the medals out even a month later. Will never race them again and will tell everyone I know not to race them.


Bad experience

Jul 24, 2019 by Matthew J McOmber

I have been running Bonefrog for five years as it was one of the most enjoyable OCR's out there. This past weekend was a miserable experience and an absolute unprofessional event put on at Bonefrog DC on 7/20. I ran endurance last year and got the gold frog pin which was the pinnacle of my OCR career next to getting the Ultra Beast Spartan belt buckle. This year i thought I would try for the Trident medal by running all 3 Bonefrog races in one day. Well, that one day was extreme heat advisories in the 110 degree range with humidity. After the first 6 miles I felt like quitting. But after a drink and a peanut butter sandwich I made my way to the start line and 6 hours later crossed the finish line earning my Trident with my family watching on. Only I was told by a volunteer that they ran out of Trident medals and write my name on a list to get mine in the mail. How does any race organization host an event and not have enough hardware? The race results page showed that 17 people that registered for Trident didn't finish , so again I ask how does a company let that happen. Not saying you can't make a mistake, you just can't make that one as people are pushing themselves in those conditions only to be told we don't have any medals. To which Bonefrog has not even mentioned or talked about in any social media or sent any emails apologizing for not being prepared. It appears they jump right on the positive comments where everybody is all rah-rah. Also, who was at the finish line when the last 10 racers came across? 2 volunteers one of which was a young boy who said "hey here is your 3 medals for challenge, sprint, and Tier-1. Am I on another planet right now? what happened to the staff members or SEALS who were suppose to put the medal on you. Truth is when its 2:30 they start packing up and could care less that your still on the course. So, after my wife gave them my info to mail the TRIDENT medal she talked me off the ledge because I was besides myself delirious from the heat. I then decided to go over to the merchandise tent to get a Trident shirt at least because Bonefrog gives out the generic finisher shirt to everyone. Guess what? No one is working the tent!!! I am trying to give you my money and no one is even around, what a joke! This whole camaraderie and teamwork mantra they advertise went by the waste side this day because I felt on an island all alone. It seriously had the feel of a circus or carnival that comes to town and they get their money and hot tale it out of there. Let's talk about that heat because Bonefrog stated they were a go no matter what even though other races were cancelling they prided themselves on forging on. Which, I thought was OK and was completely fine with however, they did nothing about racer safety!! No earlier start, no mention at the start about hydrating and knowing your limits. Like a safety brief to ensure everybody has piece of mind. No staff or Volunteers along the way throughout major stretches of the race. No one even coming by with a four wheeler to check on racers. Totally inexcusable given the fact that SPARTAN host a sprint a mile down the road and does things the right way. If I passed out during the race I might still be there. Tent issues - Endurance/ Trident/ and elite racers have an area under a staging tent that is a complete waste. Could you spring on one that has a little more coverage? It was about 25% covered by shade of which every racer was trying to get a piece of coming in from a leg of the race. No water available, and no fan. Key note about the fan, they did have one at the finish line and one on the ladies in the beer tent that was completely in the shade under a tree. Now when I think of SEALS, I think about cold water and them laying in the surf shivering as it has been portrayed in numerous shows and films. Why don't you have a cold water obstacle and call it surf torture? Hell, a hose with a sprinkler would have provided some relief in those dangerous temperatures. I feel like they did nothing but cross their fingers in the hopes no one got seriously hurt or worse. I know that i am piling it on but it is only due to my disappointment because Bonefrog was my favorite OCR and one that I saw myself doing for a long time. But now it seems like their mailing it in and getting sloppy and lazy. Bonefrog robbed me of a moment by having my family see me put that Trident medal on signifying all the training and work I put in to prepare for that. This one definitely stings a little. I would like to add that the limited number of volunteers that worked that day were some of the nicest and best people I have ever met. I understand a lot of people bailed because of the heat. Overall, when you spend that amount of time on the course it sucks to be forgotten about at the finish line and continues on when they act like nothing ever happened. If its because its no big deal to them then I guess you won't be seeing me at Bonefrog events anymore. Hard to believe they are expanding into other cities, looking from the outside their business model could use some work, especially in the area of customer service.


My Favorite OCR

Apr 29, 2019 by Katie Frantz

This was the favorite obstacle course race of any I have ever done. Let me preface this by saying I have run six tough mudders, six spartan races, and two savage races. I ran the Bonefrog Endurance race this weekend in Virginia Beach and it was an absolute blast. Everybody on the course was so friendly everybody volunteering for them was so encouraging and excited to be a part of this. It was an atmosphere filled with brand loyalty and genuine love for the sport. I absolutely loved their multi-Lap format. I have been waiting for races to do this for years: just give us access to the course and let us run it as many times as we can from the start of the day to the end of the day. This was my dream race format and it did not disappoint in anyway shape or form. The medals were unique and well-made. The T-shirts were also clearly very well thought out and on really nice cotton material rather than dri-fit. The obstacles were very unique, I especially loved that the sandbag carry included a crawl with the sand bag. You could tell that they put a lot of thought into how they laid out the course in order to add and small and exciting challenges where other race designers might have completely ignored the potential to mix things up. The registration process was flawless, the location and venue very well laid out, and the pricing extremely fair. Thank you so much Bonefrog for the best racing experience of my OCR career.


Disappointing

Apr 29, 2019 by David

This was my first Bonefrog Challenge. Overall, I would say it was challenging and fun but there were a few negatives that left me feeling disappointed.

I was signed up for the Tier-1 Non-Elite Wave starting at 8:30 but for some reason the wave actually started at 8:15, so when I got to the start at 8:18, everyone had already left. So I had to start by myself, not a way anyone wants to start off a race.

The race had multiple back-log issues and long wait times. To be fair, this was mostly due to people being slow and not being able to complete obstacles, but I think a large factor was just the fact that there were far too many people. I think it would be wise to limit the number of people in the future. Most of the back-log occurred towards the end of the Sprint portion, where too many obstacles were crammed into too short of a distance. I think the spacing of the obstacles could've been a little better.

Lastly, there was very little staff/volunteer assistance on the course. Most of the obstacles didn't even have anyone there, so a lot of people would just skip through obstacles or half-ass them with no penalty. Of course you can't catch everything, but more staff would've prevented a lot of that I think.


Make it on Saturday, not Sunday

Dec 29, 2018 by Ryan

I have not run this or any other obstacle race yet to date. I would like to run this one, but it is frustrating that most of them seem to be scheduled on Sundays. It is very important to me to go to church and worship collectively, and I am sure I am not the only person who feels this way. I wish race organizers would consider this when scheduling a race


BoneFrogNJ Good but not Great

Jun 26, 2018 by Tom

It is important to keep these mid-level OCRs going as valid options to Spartan and Tough Mudder. Last year I ran the Sprint and loved how the penalties for failing the obstacles were sort of geared to that obstacle - 20 push ups for failing the inverted wall, or 30 jumping jacks for failing the chopper, for example. And I like Bonefrog's obstacles - most are the obvious walls, low crawls, inverted wall. But then there are unique and challenging ones. (I'm not going to spoil them by telling you about them here, except for this one - for one of the low crawls, I was bringing my sand bag with me). Last year you could try an obstacle over and over until you conquered it or gave up and did the penalties.
However, this year there was no penalties for failing an obstacle, at least not in the morning in the open run. I'm all for keeping it fun for everybody, but if you are going to time it, shouldn't you impose a penalty for a failed obstacle? Something? Weird.
Also, the course needed someone on the course where it breaks up between the challenge course and sprint course. I wasn't the only one confused. There was only a labeled flag that could have been easily overlooked, and I overheard other racers wondering if they were on the right path.
The obstacles weren't all that spaced out, but the venue wasn't really geared towards that, so I don't blame BoneFrog for that. Plus I understand that they want to showcase the big obstacles for the spectators at the end, and to be honest, I was totally looking forward to the end just to get to the Chopper and that crazy obstacle with those horizontal tree trunks! I love/hate that thing!
Lastly, and I don't mean to just complain, but I wish there was a couple more water stations on the course.

I want BoneFrog to succeed. but for me it needs to fix some of these problems to become a great OCR option.


Bonefrog Sprint April 2018

Apr 30, 2018 by Jocie

Our first Bonefrog race and we thought it was a lot of fun! We ran the Sprint distance. We found the obstacles to be different and challenging but not overly difficult. Several obstacles we've never seen on other OCRs which was very cool.

Plenty of volunteers serving water, explaining the obstacles, and directing the racers on the right direction. Rolling thunder and BlackOps had a little bit of a wait but otherwise it was a smooth race.

The race shirts and medals are BA and the military support was awesome. We will definitely do this race again.


Apr 30, 2018 by LeanBean

Not quite sure why there are so many excellent reviews...

Due to the safety of the obstacles, the poor staff assist, long wait times/back up at obstacles, poor overall challenge of endurance/strength/mobility.

I did the Spring Distance with 20 obstacles. It was largely boring and easy. I.E. the running was most flat terrain, unchallenging, and obstacles lacked diversity and/or intensity not to mention SAFETY. I witnessed several nasty injuries. Just some common sense, some hay/straw/padding or some staff around would make a big difference.

I've completed the Civilian Military Combine years ago and if you ask me that was a 5 star mud run experience - not this run. Would not do it again.


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