Licensed emergency services personnel will assist the Hercules event. The event operators will be equipped with radio communications throughout the venue and an on-site command post.
Obstacle course racing (OCR) can be an inherently dangerous activity. OCR is designed to challenge the individual's athletic and mental toughness and injuries are sometimes the nature of the beast. The Hercules directors make every effort to minimize potential injury by carefully screening every step of the obstacle course for foreign objects and unnecessary hazards.
The October 3, 2015, May 28, 2016 and September 3, 2016 events were blessed with safe outcomes for participants. The Hercules continues its commitment to safety with further revisions to each obstacle. Our engineers, builders and race director take every precaution to ensure safe design and solid construction. Every inch of every obstacle is inspected for potential hazards.
Water and food Stations
Water and food stations will be set-up along the road and obstacle courses. Hydration and calories are paramount to a properly functioning body. So eat, drink and be merry while you're crawling through the mud.
Hypothermia is a medical emergency that occurs when your body loses heat faster then it can produce heat.
Mild hypothermia symptoms; shivering, dizziness, hunger, nausea, faster breathing, trouble speaking, slight confusion, lack of coordination, fatigue and increased heart rate
Moderate to severe hypothermia symptoms; shivering stops, clumsiness, slurred speech or mumbling, confusion and poor decision making, drowsiness or very low energy, lack of concern about one's condition, progressive loss of consciousness, weak pulse, slow-shallow breathing
Emergency blankets will be available at two points along the obstacle course and at the FINISH line.