Tribal Clash is an inclusive competition, there are no qualifiers, there are no divisions or categories, all athletes are racing together. You are working in a team of 6. Being in a team with 5 other athletes means that your team mates will support you and your team’s score is the combined score of all your efforts. We program Tribal Clash events to test team work capacity; how well you perform as a team, versus the sum of the performances of 6 individual athletes. These are two different things. Tribal Clash is unique in the way the events get you to work together as a team.
There is no olympic weightlifting at Tribal Clash, in fact there are no barbells at all. There are no high-skill gymnastic movements at Tribal Clash (no handstand push ups, ring muscle ups, or ring dips) Therefore, Tribal Clash is a great competition for athletes who are yet to master technical lifts, lack the mobility to progress in these, or just simply prefer a hard grind. Tribal Clash is self-scaling: all movements are achievable in a team of 6, your team score on the leaderboard reflects the sum of your abilities
Here are some basic standards that ensure that your team does not come to a dead stop in most of the events that we program. If your team cannot achieve these at the time of booking, that’s cool, you have plenty of time to train, but we do recommend that you aim to get to close to this level before the competition. Our programming is done on the assumption that athletes competing at Tribal Clash can achieve the following:
- Rope climbs
- Run 5K under 24 minutes
- comfortable 250m open water swim
- 400m swim in a swimming pool under 8 minutes
- Girls lift a 42kg atlas stone to shoulder, boys lift a 66kg atlas stone.
Please note that all Tribal Clash competitions feature the sea. All Tribal Clash athletes are expected to be able to swim and be comfortable in open water. We don’t expect you to be a competitive swimmer, but you must be able to not become a problem to your team or our crew. If any athlete enters the water in a swim event, knowing that s/he cannot swim, and deliberately puts himself/herself in danger resulting in the deployment of our staff and emergency response team, the whole team will be disqualified from the competition.
There is no minimum work requirement for advancing (unless you are in an elimination event) so even if you are not yet working at this level, you can still have an epic competition and an amazing experience, regardless of where you finish on the leaderboard. The more athletes in your team you have that can tick the above boxes, the better chance you have in scoring well.
We welcome athletes of all abilities, and being willing to go outside of your comfort zone, get stuck in, and work hard in your team, will go a long way!