July 25 Time Trials: SOLD OUT

What is it about? 

While more familiar mass-participation OCR events such as Spartan Race, Viper Challenge, and others have been absent from our race calendar for a while, other more specialized, curated events are appearing…

Compliant with all prevailing Government regulations and designed for that race-day feeling we are all missing, The.Abyss is a natural home for those looking to get their race on, no matter your level.

TT @ THE.ABYSS 

*26+ Obstacles spread over a 2.5KM trail course set in a no-nonsense outdoor
environment including latest standard spec Multi-Rig as well as obstacles that the lads in the military take on. Guaranteed to bring you that adrenalin and rush fix.

26+ Obstacles over a 2.5KM Trail Course? Are we kidding?

Nope! No Kidding, you are reading it right! The course is designed to bring you the intensity and opportunity to test yourself on the various demands that the best Obstacle Course Races bring. Use the TT to train or to test your training: this might be the perfect opportunity to raise your
game even higher & #surpriseyourself.

So what are these obstacles?  

TT@THE.ABYSS OBSTACLES:
#1: Hercules Hoist
#2: Farmer’s Walk
#3: Tyre Flip
#4: Low Wall
#5: Tyre Drag
#6: Arm Walk
#7: Hop-Lite
#8: Monkey Bar
#9: Spear Pit
#10: Rocking Bridge
#11: Spider Snare
#12: Needle’s Eye
#13: Drop Zone
#14: Virtus Valley
#15: Sand Dune
#16: Tarzan Tyres
#17: Jack’s Jailbreak
#18: Tully’s Trenches
#19: Marco’s Mudbath
#20: Bucket Carry
#21: Under Fire
#22: Tripwire
#23: High Wall
#24: Higher Wall
#25: Monkey Rings
#26: Rope Climb
*The course may changes for reasons based on safety and on-ground conditions, with or without notice. 

Are there any Rules for the TT?


As for any event whether competitive or otherwise, certain guidelines and rules are vital in making it a memorable and enriching experience for all Participants. Hence, of course there are rules!

Rules:

All obstacles are mandatory with multiple attempts allowed.

Failure to complete an obstacle completely will result in a DNC (Did Not Complete) classification.

You can still finish the course, however participants with a DNC classification will not receive an official time.

Participants who fail to complete an obstacle may still complete the course and will receive a DNC (*Obstacle(s) X incomplete) classification.

Athletes are responsible for timing themselves (Stopwatch, Smartwatch, GPS Trackers, etc) unless specifically stated at the event.

Athlete conduct: Athletes are expected to conduct themselves in a sporting and honorable fashion. This includes, but is not limited to, giving way to faster competitors on course; being mindful of obstacle “hogging” during multiple attempts; not making physical contact with another competitor so as to impede or delay performance, etc. Those exhibiting “unsportsmanlike conduct” can expect to face sanctions from the event organisers ranging from warnings, disqualification and in extreme cases exclusion from future events. Athletes, spectators and marshals are encouraged to report (with evidence) any instances of suspected unsportsmanlike behaviour.

Risk: While extremely fun, this is a physical event with inherent risk. Efforts have naturally been made to mitigate and minimize said risk however, all participants, by signing up, acknowledge and accept this risk and any resulting consequences. The organisers accept no responsibility or liability for loss or injury resulting from event participation – we know how far we are willing to push ourselves and how far you can, too. Be safe and sensible out there, people!

Honour System: Athlete conduct and obstacle completion is based upon an honour system and should be self-policed. However, with many spectators and observers present, friendly reminders are encouraged should an athlete forget obstacle specific rules. Athletes, spectators and marshals are encouraged to report (with evidence) any instances of suspected infractions of the course rules.

Obstacle Specific Rules

      1. Sandbag hoist: Competitors must raise the bag by pulling on the rope until it hit the top of the pulley. The bag can then be lowered, under control, until it reaches the ground. At least one hand must be controlling the descent until the bag reaches the ground. They may make multiple attempts. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      2. Farmer’s Walk: Competitors must collect the specified number of jerry cans from the collection zone. They must carry them around the marked area and leave them in the collection zone at the end of the jerry can course. The jerry cans can be rested on the ground but can only be carried by the handle using hands, not with any other part of the body. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      3. Low Wall: Competitors must go over the wall. They may not use any outside help. They may make multiple attempts. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      4. Arm Walk: Competitors must travel from the start to the end of the parallel bars using only their arms. They may make multiple attempts. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      5. Hop-Lite: Competitors must jump over the low yellow beam. They may not use any outside help. They may make multiple attempts. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      6. Monkey bars: Competitors must travel from behind the start line to the finish line using the monkey bars without touching the ground between the two lines. If the ground is touched, the obstacle is deemed to be failed. They can only use the monkey bars and not any of the supporting structures. They may only touch the monkey bars with their hands/arms. The use of legs is prohibited. Multiple attempts may be made. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      7. Spear Pit: Competitors must throw a javelin into the target frame from the indicated distance. The javelin must land & ‘stick’ in the target area. Multiple attempts may be made. When retrieving the javelins, no running is allowed and they must be approached from the side, not head on. Athletes must not cross the throwing line under any circumstances. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time. Competitors who exhibit dangerous behaviour, either for themselves or for others, can expect to face sanctions from the event organisers ranging from warnings, disqualification and in extreme cases exclusion from future events.
      8. Rocking Bridge: Competitors must cross the balance beam without falling off. Multiple attempts may be made. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      9. Spider Snare: Competitors must travel through the spider-web course from start to finish. Multiple attempts may be made. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      10. Needle’s Eye: Competitors must go through the suspended tyre. They may use the frame for support if they wish. Multiple attempts may be made. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      11. Drop Zone: Competitors must go up the grass ramp and over the wall. Multiple attempts may be made. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      12. Tyre Flip: Competitors must flip a tyre from behind the start line to the finish line and back again. The tyre must be flipped, not rolled. They may make multiple attempts. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      13. Virtus Valley: Competitors must follow the trail through the stream of Virtus Valley. They must stay within the course markings. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      14. Sand Dune: Competitors must collect a sandbag from the collection zone. They must carry it around the marked area and leave it in the collection zone at the end of the sandbag course. The sandbags can be rested on the ground if needed. Competitors who exhibit dangerous behaviour, either for themselves or for others, which includes uncontrolled “sliding” on the hill can expect to face sanctions from the event organisers ranging from warnings, disqualification and in extreme cases exclusion from future events. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      15. Tarzan Tyres: Competitors must travel from behind the start line to the finish line using the hanging tyres without touching the ground between the two lines. If the ground is touched, or the supporting structure is used in any way, the obstacle is deemed to be failed. Multiple attempts may be made. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      16. Jack’s Jailbreak: Competitors must travel from behind the start line to the finish line through the hanging tyres without touching the ground between the two lines. If the ground is touched, or the supporting structure is used in any way, the obstacle is deemed to be failed. Multiple attempts may be made. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      17. Tully’s Trenches: Competitors must go under the barriers. They may not go over, or around, as this will results in disqualification. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      18. Marco’s Mudbath: Competitors must go under the cargo net, from start to finish. They may not go over, or around, as this will results in disqualification. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      19. Bucket Carry: Competitors must collect a bucket of an appropriate weight from the collection zone. They must carry it around the marked area and leave it in the collection zone at the end of the bucket course. The buckets can be rested on the ground if needed. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      20. Under Fire: Competitors must move under the wires from the start line until the finish line. They may not go over, or around, as this will results in disqualification. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      21. Trip Wire: Competitors must move over the wires from the start line until the finish line. They may not go under, or around, as this will results in disqualification. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      22. High Wall: Competitors must go over the wall. They may not use any outside help. They may make multiple attempts. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      23. Higher Wall: Competitors must go over the wall. They may not use any outside help. They may make multiple attempts. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      24. Rings/multi-rig: Competitors must travel from behind the start line to the finish line using the monkey rings/equipped grips without touching the ground between the two lines. If the ground is touched, the obstacle is deemed to be failed. They can only use the monkey rings/equipped grips and not any of the supporting structures. They may only touch the monkey rings/equipped grips with their hands/arms. The use of legs is prohibited. They may make multiple attempts. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      25. Rope climb: Competitors must climb the rope and touch the beam at the top before descending under control. They may make multiple attempts. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.
      26. Tyre Pull: Competitors must pull a tyre from behind the start line to the end zone while either seated or standing by using the attached chain. They may not touch the tyre. They may not pull or drag the tyre by walking/running. After completing the drag they must return the tyre to the starting position. They will be allowed to touch the tyre ONLY when returning it to the starting position. They may make multiple attempts. Failure to complete the obstacle will result in a DNC classification. The competitor may complete the course but will not be awarded an official time.

    Looks fun so far. However, the venue seems unfamiliar (to me at least). What could be the best option to get there?

    Most of the frequent visitors to THE.ABYSS, who do not have personal transport, opt to take the train to Kranji MRT Station & get a Personal Hire Vehicle (Grab, Gojek, etc) in. Some of them get their friends to come as well so they can split the cost!

    We’ve had some crazies who cycle or even run to the venue.

    If you’re either riding or driving, then you’ll be happy to know that there is loads of free parking space!

    To reward you for making the journey over to THE.ABYSS, your return trip (if via Public Transport) to Kranji MRT will be covered by us via our Shuttle Service post event, for FREE! (T&C Applies)


    Are there options for us to wash up after the Time Trials?

    Of course!!! Shower & Changing Facilities are available. So you can go all in, get down & dirty without any worries.

    Just remember to bring your personal change of clothes, footwear, toiletries and towel. 

     

    Are there any other information that might be useful to know?

    Refunds/Transfer Policy

    • Due to the nature and costs involved for the TT, should you not be able to make the TT after registration, you can transfer it someone else based on your own efforts, within the same session registered for. To facilitate the transfer, you will need to email discover@abyss.life not less than 5 working days from the date registered for. Kindly include in the subject of your email the following:

    Transfer of TT Registration, [Your name, Order Number, Name of Person & Contact number of the person being transferred to]

    COVID-19 Safe Management Keynotes:
    • Participants must follow ALL public health and safety instruction in relation to the pandemic either communicated prior or request to do so.
    • COVID-19 General Guidelines would include but may not be limited to the following:
    • When in public and/or not performing physically strenuous activities, All participants are required to put on their face mask.
    • Any participant who feels unwell (i.e. Cough, Fever) should consult a doctor, stay at home thereafter and not attend the event.
    • If the participant was in close contact with anyone confirmed with the virus in the past 14 days, they should not attend the event.
    • Participants should maintain good personal hygiene by regularly washing their hands using soap and water or alcohol-based (65-70%) hand sanitisers for at least 20 seconds.
    • Participants over 65 years old, and any individual with compromised health condition should take greater preventive measures.
    • All participants must comply with any relevant public health and/or safety directions from the appointed Crew at THE.ABYSS and/or Sarimbun Scout Campsite, or other Government Authorities either volunteers or otherwise.
    • All participants must comply and complete the health safety screening and contact tracing methods selected by THE.ABYSS and/or Sarimbun Scout Campsite.
    • Due to strict potential government sanctions, participants found in non-compliance of the Safe Management Protocols put in place, will be disqualified without recourse and will be required to leave the venue immediately.

    The health and well-being of ALL participants, crew, volunteers and any individual granted access to the venue is of paramount importance, along with the safe delivery of the event. The situation is constantly monitored and plans will be regularly updated according to the guidelines of Singapore’s Ministry of Health, Covid-19 Ministerial Task Force and/or any other related authorities.

    It is our aim to keep the community going by continuing to fuel the fire of Obstacle Course Racing Enthusiasts as well as to create an opportunity for everyone, either experienced OCR Athletes or newbies to enjoy the sport. Therefore, we remain grateful to everyone who supports out vision and endeavours.  We look forward to having you over to get that experience and #surpriseyourself.