KUALA LUMPUR, 21 November 2017 – The ever breath – taking Forest City of Johor is ready to play host to 7,000 obstacle course addicts as the Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge (R.O.C) Race – the world’s largest inflatable obstacle event rolls into town.
As a prime example for future cities in the world, Forest City offers grandiose views and a relaxed environment, a place which is sure to capture the hearts of many, especially participants of the R.O.C. Race who will look to complete all 10 of its obstacles set along a 5km walk and run course.
Originated from the United States, the R.O.C. Race, is the first game show – inspired obstacle run featuring larger-than-life obstacles namely the infamous ‘Wrecking Balls’, the menacing ‘Sweeper’, the newly re-imagined ‘Jump Balls’ and an epic slide to the finish line down ‘The Hippo’ – a towering four-storey high waterslide.
“This event will provide an opportunity for everyone to know more about this city, in which it is the first of its kind in the world where horticulture covers the facades of the buildings, creating a forest – like environment,” said Datuk Md Othman Yusof, Executive Director of Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd.
With the Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MoTAC) pledging its support, the R.O.C. Race is ready to reach greater heights by pushing participants to their limit while promoting the tourism industry in the southern state of Peninsular Malaysia.
“R.O.C. Race brings a whole new experience of obstacle events to Asia and to Malaysia especially, with the demand for obstacle events increasing yearly. There’s a good and fun feeling from participating in this event that we would like to share with everyone”, said David Wright, Co-Founder of ROC.
After successful stints in over 21 cities during the 2015 U.S Tour and the 2016 Australian tour teaming up with the producers of the hit TV show ‘Wipeout’, the R.O.C. Race has grown by leaps and bounds since its first edition in 2011 and is presently enjoying immense popularity.
The R.O.C. Race participation is open for those aged 10 and above as participants are also free to choose their preferred flag-off station with some mouth-watering packages to choose to slip and slide from.
For more information on registration, log onto https://www.rocrace.my/