A new national athletic event is making its way to 10 locations across the country this year and planning to bring its obstacle course to Myrtle Beach.
Alpha Warrior, a new type of technical obstacle course, has submitted a special events application with Myrtle Beach and City Council members will decide if they think the event should come to town this November.
“It’s a relatively new event modeled on ‘American Ninja Warrior,’.” assistant city manager John Pedersen said.
Pedersen said the city’s sports tourism director, Tim Huber, learned of the event and contacted Alpha Warrior to suggest Myrtle Beach be one of the 10 places where it travels this year. “It will be a huge draw,” Pedersen said.
The event evolved from people who enjoyed participating in mud runs, but Pedersen said they realized they mostly were interested in the obstacles.
“They don’t really like the running and they don’t really like the mud,” Pedersen told City Council members last week. “Their motto is ‘No Mud. No Miles. No Mercy.’.
”Alpha Warrior crews bring the state-of-the-art obstacle structures with them and assemble them on site in a way to encourage spectators to watch the athletes compete.
Pedersen said organizers were considering setting up on the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion property, which is between Ocean Boulevard and Kings Highway, and Eighth and Ninth avenues North.
“It would be a really neat new event,” Pedersen said. “We’d be on the cutting edge.”
For more information about Alpha Warrior, visit www.alphawarrior.com.
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