Saturday, May 31  Jacksonville Beach, Florida

2 PM

(Participants ages 16 and older)

Before registering, scroll down this page and please make sure to read the section titled:  PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SO YOU EXECUTE YOUR EXERCISES PROPERLY:

 

Click here to register now!

If you would like to register your whole team at once for the Battle for the Beach, please follow the steps below:
Enter in your registration information and once you get to the Review Registration page, click on the Register Another button,
then fill in the information for the next team member.

Keep following the steps above for each team member and once you have entered everyone you can proceed to checkout to pay for all of the registrations at once.

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THERE WILL BE NO DAY OF EVENT REGISTRATION

Battle for the Beach
Now – March 13
$20
March 14 – April 30
$20
May 1 – May 30 (if there are slots left open)
$25

The NEVER QUIT Battle for the Beach is scheduled for 2pm, Saturday, May 31, 2014 in front of Quality Suites, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

It will feature six-person teams in one of the most amazing physical fitness challenges.

The event, originally started as a competition between lifeguards, has grown to become one of the most elite challenges in our nation.

If you are 16 or older, or you feel left out of the Warrior Challenge due to being older than 28, or want to train and put yourself into one of the most elite challenges, put your ultimate team together and sign up now. Create your unique team name! Now is the chance to prove your worth. 

To participate in the Battle for the Beach, the following will be required:

6 person team that must register online

    (Male or Female or mixed male/female teams, 16 years or older)

All team members must complete this order a:

  1.  ½ Mile Ocean Swim. 
    (16 lifeguards will be on rescue boards and rescue boats will monitor the ocean swim)
    (You must use swim fins in your swim. You must bring your own swim fins.  If you do not bring fins you can still compete but you may be at a disadvantage to those who have fins.   Goggles are recommended.)
  2. After you swim, once you reach the beach, you can not start the low crawl until you have at least one team member with you.  
  3. 50 Meter low soft sand beach crawl

(MAKE  SURE  YOU  NOTIFY  A  TEAM  LEADER  IF  ALL  OF  YOUR  6  TEAM  MATES  HAVE  NOT  COMPLETED  THE  SWIM.  
ALL  YOUR  TEAM  MATES  SHOULD  BE  FINISHED  WITH THE  SWIM  MID  WAY  THROUGH  THE  PUSH UPS.)

All team members must do a combined of the following and no team member can go
on to the next leg until all of the following are completed by the 6 person team (you can keep rotating through the following excercises until your team has completed each exercise.

       4.     1000 push-ups

       5.      1000 sit-ups

        6.     500 pull-ups   (Kipping pull-ups do NOT count. dead hang only) 

After each team has completed the above, then the team can do the:

       7.      50 Meter low soft sand beach crawl ….to the finish line!

For the pull-ups, are we authorized to combine reverse grip chin ups with regular overhand pull ups?
No.  In addition, Kipping pull-ups do NOT count, dead hang only. 

For the push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups, can we have our team members focus on one exercise more than the other?
As long as you complete one exercise before you move onto the next, you can use any strategy you want. For example, the girls could do more push-ups and sit-ups than the guys and the guys take over all the pull-ups in order to have better flow during rotation. 

Are the requirements the same for both genders? Can women do modified push ups?
Everyone that competes will have to do the exercises the same. There will be no modified push ups.

Does every team member have to finish the swim before moving on to the other exercises?
Yes

How are the reps being kept count? Are there counters per person for each team or do we keep our own count?
Both. Your team counts out loud and a counter keeps you honest.

For the Battle for the Beach T-shirts, do teams have to complete the entire event to receive one?
It is preferred.

What happens when one of our team members are not able to finish the swim? Can we still keep going with the other exercises without that individual or will we be disqualified?
You can go on without that person, however, they will not be able to help out with the other exercises.
You will use swim fins during your swim and swimming goggles are recommended.

Is there going to be another Battle for the Beach event in the future in Florida?
Yes, at every NEVER QUIT Beach Challenge event.

Are gloves authorized for the pull-ups?
Yes

Is there a time limit for the event?
No, however, depending on the other events scheduled, we may have to stop teams exceeding 2 hours.

Will the push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups take place in the sand or will it be on solid ground?
All on the sand but the pull up bar is above the sand naturally.

Is there parking reserved for teams registered for the event?
No.

In order to take 1st, 2nd or 3rd place, you MUST perform the Combat Side Stroke.
Click here  
to learn this stroke.

What name will you give your team?

Click here to register now!

Teams are awarded points for the combined effort of its six members and will be judged by expert coaches and mentors. 

All teams that complete the Battle for the Beach will receive special Battle for the Beach t-shirts. 

TV camera crews will be on hand to film this challenge, so be prepared to do your best for TV and show what you’re made of. A lot of people will be watching this! 
Family and friends don’t miss this Battle at 11am. This will be an unbelievable display of strength, determination, teamwork and a NEVER QUIT attitude! 

Battle for the Beach and the NEVER QUIT Challenge Series brings you the following info:

I trust that all of you all have been training and are prepared to work and perform as a team. Both quality of strength and speed will be what will carry you through in the Battle for the Beach.

Each team must bring with them one 11″ x 17″ laminated sheet of paper with your team name printed clearly on it. Logos are permitted. Again, we ask that you laminate this team placard, front and back, at any Office Depot location and please bring it to the Battle for the Beach where it will be posted above your section – where you will be performing your exercises.  This sign will allow the spectators, tv , photographers, judges, and trainers and motivators/recruiters to know what team you represent (you may bring your own personal coach although most teams work perfectly communicating to their team of six). Spectators will be watching you perform, as well as cheer your team on.

The largest Battle for the Beach ever held took place at the NEVER QUIT Beach Challenge in 2013 which had a total of 48 teams consisting of 228 total participants.

The Battle for the Beach is a great display of strength, endurance, and teamwork.  Many teams had similar colored board shorts to help themselves and spectators to know who they were. Some also created team t-shirts that they wore proudly before and after the competition.

Men who are trying to qualify for the Special Operations recruitment process as well as past teams such as the Daytona Beach Patrol team: “The Dirty Half Dozen” and many other amazing teams that preformed in the 2013 NEVER QUIT “Battle for the Beach”, have entered the Jacksonville Battle for the Beach 2014 as they want to win this 2014 Battle for the Beach.   In 2014, more teams are scheduled to perform on May 31t in Jacksonville Beach, Florida in front of a cheering crowd

See you May 31, 2013 for a fun day for all. Please let all of your friends and family know about this event and about the NEVER QUIT Challenge Series.

Please arrive at 10am, 1 hour prior to the start of the 11:30am Battle for the Beach for body markings.

All 6 members of the winning team receives these $300 G-SHOCK RANGEMAN watch and plaque. 

 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SO YOU EXECUTE YOUR EXERCISES PROPERLY:

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.  

A participant asks the following questions with responses from the SEAL mentor.  
We have posted these Q & A so that you may benefit from the level of perfection that this Warrior Challenge participant trains to achieve.

Please make sure you understand and adhere to the following:

Practice working as a team. You will be rotating during the push-ups, and pull-ups so that when one person rests the the other is going. Typically each team member did 10 to 25 repetitions before the next team member took his/her turn

Push ups

  • Am I allowed to move my feet and hands once they’re set?  No
  • How wide do my hands have to be?  A little more than shoulder width
  • How far down and up do I need to go for a rep to be counted – chest to ground (down), arms locked (up), arms 90 degrees (up), etc.?  Break 90 degrees – All the way up.
  • How can I rest – knees down, arms locked, etc.?    Arms can lock but knees can not touch the ground.
  • Am I disqualified from the push-ups portion if I move my feet or hands or am I allowed to reset and continue?    You can Not reset to continue.
  • If a rep doesn’t count am I disqualified?  No.
  • Coaches and recruiters will be watching that you perform perfect push-ups that go all the way down until your chest touches your teammates fist which is planted in the sand and then lock out your arms at the top. Watch this video.

Sit ups

  • Am I allowed to move my position once I’m set?    Very little.
  • How far down and up do I need to go for a rep to be counted – back flat on the ground (down), lower back touch the ground (down), chest to knees (up), arms touch knees (up), etc.?  Your entire shoulder blades must touch the ground and your elbows must touch your knees.
  • Sit-ups must have hands crossed in front of you while keeping full contact with your shoulders, at all times, while touching your knees at the top. Your teammate will be holding your legs to assist during this one activity alone.
  • How can I rest – back flat on the ground, peak position, etc.?   Rest in the up position.
  • Am I disqualified from the sit ups portion if I move my position?  No, you will not be disqualified.
  • If a rep doesn’t count am I disqualified? No
  • Is someone holding my legs, feet, etc.? Yes, someone will be holding your legs.
  • What do I do with my arms, hands, etc.?   Arms crossed in front and hands touching your shoulders.
  • If my feet come up or my hands/arms move, am I disqualified or does that rep not count and i continue?  If your hands come off of your chest the rep will not count but you will not be disqualified.
  •  You have to complete all of the push-ups before moving on to the sit-ups, and finally the pull-ups. Also, only one person does the sit-ups, push-ups, and pull-ups at a time.

Pull ups

  • Do I have to remain on the bar once I’m set?    No, You do as many as you can, then you get off the bar and go to the back of the line of your team of 6.  Then the next person in line gets on the pull up bar and does as many as he/she can.  And the line just keeps shuffling like that.  Your team of 6 can keep rotating as many times as you want.  You can do as many or few pull ups as you want, until your entire team completes 500 pull ups.  Correct pull ups with speed will be what gets you and your team through the 500 pull ups. 
  • How wide and what grip can i put my hands?  Hands facing out. Arms can go outside of shoulders (not too wide).
  • How far down and up do I need to go for a rep to be counted – dead hand with arms locked (down), arms 90 degrees (down), arms past 90 degrees (down), chest to bar (up), chin above bar (up), chin to bar (up), etc..?   Arms locked at the bottom.  Touch Adam’s apple to bar
  • How can I rest – come off the bar, arms locked, etc.?   Arms locked at the bottom
  • Am I disqualified from the pull ups portion if I move my position or am I allowed to reset and continue?   Once you drop off from the bar or reset, you are done with pull-ups and you must get to the back of the line and your next team member takes his turn.  Once any other team member is finished, the next person (which may be you) can jump up and do his/her pull ups.  So, No. you are Not disqualified, just follow the above.
  • If a rep doesn’t count am I disqualified?   No
  • What do I do/can I do with my legs?    Let them hang.  No kipping!
  • If my legs move too much, am I disqualified or does that rep not count and i continue?   Rep does not count.
  • Is - Kipping allowed?   Kipping pull-ups do NOT count, dead hang only.  (Cross fit members please take note)

50m crawl

  • Is that on my forearms/elbows and toes?   Stay as flat to the ground as possible.  
  • Can I rest? If so, how can I rest?  Yes, you can rest. Lying on the ground.
  • Can you be disqualified or is this like a warm-up?   No, you can’t be disqualified.  This is part challenge is just for pain.

 

Any additional information you can give about the challenge that you feel would be beneficial? As I continue to train I want to be well aware so I prepare with the proper technique and not surprised come the day of the challenge.    Sir,  if you do everything as instructed you will be one of few.  I am impressed with your level of questioning. 

 

All 6 members of the winning team receives these $50 Tifosi Custom NEVER QUIT “Jet” sunglasses and $300 G-SHOCK Rangeman watch

 

The team in black shorts won the 2011 Battle for the Beach. The team behind them came in 2nd place.

“Man in the Arena”

Theodore RooseveltIt is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. 

 

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