By Hannah Azlan

The next event of the Great Eastern Viper Challenge Series is coming up this weekend, and it’ll be at Genting Highlands – July 15th, 2017.

Participants attempting the “Rotating Cube” obstacle during last year’s edition of Viper Challenge in Genting Highlands.

Regarded as Asia’s biggest obstacle running course, the Great Eastern King of the Mountain promises to challenge 10,000 participants for the second year running – battling hilly terrain, winding roads and unexpected obstacles. The cool climate will be a brand new experience in contrast to the searing heat of the previous stops.

Covering a distance of 10km, there will be 15 obstacles and the first wave of participants are set to be released as early as 7am.

“It is always exciting being back here in Genting Highlands as it provides a different atmosphere compared to the previous venues. The hilly roads and weather will be the sixteenth obstacle for each participant as they battle their way to the finish line,” said Selva Kumar, CEO of Original Bootcamp Sdn Bhd, the brains behind the Viper Challenge.

The “Hands on Fire” obstacle will be one of the 15 obstacles which will challenge participants during the Great Eastern Genting King of the Mountain this July 15.

“Viper Challenge highly regards the health and fitness of one’s life and we are glad to help educate and motivate our participants on the importance of being healthy especially when they live a fast-paced lifestyle,” he added.

The Great Eastern Viper Challenge 2017 Series is brought to the masses by Great Eastern Life, as part of their LIVE GREAT Programme. This programme is comprised of five components, including wellness tools, health tips, mobile applications, workshops and events.

Emotional wellness to foster camaraderie and teamwork are the main elements of Viper Challenge besides promoting a well-balanced and holistic idea of good health.

Great Eastern Life’s CEO, Dato Koh Yaw Hui said: “As the title sponsor

for Great Eastern Viper Challenge for the second year, we hope to continue to inspire Malaysians to live healthier and better lifestyles by advocating not only physical wellness,

but also mental health.”

Viper Challenge’s multiple formats cater to the masses and an elite few, require

participants to complete any three of the five events – Singapore, Penang and Johor (entry-

level), Genting Highlands, Shah Alam (mid-level) and the final event, the Great Eastern

Viper Challenge.

Some of the participants celebrating jubilantly after crossing the finish line during last year’s Viper Challenge edition in Genting Highlands.

The next Great Eastern Viper Challenge event will be held at the Shah Alam Stadium in September where the participants will aim to complete their Series Finisher Medal with the grand finale taking place at Cyberjaya in December.