Overbury teams up with Bear Grylls to deliver Cambridge Survival Race

Fit out and refurbishment specialist Overbury has taken on a unique design and build project to test their creativity and spirit of adventure. The firm has partnered with Bear Grylls, Morgan Lovell and Morgan Sindall Group to create four new flagship obstacles for the 2016 Bear Grylls Survival Race (BGSR). The first survival race will take place at the Wimpole Estate, Royston this Saturday, 20 August.

Overbury drew on its network of talented professionals to create the new obstacles, aptly named ‘the big four’. Each has been designed to meet a particular survival theme including jungle, mountain, arctic and desert, and organisers are adamant that obstacles are only revealed at the first race event. Adventurers are being told that the aim of the survival race is to transport festival goers out of their local surroundings into the world of Bear Grylls. Without giving away too much, one challenge includes a dizzying 15 metre drop.

After the first race in Cambridge this summer, these obstacles will be taken down, moved and reassembled at each festival location across the country in Edinburgh, Manchester and London. On offer at each, participants have the option of taking part in 5km and 10km Survival Races, a Bear Grylls Kids Race and the Bear Grylls Outdoor Festival.

Overbury has a long history of commercial fit out and refurbishment projects in and around Cambridge, working for the likes of AstraZeneca, Mills & Reeves and Sepura. Additionally, Danny Parmar, Business Development Manager at Overbury holds an influential seat on the British Council for Offices (BCO) East Anglia Chapter.

Chris Booth, Group managing director of Overbury comments: “Bear has high hopes that this is going to be the best Survival Race and Outdoor Family Festival yet, which doesn’t surprise me at all. We’re passionate, creative and skilled, and we thrive when given a challenge, even one as rare as this. Whether it’s transforming offices or building mammoth obstacles, we see unique opportunities to create exceptional experiences everywhere.”

Bear Grylls comments: “I am really excited that the BGSR team is working with Overbury, Morgan Lovell and the Morgan Sindall Group. We have set them a challenge of working with our race team to design and build four new flagship obstacles for the BGSR’s this year. The expertise and enthusiasm we have seen so far is incredible and I hope it is the start of a long and prosperous partnership. We can’t wait to see the finished obstacles being tackled by thousands of racers this year.”