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Canberra prepares for a Night Attack

Laura Peppas

Canberrans who like their fitness with a side of strobe will be in their element when military inspired obstacle course, Night Attack, comes to Exhibition Park on 27 – 29 August.

Canberra plays host to the event’s first national series, which will go on to run in Newcastle, Melbourne, Adelaide and the Gold Coast.

Each Night Attack course is 5km and includes at least 17 obstacles with fluro UV lighting. Obstacles include commando crawling under barbed wire, climbing up slippery ramps and navigating a “spider’s web” all with strobe lights, smoke and a pumping soundtrack.


Co-founder and Managing Director Adam McNamee, who has a military background, says participants should expect to have their senses tested.

“The facilities and course that we have created for the Canberra night attack are going to take obstacle racing to a whole new level,” Adam says.

“We design our obstacle courses to test peoples mental resolve and stamina, with an emphasis on tackling obstacles, not running a marathon. People are encouraged to enter in teams to really help each other along.”

Helping to officially launch the event this month was Australian paralympian Michael Milton, who described the course as a “unique experience incorporating smoke, lights, flames and effects.”

“This is exactly the type of event that would attract me into running again,” he said.

“It’s aimed at any level of fitness, and will give Canberrans a chance to test their endurance while also having a lot of fun.”

The essentials

What: Night Attack obstacle course
When: From 6pm, 27 to 29 August
Where: Exhibition Centre, Canberra
How much: Individual and team registrations from $75 includes free t-shirt, water and sports drinks during the event and sangria or beer afterwards


Laura Peppas

Laura Peppas is HerCanberra's senior journalist and communications manager and is the Editor of Unveiled, HerCanberra's wedding magazine. She is enjoying uncovering all that Canberra has to offer, meeting some intriguing locals and working with a pretty awesome bunch of women. Laura has lived in Canberra for most of her life and when she's not writing fervently she enjoys pursuing her passion for travel, reading, online shopping and chai tea. More about the Author