Bucket Brigade

The Bucket Brigade is one of those obstacles that makes you test the fabric of your willpower.  The task? Fill a five gallon bucket with gravel and carry it in front of you up and down steep inclines.  If your rocks settle below the holes, do it again.  If you spill, do it again.  Failure is not an option.

Racer Instructions:

  • Fill the bucket with gravel from the “bin” to a point above the line of holes in the bucket
  • Carry the bucket along the prescribed route.
  • Return filled so that all holes are covered with gravel.
  • Empty bucket back into the bin upon completion of the bucket obstacle route.
  • Return Stone to Starting flag

Failure Modes:

  • Failure to return the line with a full bucket.
  • Carrying bucket on shoulders, neck or head.
  • Failure to empty the bucket into the bin.

Failure Penalty:

  • Repeat Obstacle

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About Joe DiFiglia

Fitness and sport enthusiast. Spartan Race Junky. I have been a martial artist since the age of 4 and addicted to anything challenging. Years of Martial Arts training provides the ability to keep going when my body really wants to quit.

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