Battle For the Beach


All finishers receive:

Battle for the Beach results (2014)

Saturday, April 30 2016.    9 am.

(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: 

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.

Battle for the Beach
Now – Feb 29
March 1 – March 31
April 1- April 24
April 25 – June 29 (if there are slots left open)

The Battle for the Beach 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 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

All team members must complete this order a:

  1.  ½ Mile Ocean Swim.
    (Lifeguards will be on rescue boards and rescue boats will monitor the ocean swim)
    (You must/should 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 50 meter wheelbarrow until you have at least one team member with you. Wait at the shoot for a teammate when you exit your swim
  3. 50 meter Buddy Carry (fireman’s carry)  then you will switch partners and your teammate will carry you the other 50 meters

Make sure you notify a team leader and lifeguard if all of your 6 team mates have not completed the swim.  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 exercises until your team has completed each exercise.

4.     500 Burpees (you must go all the way down to the ground, take your hands off the ground so the judge can see air under your hands, and then push up and jump to your feet so that your feet come off the ground and a judge can see air under your feet. If you do not do your burpee as described, that burpee will not count. If you argue with a judge you will be disqualified from the event.)

5.     1000 sit-ups. See following video for proper technique.

6.     500 pull-ups   (Kipping pull-ups do NOT count. Dead hang only. No spotting allowed.)

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

7.      50 Meter wheelbarrow in the soft sand  and then switch partners where your partner will hold your ankles….to the finish line!   Here are correct and incorrect pictures of how to perform the wheelbarrow.  If you do it incorrectly, you will have to go back to teh start line and perform the wheelbarrow all over again.

For the pull-ups, are we authorized to combine reverse grip chin ups with regular overhand pull ups?
No.  In addition, Kipping pull-ups will not be allowed, dead hang only. No spotting is allowed. You can not touch your teammate other than to help them reach their hands to the pull-up bar if they are unable to do it on their own. If you touch your teammates body or back while they are on the pull-up bar, any pull-ups that you touched your teammate will not count and they will start their count at the last correct pull-up.
Watch this video to see correct pull up technique

For the 500 Burpees, 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 Burpees and sit-ups than the guys and the guys take over all the pull-ups in order to have better flow during rotation.
Watch these videos for correct sit ups technique:
Sit ups

Are the requirements the same for both genders?
Everyone that competes will have to do the exact same exercises.  Bullets do not discriminate or show favoritism, neither does NEVER QUIT and the Battle for the Beach.

Does every team member have to finish the swim before moving on to the other exercises?
At least 2 team members must reach the beach.  At least one team member must wait on the beach for the last team member to exit the water.  Use the “Buddy System” in your swim.  Be mindful of your team mates to make sure they all exit the water safely.

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 the two counters keeps you honest.

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

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.  Make sure your team member is safe and on the beach.
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 event in Jacksonville Florida.

Are gloves authorized for the pull-ups?

Is there a time limit for the event?
Yes, you can not exceed 2 hours.  Here are results from the 2014 Jacksonville Battle for the Beach,

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

Is there parking reserved for teams registered for the event?
No but city parking is free before 9am.

Please give your team a remarkable name.

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, please don’t miss this Battle. This will be an unbelievable display of strength, determination, teamwork with the most challenging team 6 person challenge in the U.S.  Show your 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 should 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 2014 which had a total of 48 teams consisting of 228 total participants, it has grown each year thereafter.

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 have entered the Battle for the Beach to perform in front of a cheering crowds.

See you at the beach 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 1 hour prior to the start of the Battle for the Beach for body markings.

All 6 members of the winning team receives a prize.



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.


Sit ups

Pull ups

50m crawl

Stay hydrated video

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.    Start training several months prior to the event so you can carry your weight for your team. Learn the proper techniques of each special operations level exercise now and keep practicing them diligently. Incorporate these exercises into your daily workouts.


“Man in the Arena”

It 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.

Read more of Captain Petroni’s favorite quotes here