Pentathlon GB are excited to announce that Laser Run, the latest addition to our portfolio of sports, will be one of the events involved in the National School Games Final held in Loughborough this summer. This will be preceded by a selection of Schools Games Regional Qualifying Laser Runs which will enable athletes from Year 7 to Year 10 to try out the sport and potentially qualify for the National School Games Final.
Laser Run is the exhilarating finale to the Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon with athletes required to alternate between shooting a laser pistol and running in a fast-paced and action-packed race to the finish line. This last phase of the Olympic Sport has now been adapted to form a stand-alone event suitable for all ages, levels and abilities, with no previous experience needed. Laser Run offers a fantastic entry point to multi-sports and tests multiple characteristics with the challenge of having stamina and speed for the run, along with focus and composure for the shoot.
Laser Run explained:
• Athletes start together with a short run into the shooting range and their allocated shooting bay.
• Using a laser pistol, athletes shoot at their designated target as many times at it takes to register 5 successful hits. Each successful hit is represented by a green light.
• After 5 successful hits or 50 seconds (whichever comes first), athletes can leave the range and begin their first run before returning to the same range, bay and pistol for their next shoot.
• After their final shoot, competitors complete their last running loop before crossing the finish line
Please click here to view promotional videos for Laser Run.
To take part in this new and dynamic event and to be in with a chance of qualifying for the National Schools Games final you need to enter one of our Regional Competitions which are taking place across the country.