2 first Herculean labours 2017 have been announced (and they’re really nice)! Earlier than ever: here are the 2 first Hercules labours at the Herculean Days in Mechelen on 23, 24 & 25 June 2017. And we’re bringing in an oldie, but goldie…
It has taken us blood, sweat and tears, but we’re very happy to announce that we finally brought the Bugxters, the favorite Herculean labour of so many participants, back to the Hercules Trophy! Do you like racing in a buggy and smell the dust, like in the early Hercules Trophies? Then this one will definitely be your challenge. Boys with toys…
We’re also introducing a new labour (that we’ve been wanting forever): Bossaball.
Bossaball is a team sport that originated in Spain and was conceptualized by Belgian Filip Eyckmans in 2004. It is similar to volleyball, but also includes elements of football (soccer), gymnastics and capoeira. The inflatable court with integrated trampolines on each side of the net, allowing players to bounce high enough to spike the ball, is spectacular.
The word “bossa“, which is sometimes translated as style, flair or attitude in Brazilian Portuguese, is commonly associated with Bossa Nova, a samba influenced type of Brazilian music. The name Bossaball, therefore, expresses the aim to combine sports, music and positive vibrations.
In fact, music is a major component of a Bossaball show. The person overseeing the game is called the “samba referee” and does not only make calls but also serves as the Master of Ceremonies with the help of a whistle, a microphone, percussion instruments and an exotic DJ set.
By the way: Have you registered your team for Herculean Days? Register before 31 October to get the early bird rate. You have the choice between Basic Option and Full Option Teams, as well as reserved company tables and even separate company zones exclusively for your company. Herculean Days offers tons of cool activities and workshops for visitors too!