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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S HIGH OCTANE ADVENTURE NIGHT PREMIERES MONDAY MARCH 29TH

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With a new season of  Running Wild with Bear Grylls  at 9 PM/8 PM CENTRAL and the series premiere of  Race to the Center of the Earth at 10 PM/9 PM CENTRAL

Join Bear Grylls for the wildest season of Running Wild yet! High-octane celebrity guests travel to all-new perilous locations and are brought to the very brink of what they can handle as they face the toughest challenges in the history of the show. So, whether it’s heights, rattlesnakes, scorpions or spiders this season’s displays of courage are nothing short of amazing and awe-inspiring.

About Running Wild With Bear Grylls Episode 1:

Bear Grylls and Anthony Mackie prepare to start their journey. (National Geographic/Ben Simms)

“Anthony Mackie in the Italian Dolomites”

Bear takes Marvel superstar Anthony Mackie to the highest peaks of the Italian Dolomite mountains for an adventure he’ll never forget. Braving freezing conditions, they travel in the footsteps of World War 1 soldiers, conquer sheer cliffs and hunt snow rats. Along the way, Anthony opens up about his career, the passing of his dad and the pressures of being a father in his own right. But being a bona fide superhero doesn’t prepare Anthony for their final ascent up an icy waterfall, where even the smallest slip could lead to disaster.

About Race to the Center of the Earth Episode 1

“Hit The Ground Running”                                                                     

Four teams across the world compete in the ultimate adventure race for $1 million. Teams of co-workers, rock-climbers, cops and teachers are spread out across the world and racing toward the same finish line. As the race begins, teams must work together to win. For one team, a steep challenge on day one will test their mettle. 

About Race to the Center of the Earth

Chris Nelson, Angelina Fraize, and Jeremy Conkling of Team Russia hang out before the RTCE in Irkutsk, Russia. (National Geographic)

The epic seven-part series, created by award-winning producers Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri, is an adrenaline-fueled global competition that pits four teams of three against one another in a nonstop sprint across the globe for a $1 million prize. RACE TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH is an extreme non-elimination competition that follows four groups of adventurers, each starting from different corners of the earth, as they race to a buoy holding the grand prize.

Racing from different corners of the planet — South America, Russia, North America and Southeast Asia, the teams will face untamed jungles, frozen arctic, arid deserts, bustling cities, treacherous mountains and vast oceans to reach the location where all four routes intersect. The first team to arrive at the buoy claims it all. Embarking on the adventure of a lifetime, these adventurous teams, made up of friends and co-workers, are confident their bond is what will lead them to the finish line.

About Running Wild with Bear Grylls:

Bear Grylls O.B.E. has become known worldwide as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. Trained from a young age in martial arts, Bear went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces as part of the 21 SAS Regiment. It was here that he perfected many of the survival skills that his fans all over the world enjoy, as he pits himself against the worst of Mother Nature.

Last year, the hit outdoor adventure series RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS found its new home on National Geographic with bigger action and wilder destinations than ever before. World-renowned survivalist Bear Grylls returns for another season, leading a brand-new slate of celebrities into the wildest corners of the planet for epic, life-changing adventures that will challenge their perceived limitations. Each week, a new celebrity guest leaves the luxury of their homes to join Bear for a no-holds-barred journey through some of the most extreme environments in the world. Together, they must rely on bushcraft techniques to survive each dangerous location while pushing through both mental and physical limits to face ambitious obstacles that will make even the bravest shudder.

Bear Grylls and Gina Carano jumar up a cliff in the Italian Dolomites. (National Geographic/Ben Simms)

Despite a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa, where he broke his back in three places and endured many months in and out of military rehabilitation, Bear recovered and went on to become one of the youngest climbers ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

He then went on to star in seven seasons of the Discovery Channel’s Emmy® Award-nominated “Man vs. Wild” TV series, which became one of the most-watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers.

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