5 Obstacle Course Races That Will Seriously Test Your Fitness

You’ll hardly notice you’re running as you conquer intense obstacles that challenge both mind and body. Plus, signing up for a race can be a great motivator to get to the gym for training so you don’t completely die out on the course. From 24 hour races to bootcamp-inspired obstacles, prepping for these races will definitely help you whip into shape.



Tough Mudder is no ordinary mud run – it’s an experience. An escape from the everyday. At Tough Mudder, you won’t just face your fears – you’ll knock them down. You’ll go over, around, and through them. You’ll test your strength, stamina, and grit, and you’ll help the Mudders around you to do the same. Find one closest to you here.



Obstacles in all Spartan Races include everything from crawling under barb wire to carrying heavy things to climbing ropes and walls. Plus, there are always have a few surprises. Is it easy? Of course not. Nothing worth achieving ever is. But trust us: If you can clear the obstacles on the course, you’ll be better prepared to overcome any obstacle in life too.

You’ll emerge stronger, mentally and physically, and more disciplined and focused. Those benefits will serve you in everyday life. You’ll be more comfortable in your own skin and have a more positive outlook.



Warrior Dash is the obstacle course race that anyone can start and everyone can finish. Whether you’re an elite athlete or just beginning the challenge, you’ll conquer 12 world-class obstacles like Goliath and Fisherman’s Catch, wade across wooded lakes, and venture through mud-caked back roads as you make your loop to the finish line.

You’ll be rewarded with a finisher medal, a sweet t-shirt, fuzzy Warrior helmet, and ice cold beer. Head to the post-race party to relive the course with friends, dance to music, and celebrate your decision to leave your normal weekend in the mud.



The Zombie Mud Run is a 5k obstacle Mud Run teeming with zombie infected with the living dead virus. The race course is complete with Army boot camp like obstacles that test your strength and endurance. To add an extra degree of challenge (and fun), we have added zombies!

You may sign up as either Human or Zombie. The Humans race with a flag football belt with flags representing the vital organs; Brain, Heart, and Entrails. The Zombies are stationed along the course to try to eat your vital organs (capture you flags). If you finish the race with one or more of your flags, you survive! If the zombies capture all of your flags, you are infected with the living dead virus and die (or at least don’t win the race).



Remember when you were a kid and you used to run around outside with your friends climbing trees, jumping in puddles, playing tag, and just plain having fun? Well, Rugged Maniac is simply an adult version of that! They’ve built 25+ epic obstacles for you and your friends to play on (like fire jumps, water slides, trampolines, and underground tunnels), put them on a 3-mile course, and then throw a crazy party with plenty of beer and music!

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