Break out of your comfort zone and get ready to mentally and physically test yourself. From muddy mazes to slippery tire climbs, get ready to get down right dirty from head to toe. Cross the finish line strong, crack open a beer, and celebrate with your other muddy friends at one of these obstacle course races.
Get Down and Dirty at a Obstacle Course Race
Mavericks Mud Music & Obstacle 5K Run
Adelanto, California - July 21, 2012 1 of 11
Photo by High Desert Events
Are you ready for a challenging, messy and absolutely fun course? Run up muddy hills, crawl through mud puts, go down muddy slides and more as you run in and around the Mavericks Stadium. There will be three bands playing live music on the course and at the finish line party. Get ready for a muddy good time.
Lozilu Women's Mud Run Series
Various Cities and Dates 2 of 11
Photo by GypsyRae.com
Grab your girlfriends for a day of fun. Climb, crawl, jump, balance, slide, and push through this cleverly crafted obstacle course that's made for women. Don't worry if your new or a veteran, each obstacle is designed for all levels. Push yourself to cross the finish line strong and have fun with your friends.
Dirty Dog Mud Run
Various Cities and Dates 3 of 11
Photo by Dirty Dog Mud Run
Beer, mud, ropes, tires, hay, and water...what else can you ask for? This course is challenging, but doable for all fitness levels. Run the course with a beer in hand, if you can't run then walk. Walking gives you more time at the beer station. Stick around for the post-race festivities; more beer, music and food.
Mean Streets Race Series
Various Cities and Dates 4 of 11
Remember watching that chase scene in your favorite movie and thinking it would be cool to be an action hero? Well here's your chance. Climb over cars, scramble over fences, jump off of buildings, and more as you experience one of the most exhilarating urban obstacle races.
Boulder City, Nevada - August 24, 2012 5 of 11
Photo by Dawn and Gus Vargas
While most obstacle courses feature 10 to 20 obstacles, the RhinO-Course has 100 obstacles over the span of 4 miles. Climb through log-jungles, hoist yourself up through platform holes, and swing across ropes in the dark summer night. Running the RhinO-Course Race is a gut-wrenching and action packed adventure that will test your limits.
Mud, Sweat and Beers
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin - August 25, 2012 6 of 11
Get off the road and into the mud. Challenge yourself for six miles as you run hills, cross over water, survive the tire obstacle, climb walls, crawl through tunnels, and swim through the famous mud pit. Whether you're a recreational runner or an elite, the course is designed for everyone to be challenged and have fun.
Suicide Hill Mud Plunge 5K Adventure
Negaunee, Michigan - August 25, 2012 7 of 11
Photo by Jeni Jewell
Take a plunge in mud pits, splash around in water, and trek through more obstacles. This event is bigger and muddier than ever before, so tackle Suicide Hill and call yourself an obstacle course champ.
Balancing the Odds Beach Obstacle Course
Playa del Rey, California - Septermber 9, 2012 8 of 11
Start off on a fast and flat 5K, but then hit the sand and challenge yourself as you battle through inflatable obstacles. Stick around for food, music, and more.
One Tough Cookie
East Troy, Wisconsin - September 15, 2012 9 of 11
Photo by One Tough Cookie
A muddy 5K obstacle race that's made just for women. Whether you're a newbie or experienced athlete, this races is made for fun. There's no time chip, but there will be plenty of mud and obstacles. Proceeds benefit the Girls Scouts...and who doesn't love Girl Scout cookies?
Dallas Fort Worth, Texas - September 22, 2012 10 of 11
Photo by Jailbreak
Break free with a Texas original. Dive into 16 wet and muddy obstacles for 3.1 miles. After you survived the giant obstacles, kick back with an ice-cold beer and tasty barbeque.