Join The Party: 10 Obstacle Races to Try in 2013
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Did you ever want to be a firefighter when you were a kid? Here's your chance to turn your childhood aspiration into a reality. Slide down poles, climb ladders, break down walls, and save trapped victims at this 5K+ race designed by actual firefighters. You don't need a fancy suit or cape to be a hero, but feel free to dress up as one.
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The Foam Fest isn't just a race, it's a fitness-themed foam party! The 5K course is filled with mud, inflatable obstacles, cargo nets, and of course, foam. Sign up for this party race and soak up some suds.
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Hell hath no fury like an intimidating 5K+ obstacle course. Trudge through mud, crawl through tunnels, duck under barbed wire, and run the tires. If you make it back from hell in one piece, you will be greeted by the sounds of rocking music and refreshing, ice-cold beer. So gear up, get out, and give 'em hell.
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Summertime means fun in the sun, but who doesn't love cooling down from the scorching heat with water balloons, sprinklers, water guns and Slip 'n Slides. Push past spectators, who will be locked and loaded with water guns. Fear not: You can bring your own water weapon to practice your sharp-shooting skills. Once you're through the course, join the summer party, complete with music, cold beverages and a water-balloon fight.
The Walking Dead Escape
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If you have been preparing for an impending zombie apocalypse, it's time to put your survival skills to the test. Dodge menacing, hungry zombies as you navigate through this obstacle course which includes zombie-infested hot zones such as an abandoned highway, hospital and prison block. Do you have what it takes to make it out alive?
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At the Ruckus Run, participants can choose between a 2 or 4-mile course full of challenging obstacles. Scale barrier walls, swing across an air-loop jungle, and climb a mountain of hay. The Ruckus Run features the ultimate challenge—Mt. Ruckmore, a 2.5-story fortress with seven obstacles. Are you ready to bring the ruckus?
The Original Mud Run
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Remember when your mom used to get upset when you would come home covered in mud? Well, now you're an adult and you don't need permission to play hard and get dirty. The Original Mud Run lets you choose from two different courses; either forge the 5K and take on 18 obstacles, or tackle the 10K with over 30 grueling obstacles. Challenge yourself on this military-style course. Find a race near you and go play in the mud.
SHAPE Diva Dash
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Ladies, celebrate being fit and fabulous at this women-only 5K obstacle race. Test your strength climbing walls, put your balance to the test, and tackle tough terrain. Cheer your fit peers on along the way as you cross the finish line triumphantly.
Gladiator Rock 'n Run
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Former American Gladiator, Dan Clark, a.k.a "Nitro" created this challenging, fun-filled 5K complete with 17 obstacles. Don't worry, you won't need to wield a pugil stick in The Joust, or take on The Eliminator, but you will experience a race that will challenge and thrill you. Wrap up the day with a post-race bash that includes live music, beer and food. Gladiators, get ready to rock 'n' roll!
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Here's your chance to break free this spring. The Jailbreak is a mud run series in various locations in Texas. Go "off the grid" in this 5K featuring 16 to 20 wet and muddy obstacles. When you're finished getting sweaty and muddy, celebrate your victory with a post-race bbq with music, beverages, food and fun.