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What you need to know about Obstacle Races

Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) involves a competitor travelling on foot overcoming various physical challenges or obstacles. The most common form of these are a combination of mud and trail runs, and the big players in the space are Tough Mudder, Spartan Race & Born Survivor.

Different obstacle event types

The obstacles used are often similar to those used in military training and tend to include climbing over walls, carrying heavy objects, traversing bodies of water, crawling under barbed wire and jumping through fire. They’re epic when done with friends, and these events are big on the social side so get a team together, get the war paint on and get ready for big celebrations and post-race beers.

Find the right obstacle race for you

These obstacle races are happening all over the world, with varying style and difficulty, so it’s time to jump on that bandwagon! Here are some of our most popular events, if you haven’t done one before, you absolutely must.

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Beach ballistic is an OCR event set in the vast grounds of Balmedie Country Park in Aberdeenshire and is Scotlands only beach based OCR course.

The stunning beach, and unique dune system, is the location for our gruelling 16K and 6K OCR courses and the extreme 32k monster that is the ULTRA BEACH.

Obstacles are set in the unique and challenging coastal landscape, including a dip in the North Sea - this will be a true test of strength, stamina and mental toughness.
All competitors will receive a Beach Ballistic t-shirt, medal and goody bag for taking part as well as a food voucher to use at the venue.
Beach Ballistic event is a great day out for the family, with Balmedie Country Park offering an excellent park for kids along with ample parking and toilets next to the beach pavilion.

Beach Ballistic

Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, GB
3 races
£35£55
Beach Ballistic
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The Lake District is the Adventure Capital of the UK and is the home of Total Warrior, which is now going into its eigth year.

It is the perfect venue for an obstacle race with endless hills, rivers, mud (tonnes of it!), woodland and the rugged Lake District terrain.

This is before the 25 30 punishing Total Warrior obstacles even get a mention! No wonder this event sells out months in advance.

Total Warrior – The Lake District

Penrith, GB
4 races
£59.95£99
Total Warrior – The Lake District
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Tough Mudder is bringing its brand new 5K event to Heaton Park, Manchester. Were leaving the neck-deep water and muddy bogs behind and bringing a selection of our most awesome, teamwork-demanding obstacles and Mudder Nation vibes to the city.

Want to upgrade your weekend? Bring your mates along and together, tackle 5K of epic obstacles, then relax with beer, burgers and music all afternoon. No mud, no water, just pure obstacle action that you can get the bus to.

Tough Mudder 5k – Manchester

Manchester, Greater Manchester, GB
2 races
£39£49
Tough Mudder 5k – Manchester
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We're coming back on Saturday 11th August 2018 to bring you the best muddy event of the summer.

The Mudnificent 7 is the UK's Obstacle Course Racing summer festival. Not only will you get to experience an obstacle course designed by 7 different race organisations, but you'll also get to visit the UK's biggest OCR expo at the same time. Check out the latest footwear, training techniques, nutrition info, plus much more.

Our 2016 event went down a storm and 2018 is expected to sell out - so don't leave it until the last minute to enter.

Mudnificent 7 – Coventry

Fillongley, Warwickshire, GB
1 race
£45£65
Mudnificent 7 – Coventry
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After an incredible 2017 event we'll be returning to the beautiful countryside of Badminton for a second year. Tough Mudder South West 2018 will feature a brand new course, a selection of new-for-2018 obstacles and hopefully just a tiny bit of sunshine.

If you promised yourself a new challenge in 2018, why not make it Tough Mudder South West? A winning combination of awesome obstacles, gloopy mud and trail running will push you and your teammates beyond your limits and all in one day.

Tough Mudder – South West

Badminton, GB
5 races
£55£134
Tough Mudder – South West
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Rough Runner is an obstacle course challenge, combining distance running with a variety of obstacles along the way, each inspired by game shows such as Total Wipeout, Takeshis Castle, Gladiators, and Fun House. Expect sweeper arms, giant pigeon battles, big balls and yes, The Travelator!

Rough Runners first Scottish event took place in 2016, and in August 2017 we had over the twice the turnout with lots of returning runners which was great to see! So were back in 2018, with an event thatll be bigger and better than ever!

Taking place through a deer park overlooking the Firth of Forth, youll get a vista beyond comparison, while dodging the deer and taking on a few gigantic obstacles in your way!

Its the only event in Scotland that gives you the chance to take on the Travelator, so grab a ticket and get on that treadmill

Rough Runner – Scotland

South Queensferry, GB
6 races
£44£71
Rough Runner – Scotland
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Spartan's military roots run deep. This August, we salute our history with a groundbreaking Spartan event at West Point USMA, an unbreakable cornerstone of American military history. Here, grit is the rule, not the exception, so we kindly ask that you either leave your fears at home or face them on the course.

The Sprint may be our shortest distance race, but its still a favorite amongst both new and returning racers. Its the perfect distance for those looking to start their Spartan journey. The Sprint also allows returning racers a manageable distance to see how far they can push themselves. Delivering 20-23 obstacles over 3+ miles, youll never run the same race twice. Once you complete the sprint you are 1/3 on your Spartan TRIFECTA: The ultimate Spartan achievement.

Spartan Race – West Point New York Sprint

Woodbury, New York, US
1 race
$109$119
Spartan Race – West Point New York Sprint
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This year Tough Mudder is taking its yearly trip North of the border to the next level with a visit to Edinburgh. In amongst the beautiful surroundings of Holyrood Park, you can take on 5K of awesome obstacles, and enjoy the unique Tough Mudder atmosphere all while staying clean and dry.

After you and your team have dominated the course, spend the afternoon in Mudder Village where you can kick back and enjoy music, street food and craft beer into the evening. Your weekend just got awesome.

Tough Mudder 5k – Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB
1 race
£39£45
Tough Mudder 5k – Edinburgh

Same Epic Venue, Brand New Course
Mudder, we heard your voice and we listened. Were headed back to Tall Pines ATV Park to put even the mightiest Mudders through their paces and blaze some fresh trails through the trees at Tough Mudder Western NY. Since this isnt our first trek to this badass venue, we know exactly whats in store, and we cant wait for another turn at the Tall Pines track. The course at Tough Mudder Western New York is all about speed - in that you better build up a whole heaping helping if youre going to avoid getting stuck in the knee-deep mud. So rally your course-crushinest crew and strap on your goggles - its about to get wild in Western New York.

Tough Mudder – Western New York

Andover, New York, US
6 races
$64$214
Tough Mudder – Western New York

Exhilarating 6k and 12k courses offering an exciting yet punishing series of 48 obstacles including mud ponds, log piles, cargo nets, river crossings, tree climbs, monkey bars and a 30-meter water slide.

Designed to include as much of the natural landscape as possible the undulating terrain and natural beauty of Lanrick Estate makes this event different to others. Although challenging its not as extreme or frightening as the Tough Mudder - theres no electrocutions or ice baths!!

The Lanrick Challenge is all about challenging yourself without being terrified you will get a bit muddy, wet and tired but we also hope you have a laugh and lots of fun with your friends and colleagues - whilst fundraising for two amazing Scottish Charities.

The Lanrick Challenge – Scotland

Doune, GB
The Lanrick Challenge – Scotland

Welcome to the Great British Beerathon!

It's a five mile slobstacle course, after each mile you have to neck a great British pint and chomp some great British fodder running is optional, enter at own risk!

The Great British Beerathon

London, GB
The Great British Beerathon

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