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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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Spartan Race rounds out the 2018 season in the UK with a Trifecta Weekend to remember. Last year we had a record number of racers join us at Windsor and this year is set to be even bigger. Steeped in history and just outside London, this is our most popular venue. Dont be fooled though, this course will test your fitness and determination as you run through the epic woodlands that surround the estate grounds. Be the first to sign up for what's sure to be an unforgettable moment in Spartan history.

Spartan Race – Windsor Trifecta Weekend

Winkfield Row, Bracknell Forest, GB
5 races
£20£117
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In 2018 Tough Mudder is bringing its brand new city-based event to Clapham Common in South London on both Friday night and Saturday. Waiting for you will be 5 kilometres worth of awesome obstacles along with a bunch of street food, craft beer and party vibes. Clapham Common has never seen anything like this before.

Want to start the weekend early? Tough Mudder will be staying up late on Friday evening, giving you and your mates the chance to tackle a mix of classic and brand new obstacles at night. And when youre done? Hop on the tube, or take a bus home. No mud, no mess - no stress.

Tough Mudder 5k – South London (Clapham)

London, GB
2 races
£39£45

Awesome New Venue, Exciting New Course
Mudders are tough. But NorCal Mudders are a special breed. Our thoughts are with every person, Mudder or not, who suffered through last seasons wildfires. And wed like to extend a heartfelt welcome to any of you resilient warriors ready for a badass blast around the track at Tough Mudder NorCal 2018. This season, were taking NorCals course to Sonoma Raceway, where the rubber meets mud, and the track takes as many twists and turns as Coach chasing post-workout snacks in a new city. Sonomas expansive course, crammed full of rolling hills and elevation changes, is sure to get your engine revving. No mud runs ever been this close to the Bay Area before, which means no mud runs ever been this epic. Tough Mudder NorCal 2018 is epic, elevated. Expanded. Upgraded.

Tough Mudder – Norcal

Sonoma, California, US
7 races
$64$184

Irelands original Zombie Run at The Jungle challenges participants to complete a daring 6K obstacle trail run while being chased by blood-thirsty, running Zombies.

The Zombie Run returns this year and will take place on Saturday 6th October and Sunday 7th October 2018

Past runners will see a big improvement in this years course. First, off it will be 6K, instead of 5K so more treacherous terrain will be covered in your mission to evade our insatiable zombies. On top of that, we have added in bigger and better obstacles, including our exhilarating Giant Water Slide. For those who havent been before, this will be a good year to start. We have few other spooky surprises to make it a little more daunting.

On Sunday we have the kids Zombie Run with a 2km and 5km zombie chasing course.

Each runner starts with THREE lives (represented by flags worn about the waist) but, in addition to the running, the overcoming of obstacles and the manoeuvering through mud, runners also face ZOMBIES who will give chase in an attempt to steal one of their three lives.

The runners objective is to make it to the finish line with as many lives as possible intact. The Zombies objective, however, is to steal your lives, so when you hear gunshot be prepared to run, for you only have three lives and the monstrous, prowling zombies are a determined bunch!

5k Zombie Run

Moneymore, Cookstown, GB
1 race
£40£50
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Rat Race Survival of the Fittest is surging forward into its second decade, making it the longest-running 10km obstacle race anywhere. Our Nottingham event is taking place for its 11th year in which time we have taken Survival to over 250,000 racers around the UK and Australia. We are really excited to bring all of that experience to our new home at the National Water Sports Centre. As the undisputed Kings and Queens of adventure sports events, Rat Race will shift Survival up a notch for 2018, combining our extensive obstacle expertise with the wet and muddy terrain on offer at this awesome aquatic arena.
New for 2018 will be the upgrade option to Go Super and take on the second lap for those who want more: Thats a half-marathon serving of some serious mud, water and obstacles. Also returning is the kayak stage which became an instant favourite after its debut in 17. Once the race is behind you, make sure to grab a drink in our signature Survival beer tent and outdoor beer garden. Then enjoy the fantastic vibe in our event village, with food, music and live MCs.

Train hard. Front up. Become a Survivor.

Rat Race – Survival Of The Fittest

Nottingham, GB
1 race
£55£70

Some things in life are just so epic, so amazing, so unstoppable & awesome that you cant help but run back to them (and over them, and through them) again and again and again. For us, thats Tough Mudder Tri-State. For seven seasons weve been running roughshod over the course at Raceway Park, and you better believe that Tough Mudder Tri-State 2018 is headed back for yet another go-round at an event thats come to epitomize the best of TMHQ. Mud, tough, and teamwork will rule the day, just like they have for almost a decade. And everything about it is extreme. Extreme motocross trails. Extreme mud. Extremely gritty New Jersey landscape. And, of course, extreme epic.

Tough Mudder – Tri-State

Englishtown, New Jersey, US
6 races
$64$184

Run for your life through this epic, coastal obstacle course. 6km, 12km and 24km courses designed to push you to your mental and physical limits. Leg-destroying sand dunes, towering sea cliffs and 30+ punishing obstacles. Fun for all the family! Kids obstacle courses, 5-star camping and after-party.

Holy Grit

Cubert, Cornwall, GB

Americas Toughest Mudder - West in all its muddy glory is moving to NorCal on Sunday, October 7th. The bay area has never seen an event like this before, in fact, nobody has because it will be our first ever daytime Toughest Mudder. Kicking off at 8 am and finishing at 4 pm, you get to be the first ever to push past your limits in this new format. All rules remain the same as the current 2018 Toughest Mudder rules with the only exceptions regarding headlamp and flasher requirements. Were excited to see what youve got NorCal, we know you have what it takes.

America’s Toughest Mudder West – NorCal

Sonoma, California, US
1 race
$150$175

Same Epic Venue, Brand New Course.

Its balmy, beautiful, and bayou-adjacent. Its your chance to push to your very best and beyond. And its Your Best Damn Weekend of the Season. Its Tough Mudder Central Florida, back and more kickass than ever in 2018, with the same epic youve come to love, only knocked up a whole bunch of notches. We kicked it into our most epic gear at Clear Springs Ranch last season and we legit cant wait to push right past that and find our own TMHQ Best this season. Those fearless Florida backwoods are rife with the kind of mud the bayou is known for, and you best believe well be pumping it in by the barrel-full. The weathers nice. The mud is warm. Jump in, Mudder. Your best is waiting.

Tough Mudder – Central Florida

Bartow, Florida, US
6 races
$59$184

Back for the ninth year after nearly a decade of popular events, this 10K obstacle & mud adventure run will push you to the limit. Unique and challenging obstacles will be designed by the Queens Own Yeomanry Squadron to push you to your limit! Are you tough enough?

Newcastle Stampede

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, GB

Rough Runner is excitingly returning to the heart of Bristol! The grounds of Easter Compton will be hosting our full-scale, epic obstacle event, with a beautifully flat run throughout, all while overlooking the valley nearby. And of course, some seriously awesome obstacles along the way!

Well have a 5km route with 10* obstacles, a 10km route with 15*, and a full 20* obstacles on our 15km route if youre up for the toughest challenge. Best of all, everyone who joins us for the game show-inspired journey will cross the Travelator at the finish line. So you can consider that particular childhood dream fulfilled!

Rough Runner – Bristol

Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire, GB
6 races
£41£64

Mud Monsters Run is an award winning mud and obstacle race that will not disappoint. You will be taken on a journey across muddy fields, up steep hills, through woods, washing off in river crossings, navigating through mud pits, fighting your way through deep muddy bogs, over obstacles with many more muddy surprises along the way. Go onget dirty!
The Mud Monsters Run is a 5k, 10k or 20k (double lap) challenging run in East Grinstead, just 20 minutes from the M25 J6, through the West Sussex countryside with many muddy obstacles on the way

Mud Monsters Run – October

East Grinstead, West Sussex, GB
3 races
£35.10£64

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