Grab a friend, family member, neighbor or co-worker ~ and get ready to enjoy the most exciting adventure race on the planet! It's a fun-filled outdoor skills competition modeled after the popular TV show "THE AMAZING RACE." Teams compete against similar age teams completing a variety of physical and mental challenges.
Obstacle Races in Illinois
Warrior Dash is the 1M, 5k & 10K obstacle course races that anyone can start and everyone can finish. Whether you're an elite athlete or just beginning, you'll conquer 6/12/24 world-class obstacles for 1M, 5k & 10K races respectively, wade across wooded lakes, and venture through mud-caked backroads. Relive the course with friends at the after-party, and celebrate your decision to leave your normal weekend in the mud.
Mud Factor is a Seriously Fun 5k Obstacle Run. It's a Mud Run, not a race. So if you're looking for a fun challenge in the mud, this run is for you!
Join us on for MuckFest Chicago, a high-octane blast from start to finish. There's mud so thick and obstacles so big and bold that your athleticism will be tested and leave you wanting more.
Same Epic Venue, Brand New Course
Tough Mudder Chicagos ready to take flight again in 2019. Were headed back to Rockford International Airport, where the mad minds at TMHQ have been putting on an absolute show the past three seasons. It wouldnt be a Tough Mudder event if we werent upping the stakes in order to push Mudders like you to your best, and beyond. So get ready to aim high and reach higher - its almost time for takeoff.
You could spend your Saturday running errands or binge-watching TV, but wouldnt it be more fun to do something absolutely insane with your friends?!
Picture this: You arrive at Wilmot Mountain on August 24th with a carload of your most adventurous friends. As you step out you notice the people around you admiring your groups coordinated Avengers-in-bathing-suits costumes and your on-point Hulk-green body paint. In the festival, people are already riding the mechanical bull and playing beach volleyball (Rugged Maniac is definitely more than just a mud run), but youre more interested in the stein-hoisting contest on the main stage. You make a note to sign up for that and the pie-eating contest after you run. You see obstacles in the distance mud-covered people jumping over fire, bouncing on trampolines, rocketing down a huge water slide and your surging excitement confirms what you already knew: Today is going to be awesome!
Stop daydreaming. Grab your friends and get your tickets now!
The Great Inflatable Race is a fun run with inflatable obstacles spread throughout the running course. You and your friends will feel like kids again as you jump, dive and bounce on our custom-designed inflatables. Get fit, support a good cause and create epic memories that will last you a lifetime!
Crawl over obstacles and through mud pits at Chicagoland Speedway. Conquer over +15 obstacles with friends for the race of your life!
The Badlands Off Road Park is 800 acres of beautiful, badass trails. This venue usually functions as an off-road vehicle park but will transform into a Spartan obstacle course.
Spartans will traverse sand dunes, rocky paths, heavily wooded trails, and creeks to prove that you dont need an ATV or dirt bike to go off-roading. There will be plenty of miles for the Beast and Sprint course here.
Just 2 hours and 30 minutes from Chicago and 1 hour 30 minutes from Indianapolis, the Badlands Off Road Park is situated in the small town of Attica. City dwellers escape to this off-roading venue to get some quality time with the great outdoors and you can bet youll connect with mother nature when youre doing 30 burpees in the mud.
Spartan comes to north side Chicago at the legendary Wrigley Field! One of America's oldest baseball stadiums makes a perfect place to test your limits.
Join us on August 17 for MuckFest Chicago, a high-octane blast from start to finish. There's mud so thick and obstacles so big and bold that your athleticism will be tested and leave you wanting more.
The Highlander Assault Obstacle Series features unique battle courses, testing every bit of your mind, body and soul.
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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.