Obstacle Races in Sunderland

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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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New for 2018, Wolf Run makes its mark in the South East.

Ashdown Forest offers the perfect wild landscape just 30 miles from central London. This venue is no stranger to us; It has hosted the UK OCR championship finals and been a military training area since the 1930s. The combination of open hills and intricate wooded valleys makes this perfect for a Wolf Run event and there is lots of mud and water too! We were drawn to this location by the beauty of the countryside. A new venue brings great new obstacles; we are excited to build a course knowing it will have such different character than our other Spring venue.

Wolf Run – Spring Wolf South

Nutley, East Sussex, GB
2 races
£45
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The 2018 Tough Mudder season will once again kick-off in the mud at the majestic Culden Faw Estate. Start 2018 the right way with the EPIC new Tough Mudder London West (Weekend 1) Presented by Merrell course featuring the best obstacles on the planet.

London West is an adrenaline junkies playground: get ready for a course thats stacked with old classics and brand-new obstacles. You can expect undulating hills, thick mud and a range of mind-bending challenges to test your mental grit. You're definitely going to need your team to make it through this one so you better start recruiting your friends now.

Tough Mudder Half London West is every Mudders dream. Prepare for a course that's dripping in mud and crammed full of our most exciting obstacles that demand top teamwork. Whether you take friends with you or make them there in the mud you won't find a better way to spend the weekend.

Tough Mudder London West – Weekend 1

Fawley, Buckinghamshire, GB
4 races
£10£139
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Do the 5k and take on ten of the greatest inflatable obstacles on the planet! We have the world's largest inflatable obstacle and our finale is Europes biggest ever inflatable slide! You could be Gung-Ho! for BBC Children in Need, our national charity partner.

Get ready to be Gung-Ho! and run the biggest 5k in the World! Gung-Ho! is open to all, sign up to enjoy the most epic inflatable obstacles on the planet.

Gung-Ho! – Cardiff

Cardiff, Cardiff, GB
1 race
£32£42
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Rat Race Dirty weekend is the biggest and best obstacle racing weekend in world. Were bringing monster obstacles, our phenomenal afterparty, huge event village and awesome campsite back to Burghley House on 12th May 2018. Take on 40, 20 or 13 miles at the worlds largest assault course.

Rat Race Dirty Weekend

Peterborough, Peterborough, GB
2 races
£135£140
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Can't make it? The Midlands events are over 2 weekends in 2018. CHECK OUT WEEKEND 2 ON 19 & 20 MAY, 2018.

We're heading back to the magnificent grounds of Belvoir Castle in 2018 for Tough Mudder Midlands (Weekend 1). Nestled in the heart of Grantham, rolling hills, natural creeks and serene lakes will be interrupted by thousands of Mudders taking on the toughest obstacle course in the world.

You're going to want more than a few friends to help you tackle Tough Mudder challenges old and new in 2018. The Grantham course has a reputation for being filled to the brim with water and mud, adding an extra dimension of difficulty to an already physically and mentally demanding course.

It might be half the distance but it certainly isn't half the fun. The brand new 2018 course at Grantham is packed full of some of the best-loved obstacles guaranteed to test your teamwork. Recruit your friends and prepare to tick Tough Mudder off your bucket list.

Tough Mudder Midlands – Weekend 1

Grantham, GB
4 races
£10£134
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8 hours, starting at midnight, filled with mud and obstacles so tough, so extreme you'll wonder why you signed up in the first place. Toughest Mudder is back and with a crazy new iteration of the overnight obstacle course specially designed to push you to your limits.

We'll be taking all the mind-numbing terrain, icy water and thick mud that Belvoir Castle has to offer and make you spend 8-hours dragging yourself around the 5-miles of madness. 2017 was EPIC but 2018 is set to be a whole new level of TOUGH. Do you have what it takes?

Europe’s Toughest Mudder – Midlands

Grantham, GB
1 race
£149£169
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Do the 5k and take on ten of the greatest inflatable obstacles on the planet! We have the world's largest inflatable obstacle and our finale is Europes biggest ever inflatable slide! You could be Gung-Ho! for BBC Children in Need, our national charity partner.

Get ready to be Gung-Ho in Edinburgh! and run the biggest 5k in the World! Gung-Ho! is open to all, sign up to enjoy the most epic inflatable obstacles on the planet.

Gung-Ho! – Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB
1 race
£37£47
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Located at the stunning Capesthorne Hall, between Manchester and Macclesfield the muddiest Born Survivor course is not to be missed! Don't be fooled by the picturesque setting, we've designed a fast and furious 10km of military training inspired hell. This fierce course features 30+ epic obstacles, gallons of filthy mud and some awesome terrain to test your tired legs.

This course is designed to test your physical and mental ability to the absolute limit. Have you got what it takes? Survive the mission and return to base camp to enjoy some R&R in the buzz of the thriving event village.

Make the most of your day at Born Survivor and enter as a team. A legendary challenge for a group and a bonding experience like no other.

Born Survivor Manchester

Capesthorne, Cheshire East, GB
3 races
£45£65
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This year Tough Mudder is taking our brand new event format on the road and will be stopping in on Bristol. Come and join us as we leave the mud behind, take some of our best obstacles, loads of teamwork and sprinkle them on a 5K course right in amongst Clifton Down.

After you and your team have dominated the course, spend the afternoon in the Mudder Village soaking up your achievements mixed with music, street food and craft beer. Your weekend just got awesome.

Tough Mudder 5k – Bristol

Bristol, City of Bristol, GB
2 races
£49£59
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With the 4000 acres of the Great Tew Estate and an enormous variety of terrain at our disposal, youll be running through forests, streams, and the very best rolling hills the countryside has to offer. And then there is the small matter of awesome obstacles: curving rope swings, steep slopes and slides, big balls, a punching wall, the famous Travelator, and a few new surprises! 5k,10k, 10 mile options.

Rough Runner at the Great Tew Estate has been a favourite event in the running calendar for 3 years, with the most picturesque backdrop, varied terrain and atmospheric runners village you can come by.

The venue makes for an awesome running route, and as always, we cater to every level of fitness, so well have a 5km route with around 10 obstacles, a 10km route with 15, and all 20 obstacles on our 15km route if youre up for the toughest challenge. We never do laps at Rough Runner, but 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 – Oxfordshire

Great Tew, Oxfordshire, GB
6 races
£50£78
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Can't make it? The Midlands events are over 2 weekends in 2018. CHECK OUT WEEKEND 1 ON 12 MAY, 2018.

We're heading back to the magnificent grounds of Belvoir Castle in 2018 for Tough Mudder Midlands (Weekend 2). Nestled in the heart of Grantham, rolling hills, natural creeks and serene lakes will be interrupted by thousands of Mudders taking on the toughest obstacle course in the world.

You're going to want more than a few friends to help you tackle Tough Mudder challenges old and new in 2018. The Grantham course has a reputation for being filled to the brim with water and mud, adding an extra dimension of difficulty to an already physically and mentally demanding course.

It might be half the distance but it certainly isn't half the fun. The brand new 2018 course at Grantham is packed full of some of the best-loved obstacles guaranteed to test your teamwork. Recruit your friends and prepare to tick Tough Mudder off your bucket list.

Tough Mudder Midlands Weekend 2

Grantham, GB
7 races
£10£134
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Gung-Ho! in Leeds. Get ready to be Gung-Ho! and run the biggest 5k in the World! Gung-Ho! is open to all, sign up to enjoy the most epic inflatable obstacles on the planet.

Do the 5k and take on ten of the greatest inflatable obstacles on the planet! We have the world's largest inflatable obstacle and our finale is Europes biggest ever inflatable slide! You could be Gung-Ho! for BBC Children in Need, our national charity partner.

Gung-Ho! – Leeds

Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB
1 race
£37£42

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