Obstacle Races in Swansea August 2018

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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.

Trending Obstacle Races in Swansea August 2018

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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£59
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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
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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
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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
£49£129
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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£49

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

Join us at glorious Claydon Estate in Buckinghamshire on the 29th July for Barrel of Laps. Get your team together, grab your special event barrel (purchased with your entry) and run our fun-style 2 mile route together. Carry your barrel around 5 laps and take on our on-course challenges and the first round is on us. 13 laps earns a second drink and a Marathon Session medal.

Kick back at our ma-hoos-ive beer, cider and wine festival with 20 different ales, gallons of fizz, lashings of cider and wine tastings too. With on-site camping all weekend and a huge big top tent providing undercover space for the beer, plus our killer music programme, this is a classic weekend in the English countryside youre not going to want to miss.

Barrel of Laps

Stables Courtyard, Buckinghamshire, GB
1 race
£55£90

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