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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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Awesome New Venue, Exciting New Course

Saddle up and get ready to ride - Tough Mudder Dallas/Ft. Worth is taking you to a whole new level of epic experience in 2018. This season, were hoofin it to TexPlex Park, an off-roading event space where the mud is thick and the track is hot. Situated about 30 minutes from downtown Dallas, and 35 minutes from Arlington, TexPlex Park has everything the mad minds at TMHQ could ever ask for - winding ATV trails, deep woods that turn to open fields and back again, and a one-of-a-kind feature youve never seen before (and probably wont ever see again): a 3-foot-deep Jet Boat Lake. Just imagine what our crazy course designers can cook up with that (then times it by 100).

10 Miles, 20+ Obstacles

No ten-gallon hats required here. Just some trail shoes, an iron will, and a team of Mudders committed to finding their best, and their Best Weekend of 2018.

Tough Mudder – Dallas/Ft. Worth

Midlothian, Texas, US
7 races
$79$179
Tough Mudder – Dallas/Ft. Worth
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Beast distance - 12+ Miles & 30-35Obstacles

The obstacle racing weekend of the year will feature two Spartan Race distances to choose from over two days of racing: The Spartan Beast and the Spartan Ultra. Lake Tahoe is one of Northern Californias premier destinations and draws a healthy crowd year-round for its spectacular skiing, water sports, and outdoor activities. With 72 miles of shoreline straddling the California-Nevada state line, theres always somewhere new to explore and plenty of terrain for Spartans to roam.

By buying this ticket, you are purchasing an official Lets Do This pass to use with Spartan. You will receive final instructions on how to register for your chosen event in your confirmation email.
Please note - there will be a $14 additional charge for insurance, as well as a processing fee (10% of registration) once you have applied your code at the Spartan Checkout. The prices given on Let's Do This are equal to the total amount you will end up paying.

Spartan Race – World Championship

Olympic Valley, California, US
Spartan Race – World Championship
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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 wild fires. 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 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.

10 Miles, 20+ Obstacles

So whatre you waiting for, Mudder? Collect your course conquering crew and take it to Sonoma Raceway in 2018, where Tough Mudder NorCal is ready to hit red line.

Tough Mudder – Norcal

Sonoma, California, US
7 races
$74$175
Tough Mudder – Norcal
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Same Epic Venue, Brand New Course

Some things in life are just so epic, so amazing, so unstoppably 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.

10 Miles, 20+ Obstacles

So lace up like you mean it, Mudder. Your best pair of trail shoes and a team committed to kicking serious ass are all youll need to conquer Tough Mudder Tri-State 2018, aka Your Best Weekend of the Season.

Tough Mudder – Tri-State

Englishtown, New Jersey, US
6 races
$74$200
Tough Mudder – Tri-State
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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 8am and finishing at 4pm, 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. For more information on the landmark first daytime Toughest Mudder, click HERE

Theres no more resilient bunch of Mudders than those of you in NorCal. After last years wildfires and all the heartache they caused wed love to have you come out to the course and kick its teeth in like only you know how. For the first time were bringing the epic 8 hour, test your limits action of Toughest Mudder to NorCal in a daytime format. From 8am to 4pm, it might be during the day, but dont let that fool you, it's every bit as pulse-pounding as any Toughest weve seen.

Toughest Mudder West will be right outside the bay area at Sonoma Raceway where youll get to test yourself against our beastly obstacles, against copious amounts of mud, and against other elite Mudders vying for that hallowed podium. Jam packed full of rolling hills and elevation changes, our first daytime Toughest Mudder promises to bring the heat to the race track.

America’s Toughest Mudder West – NorCal

Sonoma, California, US
America’s Toughest Mudder West – NorCal
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Sprint distance - 3+ miles & 20-23 Obstacles
Super distance - 8-10 miles & 24-29 Obstacles

Infinity Downs has seen its fair share of legendsmusical legends, to be exact, at the annual four-day LOCKN' music festival. But in 2018, these expansive grassy fields and tortuous jeep trails make room for a new kind of legend: thousands of Spartans reaching for the edges of possibility.

By buying this ticket, you are purchasing an official Lets Do This pass to use with Spartan. You will receive final instructions on how to register for your chosen event in your confirmation email.
Please note - there will be a $14 additional charge for insurance, as well as a processing fee (10% of registration) once you have applied your code at the Spartan Checkout. The prices given on Let's Do This are equal to the total amount you will end up paying.

Spartan Race – Virginia Sprint And Super Weekend

Arrington, Virginia, US
Spartan Race – Virginia Sprint And Super Weekend
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Sprint distance - 3+ miles & 20-23 Obstacles
Super distance - 8-10 miles & 24-29 Obstacles

Just west of the Pennsylvania, West Virginia border sits the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort. A top of the line facility that is sure to entertain Spartan Racers travelling from far and wide. But just beyond the resort itself lies hundreds of acres of backwoods, down and dirty, ruthless terrain that will put racers of all skill levels to the test.

As the first ever obstacle course to be held on this property, Spartan will be making use of every nook and cranny of this rolling landscape, complete with steep inclines and declines, backcountry trails of varying width and difficulty, and endless mud. What better way to enjoy the colours and foliage of mid-October than to barrel through it with a full head of steam.

By buying this ticket, you are purchasing an official Lets Do This pass to use with Spartan. You will receive final instructions on how to register for your chosen event in your confirmation email.
Please note - there will be a $14 additional charge for insurance, as well as a processing fee (10% of registration) once you have applied your code at the Spartan Checkout. The prices given on Let's Do This are equal to the total amount you will end up paying.

Spartan Race – Pittsburgh Weekend

New Cumberland, West Virginia, US
Spartan Race – Pittsburgh Weekend
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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.

10 Miles, 20+ Obstacles

Crew up and get ready to rock out at Tough Mudder Central Florida in 2018. Your Best Damn Weekend of the Season is a click - and about 10 miles and 20-plus obstacles - away.

Tough Mudder – Central Florida

Bartow, Florida, US
6 races
$74$200
Tough Mudder – Central Florida
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Same Epic Venue, Brand New Course

Tough Mudder Atlanta is goin back to the farm. Bouckaert Farms has done such an epic job holding down the muddy fort, turning Tough Mudder Atlanta into an annual fan favorite, that we had no choice but to head back for another season. And everything youve heard is true. Bouckaert Farms is where good Mudders go to be great, and first-timers find their best. Just make sure youve got teamwork on the brain - its the only way to escape that Georgia mud.

10 Miles, 20+ Obstacles

Tough as tough can be, the Bouckaert Farms course is plenty intimidating. But you and your team will have the best weekend of your season as long as you stick together out in the mud at Tough Mudder Atlanta.

Tough Mudder – Atlanta

Fairburn, Georgia, US
7 races
$74$179
Tough Mudder – Atlanta
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Same Epic Venue, Brand New Course

Red rocks + hot sun + epic new 2018 obstacles = a blazin beast of a Muddin experience. If thats what youre looking for - not to mention the Best Weekend of Your Season - well, look no further than Tough Mudder Las Vegas 2018. The course at Lake Las Vegas isnt so much crushable as it is desperate to help you find your best. And since it used to play home to Worlds Toughest Mudder, you know it's got a marathon-long track record of doing just that. A dry, rocky desert landscape surrounding a massive lake might not sound so daunting, but you can bet your muddiest hero headband itll leave you exhausted...and ready for more.

10 Miles, 20+ Obstacles

So if you wanna solve this epic equation, youre gonna have to crew up right and lace up tight. Tough Mudder Las Vegas 2018, aka Your Best Weekend of the Season, is comin in hot.

Tough Mudder Las Vegas

Henderson, Nevada, US
7 races
$64$179
Tough Mudder Las Vegas
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Stadium Sprint distance - 3+ miles & 20-23 Obstacles

Welcome to Toyota Park, Spartans! For the first time, Spartans will run through the home of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, a Major League Soccer team and the Chicago Red Stars, a National Womens Soccer League team.

Located 12 miles southwest of Chicago, this 469,000-square-foot soccer-specific stadium calls the Chicago Southland home and seats 20,000 people. TOYOTA PARK is the heart of soccer for much of the Midwest and a must-see destination for world-class concerts and other sporting events. Each year, more than a half million people go by the stadium's trademark brick arch.

This year, help us bring the Spartan finish arch to TOYOTA PARK!

By buying this ticket, you are purchasing an official Lets Do This pass to use with Spartan. You will receive final instructions on how to register for your chosen event in your confirmation email.
Please note - there will be a $14 additional charge for insurance, as well as a processing fee (10% of registration) once you have applied your code at the Spartan Checkout. The prices given on Let's Do This are equal to the total amount you will end up paying.

Spartan Race – Toyota Park Stadium Sprint

Bridgeview, Illinois, US
Spartan Race – Toyota Park Stadium Sprint
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Beast distance - 12+ Miles & 30-35Obstacles
Sprint distance - 3+ miles & 20-23 Obstacles

Spartan rolls into a new SoCal venue for the final West Coast Beast of the 2018 race season. Tejon Ranch will play host to a race that will put even the most seasoned Spartan veterans to the test.

Located just an hour north of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the majority of Tejon Ranch remains in its natural state making for one of the more picturesque courses on the Spartan circuit. Spartan racers will traverse the virtually untouched land while climbing steep inclines, rugged mountains, oak-covered rolling hills, and heavily wooded valleys. Try not be get too distracted by the breathtaking views of the Southern California landscape.

By buying this ticket, you are purchasing an official Lets Do This pass to use with Spartan. You will receive final instructions on how to register for your chosen event in your confirmation email.
Please note - there will be a $14 additional charge for insurance, as well as a processing fee (10% of registration) once you have applied your code at the Spartan Checkout. The prices given on Let's Do This are equal to the total amount you will end up paying.

Spartan Race – Socal Beast & Sprint Weekend

Lebec, California, US
2 races
$79$109
Spartan Race – Socal Beast & Sprint Weekend

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