Men’s Health Urbanathalon: A 9 mile, Metropolitan Obstacle Course Challenge
Take on the big city- or many of them for that matter- in this one-of-a-kind urban athletic challenge. The participants of this race (both men & women) are expected to pass multiple strength and fitness tests along the way. Add in all the obstacles this formidable course has to offer and you’ve got an urban foot race in a league of its own.
Multiple City Calendar
Tough Mudder: A 20K Military-Styled Obstacle Course
The website boasts TM as “Probably the toughest event on the planet!” and for good reasons. This extreme obstacle course stretches over 20K and requires participants to climb hand-over-hand up ropes, over walls. Don’t be surprised if you end up army crawling under barbed wire-Special Forces from the UK designed everything in this challenge! Test your mental strength and all-around physical fitness. Are you tough enough?
Multiple City Calendar
Wife Carrying Championship: A sprint with your “wife” on your back!
Every Columbus Day weekend, Sunday River, Maine
Although not your typical long-distance race, the competitiveness of this exciting event is fierce. Teams consist of one male and one female (although they don’t need to be legally married). Fun for spectators and participants, the idea is for the man to carry his “wife” through loads of obstacles and cross the finish line first. The carrot on the stick here is that the winner receives his “wife’s” weight in beer plus five times her weight in cash! Not to mention a chance to compete in the World Championship hosted in Finland each year!
Tough Mountain Challenge: A 5K Uphill Challenge
This competition may only be 3 miles, but it’s certainly no walk in the park. While racing uphill, get ready to be pummeled with high-powered water cannons (the ones they use to pump out fake snow!) and conquer many more man-made obstacles. And once you’ve finished stick around for the huge BBQ party afterwards!
Sunday River, Maine: Event Calendar
Want more mud? Check out these other gritty challenges!
Dirty Girl a 5k, multiple city obstacle course- just for girls!
“Like a day at the Spa, but way more therapeutic!”
Ultimate Mud Run a 7+ mile, multiple city, night-time obstacle course!
Why after the sun goes down? “Because that’s when all the freaks come out!”
Dances with Dirt different race lengths & relay teams!
Ever feel like running to Hell, Mi, Gnaw Bone, IN, or Devil’s Lake, WI?