Adventure/Obstacle races

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    Oct 15, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
    I've been hearing about various adventure/obstacle races for over a year. I have a subscription to Outside magazine. I really want to do The Green Beret challenge or the Spartan race.

    Have you competed in an obstacle race and if so which one? What did you enjoy about it? Dislike?

    If you haven't been to one yet, which one have you thought about potentially doing and why?
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    Oct 15, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    I did the aerial photography for a Spartan race once. Does that count? icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 16, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    I thought about doing Tough Mudder or something similar. But then I hear about all the people that get fucked up from the courses. I heard some people got mildly electrocuted at one of these events. Pass. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 16, 2012 1:36 AM GMT
    I did the Blood Race (I think it was called). 5k through mud, up the side of a mountain, and ending with a jump from a waterfall. I was dirty and sore and used an obscene amount of soap to clean myself, but it was amazing! Go for it!
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    Oct 16, 2012 2:58 AM GMT
    This is the only race I'd run:

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    The 5K "Run For Your Life" zombie race:

    http://www.the5kzombierun.com/#!home/mainPage
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    Oct 16, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    I've done Warrior Dash and it was great. I'd like to do Tough Mudder, but can't get any takers to join me.
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    Oct 16, 2012 3:42 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI thought about doing Tough Mudder or something similar. But then I hear about all the people that get fucked up from the courses. I heard some people got mildly electrocuted at one of these events. Pass. icon_lol.gif


    I heard you could potentially get muddy. Pass.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Oct 16, 2012 4:17 AM GMT
    I would love to try
  • Medjai

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    Oct 16, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    I'm doing the Tough Mudder in June 2013 in Vancouver.
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    Oct 16, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    I ran the Warrior Dash June and a local "mud run" in August. The WD was well organized. The mud run not so much. These are popping up quite often now it seems. I guess its an easy money maker for the folks that put them on, often with little to no experience in operating the event.
    Stick with the more established runs. I plan on taking on a Tough Mudder next spring. My buddies who have run both WD and TM agree that TM is the more challenging.
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    Oct 16, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    Went with a friend who did the Warrior Dash...Looked awesome and I'm going to do it next year....I'm excited!! icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 16, 2012 3:23 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidThis is the only race I'd run:

    4m79y.jpg

    The 5K "Run For Your Life" zombie race:

    http://www.the5kzombierun.com/#!home/mainPage


    This is the race I would like to do. Zombies are awesome.
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    Oct 16, 2012 3:28 PM GMT
    It really feels like obstacle running has blown up recently... There are too many to choose from. icon_confused.gif
    I am currently training to do Tough Mudder in London and Tough Viking here in Stockholm next year.

    I wanted to do Spartan Race in England, but they only have the 5km one next year... that's just not worth the trip.
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    Oct 16, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidThis is the only race I'd run:

    4m79y.jpg

    The 5K "Run For Your Life" zombie race:

    http://www.the5kzombierun.com/#!home/mainPage

    My nephew and I want to do this one so badly! OMG, the fun! icon_exclaim.gificon_twisted.gificon_razz.gif