We know that you all are obstacle fans and are dying to figure out what your next obstacle race should be. There are so many to choose from, with varying numbers of obstacles, difficulty and distance it can be hard to figure out what one will be the best fit for you. The first thing that you should look at is your fitness level, but if you’re here you’re probably already in good enough shape to do most of these races anyhow. Here are our top 3 obstacle races.
- Warrior Dash – Warrior dash has many locations across the country and they have a great following. There are always a lot of people running the warrior dash so you will be assured that you will have a good time. The obstacles are about 5 per mile, leaving you with about 15 obstacles over the 5k course. The obstacles will depend on where you are running the course, but they always have a mud crawl under barbed wire and jumping over some fire at the end. If you’re looking for a great obstacle race to do with friends or family members, this one is a good choice. Even people who have not been training or are not interested in obstacle races can do a warrior dash.
- Tough Mudder – Tough mudder is probably the next most popular race, but is much longer than the warrior dash as it is 10 miles long. Through these ten miles there are many varying obstacles (again depending on where your race is), but they usually always include some obstacles through very cold water and there is always the electroshock therapy at the end of the race. This race will require you to be in a bit better shape than the warrior dash, though there is typically fewer obstacles on this race than the warrior dash (per mile). The tough mudder is most certainly something that you are going to have to train for.
- Spartan Race – The spartan race offers a few different versions, but there is the spartan sprint (3 miles) spartan super (8 miles) and the spartan beast (12 miles). Each course offers about 3 obstacles per mile, and are typically very challenging obstacles – much more so than the warrior dash. Even the shortest distance spartan race will require some training. Dont be alarmed though, the spartan race is still a great time.