Top Obstacle Course Races

In 2012 I'm hoping to complete a Obstacle Course Race, I've been looking around to try to find a race that's close to me. So this post is a result of me browsing the web and finding alot of  cool races.

I just last year heard of these obstacle course races, obstacle course racing is becoming an extremely popular event for people to test their inner strenght and determination. Obstacle races offer something alittle different then just running km after km.

In order for me to become a Police Officer I had to complete a obstacle course under a certian time, I loved training for it and it gave me a great sense of accomplisment after getting a good time. But my police test wasn't extreme as some of these course, some of these course have fire, electicity, mud, barb wire and lots more of crazy stuff.

So below I list the top Obstacle Course Races I found.
  • The Spartan Death Race - This is the highest level of Spartan Challenge. The Spartan Death Race is designed to present you with the totally unexpected, and the totally insane! This endurance race is comprised of mud runs, obstacle racing, trail racing, physical challenges and mental challenges all in a +48 hour adventure race. 90% of you will not complete this endurance race. Please only consider this adventure style race if you have lived a full life to date.
  • Tough Mudder - Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, half a million inspiring participants, and more than $2 million dollars raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.   
  • Warrior Dash - Warrior Dash may be the most popular of the Obstacle course races, it is more main stream maybe because they don't advertise that "you may die" Warrior is more of a fun day but don't get me wrong their obstacles will challange you.
  • Spartan Sprint -  Spartan Sprints are muddy 3+- mile events with 10 or more obstacles. The challenging sprint races are a great way to get off your couch and start living. Beginners to hardcore warriors, and marathon runners alike come out to test themselves on the insane obstacles!

  • Run For Your Lives - Run For Your Lives race is a one-of-a-kind course that is 5K long and has some great obstacles. The unique aspect is that throughout the course there are zombies that are trying to get you.


  1. One more! This one has 100 obstacles including rope swings, walls, cargo climbs, and quite a few that I don't event know the name for because I've never seen them before!

  2. Check out the new mud run company called ThundR Productions! They are located out of Denver, CO. The company is owned by two military guys one is retired Special Forces and the other is a Blackhawk pilot. They both love these events so they started their own company. They have 9 events planned for 2012. Check them out on facebook at ThundR Productions or go to

  3. This is an exciting race event, great videos it was. I like this post, it gives us more information about a race event on how was it going, what should the participants do before the event. Thanks for sharing this to us.