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Have you ever wondered about those races that involve crawling under barbed wire, climbing 12 foot walls, and hurdling fire? While you may see these rigorous obstacle races as an inconceivable challenge you may find that they are actually very doable! These obstacle races are usually 5K courses, meaning that they are 3.1 miles long and are broken up by various obstacles such as water slides, splashing through a creek, jumping through tires or climbing a rock wall. They certainly aren’t your average road race, but you might find that obstacle races are fun and anyone can get involved! Choose Your Race We compiled a list of three of the biggest and most fun obstacle races for you to choose from! Participating in these events is an experience that you will talk about for years to come, so read on to find out how to make the most of your obstacle race experience! These can likely be found in your state or country and you can get a reduced registration rate the earlier you sign up!Warrior Dash The Warrior Dash is close to this writer’s heart because it was the very first obstacle race in which I participated! Photo Credit: Hinge Photography The Warrior Dash was full of the usual suspects: mud, fire, cargo nets, and tall walls. When you participate in the Warrior Dash you receive a t-shirt, viking hat, medal and a chip for a free beer at the end of the race! You will have the opportunity to purchase additional merchandise from their sponsor tent, a turkey leg from the concession tent or one of the many brews they have on draft! Enjoy the live music while you wait for your heat to run or stick around after the race to soak up the atmosphere. If you so choose, you are also given the option to donate your shoes after the race! The Warrior Dash website says this, “Shoes collected at Warrior Dash will be given a second life by people around the world. USAgain will also make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on behalf of Warrior Dash.” If you are choosing an obstacle race near you, I highly recommend this one! Aren’t convinced? Check out these photos!
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- It has fire, mud, water and barbed wire.