Could 2013 be the most adventurous year of your life?
If leaping over fire, swimming through mud, and crawling beneath barbed wire fences sounds like your idea of fun, you should give obstacle course races a go.
Obstacle course races are no longer a social and recreational sport they have become a challenging test of fitness, mental toughness, strength and stamina. Obstacle course races like Tough Mudder and the Spartan Race combine elements of adventure racing, trail running with military style obstacles, rope and wall climbs, mud, fire, water hazards and many more physical and strategic challenges.
To do these races well, teams are taking a competitive and dedicated approach to training and nutrition to ensure that they have the necessary stamina, upper-body strength, muscle coordination and strategy to cross the finish line.
There are now multiple obstacle course races across Australia each year that offer different distances and varying levels of obstacle difficulty. Depending on your goals and fitness level you can find a race that is a fun challenge amongst friends or races that challenge athletes to a gruelling test of physical and mental toughness. Below are some of the obstacle course races that are coming up in your state during 2013.
|17 August||Greatest Athlete Challenge||Sydney|
|7 & 8 September||True Grit||Sydney|
|28 September||Raw Challenge||Central Coast|
|12 October||Greatest Athlete Challenge||Canberra|
|12 & 13 October||Tough Mudder||Sydney|
|18 October||Urban Obstacle Challenge||Sydney|
|26 October||Raw Challenge||Barrington Tops|
|2 & 3 November||Spartan Race||Sydney|
|16 & 17 November||The Stampede||Sydney|
|23 November||Ram Run||Sydney|
|30 November||Suck It Up Buttercup||Tamworth|
|30 November||Call Of The Beast||Canberra|
|30 Nov/01 Dec||Mud Run||Sydney|
|17 & 18 August||Tough Mudder||Sunshine Coast|
|24 August||Greatest Athlete Challenge||Brisbane|
|14 & 15 September||The Stampede||Brisbane|
|12 October||Warrior Dash||Gold Coast|
|24 & 25 August||Operation Blackhawk||Nagambie|
|31 August||Greatest Athlete Challenge||Melbourne|
|14 & 15 September||Tough Mudder||Melbourne|
|6 October||Spartan Race||Melbourne|
|26 October||The Stampede||Melbourne|
|7 December||Warrior Challenge||Lake Mountain|
|3 August||Urban Soldier||Myponga|
|7 September||Greatest Athlete Challenge||Adelaide|
|1 – 3 October||True Grit Night Attack||Adelaide|
|1 December||MS Mud Run||Adelaide|
|17 & 18 August||Western Mudd Rush||Perth|
|21 September||Greatest Athlete Challenge||Perth|
|22 September||Run A Muck||Perth|
|26 & 27 October||Tough Mudder||Perth|
|17 August||MS Mud Dash (Southern)||Hobart|
|22 September||Tas Mud Run||Evandale|
|12 October||MS Mud Dash (Northern)||Hobart|
|2 November||Raw Challenge||Hobart|