The Top 5 Obstacle Races You Should Try Next

The Top 5 Obstacle Races You Should Try Next

This year has been massive in terms of events for me across the board! Even though I have enjoyed the majority of them there are a few that stand out and I would advise everyone to try! This list is aimed at those who have yet to try an obstacle course race all the way through to those that Race regularly. With the sheer amount of races out there these days, this should hopefully help narrow down your selection process.

Spartan Race

I have taken part in a total of 9 Spartan Races to date and still love the challenge and the brand. With the various race types there is something for everyone. From a 3mile Sprint to the 25mile+ Ultra Beast, there is an event for those of all abilities. If you want to be pushed to your limits and actually feel a challenge, then Spartan Race’s will definitely deliver.

Tough Mudder

Can you have as much fun in mud, water, over walls and through electricity anywhere else? I don’t think so. Tough Mudder is the ultimate team experience that will have you revisiting memories for years to come. Big obstacles where team work is essential over anything from a 5km (new to 2018) to a 12mile course will make this a challenge you will want to revisit!

Nuclear Race

So 60 obstacles in the 7km course and near 100 in the 12km course, this race is the OCR lovers dream. With so many different tasks throughout this extremely muddy ex army training ground, Nuclear races make every mile feel different from the last. No chance of getting bored on this adults playground whatsoever.

Mudnificent 7

So you can’t decide what race to do next and you want to give a test run to some of the most fun in the U.K. Mud7 is for you. Created by the race directors of 7 different OCR events, you get a great taste of multiple events in one 10km course. This year even had a cheeky guest appearance so 8 in total made this one of my most enjoyable runs!

Rough Runner

So think of gladiators from the 90s, running and insanely fun race! My first ever OCR and one I can’t advise anymore for all the family. With 5km and 10km options, this is a brilliant course that will leave newbies and regulars enjoying themselves from start to finish.

This list is based on the events I have done. Are there any events I must try? Are there any that I should stay away from? What are your favourite events and why? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
Michael Adeniran
The Urban Challenger
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  1. December 4, 2017 / 11:36 am

    I can’t wait to try a Nuclear Race someday! That, alongside Toughest and Rat Race Dirty Weekend are on my race bucket list!

    • December 4, 2017 / 12:07 pm

      Nuclear races are Brilliant. Probably one of the most fun races I have ever done, even though it was freezing cold in the middle of November (submerged from the water slide). I want to do both those races. Head good things about toughest!

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