Deemed one of America’s best obstacle races, the Rugged Maniac is as straightforward and genuine as they come.
A 5K run with 25 obstacles, live music and bountiful stock of booze. Is there a better way to spend a weekend morning or afternoon? I think not.
After the race — or if you’re simply not racing and want to enjoy a good party — hang out at a designated festival area with activities like mechanical bull-riding, tug-o-war and, YES, an adult-size bounce house. Huzzah! Rock out to live music and snag a free craft beer while wearing your race t-shirt. That’s the way to do it.
While some compete for a timed finish, most come out to enjoy the 25 obstacles laid out over hilly terrains like forests, fields, ski slopes and motocross tracks., which will test your mettle in more ways than one. Some of them include:
- Climbing 20-f0ot walls
- Jumping over fire
- Navigating mud tunnels
Race heats are limited to 250 participants to avoid long lines.
2013 Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race Schedule
See below dates for the 2013 Rugged Maniac locations. For prices and more information, you can visit ruggedmaniac.com.