If you haven’t done it, you’re missing out.
In just four years, this addictive mix of fun and fitness has become the fastest-growing sport in the world, leaving the ho-hum world of half-marathons, marathons and triathlons in the dust – or perhaps more appropriately – the mud.
Deep down, you’re hardwired to hang out with a big tribe of other people having a good time hanging, climbing, crawling, running and swimming. It’s totally natural to want to step out of that boring, drab office, get out of the ho-hum house and the claustrophobic gym, and instead crave and explore the playground of the great outdoors, getting muddy, scaling walls, climbing ropes, throwing spears and hoisting boulders.
In other words, obstacle racing takes you out of your boring life and allows you to you feel alive again.
And it’s a hell of a good time. Who wouldn’t want to build an amazing body, turn a workout into a party, and make fitness fun again?
Just think back to when you were a kid. Obstacle racing is just like the way you used to play on monkey bars, rocket down slides, and explore the playground – except now you get to compete, get a medal, chase a personal best, brag at the office, and (if it’s your thing) get a tattoo, a beer or a souvenir sword at the finish line.