Challenge of obstacle racing...
Obstacle racing is a 5 km or 7 km run in a muddy and slushy trail with scores of obstacles such as trenches, slopes, stacks of hay, barrier walls, ponds, pile of tyres, jungle, barbed wire and so on. So it’s a sheer test of stamina and an excellent opportunity to test your fitness level. All those who complete the course get a medal.
One can enter as a single participant or as a team of colleagues or friends or even family members! And having fun is as important as competing. So, if you so wish, you can bypass any obstacle and even decide to run a shorter race.
The fun just doesn’t end with the run. A sundowner party follows where everyone lets their hair down. While top-notch DJs and bands provide music, participants wine, dine and celebrate until the wee hours! Those who do not wish to run, can still participate in the event as a spectator to cheer the runners and later on to enjoy the party.
Mud Rush near Mumbai, XWarrior Race near Delhi, Mud Run in Hyderabad, Devil's Circuit Swift Challenge in Ludhiana & Gurgaon…
The first two editions of ‘The Mud Rush’ were a grand success! The first one which took place in Kolad during Feb 2013 attracted 900-odd participants. The next one was at JadhavGadh Fort in August 2013 and drew 2500-odd enthusiasts. Mud Rush 2015 will be held at Dudhani Lake, Silvassa on August 8, 2015.
Great Hyderabad Adventure Club (GHAC) has been organising 'Hyderabad Mud Run' from 2012. The 'XWarrior Race' is held in Venues like Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. 'Devil's Circuit Swift Challenge' was a great success in Ludhiana and Gurgaon.
If you are interested in participating in obstacle racing as a racer or as a spectator, contact the organisers, listed in Resources below and find out the schedule for the next obstacle race!
Enduro3 - The ultimate endurance race...
Living up to its name, this race spans over 250 km and includes trekking, mountain cycling, kayaking, river crossing, rappelling, rifle shooting and so on. This is a team race with each team consisting of 3 members, out of which at least one should be from the opposite sex. Registration fee is Rs 7,500 per team and winners of the first 3 spots take home handsome cash prizes. The race is held in February or thereabouts and since the route is disclosed only on the day of the race, essential that participating teams attend the orientation session conducted by the organisers.