Top 10 Best Obstacle Races

Want to know where to start when looking for your next race? Read our top list of muddy races!

By Rob Foulkes
on 20th November 2017

We’ve collated all the numbers and below is the list of the most popular events based on the number of entrants. Are they the best? Everybody has their own opinion of what constitutes ‘best’ so this list is not based on our opinion! See top 10 below (in no particular order)

1. Tough Mudder

The ultimate and the best obstacle race out there! 10-12 miles with a 5 mile and 5km option too. With locations all over the UK you can become a Mudder near you.

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2. Spartan Race

Choose from 5km Sprint, 12km Super and the 18km Beast option, with 4 events in 2018.

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3. Total Warrior

Set in the Lake District Total Warrior has a loyal following and offers 10km or 10 miles options over two days in August. Expect big obstacles and lots of hills across beautiful scenery. All events are timed, include a medal and a t-shirt.

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4. X Runner

Set in the Midlands (Derby and Nottingham) X Runner offers 5km and 10km options with four events throughout the year – Wild Run, Water Wipeout, Wild Warrior and Mad Monk.

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5. Wolf Run

Originally from Leamington Spa, Wolf Run offers 2-3 obstacle events a year. With one also in Lutterworth. Incredibly well organised, great obstacles, lots of mud and friendly atmosphere. The Wolf Run isn’t a timed event so perfect for beginners and groups of friends wanting to get around.

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6. Nuts Challenge

The name explains all with Nuts Challenge, depending on how ‘Nuts’ you think you are, choose from one to four laps of a 7km course, with literally hundreds of obstacles to get over and under along the way.

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