Texas Obstacle Course Races & Mud Runs

Hero race in TexasYou may already know that obstacle course races or mud runs have become very popular in recent years in Texas. Each year Texas has over 40 obstacle course races and mud runs. Over 2 million Americans participate in mud runs or obstacle course races every year and Texas will host more races than any other state?

If you haven’t yet tried out an obstacle course race, imagine a typical run and then pile on obstacles, costumes, mud and a beer as soon as you cross the finish line.  These events cater to serious athletes and complete novices alike.  The majority of the events are about 3 miles long and very beginner friendly, but some of the more hardcore events do require a great deal of training and physical stamina.  If you are intrigued, check out the complete calendar of Mud Runs in Texas.

Texas will see appearances from all of the major national race series this year, including the Warrior Dash, Spartan Race and Tough Mudder. These 3 races attract more participants than any other series, and they all feature traditional boot-camp style obstacles like crawling under barbed wire and cargo net climbs. While the Warrior Dash is a great choice for beginners, the Tough Mudder is a 10-mile race that requires some pretty intense training.  The Spartan Race series has events for all different skill levels.

Though obstacle course racing has its roots in these military-style races, several themed races have added their own twist on the sport. Texans can jump over fire and slide down poles in the firefighter themed Hero Rush or they can escape from prison guards in the Texas-only Jailbreak.  Women who prefer to run without the guys around can also choose from three different women-only events coming to the state.

Whether you are already a hardcore athlete or just starting out, come see what all the hype is about.  Set a new fitness goal for yourself and visit a new Texas destination.  Sign up today for one of the 40 Texas Mud Runs.

Texas Obstacle Course Races and Mud Runs
Texas Mud Run
Texas Mud Run
Mud Run Description
Hero Rush
Central Texas (Round Rock)
A 5k Beginner-level race where all obstacles have a firefighter theme
Hero Rush
Jail Break
5 Locations in TX
A 5k beginner-Level race where participants seek their freedom from jail
Jail Break
Spartan Race
Central Texas
One of the oldest races in the business that hosts 4 different race series of varying abilities.
Spartan Race
Tough Mudder
Houston & Dallas
A 10-12 mile obstacle course race for advanced athletes.
Tougher Mudder
Warrior Dash
A 5k obstacle course race.  Beginner friendly!
Warrior Dash

These are only a few of the obstacle course races to choose from in Texas. Please visit Mud Running HQ for a current calendar, discount codes and training information.

Obstacle Course Races & Mud Run Resources
Mud Running HQ A state-by-state calendar of Mud Runs, training information and discount codes for races.
Spartan Race Race information about Spartan events.
Jailbreak Race information about the Texas Obstacle Course Racing Series.
Hero Rush Race information about Hero Rush events.
My Exercise Coach Workouts for obstacle course preparation.


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