Whether you’re trying to find a fun adventure or just a fun run, there are three main things to look for in a great mud and obstacle course (check out our Anatomy of a Mud Obstacle Course info-graphic above to get a sneak peak at some awesome mud obstacles).
First, look at the course and the number of obstacles, both the man-made kind as well as the muddy obstacles that are dug out. For a 5K and longer course, you really need 15 or more obstacles to make it fun, enjoyable and worthwhile athletically. But it’s not just about how many obstacles there are, it’s also about how they are placed throughout the course. On the website for the obstacle course run, look at a sample layout of the course to see how careful the event planners are about creating a balanced run, how obstacles are spaced, and how they alternate according to the physical demands of each obstacle.