Top fitness challenges to plan for 2015

 

Do you fancy taking on something a little different in 2015? Here's a list of top crazy fitness challenges to consider.

 

Tough Mudder (In main image)

The Tough Mudder series of obstacle events are the ultimate in crazy, out-there challenges. Grab a group of friends and enter your nearest Tough Mudder event in 2015 - but be quick! They're so popular, they tend to sell out.

What's the distance 

10-12 miles

What can you expect

An off-road, muddy course strewn with challenges and obstacles designed to test your fitness, strength, courage, team work and grit! Are you tough enough?

 

Spartan Race

 

 

The Spartan Race series is global, but there are six races in the UK including London and Edinburgh. These tough, challenging obstacle races are held over three distances (3, 8 or 12 miles) with varying amounts of obstacles as the distances increase. Every race leads to the World Championships, held in Vermont, where athletes from over 17 countries will battle it out for the ultimate accolade. Fancy a go? Set your sights high!

What's the distance

3, 8 or 12 miles

What can you expect 

Hugely challenging obstacle races with all paths leading to the Spartan World Championships in Vermont.

 

Warrior Run

The Warrior Run is branded at the South Coast's toughest running race so, if you're based in the South of the UK and fancy a mighty running challenge, put it in your calendar for 2015.

What's the distance

6kms, although you can run two or even three laps!

What can you expect

Held in October in Brighton, this 6km course contains over 230 obstacles including nets, climbing walls, logs, tyres and swamps. Choose from one lap, or double up and do the 12km version. Some people even run it three times for the epic 18km Warrior Run! Which will you choose?

 

Wolf Run

The Wolf Run series is really wild! Each race is around 10km, all off-road, with man-made and natural obstacles to recreate the challenges of running in the wild just like a pack of beasts. Wolf Run races are held throughout the year, so if you fancy the idea of running an obstacle race in chillier months, don't let us stop you! The organisers want you to completely immerse yourself in the idea of running wild, taking in all the physical and mental stimulation the events provide. It's less about finish time and more about the experience.

What's the distance

Around 10kms

What can you expect

A truly wild experience, with man-made and natural obstacles challenging you on a physical, mental and emotional level. This is all about the experience of running in the wild.

 

The Great Gorilla Run

 

 

Fancy helping out the planet's most endangered creatures whilst you indulge your passion for running? Then sign up for the Great Gorilla Run, held in London in September. 2015 will be the 12th year of this 8km race. Runners dress as gorillas and can walk or run the course which passes through the City of London, taking in St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London and other sights. Although the sight of hundreds of gorillas on the run is eye-catching enough!

What's the distance

8kms

What can you expect

To join hundreds of other runners dressed as gorillas in order to raise much-needed funds and awareness for conservation.

 

Color Run

 

 

The vibrant Color Run series had six different race locations in 2014, so keep an eye on venues for 2015. The races are 5kms, with a focus on health and happiness. Perfect if you want to celebrate the positivity of being part of the running community. You'll focus less on finish time and more on fun (in fact, the races are un-timed!) Every runner is doused with colour at every kilometre marker, and there's a huge Color Festival at the finish line. It's a real party atmosphere!

What's the distance

5kms

What can you expect

A fun party atmosphere and plenty of happy colourful mess! The rules state you need to wear white, and expect to get covered in colour. Other than that, the only guideline is to have fun!

 

Zombie Run

Will you survive the Zombie Run? It's only 5kms but the challenge lies in evading capture from a pack of dead-eyed zombie pursuers. This fun, wacky 5km race is held in two UK locations and the courses are littered with members of the living dead whose sole aim is to steal each runner's 3 "life tags". Are you quick and nimble enough to make it to the finish line?

What's the distance

5kms

What can you expect

To be chased by zombies who are intent on stealing all 3 of your life tags before you finish the 5km run!

 

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