Rugged Maniac
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Rugged Maniac

Distance: 3.2 miles

Obstacles: 20

Difficulty: The Maniac race might have ranked results, but the obstacles, not speed, take center stage. Most notable are the fairly long crawls required to get you through a cramped, muddy, and dark tunnel, or under a shoulder-high walkway built out of chain-link fencing. These will test your quads and patience, and weed out any claustrophobes.

The Vibe: The after-party is top-notch, with craft beer, live bands, and an impressive inflatable playground – think: advanced moon bounce – that adults will love as much as kids.

Cost: $48–$88;