Tough Mudder races are 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces. |

Seven In-Your-Face Races to Try

Long gone are the days of linear races that pit competitors against each other in tests of pure speed and endurance.

Published On 07/17/2013
3:13 PM EDT
Spartan Race courses are three miles, eight miles or up to a dozen miles long. | Photos courtesy of Spartan Race
Extreme Wolverine Challenge is a six-mile race through Vermont's mountainous terrain. | Extreme Wolverine Challenge
Warrior Dash finishers get a free beer. | Red Frog Events
In the 5k Run For Your Lives participants flee zombies. | Reed Street Productions
Participants in the Death Race are required to sign a fatality waiver before competing. | madmotion for Peak races
The Muddy Buddies race awards extra prizes for best costumes | Competitor Group