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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Running an Obstacle Course Race

By June 14, 2018March 9th, 2019No Comments

This year, Hamilton is home to not one, but four obstacle course races and Momentum Fitness is getting our community ready with an Obstacle Course Club! Our members are gearing up for MudGirl, Hell in the Harbour, Prison Break Race, and Tough Mudder! We’ll be getting down and dirty as a group for Hell in the Harbour and Tough Mudder as part of our fun training and grand finale celebration!

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So if you’re still on the fence, here are our top 5 reasons why you should consider running an obstacle course race.

Improve your fitness

It’s no surprise that an obstacle course race is a great physical challenge. It involves strength (climbing up and over things), cardio (travelling between a few hundred metres to a few kilometres between obstacles, depending on race length) and mobility (crawling, rolling, trying not to get TOO stuck in the mud). If you’re worried about upper body strength or your cardio, fear not! In 12 weeks, and with coaching support, you can make huge improvements in your overall fitness!

Play in the mud

Seriously, when was the last time you got muddy!? We mean REALLY muddy!?

Get by with a little help from your friends

Especially in Tough Mudder, many obstacles require teamwork to overcome them. It can be tough to bring together a full team among friends to participate. By both training with, and completing the race with Team Momentum, you’ll meet a tonne of new people and never be on your own. You’ll likely find that other teams on race day help each other out, too! 

Challenge yourself and face your fears

These aren’t your everyday tasks. Obstacles include moving in every direction – up, down, over and under. When’s the last time you climbed up a wall, crawled through a tube, or slid down a slide?

Bask in the obstacle glory!

It’s called Tough Mudder for a reason. Tough Mudder and other obstacle course races aren’t meant to be easy, but since there are different distances (ranging from 5K to 17K) almost anyone can train and take part. When you train and have an amazing team, you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish! We’ll help you get everything you need to succeed! 

Have we convinced you? If you’re ready for an awesome challenge this summer, consider joining our Obstacle Course Club – Wednesday evenings in Dundas.