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Minneapolis Rugged Maniac 2012
September 15, 2012

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Minneapolis Rugged Maniac 2012
September 15, 2012


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Rugged Maniac

Wild Mountain Ski Area
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37200 Wild Mountain Rd, Taylor Falls, MN, 55084, United States
Looking for adventure? How about a day filled with 25 epic obstacles, rockin’ music and plenty of beer? Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race has you covered! Here’s how it works: Sign up for the race and you’ll get a chance to run our 3-mile course filled with insane obstacles designed to push you to your limits! You'll climb towers of stacked shipping containers, rocket down a 50' water slide, crawl through underground tunnels of mud and jump over fire as you make your way through our challenging (but fun) course.

But there's more to Rugged Maniac than just the obstacles. Before and after your run, you’ll get to party with thousands of other maniacs in our day-long festival where you can ride mechanical bulls, pretend to be a kid in our adult bounce houses, and dance your butt off in the foam pit. As if that wasn't awesome enough, you also get a high-quality t-shirt, free professional race photos and a beer (if 21 or over) with your registration!

And unlike the other guys, we don't nickel and dime you with 'insurance' and 'processing' fees that add $20 or more to your registration cost. You'll pay the price listed on our website plus any tax required by the man. That's it. So what are you waiting for? Reserve your preferred start time today!

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Series History:
64 events in the past, and 19 scheduled for the future
Average rating: 3.97 / 5 from 34 reviews.

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$48September 16th, 2011
$58March 9th, 2012
$68June 1st, 2012
$78August 31st, 2012
$88September 7th, 2012 (registration closes)
Sorry, NO refunds under any circumstances. You may transfer your registration to someone else.
Start wave time changes are allowed if the desired wave is not sold out
$8 military discount. Must show valid active duty military ID at check-in
$10 college discount. Must show valid student id at check-in
$18 high school discount. Ages 14-17. No ID required.
3.1 miles
Most people finish within 30 to 60 minutes
Course Description:
This five kilometer course traverses some of the most rugged terrain the Twin Cities has to offer, including a ski slope. That's right, a ski slope! We’ve amped it up with barbed wire, fire, tunnels, mud pits, pools of water, barricades, cargo nets, scrambles, swinging pendulums and a host of other obstacles that make this course one rugged gauntlet of glory!
Event Photos:
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Start Time:
Waves of up to 350 participants will start at the following times
8:45 - Ultra competitive wave
Aid Stations:
We provide water at one station halfway through the course and again at the finish line. We don't provide water to spectators or in the festival area generally. Water and other beverages will be available for purchase from vendors, but you can also bring in your own non-alcoholic beverages (no glass bottles).
What You Get:
  • Rugged Maniac T-Shirt
  • One free beer
  • Sponsor Swag
  • Fresh Fruit
Awards are available for:
  • Top Overall Finisher
  • Top 3 female finishers
  • Top 3 male finishers
  • Top racer over 55
  • Top racer under 18
  • Most rugged team (based on presence and attitude)
$10. Children 13 & under are free.
Post Party:
Live music - bands coming soon.
Beer, food, vendors, and festival games! Party ends at 7pm
Rinse-off station with cold water available for after you run
Water obstacles are no more than 4 feet deep
You're free to go around any obstacles you can't get over or don't want to do, but you won't be eligible to win based on time
Event is timed with a RFID timing chip
Barefoot running is allowed, but you assume the risk of any injuries
Dogs are allowed if they are kept leashed at all times
Teams are allowed, but team times are not recorded. All racers are timed individually
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