Highlander Assault obstacle races, mud run, and OCR information, distance, cost, dates, calendar, discounts, obstacles, reviews, and more

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Join the Battle! The Highlander Assault Obstacle Series is a Highlander themed grueling but fun event. Featuring a 4 mile 20 obstacle option, an 8 mile 27 obstacle option, or if you are thirsty for more do both courses for a total of 12 miles and 47 obstacles to become a member of the Highlander Elite Black Watch. Black Watch 12 mile racers will receive a bonus Black Watch medallion!

The Highlander Assault event will also feature the Highlander Village where you can hang out before and after the race enjoying D.J. music services, contests, several gourmet food vendors, beer, and sponsor give aways. Don't forget to take your picture with one of several Highlander Warriors in full garb walking the grounds.. Come join the battle and defeat the oppresive King's army, conquering the King's obstacle onslaught and raising the Highlander Flag to glory! Oh and if you are up for the challenge, don't forget your kilts!

Upcoming Highlander Assault Events

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Highlander Assault Reviews from the Community

Average rating: 4.85 / 5 from 27 reviews.

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Amazing Team!

Aug 13, 2021 by James

The organizer and his team are always out taking care of everyone. I don't just mean making sure everything is running smooth; this is the only event I've been too where the organizer has introduced himself and had a conversation with me. Even his team felt genuinely invested in making sure every individual was enjoying their event.

The course itself is fun and challenging. It required a lot of grip strength, which was humbling. The swim through the pond was a MUCH needed cool down at the perfect place in the run.

There can be only one!

Aug 12, 2021 by Don Schmidt

My 2nd year for the King Arthurs Challenge and it did not disappoint. Course map - Updated with more mud, swims and terrain, Obstacles - Updated with several new, more difficult and spaced just right. Let's just say, bring your A game!!!

Aug 12, 2021 by Jason Helmstadter

This is a great event managed by locals but generating a following across the upper Midwest. I brought my son and his friend down for the race and we had a blast. Night runs can be sketchy but these folks know how to take care of you. Good mix of obstacles: walls, crawls, caber carry, trail running, etc.. We will be back!

Hot fun

Aug 10, 2021 by Tracey Catt

This was a challenging race in hot conditions. Obstacles were varied and fun in their challenges. It would be a 5 star if there was more water available- 4 water stations for 12 miles was tougher than it needed to be for the weather.
Would have liked a water obstacle earlier on- (like right after the mud ditch!) to help cool off. Loved the swim to the island! Love the cargoes and climbs!
Dark ages is my fav as well- we will be back!


I Have ran both assault and dark ages and loved them. Too cool! The new redesign is amazing and made running 8 miles plus (furthest I have ever ran) not as bad. Lol. Rig was tough but it gives me something to work towards. Thanks for putting this together and I look forward to running again.

Best OCR

Aug 10, 2021 by Josh Richardson

If you haven’t ran Highlander Assault, then you are missing out. This is an epic event ran by amazing people. They have a very diverse terrain. One mile you are running through woods then you are running hills on an off-road track. The obstacles are unique and challenging. You can tell they have pride in putting on an event like no other. If you haven’t raced HA then sign up. If you have raced HA then you are probably already signed up for the next one. I know I am!


Aug 10, 2021 by Jennifer Jones

Highlander Assault OCR never fails to deliver! It is always a fun and challenging race with unique obstacles that challenge every type of athlete. The atmosphere is fun and draws you in so you feel like a part of things. I highly recommend Highlander Assault and Dark Ages to anyone as a MUST DO within a 3 hour radius!!

Aug 10, 2021 by Emily

Excellent course with a great atmosphere! Ran it for the first time and can’t wait to do it again next year!

Aug 09, 2021 by Randy

This is a great well run event. Course is challenging with great obstacles. Definitely give this a try.

Aug 09, 2021 by Jami

I ran the 8 mile course this year for the first time and had a blast! I found most of the obstacles to be a challenge, but that’s what I was hoping for. The festival village was fun, the volunteers and staff were very friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere was great! Can’t wait to go back next year!

The Ultimate Mud Run, Obstacle Race and Adventure Race Guide , USA 4.9 5.0 24 24 The organizer and his team are always out taking care of everyone. I don't just mean making sure everything is running smooth; this is the only event I've been too where the organ