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

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Overview “25 world class obstacles, crammed into a 4-6 mile course.”, Nationwide locations
Launched 2011
Events (2) 2012, (7+) 2013, (12+) 2014
Upcoming See all upcoming events at the bottom of the page.
Kids Jr. Savage kids race available for 13 and under
Age 14+
Distance 4-6 miles
Obstacles Our courses features up to 25 giant, world class obstacles. Obstacles vary by location but examples include Sawtooth Bars, Tazed & Blazed, Mud & Guts, and the dreaded Shriveled Richard.
Terrain Varies by location, but plan on 4-6 miles of the gnarliest terrain available.
Signature Obstacle Colossus – On one side you’ll try and ascend the tallest quarter-pipe in obstacle racing, only to find yourself climbing another 8 feet to the top of obstacle racing’s biggest water slide. With a near vertical drop you’ll slide so fast you’ll barely have time to yelp in fear.
Hardest Obstacle Lumberjack Lane, where participants must lug heavy objects like logs and sandbags around a long muddy loop. Badasses are encouraged to grab two, if they can.
Gear Athletic clothes or costumes (don’t miss out on the “Most Savage Costume” contest), socks, shoes and a kick-ass attitude. Check out our full list of recommended gear here

Savage Race is the most badass mud and obstacle race event yet. Our unique courses feature big, rugged obstacles spread out over 4 – 6 treacherous miles. This is one tough race, and we guarantee that it will completely kick your ass. We warn you that this race is not for everyone, and it's definitely not your average family fun run or ‘mud race'. If you're afraid of extreme obstacles, fire, mud, and bruises, DO NOT sign up for Savage Race. But if you're tough, you need to prove it. Are you a Savage? Prove it at Savage Race.

We lovingly call our participants Savages because we believe you have to find your inner barbarian to power through our intense 4-6 mile races. Some of our most intense obstacles have include the Shriveled Richard ice bath, the incredibly steep Sawtooth Bars, a leap over rows of fire and of course crawling through thick mud under barbed wire. Savage Race prides itself on having the biggest obstacles and featuring the most per mile; a true Savage Challenge. We also scout for the gnarliest terrain available in your area to offer participants the added challenge of treacherous terrain.

At Savage Race we believe that we deserve to play just as hard as we work, and our Savages certainly deserve it after completing one of our races. That's why at the end of each event we reward participants with frosty beer, delicious barbeque and awesome music at what we like to call the “Outrageous Savage After Party.”

Our mission at Savage Race is to provide endurance enthusiasts with something even bigger than the race itself. We want participants to push themselves until they think they can run no further, climb no higher and go no faster. Being a Savage means pushing yourself to the ultimate limit, and the high you will feel after completing one of our events is something that you will never forget.

Upcoming Savage Race Events

We don't know of any upcoming events for Savage Race. You can check out our list of past events and reviews below, or if you know of an upcoming race, add it to our calendar!

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Savage Race News & Featured Reviews

Savage Race Reviews from the Community

Average rating: 4.62 / 5 from 71 reviews.

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Chicago 2020

Jul 27, 2020 by Daniel

Great event and very well organized. Staff were brilliant. Everyone I talked to pretty much summed it up as "it's so awesome to finally get out and do an OCR event" Yes there were some tweaks that had to be made with the virus on a lot of people's minds but they did a great job with it. Nice work Savage!

Aug 02, 2018 by Ashley

I LOVE the Chicago venue! It is fast and flat!
I love all the venues (except I refuse to run Ohio)
If you’re not running savage- do you even OCR?!
One of the BEST in the business!

Aug 02, 2018 by Maira

Great staff, well organized, tough obstacles, perfect distance. Only a few of the great things about Savage Race. They take great care of their volunteers and the race itself is always a great competitive environment. One of if not the best OCR race series around.

Best OCR series out there!

Aug 02, 2018 by Dale Hall

I've run two Savages this year with another 3 on the books to go. This is, by far, one of the best OCR series out there.. Not only are the obstacles challenging, they are fun! Instead of hearing, "Oh shit, here's the stupid bucket again" you hear, "Awesome! Here's Sawtooth!" (Or Colossus or Twirly Bird or any of the others) The races are very organized and the staff is awesome. Even the Heads of the Organization are actively involved with the runners constantly getting their input to make things better. And, not to mention, the prices aren't outrageous either! You can't ask for a better time. #SAF

Aug 02, 2018 by Rob Gilliam

Savage Race could be the best run OCR organization. Great value, fantastic and innovative courses and challenges. Chicago was my 3rd full Savage and second Blitz of 2018. I can't wait for the next so I can add to my Syndicate collection.

Aug 02, 2018 by Kressa Peterson

Savage is such a GREAT race in every way. I can not say another good things about them. The race is tough but if you cant get through an obstacle there is always someone to lend a helping hand and a positive word. Such a welcoming group. The organization is the best in the business. Always so happy when a Savage race is coming up!!

Aug 02, 2018 by Ed Soja
Event Name: Ohio Savage Race 2018 

Savage puts on an outstanding race series! The standard by which to compare all OCR! They blend challenge and fun so that all racers...first timers to elites...can enjoy it! The tagline of the perfect distance and best obstacles is spot on! Onl complaint is that there arent more offered. Keep up the great work Savage Team!!

Perfect run

Aug 02, 2018 by Allen Cole

I enjoy Savage Races because it is the perfect distance and challenges for me to achieve my goals. Savage is setting the bar with their customer service, other organizations are still in the mud. All volunteers are smiling & willing to help out. Only OCR that I have drove 10.5 hours one way to race & drove home on the same day after running 7.5 miles. Once you go Savage, you never go back to another ocr.

Challengely fun and addictive

Aug 02, 2018 by Joe Orlando

By far the best obstacles in any OCR. For reference I've done; Spartan, Terrain Race, Bone Frog, Rugged Maniac, and Battle Frog. Great courses, excellent layouts and amazing staff. Anytime a mistake is made they will instantly own and rectify it. Highly recommended, best bang for your buck in OCR.

Aug 01, 2018 by David steele

This was my first time running this location. Great race as always and the level of kindness from everyone from the owners, volunteers and even other runner's is awesome. That is the main reason I have run 15 races so far and will continue to do so.

The Ultimate Mud Run, Obstacle Race and Adventure Race Guide , USA 4.6 5.0 54 54 Great event and very well organized. Staff were brilliant. Everyone I talked to pretty much summed it up as "it's so awesome to finally get out and do an OCR event" Yes there were