It’s a bumper month for ob­sta­cle races. Here’s our pick of the best

Runner's World (UK) - - RACE -

Wolf Run – Au­tumn Wolf

There are now four Wolf Run events ev­ery year, one for each sea­son. This wood­land 10K is a cross be­tween an ob­sta­cle race and a cross-coun­try event. The ob­sta­cles will cer­tainly keep you busy – think tree stumps to hur­dle, streams to splash through and mud slicks to ne­go­ti­ate. Wear your old­est, least-loved kit… Leam­ing­ton Spa, Wark­wick­shire, Septem­ber 2 and 3, the­wol­frun.com

Welsh War­rior

On the 5K course: quar­ter pipes, wa­ter slides, A-frames, cargo nets, swamps and much more. In the event vil­lage: food stalls, ar­ti­san cof­fee bar, drinks bar (yes that means booze), in­flat­able larks and mu­sic play­ing through­out the day. Vibe: chilled fam­ily fun. Dee­side, Flintshire, Septem­ber 2, be­spok­e­fit­nes­sande­vents.co.uk

Rat Race Man vs Moun­tain

As if tack­ling nu­mer­ous man-made and nat­u­ral ob­sta­cles over a 20-mile course weren’t enough, those sadists over at Rat Race HQ have de­cided that all this should be done on a tricky tech­ni­cal trail route that in­volves plenty of climb­ing, some jump­ing and even a lit­tle swim­ming. Llan­beris, Gwynedd, Wales, Septem­ber 2, ra­trace.com

In­flat­able 5K

A 5K race with 10 giant in­flat­able ob­sta­cles might sound like one for the kids, but we reckon it’s also a great way for the adults to get in some core strength and sta­bil­ity train­ing – it’s not as easy as it sounds.

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