Intense obstacles designed to test you more than events held by those other guys.
Firefighters, brave the unknown on every call and now it’s your turn. It’s time to get over your fears and doubts and rise up to brave the unknown. We’ve pulled from our firefighting background to design courses that combine the environment, the elements, heart pounding obstacles and real world firefighter training simulations. This is a challenge, an event, a right of passage to become Hardcore!
A 3.1 mile no-frills course that features between 5 to 10 intense obstacles. The course may be short, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy.
Get low and stay low. Mud below you but just above barbed wire. Don’t worry, it didn’t seem to hurt the farm animals but they certainly learned to stay away from it!!
REPLICATES: Some of the dirtiest and rewarding rescues in the fire service.
Run, walk or crawl through the woods, maneuvering over and under logs. we bet you don’t find grandma’s house at the end!! This part of the course can be up to 3 miles long.
REPLICATES: Wildland firefighters walk single file though brutal terrain…and so shall you.
Might as well Jump! Climb up a 10-foot tall ramp or ladder onto a platform. Proceed to the edge where you’ll look over the edge and jump off. NO DIVING, this is bad for moral of other runners.
REPLICATES: The unsung heroes of Fire, EMS, Police services and the lonely lifeguard are always ready to jump into action.
It’s a slippery slope we climb, and this is no exception! Attempt to scale the 12-foot-high sloped wall, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Ropes will help you do on the other side. Sometimes also seen in reverse, as the two sides of an impossible call.
REPLICATES: There is always that one call that sticks with you, and takes its toll on firefighters, both mentally and physically.
Time to cool off and have a nice drink – NOPE, just kidding. Instead think math:
DUMPSTER + WATER (3 feet) + ICE ( lots and lots of ice) = WOW THAT’S COLD.
Multiply that by obstacles in the water that you must go under, problem solved.
Nothing to it… just scale up and over 3 to 4 walls. Oh, but these walls start at 8 feet and go up to 12 feet tall. This is where teamwork is not just a suggestion – it’s a requirement.
You are in for a fun time with this one! You will run across a body of water on a chain of inflated inner tubes. Try to stay on your feet or go for a swim.
Yep, hay, round bales of hay to be precise. But, hey, after what you’ve been through already, nothing to it. Just climb up and over.
The landslide will probably be the obstacle that is the most “fun”. Think of a slip ‘n slide down the side of a mountain, up to 200 feet long, into a pool of mud. No time to play in the mud though… watch out for people coming behind you!
This obstacle is a chain-link fence lying flat on the ground for up to 75 yards. You’ll need to slide your body under it and low crawl all the way through. For a person with a larger stature, this obstacle may be a “drag”.
So, we have to run and shoot paintballs at a target?? Cool!! Well sort of… you run, we shoot and you’re the target. Take it low and slow, crawling below the protective hay bales or high and fast just to get through this baby! Your choice!!
Don’t be afraid to seek help getting up this steep, slippery hill. Nothing but raw willpower and a little help from a friend will get you to the top.
If you know anything about us, you know that we have roots in firefighting. So of course, we’ll some fire trucks around. In case you don’t know, they pump water… lots of water. Let’s just say this obstacle will certainly clean you off… assuming you can stay on your feet.
Dedicated to the 19 Granite Mountain Firefighters who lost their lives fighting wildfires. This obstacle will give you a taste what it’s like to be in a wildfire, it will take sure-footing and a little planning.
How about some wind… lots of wind. Possibly up to gale force and for a nice touch, we may add a little water. Ever had a desire to brave the beginning stages of a hurricane??
In the Fire Service, you have to walk a fine line of Danger and safety. This obstacle does just that! Walk thin dangerous planks between safe platforms, watch your step!
Welcome to the Jungle! Think bungee cord maze coupled with an obstacle course in a jungle gym in pitch-black darkness!
Add a 25-50 lb. bags of sand to carry with you. NOW MARCH UP THAT HILL!!
This obstacle is 18 to 20-foot diameter pipes and/or ditches in the ground, connected together up to 50’ long. Start off climbing into them at a height of about 5 feet then crawl through with a turn or two descending to ground level and exiting…yep, you guessed it, in a mud pit!!
Water and mud below, fire above! If you get too high, you’ll know it… the smell of singed hair is unmistakable. Stay low, low, low.
OK, this one is easy and is typically at the midpoint of our event. Run, walk or crawl the next 1.5 miles… your choice. Oh, depending on our mood that day we may setup the next obstacle.
Swim under a set of floating tunnels in water. This is pretty self-explanatory, not much more to say on that one.
Wires down in the fire company represent downed power lines, and the warning is to stay away or you could get shocked. For the obstacle, it’s a wooden frame, about 2 feet off the ground with little short charged lines hanging down connected to a car battery that as you crawl through your ass is lit up. We usually have a water obstacle just before this one so they are nice and wet before they get to it. 🙂
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