Who said running had to be boring? Whether you want to bounce your way to the finish line or get covered from head to toe in paint or mud, there's a run for everyone. Here are some of the best coming to Greater Manchester this year:

Born Survivor

Ever wanted to try your hand at a spot of army training? Boasted as the 'ultimate military obstacle course', this is a 'a fast and furious 10km of military training inspired hell'. With 30+ obstacles and an insane amount of mud, it's fair to say you'll require a nice long muscle-soothing bath after completing this race.

Date: May 13th 2017   Location: Capesthorne Hall

Gung-ho

If you're less military and prefer your exercise to have you bouncng for joy, then look no further, Gung-ho combines a 5k race with lots of inflatable obstacles which will have you climbing, sliding, tumbling, bouncing and laughing to the finish line. 

Date: 29th April 2017   Location: Heaton Park

The Gauntlet Games

Be a gladiator for the day! Suitable for beginners and fun-seekers, 'The Gauntlet Games' offers the opportunity to swing, slide, climb and most likely slip/fall your way through the course. And don't expect to be heading back dry either, because if the obstacles don't trip you up, the foam certainly will!

Date: 16th September 2017  Location: Heaton Park

Rough Runner

Think 'Total Wipeout', 'Takeshi's Castle' and 'Gladiators', complete with Travelator finish line. Rough Runner comprises of a 5km route with around 10 obstacles, a 10km route with 15, and all 20 obstacles on their 15km route if you’re up for the toughest challenge.

Date: 21st-22nd October 2017   Location: Astley Hall

The Color Run


The Color Run, also known as the "Happiest 5k on the Planet", is a unique colour fun run that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. Now the single largest event series in the world, it's back in Manchester in July. Run, dance and get covered in multi-coloured powder paint... it's a fantastic day out for the whole family.

Date: 1st July 2017   Location: Etihad Stadium

Survival of the Fittest

Gritty, urban exhilarating and one of the longest running obstacle racing series. Break out of your comfort zone and take on the ultimate urban adventure. Men's Health will have you climbing hay bails, carrying cement bricks, dangling from beer kegs and running up travelators. Think you can survive?

Date: 28th October 2017   Location: Etihad Stadium

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