Pick Your Battle: Alpha Warrior

Choosing the right obstacle race for you

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Tagline: No Mud. No Miles. No Mercy.

What It Is: Alpha Warrior is an adult jungle gym with 30 back-to-back steel-and-plexiglass obstacles erected in urban settings, like San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium.

Defining Trait: Crash pads break your fall. The race requires intense upper-body strength to complete obstacles like Pipe Bombs, a field of vertically hanging metal tubes that must be crossed by hand.

Why You’ll Love It: No running required, and it’s the most spectator-friendly of all the races.

Timed: No

Similar: Camp Rhino training facility ($25 per session)

Price: From $70


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