Colorado’s Rugged Maniac Breaks Record

With creator of Rugged Maniac, Rob Dickens

With creator of Rugged Maniac, Rob Dickens

The Rugged Maniac in Lakewood, CO reached new heights and shattered a record in the process. Temperatures fell below 50 degrees F. making this race the coldest Rugged Maniac penciled into the books. The rain fell fast and steady, matching the heart beats of thousands of racers anxiously awaiting the start. BANG! And we were off, slipping, sliding, grinding with every bit of grit and determination we could muster to attack this Rugged Maniac!

Rolling dirt hills became muddy terrain providing no traction for racers. Rain soaked ropes meant to help racers summit steep hills became so slick they were tough to grip.  Splashing into pools to maneuver over lap lanes sent chills down participant’s mud covered bodies.

The Rugged Maniac is in the running for the toughest obstacle Run, With a course jam packed with obstacles racers have no time to catch their breath before it’s time to face a new fear. One of the most unique obstacles is the Normandy climb. Dive into underground tunnels with no lights or sound seeping through. After you make your way back onto ground, get ready for more.

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  1. #1 by beatingcowdens on May 28, 2012 - 6:27 pm

    Living through you… enjoying the ride! 🙂

  2. #2 by righteousbruin9 on May 28, 2012 - 8:08 pm

    This is true Colorado. I can imagine it’d work well in other places, but the Front range has the right combination of tough terrain and wild weather. You guys look awesome!

  3. #3 by tibettruth on May 29, 2012 - 1:00 pm

    Can see why Tibetan resistance fighters were trained in Colorado 🙂

  4. #4 by Rebecca Booth on June 9, 2012 - 3:43 pm


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