Obstacle races are sweeping the world. Are you wondering what it takes to win one? Need a detailed training guide with gear, apparel and nutrition recommendations?

In our complimentary 44-page guide, you'll see:

  • How to prepare for an obstacle race to out-perform your competition
  • Which training plan to follow depending on what race you are competing in
  • Gear, apparel and nutrition recommendations
  • 11 warm-up and cool-down videos

Jason Fitzgerald, Obstacle Race Expert

Nerve Rush’s own fitness correspondent, Jason Fitzgerald, is no stranger to obstacle race domination. A running coach who writes for an audience of more than 60,000 readers a month, Jason beat out nearly 17,000 athletes in Maryland’s Warrior Dash obstacle race. Jason understands running, nutrition and obstacle racing better than anyone else. In this guide, he deconstructs what it takes to win an obstacle race, step-by-step.




It’s such a relief to get some good all round guidance. I have started to put pretty much everything you have suggested into action and I feel so much happier that I am doing what I need to do and heading in the right direction. – Charlotte, United Kingdom


4 Individual Obstacle Course Training Plans


Short Course

If you’re planning on a 5k-10k race, this is for you. [Warrior Dash, Spartan Sprints, most Mudathlons]

> Beginner Short Course Training Plan
> Advanced Short Course Training Plan

Long Course

If you’re planning on a Tough Mudder, Spartan Race or any race longer than 6 miles, we’ve got you covered.

> Beginner Long Course Training Plan
> Advanced Long Course Training Plan


Jason’s training suggestions taught me ways to make my speedwork more valuable and provided me with workouts that increased my confidence when racing. – Kate, Philadelphia


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