For many folks, first-person video games
offer all the thrills they need. But others crave the tactile realness
of an actual obstacle course with knotted ropes to climb, mud pits to
crawl through and walls to be surmounted. The typical ingredients of
adventure races include a military-style course, a river of mud and
whatever torture tests a perverse mind can conjure. Throw in a small
legion of weekend warriors and you’ve got yourself a fresh baked
adventure — or a hot mess, depending on your point of view.