Latest Obstacle course Stories

2011-02-15 00:02:48

More than 10,000 participants will descend upon Highland Park in Cedartown, Georgia, on March 12th and 13th to participate in probably the toughest one-day event on the planet and raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Not your typical endurance run, this 10-mile obstacle course is designed by British Special forces to test fitness, stamina, mental strength and all around grit. Come see first hand why Triathlons are for wimps. Hint: it's the same reason we are already sold out 6 months...

2010-09-07 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- My Gym Entertainment has launched their newly produced comedy show, The Activators, an interactive series for preschoolers - focused solely on physical fitness. Based on the 30-year success rate of the classes and programs from My Gym Children's Fitness Center, which has over 200 locations in the United States and internationally, the show features exercises, games, sports, and dances that make fitness fun and accessible to all preschoolers,...

2009-07-22 21:26:23

ABC said Wednesday it has picked up its U.S. reality television series Wipeout for a third season. Twenty-four thrill-seekers will compete in the world's largest extreme obstacle course designed to provide the most spills, face plants and wipeouts ever seen on television, the network said in a news release. Moving nights, from Tuesday last summer to Wednesday this year, against tougher competition from Fox's time-period veteran 'So You Think You Can Dance,' ABC's 'Wipeout' is No. 1 during...

2008-08-06 18:00:20

ABC announced Wednesday that it has picked up the U.S. reality competition series "Wipeout" for a second season. "Each week 24 daring new contestants of all ages, shapes and sizes will go head to head through four rounds of grueling and physically demanding but wildly hilarious obstacle courses to win the title of 'Wipeout Champion' and the grand prize of $50,000," the network said in a press release. "The contestants and the courses change every week." John Anderson of ESPN's...

2008-07-22 00:00:28

By Cary Darling The Japanese long have been known for their torturous game shows that test not only physical endurance but sanity. Now this approach is finding a home on American TV. Why suffer the stolid bookishness of "Jeopardy!" -- and run the risk of actually learning something -- when you can watch "Hurl!" and savor the sight of guys revisiting their previous meal? And this being the networks' "off-season," when viewers' brain cells are fried from the sun and summer-TV reality...

2008-07-14 12:00:39

The freak show called reality TV has always pushed its clowns to fall apart, whether they're would-be models pining for the affections of a washed-up rocker, hot-tempered roommates battling for the last dab of toothpaste or cold-hearted contestants willing to emotionally scar their loved ones for a shot at a bag of cash. That's no longer enough. Now we want blood. In ABC's new hit "Wipeout," borderline athletes get punched, ricocheted and knocked into muddy waters on obstacle courses...

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