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Rugged Maniac New York City 2022

Half mud run & half festival—everything about this race is fun!


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The New York City Rugged Maniac is a 5K (3-mi) Obstacle race that is usually held in Brooklyn, at the Aviator Sports & Events Center. The course includes over 20 obstacles with names like Pyromaniac, Mount Maniac, Claustrophobia, and The Tranches. Rugged Maniac will definitely wake up your inner child. It's like a playground for grown-ups with a fire jump, three-story water slide, trampolines, and more. All these obstacles were designed to thrill participants of various fitness and skill levels.

The race with about 5,000 participants is accompanied by a huge festival right in the middle of action featuring a DJ on the main stage. The party starts at 8:30 a.m. with entertainment on the main stage and booths giving away free stuff. There are many interactive games like mechanical bulls, pie-eating, dance-offs, as well as plenty of food and drinks to keep participants fueled all day long.

Many activities at the festival are free for runners. Non-runners have to pay a small fee. The racers are assigned a specific time for a start. Each time slot is limited to 200 Maniacs, and you can pick your time while registering, so you can arrange running together with all of your friends.

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