Obstacles #1 Will always be YOU!
Get over all your fears and doubts about what you can and can't do, this is your time to rise up and brave the unknown.
Firefighters, Brave the unknown on every call they go out the door on, now its your turn!
Obstacle #2 is the Course itself!
The Course alone is there to measure your tenacity and mental toughness, it won't be easy, get ready!
Bungee cords… lots and lots of bungee cords going this way and that way and every which way you can think of. Your mission… simply try to get through. That’s all. And you’ll have plenty of room. This rat’s nest is 30 feet until you get to the other end.
Firefighter entanglement training. firefighters can get entanglement in wires and other obstacles in interior search.
This obstacle is a 20 to 25 foot high cargo net set at a 45 degree incline. You must scale up, over and down the other side. This will require upper body strength, balance and stamina. Any average person can complete this obstacle. The biggest challenge this obstacle presents will be overcoming a fear of heights.
Firefighter rope rescue work and specialized rescue training
DOWN AND DIRTY
Get low and stay low. Mud below you but just above barbed wire. Don’t worry, it didn’t seem to hurt the farm animals but they certainly learned quickly to stay away from it!!
Some of the most dirty and rewarding rescues in the fire service.
Run, walk or crawl through the woods, over and under logs. I'll bet you don't find grandma's house at the end!! This can be up to 3 miles long.
Wildland firefighter walk single file though some of the brutal terrain arond, and so shall you.
the Guard tower
Climb up a 10-foot tall ramp or ladder onto a platform. Proceed to the edge where you’ll look over the edge and jump off. NO DIVING, this is bad for moral of other runners.
The unsung hero's of some fire/ems and/or police services, the lonely lifeguard is always ready to jump into action.
The IMPOSSIBLE call
Its a slippery slop we climb, and this is no exception! try to scale the 12 foot high sloped wall, if at first you don't succeed, try try again. Ropes will help you do on the other side.
Sometimes also seen in reverse, as the two sides of an impossible call.
There is always that one call that sticks with you, and takes its toll on firefighters Mentally and Physically.
Finally, something sane, cool off, have nice drink… Yea, right think again. While you are thinking, think Dumpster + 3’ of water + Ice, lots and lots of ice! Wow, ok, that will be cold, but, 3’, I am say 6’ tall, no problem. Oh yes, there is a problem. There will be obstacles that you must go under…and of course they are right at the water line.
Nothing to it... just scale up and over 3 to 4 walls. Oh, but these walls start at 8 feet and go up to 12 feet tall. This is when good teamwork will come into play.
You are in for a fun time with this one! You will have to run across a body of water on a chain of inflated inner tubes. Try to stay on your feet or go for a swim.
Yep, hay, round bales of hay to be precise. But, hey, after what you’ve probably been through already, nothing to it. Just climb over them.
The landslide will probably be the obstacle that is the most “fun”. Think of a slip ‘n slide down the side of a mountain, up to 200 feet long, into a pool of mud. No time to play in the mud though… watch out for people coming behind you!
This obstacle is a chain-link fence lying flat on the ground for up to 75 yards. You’ll need to slide your body under it and low crawl all the way through. For a person with a larger stature, this obstacle may be a “drag”.
PAINT BALL RUN
So, we have to run and shoot paint balls at a target?? Cool!! Well sort of… you run, we shoot and you’re the target. Take it low and slow, crawling below the protective hay bales or high and fast just to get through this baby! Your choice!!
No button hanging around your neck is going to help you here. Nothing but raw willpower and a little help from a friend will help you here. Slippery, slippery mud and a steep hill is what you face here and with a little help, this is a piece of cake, or mud pie!
FIRE HOSE GAUNTLET
If you know anything about us, you know that we have roots in firefighting. So of course we’ll some fire trucks around. In case you don’t know, they pump water… lots of water. Let’s just say this obstacle will certainly clean you off… assuming you can stay on your feet.
Granite Mt. Trail
Dedicated to the 19 Granite Mountain Firefighter who lost their lives fighting wild fires. Well, this obstacle will give you a taste what it's like to be one. This will take a sure foot and a little planning.
How about some wind… lots of wind. Possibly up to gale force and for a nice touch, we may add a little water. Ever had a desire to brave the beginning stages of a hurricane??
Walk the fire line
In the Fire Service, you have to walk a fine line of Danger and safety. This obstacle does just that! Walk thin Dangerous planks between safe platforms, watch your step!
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
Think bungee cord maze coupled with an obstacle course in a jungle gym in pitch-black darkness!
Add a 25-50 lb bags of sand to carry with you. NOW MARCH UP THAT HILL!!
This obstacle is 18 to 20 foot diameter pipes and/or ditches in the ground, connected together up to 50’ long. Start off climbing into them at a height of about 5 feet then crawl through with a turn or two descending to ground level and exiting…yep, you guessed it, in a mud pit!!
Water and mud below, fire above! If you get too high, you’ll know it… the smell of singed hair is unmistakable. Stay low, low, low.
OK, this one is easy and is typically at the mid-point of our event. Run, walk or crawl the 1.5 miles of this one… your choice. Oh, depending on our mood that day we may setup the next obstacle.
Swim under a set of floating tunnels in water. This is pretty self explanatory, not much more to say on that one.