An estimated 1.2 million people climbed, crawled, and struggled through "adventure runs" last year. The races involve mud, obstacles, and a little bit of danger, and they're becoming increasingly popular across Florida.
FOX 35's Chase Cain and Tony Bernhardt-Velasquez braved the challenge of the Highlander Adventure Run to find out why so many people love these races. They had to climb over 20-foot high obstacles, crawl through mud under webs of barbed wire, and leap into pits of mud from platforms and ropes.
Estevan Torres had the look and exhaustion that came with finishing first in his heat. "That's right," Torres said while covered in mud, "It was tough all the way through from beginning to end... the toughest race I've done so far. I've done marathons, triathlons… [and] this was hard."
The Highlander run in western Orange County marked the third such event for Rock On Adventures. They have several more races coming soon, including runs with zombies and police!
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