Greek Peak Winter Spartan

The first ever Winter Spartan Race on U.S. soil was held March 4th at the Greek Peak Ski Lodge in Cortland, New York. The logistics of the race with start time temperatures around 10 degrees and the wind chill just below zero with light snow were extremely difficult. Registration computers outside were frozen up, literally, and the whole registration process was brought inside causing the whole race to be an hour behind schedule. Spartan told me after the race that they asked the resort numerous times to hold registration inside but were continually told no until there was no other choice. This also caused numerous slight bottlenecks along the race due to people jumping the gate and overcrowding waves. The 3.45-mile course climbed up just under a thousand feet and wound through the ski runs and surrounding forest in typical Spartan fashion. Volunteers were just as frozen as the water at the aid stations and the footing was treacherous at best making this the longest quick sprint I’ve ever raced.

At 9:30am, the first wave of the day finally started off with a dash up one of the ski slopes that had the effect of immediately thinning out the herd of racers before making a right turn away from the festival area and into the surrounding forest. A single lane path of ice led racers down the distance we just raced up until we were presented with our first “hurdle”. Yes, the Spartan 5 foot hurdles were our first obstacle to navigate over before being presented with our first wall to climb. Once up and over, a short jog took us to a short barbed wire crawl on a sheet of ice where the wind was blowing chunks of snow and ice chips right into our faces. Now back on the icy trail, Spartan led us through another short jog through the woods and another wall climb leading up to the Spartan Rig. This was the basic ring only rig and we all were happy about that as the brutal temps had our hands frozen and stiff. The more difficult multi-rig would have been brutal to traverse under these conditions, and I feel Spartan made the right choice only using the rings.

Spartan now led us away from the festival area and ski slopes to more moderate pasture type terrain where the sled drag and carry was located along with the Atlas Stone. The Atlas Stone ended up being one of the tougher obstacles on the day because they were all covered in ice! It was truly humbling trying to get a grip on that sucker. A frozen creek crossing was next up on our way to the bucket brigade along a single path through the prairie type terrain. After dumping our buckets, we were on our way back towards the festival area where the vertical cargo net and rope climb sapped our strength before hitting the Herc Hoist. The frozen ropes seriously tested a racer climbing skills and grip strength. Ice on the rope with frozen hands made this way tougher than usual. The spear throw was next up after a short jog and the strong winds really played tricks with the spear’s accuracy. Now Spartan led us back towards the festival area for an inverted wall climb and then back up the ski slope where the A-Frame cargo climb was set up.

Now climbing our way up the slope, once again Spartan created a unique snow quarter pipe with ropes anchored from the top to help an athlete get to the top. Now athletes were led through the forest where the frozen sandbag carry was located. Up the slope through the woods along a single path filled with ice and downed trees along the way made the climb a tough one. The way descent back down the slope with the sandbag was almost as bad as going up because the footing was so slippery! Now, finally on our way back down towards the festival and the finish Spartan placed a series of icy snow mounds for athletes to climb over before a steep, speedy, and slippery decent down to a very slick slip wall. The normal dunk wall was replaced with a wall over a dugout snow pit where the hardest part was trying to climb out before finally getting to the fire jump and finish where, once I crossed, I promptly slipped and fell on my rear end. First time ever I received my medal while seated.

I consider the first Winter Spartan to be a huge success. After the initial delay described above, I found the course and conditions to be plenty tough. The weather really made the normal Spartan obstacles much more challenging. All the racers I spoke to afterwards agreed that they all had a great time and really enjoyed the course. Hopefully this success will lead to more winter OCR events around the country. My personal view is that OCR is tough, and that’s why we do it. But OCR below zero really will test what you’re made of!

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HESCO Bone Frog: Orlando

The BoneFrog Series OCR got it’s 2017 racing season started off February 25 th in Sorrento Florida. Being owned and operated by former Navy Seals instantly gave this race series credibility in my eyes so I left chilly Illinois and flew down to sunny Florida to check things out. The first thing I found out is that BoneFrog offers three different distance levels for racers to choose from at each event. The 3-5-mile sprint course, the 8-10-mile Challenge course, and their signature Tier 1 distance at 13 plus miles. All three of these options could be ran at the Elite or Open level. I found having the convenience of three different distances all in one location an awesome way to offer many varieties to the masses. Something for everyone is a great idea! For the remainder of this article I will be describing the middle level Challenge distance run at the Elite level because this was the one I picked to run.

The Elite racers of each distance started off first thing in the morning all together with our bright green bands on our wrist. BoneFrog chose to use the “fail an obstacle, lose your band” method of keeping track of Elite racers progress and overall I found that the volunteers really made sure the Elites did indeed finish each obstacle. A timing chip with a built-in wrap around the ankle Velcro enclosure might have been the best and quickest way to put on a chip eve and was a great idea. I’m going to cover the first half of the 8.8-mile Challenge race quickly here because it was basically just running along a sandy trail where an occasional low crawl or 6-8-foot wall could be found. The Spider Wall was just some tape placed between 2 trees and the low crawl was just some wire, tape and in one case palm fond placed close to the ground as a couple of examples.

It was on the back half of the course where BoneFrog brought out all their cool stuff and really picked up the difficulty! Starting off with a semi tire drag and pull we were led to the first of the many body weight overhead grip obstacles. On Get a Grip an athlete needed to traverse a series of moving rings from one side to the other. If you like rig work BoneFrog offered many different variations throughout the course to test you. Next up was the Brute Force Carry which required athletes to throw a sandbag on their shoulders for a sandy jog around some of the trees and vegetation and back before setting off back down the trail to Rolling Thunder. This obstacle gave most shorter racers fits. This obstacle consisted of a horizontal chest high pole covered with different sized tires that would spin. I personally saw many people jump up only to get spun back to the ground. Another of the signature BoneFrog obstacles, Hell’s Gate, was a short distance away and proved to be tough. Hell’s Gate was a series gradual ascending and descending walls all spaced about four feet apart.  The wall sizes were 4 foot, 6 foot, 9 foot, and back down to 6 and then 4 feet. Now feeling very winded BoneFrog set up along the trail the Dirty Name, or sternum checker as most racers have come to know it.


Grip strength was a major obstacle focus on the last quarter of the course starting with the Drunken Monkey. This was an overhead peg traverse set into 2 by 12 posts and was suspended maybe 15 feet above the ground. Along the way back to the festival area a unique obstacle called 31 Hero’s gassed out racers in a major way. Names of fallen soldiers were to be called off with a burpee done between each name was how it was completed and let to my personal nemesis Swingers Club. This was a nun chuck style rig traverse that cost me a few tries and a few blisters! Now back near the festival area we had a completely vertical net climb to further sap our grip strength followed up by a rope swing suspended over a pool of water. The last obstacles all situated in a row were a rope climb, dead man’s carry {wreck bag on a pully}, and the Black Ops apparatus. This was a rope climb into a monkey bar traverse and then down into a muddy low crawl before crossing the finish line. The Black Ops obstacle provided the best photo op area because there was a huge American flag behind the monkey bars and looked awesome.

My basic overview of the course was the first half was more like a trail race and the back half was more like a bad ass Seal course. Perhaps better obstacle placement would make this feel more like a complete course, or maybe BoneFrog just wanted to lull you into a false sense of difficulty. Either way, I would certainly do another event, maybe Tier 1 next time! The medals were nice and the BoneFrog apparel tent offered plenty of cool stuff to purchase. Parking was the standard 10 bucks and was located a quarter mile away from the festival area. Photos were free and spectators were free to walk around and see you race at most locations. My conclusion is that Bonefrog is defiantly worth doing, but might be needing a little better management. If you want to catch their next event it’s March 25th at Talladega Speedway in Alabama!

Abominable Snow Race 2017

Abominable Snow Race - And They're Off!So, you think you’re tough right? You can fly up a rope or smoke a 5k on the treadmill? Indoors, in your climate controlled gym, with your water bottle next to you, and your music pumping in your headphones? Well the winter OCR season is here and gaining popularity. You can crush a course when it’s 80 degrees but how about when the wind chill is barely in the teens? The Abominable Snow Race held at the Grand Geneva Ski Resort in Wisconsin on January 28th  offered just this challenge. Nearly 2,500 athletes ventured to the snow-covered resort to test themselves against the hills, well-placed obstacles, and the climate.

Abominable Snow Race - Traversing

With the temperature’s in the low 20’s and the wind chill around 12 degrees ASR started off their second annual race at 8 am with Coach Pain behind the microphone doing his best to keep a lively, but cold crowd pumped up. The lone elite wave was packed with athletes from all over wanting to test their mental and physical toughness!

Starting off with a snow packed run up and around one of the ski slopes, ASR led athletes through a series of low crawls and over-under-throughs to thin out racers before setting off along the 4.4 miles of wooded trails of the Grand Geneva Resort. The constant elevation change along the very technical trails certainly was a test of an athlete’s trail running ability. The first of ASR’s signature obstacles was up next: The Alaskan Oil Rigs.  This consists of a vertical climb up a man-made rig to a bell ring at the top, providing a unique climbing challenge. Back on the frozen trails racers came up to a tractor tire flip, 3 times down and back. This proved to be a slight bottleneck with racers waiting 3 deep for an opportunity to complete this challenge. An extra tire or two will easily solve this problem in the future, but it did provide racers with a small breather. Now back on the trail, we circled around back in the direction of the resort where the ASR version of the Bucket Brigade waited. ASR chose to use packed snow as the filler in their buckets. If you carried the bucket on your shoulder and spilled some you got a chilly wake up call.

Now back on the trail, we circled around back in the direction of the resort where the ASR version of the Bucket Brigade waited. ASR chose to use packed snow as the filler in their buckets. If you carried the bucket on your shoulder and spilled some you got a chilly wake-up call.  A series of climbing barricades was the next obstacle up for racers as ASR brought us up to another one of their signature obstacles; The Cliffhanger. The Cliffhanger is a traverse wall separated by a 12-foot suspended section of wood that an athlete had to cross to get to the rest of the traverse wall. It was a great way to change up the normal wall traverse!

Abominable Snow Race - Slant WallNow back to the ski slope, ASR challenged racers with a slippery log carry around the hill, and then it was on to a bit of fun. Racers had to grab an innertube and climb up to the top of the ski hill for a thrilling high-speed slide down. After dropping off our tubes we were back into the woods and trails which again led us away from the resort. Three sets of 5-foot-high hurdles were placed in our path leading up to a balance beam walk with log in hand. A 20-burpee penalty was in effect for any elite racer who failed any obstacle, and there were plenty of burpees being done here. A 9-foot inverted wall traverse tested your grip and climbing skills before heading for a run through the winding forest trails. Another one of ASR’s unique challenges now put before us was a sling shot type event. Targets were placed a short distance away and racers had to grab a sponge ball, load in into a large sling shot and fire away. It was a “luck” obstacle, almost like the Spartan spear throw.

Abominable Snow Race - Cargo Climb

Now curling back on our final trip back to the ski lodge, ASR placed the Rocky Sled Pull. Sleds needed to be loaded with sandbags and dragged along a course around the forest and back to the start where the next racer could use them. After another series of trails, we came back to the largest ski slope where ASR really tested racers. Enjoy a climb up snow-packed, steep hills? Great! Two sets of steep climbs, the second leading up to an additional A-frame cargo climb on top, exhausted your legs and back. Once complete, a racer had to navigate back down the steep slope and up to the final ASR obstacle. A slip wall was all that was left between a racer and the finish. But the steep incline of the wall, along with the constant blowing snow on the wall made this wall a brutal climb!Abominable Snow Race - Low in the snow

A location change to this year’s event to the Grand Geneva Resort was an awesome idea from race CEO Bill Wolfe. The elevation changes really made the event tougher and more exciting. Parking and pics were free at the event and their race swag was on point.  At the merchandise tent, ASR sold flex fit hats, custom ASR compression gear, and many more awesome items. The festival area was loaded with vendors and was packed with racers and their families. A kids Yeti course was offered and warm locker rooms provided. I found the ASR to be a must-do race in the Midwest. It is super challenging with some fun things thrown in. I would even recommend traveling in from far away for this OCR. For those who really want to test themselves in the winter elements, this is the one to do.

Photo Credit: Scott Brackemeyer

Dirt Runner: Warrior Rush Winter Soldier

dscn0724Dirt Runner, the permanent obstacle course located in Northern Illinois, held this year’s first winter OCR – Warrior Rush Winter Soldier – on Saturday December 3rd. With the popularity of cold weather races starting to rise, I figured I’d better bundle up and join in on the fun. Dirt Runner, the former home of the Illinois Spartan and Battlefrog races, is known for its rugged terrain and demanding obstacles. With temps hovering around freezing most of the day and light winds, I was just praying to God that there weren’t any water obstacles on the course! Winter Soldier offered a one lap option for the open class, a 2 lap option for the elite class, and a three lap option for those who really wanted a test.  Each lap was a 2.1 mile juggernaut packed with 30+ obstacles that were bad ass.

15337427_1165541256869919_8648084033648005401_nStarting off in the main festival area, athletes were led along a muddy trail to a series of over, under, and through obstacles and low tunnel crawls, which served as a warm up for the weighted carries that were to follow. Snaking through the trail of prairie grass, D.R. set up a concrete block carry, followed closely by a rock filled bucket carry, and ending with a large log carry. Next up was a series of wall climbs ranging in size from 6 to 10 feet, and luckily, that 10-footer had a cheater step! Now back into the forest, we were led along a trail that was really more mud than trail. Hope you had your shoes tied tight or you might lose one here! It was along this trail of slop that D.R. had set up their monkey bars before sending us back into the woods and ravines – a D.R. hallmark. This trail wasn’t muddy but instead filled with leaf chocked hills and valleys.

dscn0806Now being led back towards the festival area, athletes came upon a couple of wall climbs. A delta ladder and an inverted wall were blocking our path as we made our way around on the trail and onto some of the signature D.R obstacles. A series of three spinning balance logs suspended 5 feet in the air was a sure test of balance which led us to a series of sternum checkers that varied in size all the way up to 6 feet. Now it was on to the frog hops, set in a water-filled pit, logs of varying heights were placed to test your balance or to test if your shoes were waterproof. Next up was a tire and rope climb after which athletes were led to an underground long ass low crawl. Once out of the tube was a rope traverse over some very cold water and a balance log suspended over a marsh pit. From here, we ran along the trail back to the festival area for the last bunch of physically demanding obstacles.

dscn0727The obstacles came fast and furious at this point of the race with very little running in between. A wall climb was followed right away by a Z traverse wall. Then it was onto a series of inverted walls and two delta ladders. Another spinning balance log was next up followed by a 10X semi tire flip and on to a giant slip wall. After climbing down the slip wall another short slip wall needed to be flipped over before climbing up a huge log structure imbedded into the ground. At the top an athlete had to then run down the hill and climb a suspended rope ringing a bell at the top before making their way to a cargo net traverse and an uphill barbed wire crawl. Last but not least obstacle wise was a unique tire drag. D.R. placed a 72 pound Atlas stone inside the semi tire. So you first had to move the stone, then drag the tire, then drag the tire back, and finally retrieve your stone and place it in the semi tire! Now that was the last obstacle, but wait! Before you rang the finisher’s bell 50 burpees were in order. Yep, all that nastiness plus burpees. Now imagine all that for two or three laps!

dscn0774Although the number of athletes competing was low, those who did compete found we really got our money’s worth.  The volunteers were helpful and knowledgeable as always. Never have I raced a short course with so many physically demanding obstacles. As always, parking and pictures at a Dirt Runner event were free and medals, trophies and plaques were presented to participants. Dirt Runner had music pumping the whole time and provided a large bonfire to warm up athletes after the race. As far as winter racing goes, you have to ask yourself a question. Do you have the mental grit to complete obstacles and deal with the cold? Well do you? Try a winter OCR and find out!15380350_1164051037018941_8422100261116383019_n

Hammer Race Minnesota

14656440_796912923783609_1582696280912859380_nHave you ever wanted a break from the normal OCR thing of monkey bars and fire jumping? If so maybe the Hammer Race located in Zumbro Falls Minnesota, might be for you! The one catch, you must carry and use an 8 pound sledgehammer throughout the race. Offering both a 5k and 10k course with plenty of elevation (1,100 feet for the 10k course) and an Elite, Open, and 5 person Team challenge, there was an option for every level. Parking was located on the campground site near the start line for 10 dollars with warm shower facilities on site. The race start time was at noon, which was a blessing on a chilly Minnesota day. Flags were placed in the ground marking some very technical terrain.  Maybe they should have had us carry a machete instead of a sledgehammer!

14495474_796914810450087_7411192556217270290_nNow on to the race! Starting at noon and staggered 10 minutes apart the Elite, Team challenge, and Open class took off along the road that wound around the campground and led to the first set of walls to climb over. At these walls, you were able to drop your sledge at the bottom of the wall until you made your way over where you picked up your sledge again and made your way into the forest and along a path that can best be described as a game trail. Large tractor tires were the next obstacle we encountered and once again an athlete was able to drop their sledge until the required number of tire flips was performed before picking up the sledge and heading back into the forest. Now the “trails” along the course were maybe the most demanding part of the race. Everything was either up or down a tree choked hill, often times there was maybe a foot of flat surface to run on, rocks and mud and tall prairie grass were the norm, and all the while carrying that damn sledgehammer which got caught on everything!

14572272_796918867116348_5002001778864420645_nThe trail led us back near the campgrounds where a series of low crawls were set up. These were set very low to the ground and an athlete was required to carry the sledge with through the low tunnels with them.  Once through, we were led right across the road to another low crawl. This one was a bit tougher though. They used a large cargo style net and it was placed over a mix of sand and gravel. If your knees were not covered up here you were going to leave with some cuts! Now back on the trail we were led towards the adjoining river to a series of dirt mounds and walls which led to our first chance to use our hammers. Placed on “bucks” were large sectioned off hunks of wood. The goal of the obstacle was to use your sledgehammer to knock the wood from one side to the other. These “bucks” were located all along the course and certainly made the course physically demanding. Back into the wooded hills, we circled around the campground on the game trail.  Coming back up behind the campground was a series of two tires tied together with a small notch cut into the lead tire. An athlete had to insert the handle of their sledge and drag the tires around circle turnaround of pavement before smashing more logs on a buck and then back into the woods leading away from the camp.

14572324_796916043783297_1859031084091312114_nIt was during this portion of the race that I noticed the trail becoming way more technical and the hills way higher. Now back along the edge of the river we were led over another series of walls to climb and over to a series of large mats which athletes had to drag, along with their hammers, up and down a paved path. Now let me tell you, that was a total suckfest!  The race trail now took us back towards the river getting us wet briefly with a short march through the ankle deep water before the hardest climb of the race. Up we went, cold and wet. Under trees and over rocks we ending up by cornfield which of course was not harvested yet. Along the tall grass of the cornfield trail were another series of walls to scale leading to a deep ravine. On top of which was another “buck” to hammer. After smashing the wood we were finally starting to be led back towards the campgrounds and the finish, but not before more hills and climbing.

14633622_796916340449934_615656536426775743_oIt was along this final section of the course where we found one of the signature obstacles of the Hammer Race the “black door”.  This was a sectioned off area of the ravine where the drop and climb was almost totally straight down and up. Once down you had to find a rope which you had to climb with your sledge leading up to the top where an actual black door was located for you to go through.  It was also along this section of the trail where the ground became nothing but large boulders to navigate through. Probably lucky nobody broke an ankle here as the footing was awful at best, all while carrying that damn sledgehammer!  Now curling around back towards the campgrounds and the finish we were met by one last tire challenge. Athletes had to run around a large circle path with a car tire and their hammer before moving on towards the last set of obstacles and the finish. This last series of obstacles was set back to back in the festival area. Two different “bucks” were set up, one smashing wood, another a car tire. Then on to a low crawl before having to finish with two rope climbs over a wooden A frame structure.

14517664_796915220450046_3145517335679945850_nI found the Hammer Race to be very challenging and fun. If you like something a little different in OCR this might be a race you would enjoy. With participant numbers around 200 you will not get lost in the crowd and the volunteers were friendly. The tee shirts and medals were nice and the photos were free. Possibly adding a Masters division and a kid’s race might help their numbers. Also possibly giving teams color coded wrist bands might help with some of the confusion regarding team obstacle completion.  But otherwise I consider this a must do event if you live in the Midwest.


DRX GAMES – 300yds of POW!


The DRX GAMES were created by the good people at Dirt Runner, the permanent OCR location in Marseilles Illinois, to challenge athletes of different backgrounds in OCR type challenges. Held on a monthly basis starting last April, and culminating in September with two different championships for DRX GAMES and DRX DASH.  Competitors are required to complete a series of different OCR challenges and a short course loaded with obstacles that will leave you breathless. Dirt Runner was the original home of the Illinois Spartan Race for 5 years and also hosted Illinois Battlefrog. Most of us in the Midwest cut our Spartan teeth on this course and it holds a warm spot in many of our racing hearts.


In addition to the DRX GAMES, Dirt Runner also offers the DRX DASH (300yd short distance ocr with 25+ obstacles, the WARRIOR RUSH a summer version and winter version (a 2-mile course with 50+ obstacles) the MIDWEST MAYHEM (a 4-mile with 60+ obstacles), a DRX BRUTE (a strength ocr competition) DRX DIRTATHLON (an ocr Triathlon), and a Halloween zombie run.

Midwest Mayhem and Warrior Rush where an athlete has a choice of running a longer and shorter obstacle course as many times as possible in an hour, a strength only event,and a series of night runs. When I found out Dirt Runner was starting to offer up different events I was on board right away!


The DRX-GAMES is my favorite series at Dirt Runner. Scoring in the DRX Games depends on the number of people competing: if say 30 people are competing then 30 points are awarded to the first place finisher in a given event, 29 to second place, 28 to third place, all the way down the line. Scores are added up after all the events are completed and a champion with the most points is named. The kids’ race functions the same way and is an awesome way for your children to work on their overall skills. The first challenge is one that almost everyone hates and needs practice at. Dirt Runner has set up hay bales on stands for a best of five spear throw where points are prorated. How many of us couldn’t use extra spear practice right? How many of us have seen a great race ruined by a missed spear throw and the 30 burpee penalty? If more spear throwing practice is what you want either come early or stay late and throw as many as you want!


Challenge number two is a challenge of strength and power. Competitors line up in a row behind identical 275 pound farm tires and flip them as many times as possible in 60 seconds. Volunteers count the number of reps to prevent cheating, and by the time you finish, your heart is pounding through your chest! Female competitors get off a bit easier on this one. Females must only flip identical semi tires for the same 60 second time limit. Next up is a test of strength and speed: the Atlas Stone carry for time. Set along a 15yd course, male competitors must pick up and do a down and back with a series of three different weighted atlas stones. The weight of the male stones is 40, 72, and 120 pounds with the females lugging around 40, and then two trips with the 72 pound stone. If your grip was starting to fail you now you don’t really want to see what’s next. It’s the Dirt Runner version of the Bucket Brigade! Set along a 25yd course competitor’s carry two 5 gallon buckets down and back, drop one off and then race down and back with just one bucket for time. Male buckets are filled to the top with gravel and sealed while female buckets are not completely filled.


Next up is the Amazonian tire pull and drag. Set along a 30yd course identical 75 pound tires tied to ropes are set in a row. Competitors line up behind wooden posts anchored horizontally into the ground, take a seat and start pulling. Once your tire touches the wooden plank one must drag the tire back down the course till the rope is pulled tight, race back to the post and pull again. The timed event isn’t finished till an athlete drags the tire back down all the way and races past the wooden post. One of the newly added substitute events is a 5 foot long telephone pole flip for time. This was added as a way to beef up and improve a constantly changing course.


The final timed challenge is what can only be described as the mother of all short OCR courses. Both male and female athletes line up 5 wide along an obstacle-rich 300-yard course with very little running between obstacles. Competitors crawl under a metal tube and under barbed wire navigating a series of wooden posts in their way followed up immediately with an over and under obstacle. Dirt Runner used massive logs on this guaranteeing to make it a splinter filled joy. Next up is an Ares spear gamble where a miss will cost you a time killing 20 burpees. Though, you do get redemption opportunity to throw again. If you make it, you are good to go. If you don’t, you will have to do 50 burpees. Strength comes into play once again over the next three obstacles. A down and back tire flip with a semi tire is followed by an atlas stone carry which leads right into an athlete picking up a large log and a dip into a pond where you must carry your new wooden buddy across and dump him on the other side. Once complete it’s down into the mud for a low crawl under another metal tub and on to a spinning log test of balance. So you say you like to climb? Great! Next up is a 9-foot wall to climb over followed by a delta ladder and then over an inverted wall all back to back. After a short swim, it’s back into the mud for a barbed wire low crawl leading to the legendary Dirt Runner slip wall where a failure to climb will cost you another 30 burpees. Last but not least is a series of 6-foot slip walls leading up to the log climb to the top of a hill. Once an athlete finally makes it down the hill their time is marked and the score totals are added up. So if you’re looking to improve your skills or test your strength, the DRX Games might be the event for you!