- 5 miles/8K, 10 miles
- Mud/Obstacle Race
I had a really, really great time running the spring course (4.1 miles) at the Men's Health Urbanathlon in 2015 at Citi Field. While the whole event had to be rescheduled due to the Mets making the playoffs (woo!), we lucked out with a clear and cool day in December. They were good about keeping the racers up to date about changes and packet pickups.
On race day, parking was a bit of a pain. Parking at Citi Field isn't the greatest if you're not in the main parking lot, and lack of signage was a bit of a problem. But, once we were in, it was just across the street and right in the shadow of the stadium for the expo, bag drop and info station.
Once it was time for the race, volunteers were great about getting everyone into corrals and ready to run on time.
The course was a lot of fun -- and not dirty! Through dumpsters, over planks, through some tire obstacles, under a tractor trailer, over marine hurdles before you got into the stadium for the tough part: stair climbs! We ran all the way up the steps to the top of Citi Field, then zig-zagged up and down for a few sections before the big descent... onto the field! We ran the outfield dirt in Citi Field before climbing one more section of stairs to the concourse and then down and out into the final stretch.
Over some taxi cabs, over a cargo net on top of a bus, under some fences and over the final wall to the finish.
Along the whole way, there were tables with water and Propel (a sponsor), and the course was very well marked -- even with cyclists to lead each wave.
The expo at race day had a fantastic gear drop, some good protein bars and jerky and even trainers from Equinox to stretch you pre- and post-race.
Overall, it was a good, fun obstacle course race that I can't wait to do again next year.