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Typically, when people have friends or family in town, they show off their city by cramming in as many attractions and sights as possible. The four brothers behind the Sasquatch Relay take that approach to its logical extreme, orchestrating 75- and 190-mile relay races that spotlight their native region of Puget Sound. The trek leads teams of 6 or 12 in a one- or two-day journey through the shadows of Mount Rainier and the Northwest's sea of evergreens. At a party at the finish line, runners celebrate and share their surprise over how much shorter Sasquatch looks in person.

PO Box 581
Kent,
WA
US

Presented in part by Dan Clark, also known as Nitro, of American Gladiator fame, the Gladiator Rock'n Run is a unique and challenging event, pairing an obstacle-heavy running course and an attempt at breaking the record for the world?s longest mud pit with post-race entertainment, including beer, music, and food. Those prepared to race must dance through tires, army-crawl through mud, and clamber up rope ladders to avoid barrels thrown by giant apes. The roar of spectators rings throughout the course as bystanders cheer on runners to inspire strong finishes.

31001 144TH AVE SE
KENT,
Washington
US

Established: 2012

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 1 person

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Pro Tip: Don't wear clunky shoes.

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Obstacle courses with real hot lava.

Recommended Age Group: Kids

Q&A with the Teacher

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?

You won't hear our students' landings. It's a little secret called "ninja noise." This helps keep impact low, and stealth high.

As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?

Coaches are legitimately certified to teach Parkour, holding multiple parkour certifications. We are expert momentum anticipators and course creators. We minimize risk through safety drills, multi-level skill progressions and strength milestones. [Instructors are] First Aid? and CPR-trained in case anything happens. However we have not had one serious injury in the three years we've been coaching due to our safety protocols.

What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?

Through our classes students can expect to experience life-changing techniques. Ranging from the simple truths of how to squat sustainably to how to traverse lava while having fun and collecting speed and style points.

1001 106th Avenue Northeast
Bellevue,
WA
US

Strength, power, endurance, and agility. These are just four of the 10 components of fitness that the instructors of Commando Fitness promises to help its students improve. This was the dream of US Army vet Mark Daniels, to draw together his talent for personal training and his military experience to help others get fit. Virtually all of his trainers bear a military background, made evident by the workouts that use military techniques that helped soldiers the world over prepare for battle. Contrary to expectations, these instructors keep students motivated without screaming, yelling, or the use of fire. No two workouts are exactly alike, which helps students stay interested, and they take place in almost any kind of weather.

3519 108th Avenue SE
Bellevue,
WA
US

Tailgating parties usually happen on game day. The 5K TAILGATE gleefully bucks this tradition, however, channeling the energy and revelry normally reserved for football outings to host a 5K color run and, of course, a rousing tailgate party. Once suited up in white t-shirts or their local team's football jerseys, participants jog their way through the verdant Mountain Meadows Farm as volunteers lob colored powder at them along the way.

At the end of the run, prismatic participants can chow down on BBQ goodies and rehydrate with cold beers. All the while, live DJs and musicians regale eardrums with pulse-pounding tunes, and photo booths help preserve memories and spot-on Marty Feldman impersonations.

1032 106th Avenue Northeast
Bellevue,
WA
US

Everyday, Robert Sax and the rest of CrossFit Amped?s coaches create brand new workouts steeped in functional fitness. Their hands-on approach to training includes showing clients the proper form when weightlifting, swinging Kettlebells, and flipping giant tractor tires onto the car of a mean boss. Classes run daily and are tailored to ensure that each participant is challenged, no matter their fitness abilities.

1001 106th Avenue Northeast
Bellevue,
WA
US