From Our Editors
You don't need to have ever run an obstacle course before to participate in the XMan Race. You don't have to be in tip-top shape or know your hometown's muddiest roads by heart, either. All you need is the drive to perform at the top of your game—though a little training beforehand couldn't hurt. After all, this is a down-and-dirty run, spanning 7 kilometers and featuring up to 35 military-style obstacles. The specific challenges will remain a mystery until race day, but it's a safe bet you'll need to run, crawl, jump, and climb your way to victory.