From Our Editors
If Tough Mudder were a huge Jimmy Buffet fan, you'd have something close to Survival Beach. The physically and mentally demanding obstacle course offsets the do-or-die attitude of self-serious races with a cheery dose of pirate-themed whimsy. Contestants clamor over and swandive onto inflatable obstacles rather than contending with rough-hewn logs and barbed wire. And at the end of the race, everyone takes a load off at the post-race barbecue.