Designed by women, for women, Mudderella is a true athletic event. Across the 5–7 mile muddy course, the non-competitive fitness event finds participants trekking across plenty of obstacles, along with mud-filled pits, mountains of hay, and other challenges to be conquered. Some are designed to be accomplished solo, while others ask runners to team up and lend a hand. With obstacles likes Hat Trick, Wheels in Motion, and Mud Majesty, the event encourages its participants to step outside their comfort zone. Every course is different, but they all guarantee athletes a chance to get their hands—and the rest of them—dirty for a good time and an even better cause: Futures Without Violence, a non-profit that fights to prevent domestic violence and support survivors.
While plenty of fun can be found on the course, the festivities begin before the start line and end well after groups cross the finish line. The day kicks off with a stretch and strengthen session, after which participants can visit The Works and get free temporary tattoos, purple face-paint, and festive ribbons. Afterwards, they can pay a visit to the rinsing stations, change into some clean clothes—muddy sneakers can be donated to a local charity—and hit the after-party. Drinks, snacks, Mudderella gear, and massages will be available for purchase.
title: 7 Summits Adventure Race
The 7 Summits Adventure Race (7SAR) is inspired by one of the climbing world's greatest challenges: scaling each continent’s highest peak. That means Mt. Everest in Asia, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, Vinsson Massif in Antarctica, and so on. One of the elite climbers who mastered that challenge, in an effort to make the thrill of the conquest more accessible to everyone, founded the 7 Summits Adventure Race.
The exhilarating obstacle course, which has both a 3- and 7-mile route, is divided into seven sections, with challenge and scenery inspired by every continent's highest peaks. Throughout their treks, runners encounter obstacles designed by a former US Navy SEAL BUD/S Instructor to test them mentally and physically, including barbed wired crawls, ziplines, ladder crossings, and live weapons firing blanks. Race registration includes access to live music, food, and drinks, and 7 Summits donates $5 of each registration fee to One Day’s Wages, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, and Disabled American Veterans.
An Xbox 360 console, a 40-inch high-definition television, and a surround-sound headset: all of this is yours alone at PLAYlive's individual gaming stations. But that doesn't mean each round of gaming has to be a solitary affair. The gaming center hosts parties and weekly tournaments, too, pitting players against each other in live contests with titles such as Call of Duty and NBA2K. For members, the lounge even hosts monthly mixers where gamers can participate in mini tournaments or debate which Mario brother made their mother prouder. Beyond its comfy lounge, PLAYlive can enrich your gaming experience with its shop that specializes in repairing Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii consoles.
By the Numbers: Warehouse Rock Gym
2005—the year it was founded
7 days per week that it’s open
30 top-rope anchors
1 bouldering section
5 adult group classes, including introductory, leading, and yoga
18—the age guests can climb without needing a legal guardian to sign a waiver
0—the minimum age to climb (almost anyone can do it safely)
$10 rental fee for a one-day climbing package with shoes, harness, belay device, and chalk bag
1986—the year that history’s first rock-climbing gym, Stonehenge, was designated as a World Heritage Site
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title: Edgeworks Climbing
In 2004, a group of skilled climbers and experienced route setters married their expansive knowledge of the sport to create Edgeworks Climbing. The gym is an indoor paradise that expertly match the dynamic challenges that athletes face outdoors, boasting 10,000 square feet of climbing area with 25-foot top-rope routes, 35-foot lead routes, and 3,500 square feet of bouldering. The team of setters draws on years of experience outdoors to create hundreds of challenging, satisfying routes for climbers of all skill levels. Most of the setters are teachers as well, leading classes for beginners or advanced climbers, as well as heading outdoors to help the class appreciate the adrenaline rush of an outdoor climb ending in a fistfight with a bear.
Additionally, the passionate staff realized that alternative workouts are needed to push through plateaus in climbs, so they created a fitness area to complement the climbing gym. Classes such as yoga, Pilates, and cycling further exercise muscle groups that are useful when trying to finally ride a bike up your favorite route.