Obstacle courses near the Grand Royale London this summer

Thames river race at Tower bridge in London

The world of health and fitness has boomed over the last few years with more and more people looking for ways to improve their lifestyle by changing their diet and staying active. Assault courses have taken the world of fitness by storm, with millions of people constantly posting mud-filled videos and pictures on social media. There are a number of these types of events happening around London throughout the year and we’ve put together a list of our favourite ones for you to browse. If you want to get active and put yourself to the test, then dust off your running shoes and race to the finish line this summer.

Beer Belly Running

For those who are still carrying a little winter weight, this is the perfect way to get active without giving up the two best things in the world, beer and food. You don’t need to be a professional runner or a world-class athlete to take part in this event. It’s for the average Joe who wants to work of some of their beer belly and then put it all back on again with some tasty food and drink. This alcohol-themed course will take you on five one-mile laps around the city before finishing at Hoop and Grapes where you’ll be rewarded with a food and drink obstacle of your choice. This event will be a lot of fun and if you’re staying at our Hyde Park accommodation it will give you the chance to get up and running without taking things too seriously.

Thames river race at Tower bridge in London

London River Rat Race

Unlike most assault courses and obstacle runs, the River Rat Race doesn’t take place on land. Instead, this fun-filled floating obstacle course can be found floating on the waters of the Royal Victoria Docks. The event is being organised by the same group of people who put together the Survival of the Fittest event which was extremely popular. The course is 10 kilometres in total and will include swimming, crawling, jumping and climbing through a series of obstacles. One of the obstacles to look out for is a 20 foot jump from the docks, which is sure to get your heart pumping. This is one of the best London locations for extreme sports and will give you chance to take part in something different to the standard assault course.

Pretty Muddy

For ladies out there that aren’t afraid to kick off their heels and get muddied up, this obstacle course will give you a chance to get active and help towards a good cause. The Pretty Muddy events take place throughout the year all over the country and this summer will see multiple runs hosted around London. The event was set up to raise funds for Cancer Research. The charity is one of the key organisations in the fight against cancer and this fun-filled, ‘mudathon’ is a perfect way for you to get involved and show your support.