Savage Facts

103,275

Annual Attendance

12

RACES PER YEAR

81.6%

COMPLETION RATE

5.9 Miles

Avg. Distance

225

STAFF MEMBERS INCLUDING 50 MEDICAL PERS.

Ready to create a lifelong memory?

It’s more than just a race. It’s about setting personal goals and smashing them. It’s about pushing your limits to defeat the world’s best obstacles. It’s about teamwork and friendship. It’s about the amazing people you will meet on the course. It’s about the mud, the fire, and the Facebook pics. It’s about creating the memory of a lifetime.

Whats Included:

  • 25 OBSTACLES
  • A BEER
  • T-SHIRT
  • SHINY MEDAL
  • CHIP TIMING
  • FREE DECAL
  • ACTION PHOTOS
  • MUD IN YOUR UNDERWEAR

Know your finish time

Savage Race proudly includes RFID chip timing for all participants.
Obstacles

Nutt Smasher

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Nutt Smasher

Nutt Smasher may look easy, but don't let it fool you. Traversing 40 feet across a 3 inch wooden beam is no simple task.  There's a nice cold pool of water waiting for those who can't make it across this beast.  There are no hand holds on this one, so make sure you practice your balancing act before race day.  Completing Nutt Smasher will leave you feeling pumped!   Completion Rate: 65%  

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Colon Blow 5000

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Colon Blow 5000

Colon Blow 5000 is a 24 inch in diameter tube that will truly test your fear of tight spaces.  Once you figure out how to maneuver up the 20 foot section, you have another one waiting for you to go back down.  Upper body strength is the key to conquering this obstacle.  It's all you'll have to work with.   Completion Rate: 70%

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Barn Door

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Barn Door

A unique take on your conventional 8 foot wall.  Barn Doors allow for a more timely scaling of the obstacle as hand and foot holds are easy to come by.  Scoot over this obstacle with ease, and be on your way. Watch out for splinters.   Completion Rate: 90%

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Davy Jones Locker

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Davy Jones Locker

Want an adrenaline rush? Davy Jones' Locker has you covered.  This 15 foot high dive into a 15 foot deep pool will have you so amped that you'll turn around and do it again.  Face your fears and take the plunge. Competent swimmers only.   Completion Rate: 55%

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Mud N’ Guts

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Mud N’ Guts

The muddiest, nastiest, smelliest, and sometimes friendliest obstacle Savage Race has to offer.  Crawl your way under 100 feet of barbed wire caked in the best mud you've ever encountered.  Grab a friend, because mud hugs are contagious.   Completion Rate: 97% 

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Swamp Ass

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Swamp Ass

Swamp ass comes in many different shapes and sizes.  Depending on the venue, you'll be tromping through a rocky river or wading through mud as thick as your grandma's pudding.  Start high stepping your way through this murky obstacle.   Completion Rate: 88%

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Colossus Slide

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Colossus Slide

Once you've scaled the front side of Colossus, there's only one way down.  The Colossus Slide is a near vertical drop at the top of the 24 foot tall structure.  Feel gravity take over as you hit lightning speed while being flung into the water below.  No training needed for this one. Just enjoy the adrenaline rush!   Completion Rate: 88%

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Kiss My Walls

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Kiss My Walls

Get a grip! Kiss My Walls will leave your fingers begging for mercy if you can complete this obstacle. With a 24 foot traverse and a one inch grip space, you better start working out those digits. Slow and steady will get you through this one.   Completion Rate: 79%

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Low Crawl

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Low Crawl

A little dirt and mud never hurt anyone, right? Get ready for some bruised knees and elbows, because there's razor-sharp barbed wire waiting above your head. Stay low and crawl like you mean it through this 50 foot long obstacle.   Completion Rate: 90%  

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Lumberjack Lane

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Lumberjack Lane

This isn't your average heavy object carry.  Savages lug over a combined 2000 pounds of lumber throughout a race. Depending on the venue, you'll be sloshing through swamps, trudging through mud, or laboring up mountain sides for 1000 feet. Don't forget, badasses grab two!   Completion Rate: 80%

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Mud Walls

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Mud Walls

A little twist on the classic up and over, this five foot high obstacle will get your heart pumping and your lower body covered in mud.  From the thick clay in Georgia to the sticky peat in Florida, you're going to battle through this obstacle. Good luck running at your normal pace after this one.   Completion Rate: 85%  

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Missionary Impossible

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Missionary Impossible

A simple, yet challenging obstacle, Missionary Impossible will leave you wet and invigorated.  Get on your back and start tugging the rope to fly up the 60 foot hill as fast as possible.  A little easier than a pull-up but a lot more fun!   Completion Rate: 99%  

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Prairie Dog

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Prairie Dog

With a small break needed to break up the running, Prairie Dog will have you on your knees.  Hands and knees, that is. This double low crawl into mud and semi darkness will unleash your inner beast.  Welcome to the wild side.   Completion Rate: 95%

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Sawtooth

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Sawtooth

Sawtooth is one of Savage Race's signature obstacles.  You can't miss this blue mammoth with it's unique design.  The gnarly tooth in the center of the structure has diminished the hopes and dreams of many Savages as they drop 10 feet into the water below. You'll need to start working on those pull-ups to cross the entire 35 foot span.   Completion Rate: 20%    

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Shriveled Richard

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Shriveled Richard

With 60,000 pounds of ice, Shriveled Richard is no joke. The bone chilling experience will take your breath away as soon as you dive in. It's no time to be timid.  To add to the experience, you have to completely submerge yourself halfway through the obstacle.  It's time to start taking cold showers.   Completion Rate: 70%  

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Slippery Incline Wall

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Slippery Incline Wall

Slippery Incline Wall can be intimidating when you first come up to it on the course.  Get a running start on this 16 foot long, 12 foot high incline or else you'll be out of luck getting the conveniently placed rope.  Occasionally, we'll throw some water onto the ascent to make it more of a challenge.  With a firm footing, you'll have no problem getting up this bad boy.   Completion Rate: 65%

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Colossus

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Colossus

Colossus is the prized jewel of Savage Race. Standing 43 feet off the ground, this two-part obstacle combines an enormous quarter pipe ramp with a free fall water slide. The 16 foot high quarter pipe is sure to test your upper body strength, and despite the ropes hanging down, most people need help from others to complete this obstacle.   Completion Rate: 60%  

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Big Ass Cargo Net

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Big Ass Cargo Net

Big Ass Cargo Net is propped up to 20 feet in the air, so don't get tangled in the gnarly mesh. Get ready for a great view at the top of this structure.  The hardest part is coming down.   Completion Rate: 80%

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Pipe Dreams

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Pipe Dreams

Maneuvering across these poles will really test your grip strength.  There is more than one way to complete Pipe Dreams, so pick your style and go for it.  Hang on tight, because the steel poles will be swaying back and forth the full 24 feet.  Find your rhythm and enjoy the ride.   Completion Rate: 54%

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96 Inch Stiffie

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96 Inch Stiffie

It will take 96 inches of determination, grit, and strength to conquer the 96 Inch Stiffie.  A running start always helps, but if you prefer a boost from your friends, that works just as well.  Get yourself over this obstacle and you're on your way to completing Savage Race.   Completion Rate: 55%

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Back Scratcher

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Back Scratcher

Stamina is the key to completing Back Scratcher.  With four alternating 5 foot walls and barbed wire barriers to crawl under, you're going to need all the strength you can muster.  Upper body and lower body strength will help you through this obstacle.   Completion Rate: 82%

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Blazed

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Blazed

If you're not careful, Blazed will roast you.  Make sure you have your jumping shoes on for this obstacle because you don't want to get burned.  This obstacle makes for a great photo, so get your best jump pose ready.   Completion Rate: 89%

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Thor’s Grundle

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Thor’s Grundle

The tastiest obstacle in the game, Thor's Grundle will leave you covered in mud.  Who knew a 50 foot trench filled with mud could be so intense.  Take a deep breath before you are completely submerged in the muck going under one of the baffles. You'll thank us later!   Completion Rate: 90%

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Mud N’ Guts

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Mud N’ Guts

The muddiest, nastiest, smelliest, and sometimes friendliest obstacle Savage Race has to offer.  Crawl your way under 100 feet of barbed wire caked in the best mud you've ever encountered.  Grab a friend, because mud hugs are contagious.   Completion Rate: 97% 

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Me So Thorny

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Me So Thorny

Me So Thorny is the tightest barbed wire crawl you will ever encounter. With barbed wire on top and to the left and right of you, there is very little room for error on this obstacle.  Using your upper body strength, you will need to crawl with care.   Completion Rate: 77%

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Savage Pro

Take your Savage Experience to the next level.

SAVAGE PRO AWARDS

To be eligible for Savage Pro awards, you must register for the Savage Pro heat (9:00 am).

First Place Overall: Savage Axe of Fame each to first place man and woman

First Place (age group): Savage Race Gold Medal (22 winners)

Second Place (age group): Savage Race Silver Medal (22 winners)

Third Place (age group): Savage Race Bronze Medal (22 winners)

 

SAVAGE PRO CASH PRIZES

Cash prizes are currently available at all Florida events (spring and fall).

First Place Cash: $1,500 each to first place overall man and woman

Second Place Cash: $750 each to second place overall man and woman

Third Place Cash: $250 each to third place overall man and woman

Award Information

Age divisions are determined based on your age on race day. All times are based on the official net time. We won't ship your award, so make sure you are present at the award ceremony after the mud race.

Savage Jr

Where kids are encouraged to run wild.

Even the kids can join in on the Savage Race action! The Savage Junior Race is a great way to get the kids involved in the day’s festivities and provide an adventurous memory they won’t soon forget. The race will feature 10-12 junior obstacles laid out on a fun and challenging 1/2 mile course.

Each Savage Junior will receive an official Savage Race finisher medal, a T-shirt, a race bib and a huge smile!

Ages: 12 and under
Times: 11 AM and 1 PM on race day
Registration: $30 online or $40 onsite.

Whats Included:

Savage Jr. Prizes
A Shiny Medal
One Clean Tee
A Race Bib
Savage Team
  • SAM ABBITT

    (CEO and Co-Founder)

    Sam Abbitt’s interest in obstacle racing, fitness and endurance sports is what drove him to create Savage Race. Sam earned his MBA and a second master’s degree in building contstruction from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). When he’s not working on organizing mud runs, Sam is traveling, working out at his local CrossFit gym, swinging kettlebells, or growing shiitaki mushrooms in his back yard. Sam is a snowboarder, surfer, scuba diver, bull rider, hot sauce lover, and dog owner.

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  • Lloyd Parker

    COO and Co-Founder

    Lloyd is in charge of making sure that the race course is bad ass on race day. He carefully checks the mud to ensure that it is deep and thick. He masterfully designs and builds extreme obstacles so that they test your limits. Thanks to Lloyd’s genius, the Savage Race course is the best mud run in the business. Having lived for several years in Lake Tahoe, California, Lloyd has a passion for traveling, snowboarding and outdoor recreation.

  • Alex Brown

    Event Operations Manager

    Growing up in Maine, Alex was raised on blueberries and lobster tail. You could normally find him playing ice hockey on a nearby pond during the harsh winters or on the golf course during the summer months. After earning his degree in Sport Management at Springfield College, Alex moved to Florida and joined the Savage Race team. On race day, you can find him meticulously polishing medals at the finish line making sure they’re ready for a fresh coat of mud.

  • Sean Wolters

    Event Operations Manager

    Born and raised on the South Shore of Long Island (or Lawn Guyland if you asked him to tawk about it) Sean spent more time as a kid playing music than sports. After finishing high school Sean moved to Orlando where he received his Bachelor’s and MBA from the University of Central Florida. While working as a Business Analyst and Consultant at UCF, Sean was introduced to the Savage Race crew and became hooked on everything obstacle racing. When he’s not tracking down the next Savage venue, he can be found adding race medals to his collection, playing music, and honing his negotiating skills by spending time with his mother and fiancé.

  • Bo Burton

    Event Operations Manager

    Bo was a two-sport athlete and earned his Bachelor’s degree at West Virginia State University and then returned home where he earned his Master’s at the University of Central Florida. Bo has a passion for mountain biking, snowboarding, and beach volleyball. His favorite obstacle is Colossus, because the near-vertical slide gives him butterflies in his stomach, just like his high school crush.

  • Mac Stone

    Official Photographer

    Mac Stone is the official Savage photographer. From Gainesville, Florida, Mac grew up playing tag with alligators in the swamps and is known for doing whatever it takes to get the shot. When he’s not shooting our events, he’s waist deep in some of the wildest parts of the country photographing wildlife for a number of magazines and organizations. Currently he’s working on a coffee table book all about the Everglades to be released in 2014.

  • Matthew T.

    Emcee

    Matthew T the Race Emcee is the last person you see before your savagery commences. His job at the Savage start line is to make sure that you are aware of how much the race is going to kick your ass that day, and bluntly, he enjoys that. Be prepared for an impromptu dance off, war chant, or Harlem shake in the start corral. He will explain how delicious the beer will taste after the finish and what savage obstacles you will need to overcome to get to the finish line. Once you’ve finished, he will drag you into a pushup or burpee contest. Matthew T hails from Baltimore, MD and is known to wakeboard, snowboard, fourwheel, and battle rap. Interesting fact: Matthew T can recite every single word of Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers Accapella.

  • Jeff Meeks

    Emcee

    With the most suave rendition of the national anthem in the history of mankind, Jeff revs up the first wave of every Savage Race. If you ever have an amazing story to tell, make sure you find Jeff on race day. He always has his microphone ready for an impromptu interview. Although he could probably win the push-up contest with one arm, he humbly lets the participants challenge one another on the main stage.

  • Karleen Scarpello

    Registration Manager

    As the registration manager, Karleen is in charge of making sure all of our participants get to their wave on time.  She loves welcoming all of the participants and spectators in the early morning of event day. If you’re still not awake yet, you will be when you meet Karleen. If you can find her when she’s not running around helping our fantastic volunteers, ask her for a big hug. She will be happy to oblige!

  • Kathy Poppitt

    Gear Check Manager

    Kathy used to collect bags as a child and arranged them in various categories. We knew she would be a great fit and complement the gear check area as she ensures everyone that she has never lost a bag. We are all able to sleep a little better at night.  Rumor has it that if you bring her coffee on race day, there will be a present waiting for you inside your bag when you come to pick it up!

  • Gary Parker

    Lead Handyman

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