Chicago 2020

July 25, 2020

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When Savage Race was born in 2011, we set six rules to define who we are and to set us apart from everyone else. To this day, we design our events with these rules as our guideposts.

  1. Savage Race is incredibly fun.
  2. We always have the best obstacles.
  3. It's about teamwork and friendship.
  4. Our community matters to us more than anything.
  5. We challenge beginners. We challenge experts.
  6. No one expects you to beat all the obstacles. It's normal to fail.
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Savage Race obstacles are regularly voted best in the industry by participants like you.

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Savage finisher shirts are crafted from a lightweight, ultra soft, cotton/poly blend.

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Unique medals for Savage Race, Savage Blitz, Savage Syndicate, and SavagePRO award winners


We leverage the most accurate timing equipment available to keep track of your race time.

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Our photographers are on course for great photo ops! Find your photos after the event using our facial recognition search tools.

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Beer is the official recovery beverage of Savage Race. If you finish, your first one is on the house.

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Did you know that Savage Race has a wonderfully supportive online race community with thousands of obstacle racers just like you? Our private Facebook group ranges from people just getting started, to some of the most accomplished professional athletes in the sport, and a whole lot of people in between. Get direct access to conversations with Savage HQ staff and thousands of fellow Savages.

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SavagePRO is for advanced athletes looking to take their Savage Race experience to the next level. SavagePRO participants compete for age group awards, special medals, cash prizes, and all the glory. SavagePRO is always the first race heat of the day, starting with a fresh course, at 9:00 am. SavagePRO is for the top 5% of runners, not for casual competitors, or beginners. Learn more


Savage Race is about teamwork, friendship, and community. It’s also about smiling and having a lot of fun. Make the most out of your Savage experience by completing it with your friends and family. We promise that it is the best that way. Speaking of community, why don’t you join our Savage Syndicate group on Facebook to connect with other runners?

Savage Syndicate

Savage Syndicate is a loyalty program designed to reward participants who run in two or more events within a single calendar year (this means between January 1 and December 31 of the same year). After you qualify, you can pick up your own Syndicate medal and race finisher pins (one for each race) onsite at your qualifying race. Learn more


There are two ways to Ruck Savage Race.

Savage Race Rucking Division
9:30am Saturday

Rucking Division is not a Cadre-led event. In Rucking Division, you simply show up, have fun, and ruck the course with your friends and others from the GORUCK community. Rucking Division finishers earn a special patch in addition to their T-shirt and medal. Rucking Division event completions do count toward Savage Syndicate qualification.
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Savage Race GORUCK Tough
9:00 pm Friday – 9:00 am Saturday

GORUCK teams up with Savage Race for a special GORUCK Tough Challenge on the grounds of the Savage Race. That means your Special Forces Cadre will have access to Savage Race’s 27+ obstacles for you to lead, follow, and overcome adversity as a team, by night, on an obstacle course closed to everyone else until morning. GORUCK Tough finishers earn a special patch in addition to Savage Race T-shirt and finisher medal. Savage Race GORUCK Tough event completions do count toward Syndicate qualification. Additional gear is required for this event.
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Corporate / Single Payer Groups

Savage Race offers corporate discounts for groups of 8 or more who pay for their registrations with a single payment. Learn more about corporate group discounts.


Want to have an amazing day working at Savage Race, then run the course? Want to race for free, or earn a donation for your charity? Savage Race offers a fun-filled day of volunteering, racing, and great incentives to volunteers. Learn more


Savage Race has some of the most dedicated fans and highest rate of return athletes in the Obstacle Course Racing industry. Are you interested in becoming an official partner of Savage Race? Contact our sponsorship team


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Savage Race Participant Ratings

(283 Reviews)
4.95 out of 5 stars

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Savage Race Participant Reviews

  • Maryland Fall 2020

    By Jenny Lessin (2020-12-15, 16:52)

    Event location:

    Kennedyville Maryland

    Absolutely LOVED the race! This was my second Savage Race and it was amazing. The variety and creativity of the obstacles challenged me to step out of my “obstacle comfort zone” and try new things. Savage knows how put on an event, safe and fun!! I can’t wait until my next one! Thank you Sam Abbitt and everyone that make it happen!!

  • Best OCR

    By Kim Crapps (2020-12-15, 16:21)

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    I’ve done a few OCRs ranging from Spartan to TM to bonefrog. Savage is by far the most fun. The obstacles are incomparable and awesome. It takes skill and agility to complete them so they’re not too easy but they’re fun at the same time. I never miss a race that is within driving distance. If you haven’t done one, they are so worth it.

  • Florida Fall 2020

    By Tonya (2020-12-15, 14:47)

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    It was a tough year for everyone. All my runs had been canceled, but Savage pulled it off. Put together an awesome plan for safety and got back to the Savage fun. Staff also was so friendly and helpful for the entire process and always quick to respond.

  • Charlotte - Great Event Staff

    By Brittany (2020-12-15, 14:04)

    Event location:

    Charlotte, NC

    I had a medical emergency on the course, and I was extremely impressed with the care provided by on-site medics and the follow-up from Savage Race customer service after the race. I wasn't able to finish the race, but I'm looking forward to participating in the next Charlotte Savage Race!

  • Charlotte, NC - despite it still being 2020 was an amazing OCR

    By Maureen Bacon (2020-12-15, 13:20)

    Event location:

    Charlotte, NC

    Our first Savage Race... The best obstacles of any I've ever done. Excellent safety and social distancing precautions, friendly and helpful staff. Overall a great experience and we've already signed up for next year!

  • Medical emergency was handled well

    By Deirdre (2020-12-15, 11:37)

    Event location:

    Charlotte, NC

    As I was watching one of the obstacles I had a call that one of my daughters had a medical emergency. The staff quickly got her to the med tent and took great care of her until the ambulance came. The Savage Race team handled the situation well and reassured the rest of us that she was being treated by skilled professionals. I was very impressed with her care and with the follow up after the race. We will definitely come back in June for the next Charlotte race since my daughters were very disappointed to not be able to finish this (their first) race. They were enjoying the course and the obstacles.

  • Dallas, Maryland 2020

    By Mandy Blackwell (2020-12-15, 11:00)

    Event location:

    Dallas, Maryland

    Ran my first Savage in 2015 To this day it is still my favorite race. From the second you pull into the parking lot, to the minute you leave it I’d organized and smooth. Savage puts on a first class event! Even with the restrictions of COVID this year, they were on the forefront of safety. Their obstacles are some of the best in the industry. Can’t wait until 2021! 6 races on the calendar. 100% or bust!

  • NC Charlotte

    By Sam Highins (2020-12-15, 04:45)

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    Appreciate the professionalism and ability to adapt to 2020 circumstances! Savage and Spartan are my favorites - love the syndicate! Savage is definately top notch and the FB group is unmatched! I love the ocr community and Savage race is a leader in the pack for sure! Thank you for everything in 2020 and I’ll see you again in Chicago 2021

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