- These obstacles are challenging, and as such, there is a real possibility of injury. Know your limits, push your limits, but please do not grossly exceed your limits. Injuries to anyone is a big bummer to everyone involved.
- Do NOT put your self in danger. If you do not want to do an obstacle, then don’t. This is first and foremost intended to be a fun challenge to push yourself. Of course for the competitive group, we will have to assess a time penalty, but that is better than the alternative.
- You must stay with your team. Your entire team begins each obstacle together. (Forever known as the Tyler McMichael Rule).
- For competitive, any ruling made my court monitors regarding completion of an obstacle is FINAL. No arguing, no point.
- Specific rules for some obstacles are detailed below.
Whiskey River (aka Tire Tumbling) (lap 1 only)
Every year, this is what starts off the show. It tends to separate the contenders from the pretenders. If you didn’t do a little warm up before, this tends to get the heartrate up. Flip the tires end over end (no rolling) down and back. Yep you have to bring em back cause I am too lazy to put em back for the next group.
This is a great test to see if you would make it back to America from Mexico if Trump is elected. Don’t worry, we aren’t checking citizenship.
Mt. Saint Balen
High in the mountains outside of Burden, there is a peak with no equal. Some locals call it ‘onchaba chaha’ others call it Mt. Saint Balen.
‘Did you f***ing f*** Ray?’ Yes, that was the last good movie from Tom Cruise, but it also inspired our first mental challenge to the BH5K.
Each team member must be pulled to the top of the pulley.
A team must pull member up the pulley to memorize a series of numbers. After the team member comes down they must fill out a sheet with the correct sequence. Didn’t remember them all? The team members MUST rotate through each time they go up the pulley. Keep going till you get them all.Oh yea, and just so you know, last time we tried the pulleys, well we about lost a finger, and we had someone dangling upside down 15 ft in the air. I’m too stupid to make is safe, plus it entertains me. Be careful.
Muster up your best Paul Bunyan. Teams must carry logs over, under, and through different obstacles.
Survivors, just get through it.
Competitive, don’t let the log touch the ground, or you have to start this one over.
We wanted to see how much Neanderthal you have left, but it turns out we can’t throw spears at cats (this year), so this is the next best thing.Your team gets 1 ball. You keep throwing the ball till knock everything down. Your team MUST rotate through your team members until you have knocked down all the jugs. Yes this is a stupid carnival game, and YES you have to do it.
We were going to call this one LandRush, but decided that was a really, really, really lame name for pretty much anything, let alone a stroll through the countryside. So we named it after a giant black guy who was electrocuted for a crime he didn’t commit.
During the Green Mile enjoy the beautiful countryside with this stroll through real Kansas farm ground.
I probably shouldn’t mention we found a snake pit on the trail, but I won’t tell you where so I wouldn’t worry much, there is safety in numbers.
Also, if you want a gentle warm-up prior to BigHead try this out LandRush
Buckets of BS
Barrels of Fun
We took two classic training exercises and combined them. The human wheelbarrow and a crapload of tires.
Survivor – Every member of your team must be the wheelbarrow one time for the entire race.
Competitive – Every member of your team must be the wheelbarrow EACH lap. If you have fewer than 4 people, sucks for you, each team MUST go through this 4 times each lap.
I don’t know why I called it this. But I liked the name. It reminds me of drinking tremendous amounts of beer at K-State, and, well, so does this obstacle. David and I will be watching y’all while drinking copious amounts of beer. This is a conglomeration bales, logs, I-Beams, pipe &c. It back from last year, if I remember correctly, the arm walk on the wobbly pipe burned up a few triceps.
Survivors: Get through it any way you can.
Competitive: No help from your teammates this year, if your feet touch the ground anywhere along the obstacle, you have to go back to the beginning of Cornfed. You have 3 attempts to finish it.
Skippity Doo Dah
Suburpo (Lap 2 Only)