There are tons of good races in OCR: Spartan Race vs Warrior Dash are two of the biggest and have events outside of North America. We also love local races because of the community feel, and unique landscapes that they allow racers to test their abilities and conquer. Then, there are the mid-level races like Savage Race vs Rugged Maniac. These races blend manageable crowds with world-class obstacles, giving racers an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience they’ll love telling friends about the next day.
Savage Race vs Rugged Maniac are two of our favorite races, but they are very different in many ways. Below, we break down what makes each of these races unique, and which one you should choose if you have the option. Or, if you’re like us, you’ll just run both of them and have a blast doing it!
Savage Race vs Rugged Maniac: Costs
Whether you’re running in the pro wave vs open wave, the cost for Rugged Maniac is always less than that of Savage Race. Of course, there are ways to OCR on a budget, but when strictly comparing price in Savage Race vs Rugged Maniac, Rugged Maniac most always comes out cheaper.
- Savage Race Pro Wave: $109-$159
- Savage Race Open Wave: $79-$129
- Savage Blitz Pro Wave: $99-$149
- Savage Blitz Open Wave: $69-$119
- Rugged Maniac Pro Wave: $49-$100
- Rugged Maniac Open Wave: $49-$100
*All costs vary based on how far in advance you sign up
**Costs do not include any discount codes or promotions
Savage Race vs Rugged Maniac: Obstacles and Format
While the name of the obstacles might sound similar (Fenced In vs Squeeze Play, etc.), the difficulty of the obstacles leans heavily in Savage Race’s favor. What this means is that one race might be more suited for different competitors. Savage Race favors the experienced racer, while Rugged Maniac, much like Warrior Dash, is great for adventurers new to the sport.
In terms of format, both Savage Race vs Rugged Maniac have set distances and amounts of obstacles. Rugged Maniac is always a 5k course with 25 obstacles, while Savage Race is always 5-7 miles with at least 27 obstacles. Now, Savage Blitz is always a 5k course with 15-20 obstacles.
Savage Race vs Rugged Maniac: Competition
Competition is tough in both Savage Race vs Rugged Maniac. The fields are usually deeper, with more racers and more elite racers in Savage Race events. However, you will still find some elite competition when running Rugged Maniac, which tend to feature flatter courses that favor traditional cross country or road racers who can maintain speed.
Regardless of whether you run Pro Wave vs Open Wave at either event, you can find racers who go at it 100%, as well as those who are doing it for fun and taking their time to enjoy themselves and the obstacles. Both races also feature plenty of groups going out having a good time together.
Savage Race vs Rugged Maniac: Final Thoughts
At the end of the day, it might come down to which race fits into your schedule and which race is nearest to where you live. However, both Savage Race vs Rugged Maniac offer a ton of fun for serious OCR racers and casual participants alike. Whether you go alone, as a part of a team, or with a group of friends, both of these races offer a unique set of challenges that you’ll remember for a long time.