Ready to release your inner beast and get really, really dirty? Meet Dan “Nitro” Clark, creator of the Gladiator Rock ‘N Run.

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Gladiator Rock ‘N Run


Location: Los Angeles, CA
(mt) customer since: 2010
(mt) plan: Grid

I describe [it] as a fire-leaping, mud-slinging, spandex-clinging run from hell — with beer.

– Dan “Nitro” Clark, Creator

You may recognize him as Nitro from the original American Gladiators series. But Gladiator Rock ‘N Run founder Dan Clark has reinvented himself as the creator and architect of “a fire-leaping, mud-slinging, spandex-clinging run from hell — with beer.”

Bored by the usual progression of fitness events — 5k, 10k, half-marathon — Clark decided to start his own series of events and imbue them with his own extreme persona. The result is the ever-evolving Gladiator Rock ‘N Run, held annually in a dozen different locations around the US. With obstacles ranging from Dumpster Dives and Trenches of Torment to Momma’s Mud Bath and The Beast, no other fitness event brings quite the same attitude.

Watch the video, and witness the “best damn obstacle mud run on the planet,” made on (mt).


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