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The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever 

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Updated June 19, 2020 779 votes 175 voters 15.1k views 32 items

List Rules Vote up the best competition shows featuring obstacle races that have aired on television

Would you have what it takes to make it through a treacherous obstacle course? There are plenty of obstacle course reality series on television, and a lot of viewers think they would have no problem making it through all the hoops and hurdles. However, these shows are often harder than they appear. You have to be in excellent physical shape to even make it past the first round in many of these shows. You need hardened strength of will to even stand a chance. Right now your main objective is to vote for the best obstacle course reality television series. 

One of the most popular obstacle course shows in recent memory is Wipeout. In this show, contestants would need to go through four rounds of obstacles before they could be crowned champion. The show takes epic twists and turns with a good sense of humor thrown into the mix. Ultimate Beastmaster is another obstacle course show that is even more intense than Wipeout. Beastmasters from all over the globe compete to take home the title.

These shows make people compete, but now, the shows are competing against one another. You can now vote for the best obstacle course competition television series you like to watch.

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American Ninja Warrior ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Matt Iseman, Jenn Brown, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila

Premiered: 2009

American Ninja Warrior is a sports entertainment competition spin-off of the television series Sasuke, in which competitors try to complete a series of obstacle courses of increasing difficulty ...more
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Wipeout is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
John Henson, John Anderson, Jill Wagner

Premiered: 2008

Wipeout is a game show series in which contestants compete in what is billed as the "world's largest obstacle course". Wipeout is hosted and commentated by John Henson and John ...more
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The Titan Games is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Dwayne Johnson
The Titan Games (NBC, 2019) is a sports competition series. Hosted by Dwayne Johnson, the show features people from across the United States competing in an arena against one of six reigning ...more
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Ultimate Beastmaster is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Ultimate Beastmaster Tiki Barber, Rafinha Bastos, Terry Crews
Ultimate Beastmaster (Netflix, 2017) is an American competition reality show created by Dave Broome. Featuring select television hosts, actors, comedians and athletes as commentators from the ...more
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American Gladiators is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Mike Adamle, Joe Theismann, Todd Christensen

Premiered: 1989

American Gladiators is an American competition television program that aired weekly in syndication from September 1989 to May 1996. The series matched a cast of amateur athletes against each ...more
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Total Wipeout is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Paul Daniels

Premiered: 2009

Total Wipeout was a British game show, hosted by Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram, which first aired on 3 January 2009. Each week, 20 contestants competed in a series of challenges in an attempt ...more
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Spartan: Ultimate Team C... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Dhani Jones, Kyle Martino, MJ Acosta
Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge is an American sports entertainment competition series based on the obstacle race of a similar name. The series will bring people together in teams of five – two ...more
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Steve Austin’s Broken Sk... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge Steve Austin

Premiered: 2014-2017

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Million Dollar Mile is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Tim Tebow

Premiered: 2019

Million Dollar Mile (CBS 2019) is an American obstacle course competition series. Presented by Tim Tebow, the obstacle course is set in the shut-down streets of a major US city and contestants ...more
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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Jeff Probst, Rob Mariano, Rupert Boneham

Premiered: 2000

Survivor is a reality game show produced in many countries throughout the world. In the show, contestants are isolated in the wilderness and compete for cash and other prizes. The show uses a ...more
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Strong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Gabrielle Reece
Strong is an American competition reality show that debuted on NBC on April 13, 2016. It is hosted by former professional volleyball player Gabrielle Reece. The show features 20 contestants, ...more
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Fear Factor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Joe Rogan

Premiered: 2001

Fear Factor is an American stunt/dare reality game show. It originally aired between 2001 and 2006, when it was cancelled. It was later revived in 2011, only to be cancelled again on May 13, ...more
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Hole in the Wall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Laila Odom, Matt Clifton

Premiered: 2008

Hole in the Wall is an American game show that has aired in two versions on American television. The first version aired on the Fox television network from 2008 to 2009. The show was an ...more
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Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Malone, 'Weird Al' Yankovic

Premiered: 2000

Double Dare is a children's game show, originally hosted by Marc Summers, that aired on Nickelodeon. The show combines trivia questions with occasionally messy "physical challenges". ...more
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American Ninja Challenge... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
American Ninja Challenge

Premiered: 2007

American Ninja Challenge was a nationwide competition sponsored by G4 TV to send a number of American citizens to Japan to compete in the hit TV show Ninja Warrior. American Ninja Challenge has ...more
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Don't is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Adam Scott

Premiered: 2020

Don't (ABC, 2020) is an American comedic physical game show. The show follows a family of four who must work together throughout five mental and physical challenges with only one rule: Don’t.
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Legends of the Hidden Te... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker, Jennifer Holtz

Premiered: 1993

Legends of the Hidden Temple is an action-adventure game show for children. The show centered on a temple that was "filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan temple ...more
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Karma is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Michelle Khare

Premiered: 2020

Karma (HBO Max, 2020) is an adventure competition family series created by J.D Roth and Scooter Braun and hosted by Michelle Khare. Karma takes sixteen contestants, ranging in age from 12 to 15, ...more
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Nickelodeon Guts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Felicia Day, Ryon Day

Premiered: 1992

Nickelodeon Guts was an American television "action sports" competition series hosted by actor/comedian Mike O'Malley and officiated by British actress Moira "Mo" Quirk. The ...more
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The Wall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Chris Hardwick
The Wall (NBC, 2016) is an American television game show hosted by Chris Hardwick. A team of two contestants must answer questions, while balls drop through a five-story wall.
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American Ninja Warrior: ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Alex Curry
American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs. Ninja (USA Network, 2017) is a U.S. reality TV sports television game show. Contestants form teams and try to complete obstacle courses.
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Ultimate Tag is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Carrie Bernans, Travis DesLaurier, The Horse

Premiered: 2020

Ultimate Tag (Fox, 2020) is an obstacle course competition television series hosted by J.J. Watt and Derek Watt. Competitors who must vault, dodge, tumble and dive their way through several ...more
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Game On! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Rob Gronkowski, Ian Karmel, Keegan-Michael Key

Premiered: 2020

Game On! (CBS, 2020) is an American game show created by James Corden and based on the British game show "A League Of Their Own." Two teams navigate rounds of sporting questions and ...more
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Floor Is Lava is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Rutledge Wood

Premiered: 2020

Floor is Lava (Netflix, 2020) is an American reality television show television series. Teams compete to navigate rooms flooded with lava by leaping from chairs, hanging from curtains and ...more
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TKO: Total Knock Out is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Kevin Hart
TKO: Total Knock Out (CBS, 2018) is an American obstacle course competition series hosted by Kevin Hart. One contestant runs through the course, facing challenging obstacles they must pass, ...more