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The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever 

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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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Wipeout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
John Henson, John Anderson, Jill Wagner
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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American Ninja Warrior ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Matt Iseman, Jenn Brown, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
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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Ultimate Beastmaster is listed (or ranked) 3 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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The Titan Games is listed (or ranked) 4 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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American Gladiators is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Mike Adamle, Joe Theismann, Todd Christensen
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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Fear Factor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Joe Rogan
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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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Jeff Probst, Rob Mariano, Rupert Boneham
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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Spartan: Ultimate Team C... is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Strong is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Steve Austin’s Broken Sk... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge
Steve Austin
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Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Malone, 'Weird Al' Yankovic
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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Million Dollar Mile is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Tim Tebow
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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MXC is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Beat Kitano, Mary Scheer, John Cervenka
MXC is an American comedy television program that aired on Spike TV from 2003 to 2007. It is a re-edit of footage from the Japanese game show Takeshi's Castle which originally aired in Japan ...more
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Legends of the Hidden Te... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker, Jennifer Holtz
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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Hole in the Wall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Laila Odom, Matt Clifton
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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American Ninja Challenge... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
American Ninja Challenge
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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The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
The Amazing Race is a reality television game show in which teams of two people, who have some form of a preexisting personal relationship, race around the world in competition with other teams. ...more
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Viking: The Ultimate Obs... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Viking: The Ultimate Obstacle Course
Viking: The Ultimate Obstacle Course, sometimes abbreviated to Viking: TUOC, is a Japanese obstacle course endurance game show using an obstacle course produced by Fuji TV and Monster9. The ...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
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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Total Wipeout is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Paul Daniels
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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Splatalot! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Alexia Khadime, Elliot Francis, Samantha Brown
Splatalot! is a Canadian/Australian/British internationally co-produced medieval-themed physical game show for kids, which made its debut in its English Canadian premiere on March 14, 2011 on ...more
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TKO: Total Knock Out is listed (or ranked) 22 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
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American Grit is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
John Cena, Rorke Denver, Noah Galloway
American Grit (Fox, 2016) is a reality competition series filmed at the foothills of Mt. Rainier in Eatonville, WA. Sixteen competitors are divided into four teams of four, each led by a ...more
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Battle of the Network St... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Howard Cosell, Gabe Kaplan, Darleen Carr
Battle of the Network Stars was a series of competitions where television stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC would compete in various sporting events. A total of nineteen of these competitions were ...more
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Mental Samurai is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever
Rob Lowe
Mental Samurai (Fox, 2019) is an obstacle course competition series. Hosted by Rob Lowe, the show features contestants answering knowledge-based questions while being moved around the show's ...more