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The Best Obstacle Course Competition Series Ever

Updated April 1, 2021 2.2k votes 423 voters 39.7k views36 items

List RulesVote 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 2008's Wipeout, which was so good it was rebooted in 2021. 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

    John Henson, John Anderson

    PremieredJune 24, 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 Anderson, while Jill...  more
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    American Ninja Warrior

    Matt Iseman, Jenn Brown

    PremieredDecember 12, 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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    Ultimate Beastmaster

    Tiki Barber, Rafinha Bastos

    Premiered2017

    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 six...  more
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    The Titan Games

    Dwayne Johnson

    PremieredJanuary 2, 2019

    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 "Titans"...  more
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    Total Wipeout

    Paul Daniels

    Premiered2009

    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 to...  more
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    Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge

    Dhani Jones, Kyle Martino
    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 men,...  more
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    Survivor

    Jeff Probst

    PremieredMay 31, 2000

    Survivor (CBS, 200) is a reality game show and is based on Swedish television series Expedition Robinson created by Charlie Parsons. Hosted by Jeff Probst, contestants are isolated in the wilderness...  more
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    Ultimate Tag

    Austin Raye, Brooke Ence

    PremieredMay 20, 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 different...  more
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    American Gladiators

    Mike Adamle, Joe Theismann

    PremieredJanuary 1, 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 other,...  more
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    Hole in the Wall

    Laila Odom, Matt Clifton

    PremieredSeptember 7, 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 adaptation of...  more
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    Strong

    Gabrielle Reece

    Premiered2016

    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, which...  more
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    Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge

    Steve Austin

    Premiered2014-2017

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    Fear Factor

    Joe Rogan

    Premiered2001

    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, 2012....  more
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    Premiered2019

    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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    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 been...  more
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    8

    American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs. Ninja

    Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
    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....  more
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    The Wall

    Chris Hardwick

    PremieredDecember 19, 2016

    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....  more
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    Wipeout

    John Cena, Nicole Byer

    Premiered2021

    Wipeout (TBS, 2021) is an American comedy sports gameshow series created by Matt Kunitz and Scott Larsen rebooted of ABC's 2008 Wipeout. Hosted by John Cena, Nicole Byer, and Camille Kostek, the show...  more
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    Floor Is Lava

    Rutledge Wood

    PremieredJune 19, 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 swinging...  more
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    27
    19

    Legends of the Hidden Temple

    Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker

    PremieredSeptember 11, 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 guards". Kirk Fogg...  more
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    Nickelodeon Guts

    Felicia Day, Ryon Day

    PremieredSeptember 19, 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 series was broadcast by...  more
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    Double Dare

    Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Malone

    PremieredJune 25, 2018

    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". It originally...  more
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    MXC

    Beat Kitano, Mary Scheer

    PremieredApril 19, 2003

    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 from...  more
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    TKO: Total Knock Out

    Kevin Michael Shiley, Nico Fragoso

    PremieredDecember 8, 2017

    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, while the...  more
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    Splatalot!

    Alexia Khadime, Elliot Francis

    PremieredMarch 14, 2011

    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 YTV,...  more