Urban Raid Albany

urban raid albany course map

The Albany course.

You know those race/obstacle courses in which people traverse challenges like climbing over walls, mud pits, and flames? Well, one of those is coming to Albany -- to downtown Albany.

The Urban Raid race series will be in Albany October 19. The 5k course will start in Lincoln Park, wind its way around the ESP, head down by the TU Center, past the Governor's Mansion, and bck into the park. Obstacles listed include: monkey bars, a cargo net climb, a "chainlink crawl," sandbag carry, and rope climb.

Blurbage: "Our immense constructed obstacles are designed to test your strength, agility and fortitude, while keeping you safe and injury free. We want you to cross that finish line exhausted and ecstatic, with your friends and family cheering you on."

Here are photos from a recent Urban Raid in Boston (and from the Boston Globe). And here are renderings of various obstacles.

Registration is already open. The entry fee is $50 until September 4. After that, the price escalates until the race date.


are we that behind in the Cap. Dist. that we're still doing obstacle runs?! come on people, they are bringing the running of the bulls to the US and you're swinging on monkey bars and getting tangled in cargo nets? Geesh!

I think this sounds pretty sweet, compared to the mundane runs tailored towards the suburban crowd, that we see every summer (minus the Warrior Dash). Plus, the only animal cruelty that will be going on is self-inflicted by humans, unlike the bull runs :)

These entry fees are getting out of hand. This thing will take over half the city and how much profit is Urban Raid getting out of it? When do the announce the backpack lockdown for that day?

Huh, I guess if you thought all the races here was boring, you've never tried orienteering.


I wish that every once in a while that they would do these 5ks in a different neighborhood rather than in mine. I don't mind them doing it every once in a while, but is seems like roads are constantly being closed down for one thing or another.

Tim, actually a lot of races are held all over the region, with only a small percentage in downtown Albany. There are often multiple races held each weekend.

Does anyone know if they have youth participationand if the is
Fee is a reduced rate?

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