The Wicked - A Premier Trail Series

The Wicked Story  

After several years of producing obstacle course races and endurance challenges, we decided to combine some of the best aspects of trail racing with obstacle course racing, at a very introductory level. We call it trail racing with a twist to be more exact. According to the founder of The Driven (and founder of the Green Beret Challenge) Mark Ballas, “we wanted to develop a race series that serves the pure trail racers as well as the obstacle course racing enthusiasts.” Our goal was to create a race that provides natural obstacles that impedes the runners movement which forces them to utilize other body mechanics to negotiate the terrain."


Our series format will offer two distances at select venues. Each Wicked course which will host a variety of natural obstacles, cargo nets, rope assisted hill climbs, rock faces, stream crossings, etc...  Join us where Trail Racing meets OCR and Let's Get Wicked!


"I can officially say, Mark just took trail racing to another level entirely. I cannot think of any type of athlete from just off the couch - to an elite racer that would not find something in this race to push them to their limits, It was the ideal mix of all things we love about OCR, trail racing and this community wrapped into a perfect event".  Heather Lloyd Smith - 2019 Wicked Atlanta

"I have done some tough stuff to include the 3M Half, Spartan Race and some other challenges. THIS was one of the most technical runs I have ever completed. Thank you to Mark Ballas and crew for the most AMAZING 15k to date". Danny Davis - 2020 Wicked Austin

"How will you know what you are truly capable if  you don't get out of your comfort zone and put yourself to the test? The Wicked just changed the game entirely! Thank you to the mastermind, Mark Ballas". Forever changing, forever learning, forever growing. Getting better everyday. Tola Soyele - 2019 Wicked Atlanta 


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