The Battlegrounds, St. Louis’ largest permanent mud run obstacle course, will host pre-race training days on Saturdays, March 18, April 15 and May 6 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.  Runners will preview and experience the course, which is located at 11008 Schreckengast Rd. in Wright City, Mo. next to Cedar Lake Cellars winery and event venue.  A fourth training day will be held at KōR Integrated Fitness, St. Louis’ first ninja warrior training course, on Sat., April 1 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at 546 First Capitol Dr. in St. Charles, Mo.


Assault Fitness owner Jason Rulo, who is a member of The Battlegrounds’ elite Battle Corps’ team, will lead the boot camp training.  Challenges include everything from cargo net climbing and tire dragging to creek crossing and running. 


The Battlegrounds next race is Sat., May 20.  Runners can enlist for either a 5k or five-mile mud run where they will experience the demands of more than 30 military-themed obstacles for those who want to test their physical and mental abilities.  Proceeds and a canned food drive held at the mud run will benefit Operation Food Search (OFS), a hunger relief organization that provides food and nutrition education.  The Battlegrounds will work with the ShoeCrew to collect racer’s shoes. 


Each training day costs $25 per person, and a package deal for all four sessions is available for $75.  All participants must be 18 years of age or older.  Reservations are required, and space is limited.  For more information, call (314) 569-3005 ext. 114 or visit the website at


  • Starting Saturday, March 18th, 2017, repeated every month on the 15th until Saturday, May 06, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am


The Battlegrounds mud run obstacle course

11008 Schreckengast Road
St. Louis, MO 63390


Rochelle Brandvein