Start of the first Medieval Rush heat.[/caption]Shoes and clothing were optional and fun was had by all as the most epic obstacle race, Medieval Rush, took over the Missouri Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 6th. 1,300 runners showed up to climb over hills, mud walls, hay barrels, jump over fire, run under barbed wire, dumpsters, mud pits and climb over everything you could imagine. The course was grueling, the beer was cold, and the music cranked as the Medieval Knights fought and tomatoes were tossed. Add that all together, and Medieval Rush history was made. Next year's event will be held on June 21st, so mark your calendars!

Relive all the fun and check out all the pictures below.