What is the first thing that comes to your mind when I say obstacle course? From my generation, most of think of American gladiators, or something military related. Well, not any more. Savage races are popping up all over the US and becoming a huge hit among fitness fanatics. The Savage Races are just one of several named extreme obstacles courses that travel the US. These races were founded by Sam Abbitt and Lloyd Parker. Abbitt has a MBA and a 2nd Masters in Building construction from UF; when you see these courses you understand why the 2nd major is such an asset. Parker designs and builds the obstacles and on race day is the one making sure every runner is challenged to max.