Obstacle races have been popular in many parts of the world for a while now. Here in New Hampshire, there is no off-season. This is The Blizzard Blast organized by The United Way of Greater Nashua. This was a 3-4 mile run with 29 obstacles. It was an extremely friendly crowd. While some are serious competitors in obstacle races, most are out to have a good time with family or friends. The United Way gets local businesses to support the event through sponsorship and about 200 volunteers make it all happen. This weekend, we had over 500 people run the event. There were lots and lots of smiles. Oh, and I was a volunteer, not a runner.