Runners brave urban wilderness in downtown run

October 16, 2010 9:35:53 PM PDT
Thousands of runners had to overcome various city obstacles Saturday in the 4th Annual Urbanathlon and Festival.

The 9-mile race took the runners through Grant Park and past some city landmarks, including Soldier Field.

Hurdles set up outside Soldier Field were just one obstacle the runners faced. While some competitors may not have exhibited the most graceful form, they clambered past the obstacles nonetheless.

The race was sponsored by Men's Health magazine.