In pictures: Bengalureans participate in mud based obstacle course

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Participants during an obstacle race at Yelahanka in Bengaluru, India. More than 2000 people took part in the 5km long race with more than 20 obstacles. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Participants during an obstacle race at Yelahanka in Bengaluru, India. More than 2000 people took part in the 5km long race with more than 20 obstacles. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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The 5km running course was designed with over 20 military-style obstacles that saw participants clinch their teeth as they ran through muddy tracks, slush pits, tunnels, climb crafted walls to reach the finish line. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

The 5km running course was designed with over 20 military-style obstacles that saw participants clinch their teeth as they ran through muddy tracks, slush pits, tunnels, climb crafted walls to reach the finish line. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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The Phoenix Project was designed to test each participant’s mental strength, physical stamina to endure challenges and a chance to show camaraderie. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

The Phoenix Project was designed to test each participant’s mental strength, physical stamina to endure challenges and a chance to show camaraderie. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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There were three categories of participants. First category - The Phoenix Project was for participants above 18 years of age. They ran a course of 5 km with 20 plus obstacles. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

There were three categories of participants. First category - The Phoenix Project was for participants above 18 years of age. They ran a course of 5 km with 20 plus obstacles. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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The second category - The Phoenix Ultra was for elite athletes – who ran the 5 km track 3 times (meaning 15 km with 60 plus obstacles). (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

The second category - The Phoenix Ultra was for elite athletes – who ran the 5 km track 3 times (meaning 15 km with 60 plus obstacles). (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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The third category was for kids aged between 8 and 15. The children’s race named the ‘Nixie Races’ was carefully curated for with 7 obstacles across a 1 km track. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

The third category was for kids aged between 8 and 15. The children’s race named the ‘Nixie Races’ was carefully curated for with 7 obstacles across a 1 km track. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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The Phoenix Project is a sporting property owned by Sports Group Asia (SG Asia) and co-founded by Sanil Makhija and Gobind Singh Sethi. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

The Phoenix Project is a sporting property owned by Sports Group Asia (SG Asia) and co-founded by Sanil Makhija and Gobind Singh Sethi. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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The first obstacle race was held in Gurgaon in December 2014, under the banner of Alpha League Races, followed by a race in Bengaluru in June 2015. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

The first obstacle race was held in Gurgaon in December 2014, under the banner of Alpha League Races, followed by a race in Bengaluru in June 2015. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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In a new avatar the obstacle race was rechristened The Phoenix Project and the first obstacle race was held in Delhi in December 2016. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

In a new avatar the obstacle race was rechristened The Phoenix Project and the first obstacle race was held in Delhi in December 2016. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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Team SG Asia lives by the core values of sportsmanship. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Team SG Asia lives by the core values of sportsmanship. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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The event is promoted by passionate sportspersons and fitness enthusiasts. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

The event is promoted by passionate sportspersons and fitness enthusiasts. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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The young team brings you unique fitness and sports solutions like you’ve never experienced before. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

The young team brings you unique fitness and sports solutions like you’ve never experienced before. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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SG Asia is committed to boost the productivity of individuals and organizations by instilling fitness, inspiring athleticism, and inculcating teamwork. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

SG Asia is committed to boost the productivity of individuals and organizations by instilling fitness, inspiring athleticism, and inculcating teamwork. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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Participants helping each other during an obstacle race. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Participants helping each other during an obstacle race. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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They stick by their motto that passion, endurance, camaraderie are the only virtues our participants need to finish this gruelling course! (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

They stick by their motto that passion, endurance, camaraderie are the only virtues our participants need to finish this gruelling course! (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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