Runners take off at the starting line at the Gladiator Rock’N Run on Saturday morning, October 25, 2014 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The 17-obstacle course included crawling through mud, sprinting up and down bleachers and hills, charging through ice cold water, scaling a large wall and climbing ropes. Proceeds from the Gladiator Rock’N Run benefit TACA – Talk About Curing Autism. (Keely Ernst/Courier)