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Race Recap: Spartan Race Beast 2017 Spartanburg, South Carolina

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

On November 4th, 2017 a large portion of the OCR community ended their season at the South Carolina Beast, a 12+ Mile course that lived up to the Beast name. Having changed venues midway through the year, the switch caused a lot of confusion for those expecting to return to Carolina Adventure World for another year.

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Burpees and Bear Crawls With Spartan Race CEO & Founder Joe De Sena

On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, I attended the Get Fit Toledo: Spartan Community Workout in Toledo, Ohio. It was here that Spartan Race CEO and founder Joe De Sena challenged over 70 men and women to abandon their Wednesday night routine of watching reruns on their couch, and to instead, come together, get sweaty and "Spartan Up"!

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Success of Military Vets at World's Toughest Mudder

Finishing up the weekend of World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM), which was also the same weekend as Veteran’s Day, I went to make an Instagram post highlighting both.  That’s when I realized the number of military veterans on the podium for WTM.

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Spartan Race Announces U.S. Championship Dates and Locations

Spartan Race announced the dates and locations of the Spartan Race U.S. Championship series recently. Obstacle racings best will compete in 2018 at the five-event race series on the road to the Spartan Race World Championships. This year over $100,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs. The 2018 U.S. Championship series will feature some familiar locations as well a few new stops including Utah featuring a mixture of Super and Beast distance races.

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Race Recap: Houston Tough Mudder 2017 – Creekside Offroad

Another Mudder down, and I can honestly it was the best Tough Mudder event I have been to so far. While the Mudder Village may have been smaller than usual, every other aspect of the race is exactly what I would expect from an OCR.  The course itself was the best course I’ve run, and the spectator course as well was very efficiently done.

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OCRTUBE Captures the Essence of 2017 World's Toughest Mudder

November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Arnel Banawa of OCRTUBE had his camera in tow for the recent World's Toughest Mudder for its last dance in the desert outside of Las Vegas. For Banawa it was his first trip to World's Toughest Mudder and captures the essence of the event in this event video. Relive all the action of the weekend in this seven-minute recap of the event. 

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Episode Recap – Broken Skull Challenge Season 5 Episode 8

It’s ladies day again and not everyone appreciates a trash-talking chick. My advice is to simply overlook it and everything else the producers throw at you. Instead, enjoy the athleticism and humanity that the athletes show. That is something we all have in common.

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2017 World's Toughest Mudder Pre-Race Show

Our team is on the ground for the 2017 World's Toughest Mudder. We have been at registration and pit setup today. The excitement is electric as we are on the eve of the 7th edition of the race. For all our race coverage head over to our World's Toughest Mudder coverage. 

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Badass Women of OCR – Rea Kolbl

After her inspiring and emotional finish as the women's winner of Worlds Toughest Mudder (with 90 miles completed), Rea Kolbl has capped off her exciting OCR season. She has only been in the sport for the past 1.5 years, but has shown the with hard work, motivation and being active, you can accomplish anything you put your mind to.

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2017 Best of OCR Nominations Open

The Mud Run Guide Best of OCR Awards are back for the fourth year. It’s time for you to nominate the best of 2017 – best race series, clubs, athletes, moments, influencers, and more. Relive all the best OCR moments of 2017 as the industry looks ahead to the 2018 season. 

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