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OCR’s Marketing to Women is Off-Target

April 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Is OCR’s marketing is tone deaf in its portrayals of female athletes and generally missing the mark when it comes to appealing to women?

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New OCR Book! Mud Run Guide's Ultimate OCR Bucket List

Mud Run Guide's comprehensive guide to the OCRs that you need to run is now available.  With contributions from almost a dozen members of the Mud Run Guide crew, the book provides first-hand experiences of races across the globe. 

DNF-ing and living to race another day

In race culture, DNF are 3 letters that strike fear. Sometimes it is the best move you can make. Other times you learn the hard way.

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Warrior Dash Atlanta Georgia 2019 Race Review

Warrior Dash Atlanta blew competitors out of the water with a new obstacle and had everything this OCR fanatic needed to have a great time.

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Community Members of the Week- April 13th – 19th

Happy Friday, Mud Run Guide! Time to check in with our community members of the week.

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Training Tuesday: Building Grip Strength

February 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Mud Run Guide Crew member Daniel Ludwig shares some tips on an extremely important element of OCR that's often overlooked - developing grip strength.

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Spartan Ultra Announces 2019 Location

Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle course race (OCR) and endurance brand, will bring the third annual “Spartan Ultra World Championship” to the picturesque mountain village of Åre, Sweden November 9-10, 2019.

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Training Tuesday: Rope Climb

MRG Crew Member Daniel Ludwig share some tips & tricks for tackling an obstacle that's really dreaded by some - the rope climb

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Race Recap: Spartan Race Seattle Super, 2019

Despite Seattle's unseasonably dry weather, Saturday's race was as cold and rainy as usual. Is it time for Spartan to make a change to their schedule?

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OCR Spotlight: SISU Endurance

Daren de Heras formed SISU Endurance after DNF'ing his first Death Race, but falling in love with the type of athlete who showed up at these events: the ones who never complained, but only asked 'what's the next task?'

Learn. Train. Dominate.

When’s the last time you were tutored for free by best-selling authors, certified personal trainers and CrossFit-certified coaches – for free – before you even started a new sport?

Never? Well… welcome to OCR 101 here at Mud Run Guide, class is now in session!

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Race Reviews

The 5K Foam Fest

Average rating: 4.76 / 5 from 1898 reviews.

Mud Hero

Average rating: 4.83 / 5 from 327 reviews.

Warrior Dash

Average rating: 2.82 / 5 from 201 reviews.


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Frontline OCR

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 16 reviews.

Big Dog Brag

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 13 reviews.

Big Nasty Mud Run

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 12 reviews.


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