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OCR 101: What to Wear to an Obstacle Course Race or Mud Run?

May 29th, 2017|0 Comments

One of the most perplexing issues for those entering into the OCR world (Obstacle Course Racing) is figuring out what to wear to the first event! Most sports have a set standard and yet many are stumped when it comes to race day wear for obstacle races and mud runs. For nearly a decade, I have written on this subject.

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Race Recap: Tough Mudder Philadelphia

With recent temperatures in the 90's, Saturday's chilly weather was a little unexpected for a lot of mudders heading to Tough Mudder Philadelphia over the weekend. The one and only, Sean Corvelle, was on hand to pass on inspiration to all mudders at the starting line.

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Badass Dash: Obstacle Racing with Your Dog

The dog has long been referred to as a mans best friend. Many trail and some road runners would take that saying one step further stating a dog is a man (or woman's) best training partner. For years there have been a handful of road and some trail races that allow you and your favorite K9 companion to run and race side-by-side but until recently heading off to your favorite OCR the dog had to stay home.

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Race Recap: ForeShore Adventure Run

A day at the beach.  Normally that sentiment will drum up fun in the sun; with family and friends enjoying a day on the sand.  Today was a different twist on “a day at the beach”.  Today was the ForeShore Adventure Run in Muskegon, Michigan.  Located directly on Pere Marquette Beach, on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan; was to be a challenge unlike anything else I’ve experienced.

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Race Recap: 5K Foam Fest Oregon 2017

This past weekend, my buddy and I traveled out to Sherwood, OR to get down in dirty running the 5k Foam Fest! This was hands down, one of the most fun races I have done. The course was great, the obstacles were unique, and the crowd was ready for some good, muddy fun!

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The Mud Movement: Spartan Race Super Austin

May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

The Mud Movement was at Spartan Race Super in Austin, Texas over the weekend. The team behind The Mud Movement put together this video showcasing the highlights from the race weekend including Amelia Boone's return to racing after a year of injury.

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First Look at the Revamped Inov-8 Trailroc 285

A fan favorite is back this summer from Inov-8. The popular Trailroc series comes back this summer with an upgrade. The Trailroc's were a fan favorite among many obstacle racers for years. When Inov-8 discontinued them a few years ago many flocked to the stores and stocked up. But fear no more that favorite is back!

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Spartan Race Ultra World Championship Coming to Iceland

Spartan Race posted on their social media the above graphic this morning. A cryptic post about an event coming to Iceland in December. Further investigation found on Spartan Race Hungary's page appears that Spartan Race is gearing up for an Ultra World Championship to be held in Iceland on December 16, 2017.

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Tough Mudder Community Rallies Behind Ian Panter

Over the weekend Ian Panter, a longtime member of the World's Toughest Mudder community, was riding in the passenger seat after the Tough Mudder over the weekend when the car was struck and Panter severely injured. Since that time the obstacle racing community is coming to the aid of Panter and his family.

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Badass Women of OCR: Brenna “Red Beast” Calvert

I was fortunate enough to have Brenna brought to my attention by one of her teammates, Evan. I had fun learning a bit more about this Bad Ass Woman in the OCR community. Not only has she taken on many exciting challenges, but she is a strong voice for OCR and love for our community.

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