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Rugged Maniac – The Best Value in OCR

June 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Rugged Maniac is often known for their appearance on the hit show Shark Tank. However, the company was in business long before the owners graced our television sets. Robb Dickens, Chief Operating Officer for Rugged Maniac took the time to talk about the company, its growth, and why it is the best value in OCR.

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OCR 101: Do I Need a Team to Run an Obstacle Race or Mud Run?

Running on a team can be a great way to experience an obstacle race or mud run. It's fun to race and compete with friends and help each other over the tough obstacles. Here are a few tips to make racing with a team even more enjoyable.

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Tough Mudder X Brings The World’s Fittest Together

Tough Mudder X is rapidly approaching and Tough Mudder gave Mud Run Guide a sneak peek at some of the athletes who will be attending this unique obstacle course race to be televised on CBS. It appears all-stars from the obstacle racing, CrossFit and Ninja Warrior world. Even an Olympian is jumping into the mix.

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Gear Review: Saucony KOA TR & KOA ST Trail Running Shoes

Mud Run Guide is always looking for the next great option for you and your obstacle racing needs. Recently we caught wind of the KOA series from Saucony, a brand not well known as an OCR go to shoe. We were intrigued by the KOA ST as it says "MUD" on the side of the shoe. Any shoe that has the word MUD on it intrigues both Brett and Margaret. How could it not?!?

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Race Recap: Rugged Maniac Portland, Oregon 2017

There are so many great things to be said about this race! This was my very first time running Rugged Maniac and it was AMAZING! This year, Rugged Maniac- Portland was held at the Portland International Raceway which has always made for some pretty great racing terrain.

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Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge – Season 2 Episode 3

June 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Three things drove my interest in tonight’s episode. First, I started friending and following participants on FB. So now, rather than picking them randomly like I do in March Madness, I know a bit more about them. Second, I identify with some of them, especially team Kid Courage. As the father of two autistic sons, I get the struggle. But is it a driver to succeed?

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American Grit – Season 2 Episode 3

At Camp Grit, the competitors are waiting to find out who has rung out and who is retuning. Herman attempts to impress Melanie with his cooking abilities. Unfortunately, he is better at making fire, as he pulls from the oven a flaming pan of sweet potatoes. He returns to her good graces by offering her a chard piece of sweet potato that she applies as war paint.

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Training Tuesday: Legless Rope Climbs

Rope climbs are an essential part of obstacle racing. Hunter McIntyre demonstrates and explains how to conquer the advanced move of the legless rope climb. He and Spartan Race Pro-Team athlete and Epic Hybrid Training Coach, Cassidy Watton show how the pros do it and give you advice on how to conquer the advanced movements of the legless rope climb.

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Spartan Race Announces New Gatorz Eyewear Sponsorship

Spartan Race announced a new partner for the 2017 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship this fall with Gatorz Eyewear coming on as a sponsor. Gatorz Eyewear is also an official sponsor of the Reebok CrossFit Games. Gatorz has been a leader in durable eyewear for over 25 years

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Tough Mudder Names Guinness Blonde American Lager New Beer Sponsor

Tough Mudder announces today a new "Official Beer Partner" for the obstacle racing company. Participants will soon be raising a pint of Guinness Blonde American Lager at the finish line. Today Tough Mudder welcomes Guinness Blonde American Lager as the "Official Beer Partner" of the United States Tough Mudders. This lighter offering from Guinness is a flavorful lager with citrusy notes.

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