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Giveaway: 3 NorAm Stratton Foundation 7k Entries

June 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Join Mud Run Guide and the North American OCR Championships for the 7K Open Race on August 11, 2019. If you're lucky enough to win one of these entries it also counts towards your "Earn all 4 2019 medals, receive FREE entry into 2020 3k Champs" too!

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Ultra-OCR Man: New OCR Book for Charity

Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record-Setting Professional Obstacle Course Racer is a non-fiction book that covers Mud Run Crew Member Evan Perperis' military service and his career as on OCR athlete.  

Race Recap: Black Swamp Dash 2019

The Black Swamp Dash is the second event of the Ohio Grand Slam and features 3.3 miles of winding paths through open fields, dense, wooded trails, and muck covered swampland.

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OpEd: Are Finisher Shirts Finished?

As OCR evolves as a sport, what should the next generation of race swag look like?

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Community Members of the Week: June 15-21, 2019

It's Friday, and that means it's 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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Voting Opens for 2019 OCR Humanitarian Awards

Mud Run Guide is proud to partner with For Those Who Would and the North American OCR Championships to sponsor the OCR Humanitarian Award to honor members of the OCR Community who improve the lives of others through their selflessness, courage, and compassion. 

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Race Recap: Spartan Sprint Tuxedo

For the Skinner family, training for Spartan Sprint Tuxedo was a family affair.

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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: 2.8 / 5 from 203 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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