OCR News Weekly

This week, Terrain Races debuts Terrain Relay a 24-hour relay obstacle race. Dirty Girl Mud Run announces schedule changes and shifts focus to getaway weekend races, Badass Dash Acquires Down and Dirty Obstacles. Finally, Spartan Race announces podium shirts. 

 


Welcome to OCR News Weekly

This week, Terrain Races debuts Terrain Relay a 24-hour relay obstacle race. Dirty Girl Mud Run announces schedule changes and shifts focus to getaway weekend races, Badass Dash Acquires Down and Dirty Obstacles. Finally, Spartan Race announces podium shirts. 

Today is Thursday, April 6, 2017 – I’m Margaret Schlachter and this is OCR News Weekly brought to you by Mud Run Guide. We are back after a short recess

This week’s episode is brought to you by Spartan Race. Use code MUDRUNGUIDE15 for 15% off your next Spartan Race registration.

Out top story this week comes from Dirty Girl Mud Run.

Dirty Girl Mud Run 

Earlier this week Dirty Girl Mud Run participants received emails regarding the permanent postponement of several of their events for 2017. In the email, Dirty Girl Mud Run stated they are shifting focus and will be holding events at ski resorts in the future. This move comes after POWDR Corp bought Human Movement, the parent company of Dirty Girl Mud Run a few years ago.

Looking at the remaining calendar and events marked TBA they all line up with POWDR Corp holdings and fans should expect to see future events at resorts like Killington Mountain and Copper Mountain with a few other venues TBA. All over venues will be refunded.

Terrain Relay 

Terrain Relay by Terrain Racing hosted their first 24-hour relay event. The race offered athletes a chance to take on the 24-hour format in a more fun and inviting way. Brett Stewart, co-founder of Mud Run Guide took on the race with a team and said this of the event.

Teams were comprised of 4 athletes, many were co-ed, most were male, and a few were all female squads. Athlete abilities ranged from seasoned OCR veterans such as Evan Perperis, Stephen “Painted Warrior” Sinek, Miles Keller, Eric Acuna, Daren de Heras, and many more who also have World’s Toughest Mudder or Battlefrog Extreme/24 multiple-lap experience. The race featured three loops. Each lap of approximately 5 miles featured three different loops; Technical, Strength, and Speed

Badass Dash 

Badass Dash recently acquired obstacles from Down & Dirty Obstacles Series in advance of their season opener on May 20 in Las Vegas. Badass Dash is set to host six events in 2o17. With the acquisition of the new obstacles look for Badass Dash to bring more fun and more challenge to their events.

Brian Sharenow, Race Director for the Badass Dash™ series states,

“All of the Down & Dirty Obstacles that thousands of racers over the years have come to know and love will now be featured as part of the largest gathering of obstacles EVER at any OCR event during the 2017 BADASS DASH kick-off here in fabulous Las Vegas.”

Spartan Race

Recently, Spartan Race announced that podium athletes would be required to wear new podium specific shirts for their races in 2017. The shirts are currently being made for the top athletes in the sport and more are planning to be made throughout the year for additional athletes. This comes on the heals of new rule changes for the company to continue to sharpen their branding.

Results:

Spartan Race was in California over the weekend for a super distance event. Your top finishers were:


Looking ahead to this weekend, the race season is in full swing with more than forty events taking place around the world. 

This weekend Spartan Race will be in North Carolina, Fort Benning for the Best Ranger Competition, and over in the UK for their South East London event. Warrior Dash heads to Southern California, Tough Mudder will be in Arizona, and Hunter McIntyre will be at FIT Challenge in Rhode Island checking out the race that Mud Run Guide readers dubbed the best small OCR in North America this weekend. 

For all the race listings this weekend check out the race calendar on Mud Run Guide. 


Those are your headlines this week from around the obstacle racing world.

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