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USOCRC: Pro vs. Age Group Open – 2 Options, Which One?

By |May 31st, 2017|

The Inaugural United States OCR Championships are just over 4 months away, kicking off on September 2 at YO Ranch HQ in Mountain Home, TX with the 3k short course followed by the 15k standard course on Saturday, 9/3. While some athletes are deciding on either the 3k or 15k or tackling both, the bigger decision comes from whether or not athletes need to - or should qualify for the Pro Division.

OEW Announced as Official 2017 US OCR Champs Charity Partner

By |May 22nd, 2017|

The obstacle racing world has been greatly anticipating the arrival of the first United States Obstacle Course Racing Championships (USOCRC) since the announcement of the event on January 17, 2017. Hosted by Adventurey LLC, organizers of the independent Obstacle Course Racing World Championships, the event is scheduled to be held on Labor Day weekend, September 2 & 3, at Y.O. Ranch Headquarters, in Mountain Home, Texas.

Will Dean Reflects on Europe’s Toughest Mudder

By |May 17th, 2017|

Our Editor-in-Chief, Margaret Schlachter, continued her British adventure heading up to Grantham in the Midlands to capture all the action live at Europe's Toughest Mudder. The only Toughest Mudder event to be held outside of North America in 2017. The event itself featured Jon Albon and Susanne Kraus winning in the men's and women's fields.

IORCU Issues Emergency Grant to OCRAUK to Pay Athletes’ 2016 Prizes

By |March 16th, 2017|

The International Obstacle Course Racing Union (IORCU) announced this morning that it has issued an emergency financial grant to Obstacle Course Racing Association United Kingdom with the express purpose that it be used to pay the athletes who are due cash prizes from the 2016 UK Obstacle Course Racing Championships. The grant is being funded by the Adventurey, LLC (organizers of the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships & US OCR Championships) and the OCRWC's production partners, 365 Sports, Inc.

US OCR Champs Announces Combo Tickets

By |March 9th, 2017|

Beginning on March 9, 2017, the United States OCR Championships will be offering a limited number of "combo tickets" in partnership with Conquer The Gauntlet, BONEFROG, Indian Mud Run, The Battlegrounds, and Green Beret Challenge. For $150, athletes will be able to participate in the Inaugural United States OCR Championships Age Group division, with no qualifying necessary, and also select any open heat in one these selected USOCRC partner event during this limited-time registration.

Mud Run Guide Announces New OCR News Podcast

By |January 26th, 2017|

We at Mud Run Guide are committed to bringing the OCR industry accurate and timely news to the growing community. Since 2012, Mud Run Guide has been obsessively committed to our audience bringing news in formats that are portable and accessible to the industry. Today, we announce a first in the OCR industry, a new weekly news podcast called OCR News Weekly.

  • Spartan Race World Championship 2016 Video Highlights

Spartan Race World Championship 2016 Video Highlights

By |October 3rd, 2016|

The 2016 Spartan Race World Championship took place this weekend in Lake Tahoe, California. We have video highlights from the race.


By |September 21st, 2016|

Just got back from a Spartan Race in Pala, California. Brutal heat, unforgiving climbs (starting with a whopper 5-mile mountain climb for warm-ups…), no shade or wind…all around Beast and 12 miles of it! I learned my lesson a year and a half ago racing a Spartan near Vegas. Desert conditions, a mountain climb to start, and I wasn’t nutritioned up enough for the job. The real culprit for me was salt, oddly enough. I blacked out briefly several times. Didn’t feel stable until a few hours post race. And it was only an 8-mile competition.

Race Recap: Green Beret Challenge – Burnet, Texas

By |June 16th, 2016|

After a week of floods and rain in Texas, the weather blessedly cleared as The Green Beret Challenge welcomed us to Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, TX. You have the option to run solo or as part of 2 or 4 person team. Not knowing the people on my team (due to jumping into an open slot at the last minute) nor having run GBC before I showed up Saturday morning, I was not entirely sure what to expect.

Race Review: TPK Race

By |March 31st, 2016|

TPK was a multi-stage Adventure Race with elements from Obstacle Races and the Death Race, held about an hour east of Phoenix. Most racers competed in two-person teams (mandatory male/female) but there were individual competitors as well. Tasks ranged from running to rock climbing and rappelling, to heavy rucking, orienteering, balance, grit, strength, and critical thinking. The terrain was a factor as well, the trails had solid elevation change and were pretty rocky.

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