About Margaret Schlachter

Margaret is Editor-in-Chief of Mud Run Guide. She has been part of the OCR Community since 2010. When not working on the next article she can be found running from race-to-race as a competitor.She founded, an OCR community for women as well as former contributing editor for Mud and Obstacle Magazine and industry expert for She authored the book Obstacle Race Training.

Spartan Returns to Iceland with Bigger Prizes for 24-Hour Spartan Ultra World Championship

By |April 25th, 2018|

Spartan is upping the ante this year for the 24-Hour Spartan Ultra World Championships which returns to Iceland for the second year. The event is set to take place on December 8, 2018, with more than $125,000 in cash prizes on the line.

Inside the Obstacle: Savage Race – Pedal For The Medal

By |April 25th, 2018|

Savage Race introduced a new Inside the Obstacle video today. Matty T shows off the new obstacle Pedal For the Medal. It's a completely new take on a tire pull, but instead of pulling with your arms your legs do all the work. Savage Race continues to add new twists to some staple obstacles, creating a whole new challenge.

Savage Race – Inside the Obstacle: Battering Ram

By |April 20th, 2018|

Matty T is back of Savage Race with a look inside the new Savage Race obstacle Battering Ram. Battering Ram is just one of the new obstacles that Savage Race has introduced for the 2018 obstacle racing season. Yuri Force, a 30x Savage Race Champion offers his tips on how to get across this new obstacle.

Community Members of the Week: April 13- 19, 2018

By |April 20th, 2018|

With the obstacle course racing season underway in almost all of North America our social streams are filled with the stories of your accomplishments. Every day you, the obstacle course racing community, inspire us all at Mud Run Guide to be better athletes and humans. This week we celebrate the successes of two athletes.

North American OCR Championships Names MudGear Official Sock

By |April 18th, 2018|

MudGear has been a favorite for many obstacle racers for years. Today North American Obstacle Course Racing Championships (NorAm Champs) named them the official sock for the upcoming championship event. The partnership includes a unique design just for the event.

2018 Spartan U.S. National Series Seattle Results

By |April 16th, 2018|

Spartan made the second stop of the 2018 Spartan U.S. National Series outside of Seattle, Washington over the weekend. With rugged terrain and over $15,000 in cash and prizes on the line, Ryan Kent and Lindsay Webster took top spots over the weekend.

Spartan Announces 2018 Pro-Team

By |April 13th, 2018|

Spartan named the 2018 Pro-Team today. Many are returning faces to the team with a few new additions for the 2018 season. This year thirteen members have been announced for the team. Familiar names Robert Killian, Alyssa Hawley, Ryan Kent, Rea Kolbl and Nicole Mericle are all back on the team for another year.

Community Members of the Week – April 6-12, 2018

By |April 13th, 2018|

. We at Mud Run Guide know the most important people are you the MRG community and we continue to strive to bring you the news and information where you seek it out. But Mud Run Guide is not all about us, it is about you! The Community!

Savage Race GORUCK Tough Exclusive Chat

By |April 11th, 2018|

Savage Race and GORUCK recently announced a new Savage Race GORUCK Challenge on May 5, 2018. This morning we chatted with Sam Abbitt, co-founder of Savage Race, and Cadre Mickey Banks of GORUCK diving into the new partnership at the upcoming Savage Race Maryland.

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Training Tuesday: How to Get Across Rings

By |April 10th, 2018|

This week on Training Tuesday we turn to Camp Rhino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Julie Johnston, the founder of Camp Rhino brings us through a few techniques to get across this common obstacle. Additionally this week we offer you a doubleheader with a second video to help you to successfully navigate this standard obstacle.

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