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.

Tough Mudder X Brings The World’s Fittest Together

By |June 23rd, 2017|

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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OCR News Weekly – June 23, 2017

By |June 23rd, 2017|

Welcome to OCR News Weekly. Today is Friday, June 23, 2017. I am Margaret Schlachter and thanks for joining the live broadcast or for those listening on their favorite player our recast. Today’s headlines come from OCR Series in Europe, Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, and Ninja Warrior

OCRTUBE: OCR Series Finals in The Netherlands

By |June 23rd, 2017|

Arnel Banawa was on hand to capture the OCR Series Finals in The Netherlands over the weekend. Capping off the series. Banawa also captured a beautiful tribute to Gitte Luers who died tragically a week ago at an obstacle. The video captures the essence of the series and pays tribute to a beloved member of the OCR Community.

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

By |June 23rd, 2017|

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?!?

Spartan Race Announces New Gatorz Eyewear Sponsorship

By |June 22nd, 2017|

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

Tough Mudder Names Guinness Blonde American Lager New Beer Sponsor

By |June 22nd, 2017|

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.

OCR 101: How to Get the Stink out of Obstacle Racing Clothing

By |June 19th, 2017|

Cleaning up after a mud run or obstacle race can often be a task. The race is over, and the stack of muddy, wet, dirty and sometimes smelly clothing is sitting on the floor next to a pair of mud-caked shoes and socks. Figuring out how to clean race day clothing can be as mysterious sometimes as figuring out where the funky smell of the mud came from, not to mention how to wash it all without ruining the washer and dryer or bathtub.

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OCR News Weekly – June 16 2017

By |June 16th, 2017|

On OCR News Weekly this week, a tragedy in The Netherlands, Spartan Race 24-Hour event in Iceland, Tough Mudder Obstacle Design, and new Warrior Dash Venue. That and results from around the globe and this weekend's race calendar.

Tough Mudder HQ Talks Tough Mudder X

By |June 15th, 2017|

Tough Mudder X is coming up on July 14, 2017, in Minnesota. Mud Run Guide sat down with part of the team at Tough Mudder HQ to talk about the event, some of the athletes, how to train, and more. Joining the conversation are Nolan Kombol, E-Rock, Chris Maltbie, and Angela Alfano talk some of the details going on behind the scenes at Tough Mudder leading up to Tough Mudder X.

Design a Tough Mudder Obstacle!

By |June 15th, 2017|

Tough Mudder is bringing back it's Extreme Obstacle Design Challenge for 2017. Do you have a super cool obstacle design you have been dying to see in a race? Tough Mudder wants to give you the opportunity to see it comes to life. The competition invites people from all over the world to submit an idea for Tough Mudder's next new obstacle which could be made into a reality for 2018.

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