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 Race Unveils Podium Shirts

By |March 28th, 2017|

Spartan Race earlier this year made waves when announcing new rules for elite athletes in 2017. One of those rules was the requirement of approved Spartan apparel for the podium photos. Athletes across the board weighed in on the matter. Joe De Sena, CEO of Spartan Race, responded saying athletes would be given special podium shirts for the 2017 season. Today, the designs of those shirts have been unveiled.

OCRTUBE: Mud Endeavor – Little Manatee River 2017

By |March 27th, 2017|

Arnel Banawa headed back on the road the past weekend making a stop at Little Manatee River State Park in Florida. Banawa captured the excitement and fun of Mud Endeavor a fun and challenging 5K Obstacle Run. Mud Endeavor has been in business for over four years and continues to grow. Many members of the Mud Run Fun team were showcased in Banawa's latest OCRTUBE.

Bermuda Triple Challenge 2017: The Ultimate Racecation

By |March 23rd, 2017|

Bermuda has been known for decades as a destination vacation spot for people around the world. The small island nation is a simple flight from eastern United States cities and because of trade winds offers a warm and inviting climate. For decades the island was known to be a playground for only the wealthy over the past decade the country has tried to reshape the vision of who they are to the world. Today Bermuda wants to be one of the top sporting destinations in the world and the Bermuda Triple Challenge is helping to change the island's image.

Goliathon Launches New Fundraising Efforts for #WorldWaterDay

By |March 23rd, 2017|

Goliathon a charity based obstacle race in the United States announced today the launch of a new fundraising campaign. Since the beginning, race organizers - consisting of a group of volunteers - created Goliathon as an event to give back. Over the years they have focused on bringing clean drinking water to people all over the world. Today they launched a new campaign in advance of their next event on June 3, 2017.

American Ninja Warrior and Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge begin June 12

By |March 21st, 2017|

Today both American Ninja Warrior Season 9 and Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge Season 2 were announced for June 12. It will be a busy night for obstacle fans on NBC with both shows debuting on the same night. Today teams for the Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge began to be announced on social media including the defending champs - The Comeback Kids

MuckFest® MS Ready to Muddy Up 12 Cities in 2017

By |March 21st, 2017|

MuckFest MS is ready to kick off another season of racing in 2017 making stops in 12 cities in the United States. MuckFest MS is a friendly mud run for participants of all levels to enjoy a day in the mud and raise money for a great charity. Since it's inception MuckFest MS has raised over $25 million dollars for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

USAOCR – US National Championship International Distance Registration Open

By |March 16th, 2017|

Last week USAOCR the newly appointed governing body for obstacle racing in the United States announced the formation and the first U.S. National OCR Championship on April 30, 2017, at the Florida Spartan Race. The event will take place as its own race on Sunday morning as the first heat of the day at the Spartan [...]

U.S. Army Bases Host Spartan Race Honor Series Events

By |March 15th, 2017|

Spartan Race announces a new way for civilians to participate side by side with the military in the Spartan Race Honor Series. The series kicks off on April 8 as part of the "Best Ranger" Competition. The first event kicks off with the Spartan Ranger Challenge Sprint where the race will combine parts of the "Best Ranger" competition into a Sprint distance event.

OCRTUBE: Survival Run Nicaragua 2017

By |March 14th, 2017|

Survival Run Nicaragua took place for the fifth year on the island of Ometepe in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua. The extreme endurance challenge, called by many one of the hardest races in the world, had fifty-one athletes toe the starting line on Friday afternoon. OCRTUBE's Arnel Banawa made the trip to capture all the action.

State Farm® Renews Collaboration With Warrior Dash

By |March 14th, 2017|

Warrior Dash continues to partner with large companies around the United States and beyond. Yesterday, Warrior Dash announced a continued partnership with State Farm for the 2017 obstacle racing season. Year after year Warrior Dash continues to be a fan favorite when it comes to a fun 5K obstacle race.

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