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.

Training Tuesday: Spartan Monkey Bars Training

By |February 20th, 2018|

This week on Training Tuesday, Spartan Race trainers bring you through a killer workout to help successfully complete the Spartan Monkey Bars. The focus on this workout is mobility both in the wrists and shoulders. Monkey Bars are a staple obstacle in the obstacle racing industry. With a little bit of mobility and strength, you can successfully complete this obstacle. 

Mud Run Guide Talks Tough Mudder 2018

By |February 19th, 2018|

Tough Mudder has recently announced a lot of changes for the 2018 season, including more competitive offerings, the Tough Mudder 5k and a new location for World's Toughest Mudder. Couple this with the announcement of the new Pro-Team for 2018 and you have a lot happening at Tough Mudder HQ. Mud Run Guide caught up with Eli Hutchison to talk about some of the new changes for 2018. 

Small Series Spotlight: Frontline OCR

By |February 19th, 2018|

Frontline OCR was founded by Ed Leon in July of 2016. Leon was inspired by the desire to create an event that would help raise awareness for first responders and the military. As someone who works in law enforcement, he has seen first hand the sacrifices made to protect the public. The five-mile obstacle race with over 37 obstacles has quickly become a favorite for many.

Community Members of the Week – February 10- 16, 2018

By |February 16th, 2018|

Weekly Mud Run Guide is amazed at the amount of sheer awesomeness emanating from the obstacle racing community. This week we highlight two such stories from the community.

Tough Mudder All in For Competitive OCR in 2018

By |February 16th, 2018|

For years Tough Mudder prided itself on being a challenge, not a race until it was a race. However, over the years as obstacle racing has matured so have the race organizations. This year with over $500,000 in prize purses and several competitive series Tough Mudder is here to compete.

Tough Mudder Announces 2018 Pro-Team

By |February 15th, 2018|

Tough Mudder announced today its Pro-Team for the 2018 season. With both new and returning faces, the Tough Mudder Pro Team features some of the best in the OCR Industry.

Review: Stoked Coffee Stix – Bring the Stoke With You

By |February 15th, 2018|

As editor-in-chief of Mud Run Guide, there is one substance above all that fuels me. Simply, coffee. The coffee routine at my house involves weighing and hand grinding freshly roasted beans, warming my mug and pour over set with one set of water. At the same time heating another kettle to an exact temperature before meditatively pouring over the beans.  Simply, it is my morning moving meditation.

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Training Tuesday: Tough Mudder 8-Minute Agility Workout

By |February 13th, 2018|

Looking to increase your speed and endurance in your obstacle racing? EROCK from Tough Mudder puts together this week a quick 8-minute agility workout. Being agile is a key component to flowing through obstacles quickly and efficiently.

Small Race Series Spotlight: Zombie Charge

By |February 12th, 2018|

Zombie Charge offers you a unique obstacle racing experience, zombies included. The race series was started in 2013 with events in Connecticut, Houston, and Miami. It was one of the first zombie-themed races in the industry and allows racers to sign up as runners (called “survivors”) and be chased OR for the first time sign up as a zombie and get a makeover and chase runners.

Community Members of the Week – February 3-9, 2018

By |February 9th, 2018|

This week Mud Run Guide published the 2000th article on our website! Since 2012, we have been producing content in the written, video, and sometimes audio form bringing the best of obstacle course racing to you the reader. However, none of this means anything without a community. Mud Run Guide continues our community members of the week with two members highlighted.

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