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.

Wreck Bag Named Official Heavy Bag of US OCR Championships and OCR World Championships

By |August 15th, 2017|

Wreck Bag has been a favorite for many obstacle racers since it was first introduced to the obstacle racing market. The heavy bag stands out from the rest of the industry with it proprietary blend in the bag making it impervious to the rain and other elements. Today the OCR World Championships and US OCR Championships named Wreck Bag the official heavy bag of the two events

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Training Tuesday: High/Low Rope Traverse

By |August 15th, 2017|

Rope Traverses are the focus of Training Tuesday this week. Obstacle racing champion Hunter McIntyre takes us through how to get through this balance style obstacle without falling into a water below.

OCR 101: How to Deal with a DNF

By |August 14th, 2017|

In every racers life, as they push harder and harder to achieve new goals, the inevitable DNF happens. A DNF stands for Did Not Finish it is a monicker attached to both race results and a term used by many racers to describe a race or event they did not complete.

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OCR News Weekly – August 11, 2017

By |August 11th, 2017|

This week's headlines come from Spartan Race, Muddy Mortal, Tough Mudder and the World’s Toughest Mudder Community, OCR World Championships and your results from last weekend.

Spartan Race and Life Time Unveiled Spartan Strong

By |August 10th, 2017|

Yesterday on the rooftop of Life Time Athletic at Sky in New York City Spartan Race unveiled the latest project to build on the lifestyle brand, Spartan Strong. Spartan Race and Life Time, with over 100 gyms in America, created a unique and intense workout program to bridge the gap between exercise on the course and in the gym. Mud Run Guide was on hand to see the workout

Warrior Dash Heads to Panama City in 2018

By |August 9th, 2017|

Warrior Dash announced yesterday that it will be heading to Panama City, Florida in 2018. This marks the first time the 5K obstacle race company has held an event in Panama City. Warrior Dash continues to be a fan favorite for a fun 5K obstacle race with a legendary after-party. 

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Training Tuesday: Tire Flips

By |August 8th, 2017|

This week on Training Tuesday Hunter McIntyre and Cassidy Watton tackle the tire flip. The tire flip is a notorious obstacle, one that looks easy but yet can be a soul crusher.

The Battlegrounds – Mud, Fun, & Wine!

By |August 7th, 2017|

The Battlegrounds located at Cedar Lake Cellars is the worlds only obstacle course built on and around a winery and vineyard.

Green Beret Challenge Makes Appearance on Fox & Friends

By |August 7th, 2017|

Green Beret Challenge graced the streets of New York City yesterday with a condensed course in front of the Fox studios. Mark Ballas the founder of Green Beret Challenge has been slowly building his brand for years. Yesterday's broadcast showcases the continued growth of their company.

OCR 101: How to Find the Right Obstacle Racing or Mud Run Shoe

By |August 7th, 2017|

Shoes! Shoes are one of the hottest topics in obstacle racing and mud runs. It is one of the first questions that arises for any new athlete and even the experienced athletes at the beginning of the new season. Instead of stocking their closets with the newest designer shoe, obstacle racers and mud runners turn to the running shoe companies to find their closets and shoe racks.

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