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 Community Rallies Behind Ian Panter

By |May 24th, 2017|

Over the weekend Ian Panter, a longtime member of the World's Toughest Mudder community, was riding in the passenger seat after the Tough Mudder over the weekend when the car was struck and Panter severely injured. Since that time the obstacle racing community is coming to the aid of Panter and his family.

First Look at the Revamped Inov-8 Trailroc 285

By |May 23rd, 2017|

A fan favorite is back this summer from Inov-8. The popular Trailroc series comes back this summer with an upgrade. The Trailroc's were a fan favorite among many obstacle racers for years. When Inov-8 discontinued them a few years ago many flocked to the stores and stocked up. But fear no more that favorite is back!

Toughest Mudder Northeast Results & Photo Essay

By |May 23rd, 2017|

Toughest Mudder the 8-hour Tough Mudder event took place over the weekend outside of Philadelphia as the series made it's Northeast stop. The race began at midnight and after 8:00 am finishers began to cross the line. Many favorites from the World's Toughest Mudder community came out to the event in the hopes to gain contender status (25 miles) for World's Toughest Mudder.

It Takes A Tribe: Will Dean’s Book about Tough Mudder Coming in September

By |May 22nd, 2017|

The news was just released that on September 12, 2017, It Takes a Tribe: Building The Tough Mudder Movement will be available from all major booksellers. Will Dean the co-founder and CEO of Tough Mudder will share the rise of the Tough Mudder movement and lessons learned along the way.

OCR 101: Should I Go Commando on Race Day?

By |May 22nd, 2017|

The issue of what to wear to an OCR whether it be an obstacle race, mud run, or another event is always one of the first and most asked questions for many people in the sport. Once people have the main idea of what they want to wear to an event there comes a more personal question, should I go commando (without underwear) or wear underwear while racing.

Want to Be a Ninja? The American Ninja Warrior Experience Coming!

By |May 22nd, 2017|

American Ninja Warrior fans soon will have another way to experience their favorite primetime show. Today NBC, Universal Brand Development, and The ATS Team announce the creation of the American Ninja Warrior Experience. This experience allows athletes of all walks of life to take on an American Ninja Warrior course.

20 Obstacle Racing Hacks for a Better Race Day

By |May 19th, 2017|

Life hacks are popular across the board. In our busy world, looking for ways to increase our experience while decreasing the time and effort is the norm. Mud Run Guide consulted with the obstacle racing community to bring you some of the best hacks to help out for your next obstacle race or mud run. Here are some of the hacks the community has come up with.

Spartan Race Ultra World Championship Coming to Iceland

By |May 18th, 2017|

Spartan Race posted on their social media the above graphic this morning. A cryptic post about an event coming to Iceland in December. Further investigation found on Spartan Race Hungary's page appears that Spartan Race is gearing up for an Ultra World Championship to be held in Iceland on December 16, 2017.

Italian OCR Championships Series Hosted First Stop in Pisa

By |May 18th, 2017|

The Italian OCR Championship series, their national championship series kicked off on May 6th in Pisa at Inferno Run. The Italian OCR Championship Series is a circuit sanctioned by the Italian OCR Federation, the national governing body for the sport of OCR in Italy and part of the newly created European Obstacle Sports Federation (EOSF). Inferno Run in Pisa was the first stop on the series.

Tough Mudder Introduces Tough Mudder Bootcamp

By |May 17th, 2017|

Tough Mudder announced today the introduction of Tough Mudder Bootcamp. Tough Mudder Bootcamp which was teased a few months ago and again in Mud Run Guide's interview with Will Dean after Europe's Toughest Mudder is the newest offering for the brand. Over the years, it has become apparent that Tough Mudder is much more than just an event and the latest offering from the company builds on this.

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