Last week, Facebook was a blaze with comments after obstacle race company The Urban Trails took over the old BattleFrog Series facebook and other social assets last Wednesday afternoon. BattleFrog ceased operating a few months ago and sold off all the assets. The Urban Trails which held one event in 2015 acquired Battlefrog’s social assets and rebranded the facebook page last Wednesday.
Vega® and Tough Mudder officially announced yesterday a new partnership for 2017. Vega will be the official protein shake partner at Tough Mudder and Tough Mudder Half events according to the press release put out yesterday. Vega and their plant-based products will be available at races for athletes to sample.
The teams behind Mud Hero, 5k Foam Fest & OCR World Championships are excited to pound the pavement. Mud Hero Founders Announce Toronto City Hall’s Obstacle Course Takeover 365 Sports Events Inc. is proud to announce the very first Concrete Rush Ultimate Obstacle Challenge taking over Nathan Phillips Square April 28th & 29th.
Since the inception of Survival Run Nicaragua, the extreme endurance event held annually on the island of Ometepe, a component of the race week has been giving back to the local community. The 24-hour extreme endurance event has athletes running over seventy kilometers, completing tasks along the way. Think of it as the most extreme version of The Amazing Race.
OCR News Weekly – Feb. 23, 2017 – Spartan Race Championships Go Global, American Ninja Warrior All-Stars, and Lunging for a Cause at Warrior Dash
OCR News Weekly recaps the top news stories from around the obstacle racing industry. This week, Spartan Race goes global with its championships, Ninja All-Stars airs on NBC, Lunging for a Cause at Warrior Dash, and your race results from around the globe.
What would you lunge for? Joshua Andrews recently attended the first Warrior Dash event of the year in Florida. But instead of running the race like most participants Andrews, a member of Team Blacksheep, wanted to do something extra for the Tampa-based charity Special Operations Warrior Foundation, a charity which Blacksheep supports.
The Wheel takes a spin this week and Adam Kimble joins Mud Run Guide to talk all about the Discovery Show docu-reality survival show. Episode six of the show saw another the wheel turn, another participant go home, and some impressive shelter building. Adam Kimble, one of the participants, joins us again this week to talk about his journey on the show and we break down the experiences of the other participants.
Your First Mud Run is a mud run series started in 2011 by Brad Vaccaro. The first event was held at Garret Mountain in Woodland Park, New Jersey. Mud Run Guide caught up with Vaccaro to find out more about this family friendly mud run.
I recently met with Country Archer at Outdoor Retailers this winter and got to try out a bunch of their products. After trying their products I sat down with members of their team to talk about the company, which has been around since 1977, and the products they offer.
Fire and grit collide on the racecourse when the world’s greatest athletes compete in the 2017 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship in Lake Tahoe, Calif. September 30 (#RoadToTahoe). The pinnacle event of the obstacle racing season will see a field of 500 elite athletes from more than 30 countries battling the mountainous terrain at Squaw Valley during the 12+ mile (20+ kilometer) Beast-style race. To qualify for the World Championship heat, men and women racers must finish in the top 5 at Spartan Races around the world during the 2017 qualifying season.