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: Tough Mudder Circuit

By |December 12th, 2017|

This week's Training Tuesday comes from Tough Mudder. This circuit will help you train for not just Tough Mudder but any obstacle race. It is the perfect workout that needs only a few items and can be done inside when the weather it to frightful to be outside. Check out E-Rock and Stefanie Bishop lead you through this intense workout.

I AM OCR: PD Fighter Style

By |December 11th, 2017|

My name is John Carmichael, and I am an athlete diagnosed with Parkinson’s. It does not define me, but it is now a part of my life. I am also a Bronze Star decorated Army Combat veteran and Licensed Practical Nurse. I was diagnosed in March of 2016 with Parkinson's disease, and my focus has primarily been endurance bicycling to control my symptoms and manage my disease.

Warrior Dash Announces 2018 Elements Tour

By |December 7th, 2017|

Today, Warrior Dash announced the 2018 "Elements Tour" and unveils new obstacles for the upcoming season. To mark the tenth season of the popular obstacle race series, Warrior Dash is having participants take on all the elements on each of their 5K obstacle courses.

2017 MRG Best of OCR Voting Open

By |December 6th, 2017|

The voting for Mud Run Guide’s 2017 Best of OCR is now open. We received more than a fifteen hundred nominations from the OCR Community. The team at Mud Run Guide has compiled the list of who you the OCR Community nominated as the movers, shakers, leaders, and top races in our industry globally.

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Training Tuesday: Muddy Rope Climbs

By |December 5th, 2017|

Joe Di of Spartan Race brings us through how to get through a muddy rope climb at a Spartan Race or other obstacle race. Rope climb is one of the most common obstacles and with these tips climbing even a muddy rope can get a little easier.

CrossFit Superstar Katrin Davidsdottir to Compete in Spartan Race Iceland

By |December 4th, 2017|

Spartan Race announced today that the 2015 & 2016 "Fittest Woman on Earth" Katrin Davidsdottir will compete in her native Iceland during the Spartan Race Iceland Sprint on December 16, 2017. Davidsdottir will compete in the first Spartan Race to head to Iceland. While Davidsdottir is first and foremost a CrossFit athlete she will soon also become a Spartan and she indicated she is "excited to give it a shot."

Mud Run Guide’s 2017 Holiday Guide

By |November 24th, 2017|

Mud Run Guide has been working hard behind the scenes to pin some of the best gifts for you and your loved ones this holiday season. With gift ideas from across the obstacle course racing industry, there is something for everyone on this list.

OCR World Championships Athlete Disqualified After Failing Drug Test

By |November 22nd, 2017|

Today, Adventurey the parent company of the OCR World Championships Released a statement regarding the 2017 OCR World Championships. Since the founding of the race in 2013, annually athletes have been drug tested on-site as part of the race’s commitment to clean sports through Drug-Free Sport.

Training Tuesday: Rope Traverse

By |November 21st, 2017|

Conquer the Gauntlet and Mud Run Guide's own Matt Willis brings us through this week's Training Tuesday. Willis shows us how to get across a rope traverse with techniques that can be used whether the rope is high above water or a few feet off the ground. Willis is a member of the Conquer the Gauntlet Pro Team and a fierce competitor at many obstacle races. Conquer the Gauntlet is a favorite series throughout the mid-west of the United States of America.

OCRTUBE Captures the Essence of 2017 World’s Toughest Mudder

By |November 16th, 2017|

Arnel Banawa of OCRTUBE had his camera in tow for the recent World's Toughest Mudder for its last dance in the desert outside of Las Vegas. For Banawa it was his first trip to World's Toughest Mudder and captures the essence of the event in this event video. Relive all the action of the weekend in this seven-minute recap of the event. 

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