2015 “Best of OCR” Results

This year was the biggest year yet for the Mud Run Guide “Best of OCR” in 2015. We received over 60,000 votes for your favorites across 27 categories. Over 5,000 of you voiced your opinions in our annual poll. Not only did you voice your opinion but also you helped a number of charities in the process.

Check out all the winners you voted for this year in the Mud Run Guide Best of 2015 OCR poll.

2015 Moment(s) of the Year

2015 Moment(s) of the Year: OCRWC – The whole event

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Runner-Up: Getting a Spartan Trifecta in 2015

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Best Small Race Series

Best Small Race Series: Bone Frog Challenge

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Runner-up:  FIT Challenge

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Best Large Race Series

Best Large Race Series: Reebok Spartan Race

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Runner-up: Battlefrog Series

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Best Female Only Series

Best Female Only Series: Dirty Girl Mud Run

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Runner-up:  Mudderella

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Most Innovative OCR Series

Most Innovative OCR Series: Reebok Spartan Race

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Runner-up: OCR World Championships

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Best Series for a Beginner

Best Series for a Beginner: Warrior Dash

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Runner-up: Rugged Maniac

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Best Female OCR Athlete

Best Female OCR Athlete: Amelia Boone

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Runner-up: Rose Wetzel

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Best Male OCR Athlete

Best Male OCR Athlete: Ryan Atkins

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Runner-up: Matt Novakovich

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Best Female Masters OCR Athlete

Best Female Masters OCR Athlete: Andi Hardy

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Runner-up: Deanna Blegg

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Best Male Masters OCR Athlete

Best Male Masters OCR Athlete: Matt Novakovich

 

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Runner-up: Yancy Culp

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Best New Product

Best New Product: Reebok All-Terrain

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Runner-up: Icebug Zeal

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Best Overall OCR Training Tools or Products

Best Overall OCR Training Tools or Products: Wreck Bag

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Runner-up: Platinum Rig

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Best Brand of OCR Shoes

Best Brand of OCR Shoes: Inov-8

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Runner-up: Salomon

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Best OCR Blogger

Best OCR Blogger: Matt B. Davis (Obstacle Racing Media)

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Runner-up: Margaret Schlachter (Mud Run Guide / Dirt In Your Skirt / About.com)

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Best New Obstacle

Best New Obstacle: King of Swingers (Tough Mudder / WTM)

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Runner-up: The Destroyer (OCRWC)

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Best Event of 2015

Best Event of 2015: OCR World Championships

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Runner-up: Spartan Race World Championships

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Biggest Bummer of 2015

Biggest Bummer of 2015: Battlefrog canceling Sunday races and/or overselling & underdelivering

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Runner-up: Death Race ending

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Biggest Sham in OCR

Biggest Sham in OCR: Training Mask

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Runner-up: Atlas Race

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Best North American Race Series

Best North American Race Series: Reebok Spartan Race

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Runner-up: Battlefrog Series

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Best European Race Series

Best European Race Series: Toughest (Sweden)

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Runner-up: Tough Guy (United Kingdom)

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Best Other International Race Series

Best Other International Race Series: True Grit (Australia)

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Runner-up: Warrior Race (South Africa)

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Best Training Facility

Best Training Facility: Shale Hill Adventures – Benson, VT

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Runner-up: Camp Rhino – Las Vegas, NV / Boise, ID

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Best Fixed Course Location

Best Fixed Course Location: King’s Domain (Mud, Guts & Glory)

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Runner-up: Shale Hill Adventures

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Best OCR Photographer

Best OCR Photographer: Bob Mulholland

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Runner-up: James Appleton

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Best OCR Race Director

Best OCR Race Director: Norm “Eff Norm” Koch

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Runner-up: Christopher “Beard” Acord

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Best Regional/Club Team

Best Regional/Club Team: New England Spahtens

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Runner-up: Weeple Army

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Most Influential (or Inspirational) Person in OCR

Most Influential (or Inspirational) Person in OCR: Amelia Boone

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Runner-up: Earl Granville

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