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Op-Ed: Obstacle Course Racing in 2018 – Part 2 – Pleasing Everyone

By |September 20th, 2018|

Making Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) financially feasible is no easy task. It takes an enormous amount of money just to open the gates for a major race. To cover the high fixed costs of putting on an event, race promoters look to attract more participants to each venue. But while attracting new racers to OCR is necessary for growth, both as a sport and for the individual promoter, they also face the continuing challenge of creating an event that challenges the more experienced or elite athletes while not discouraging the amateurs or first-timers.

OCR Community Must Lead the Fight Against Trolls

By |September 14th, 2018|

In a sport marked by overwhelming positivity, there is a disturbing growing trend toward negativity and destruction on OCR social media outlets. I am frustrated by this shift, and the issue hit home when trolls attacked a teammate and all-around badass of a lady recently.

Addressing the Stigma of Injury

By |September 11th, 2018|

The 2018 OCR season has been a real eye-opener for me. I’ve already dealt with a medial DNF, earned a nice broken foot and, as I type this, sit here with all kinds of patterns of kinesiology tape on my back, applied by a chiropractor at a licensed PT facility. As I age, I find I’m more susceptible to injury, and those recovery times seem to lengthen after every birthday.

16 Obstacle Course Racing Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

By |September 10th, 2018|

There’s a growing number of OCR podcasts that can make a long run or even a long commute home from work more interesting. If you’re looking for an OCR podcast to listen to (or to discover another), here’s a nearly comprehensive list of obstacle course racing podcasts.

OP-ED: Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) in 2018 – Part 1 – The Past & Building an Audience

By |September 5th, 2018|

Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) is still a very young sport, trying to find its way through a labyrinth of challenges to take its place in the wide world of sports. This is not the first time we've looked at where the sport is currently and where it appears to be going.

OCR Progress In An Unlikely Place

By |July 25th, 2018|

When I think of the epicenter of Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) progress, you imagine someplace in the United States with brands like Spartan, Tough Mudder, or OCR World Championships. What I don’t think of is a small country in the Middle East called Lebanon, but they have made two huge leaps in the sport that is unmatched globally.

Racing a Different Challenge: Altruism

By |July 5th, 2018|

As I’ve talked about before, everyone comes to an event with a different goal in mind. Some people would be happy to finish, while others are going for speed, and still, others are competing against each other to go even faster. In the Tough Mudder community, the ambassadors have started recognizing Mudders that Assist 100 Mudders through at least one obstacle during a single event.

So Your Young Child Wants to Run?

By |July 3rd, 2018|

I had the opportunity this summer to take my daughter with me to various races and experience how a few different companies execute their kid's races. This article is going to discuss a few of those races. I live in the Northeast so the races that I have chosen are Bonefrog Challenge, Terrain Race, and Savage Race.

Op-ed: European OCR Championships – How Many Rigs is Too Many Rigs

By |July 2nd, 2018|

OCR European Championships took place over the weekend in Esbjerg, Denmark. The race featured a 4-Kilometer short course, 15-kilometer standard course, and 8-kilometer team race. The event was hosted by the European Obstacle Sports Federation under World OCR. 

Op-Ed Spartan Kids World Championships

By |June 27th, 2018|

Last week Spartan announced they would hold a World Championship Race for Kids. The event will be held in Laughlin, NV in November this year. Children between the ages of 10-13 who have placed in the top three at any kids events qualify to compete. So far so good right? Great opportunity for kids to challenge themselves in this sport just like any other sport.

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