Tough Mudder’s New Course Format

By |March 19th, 2018|

Tough Mudder started off the 2018 season in New Orleans this past weekend with some visible changes. The biggest difference between the 2017 and the 2018 season was the five mile, two loop course format instead of one ten mile loop for anyone doing the Tough Mudder Full. On paper, it didn’t seem like that big of a difference, but on the course, it became clear that it had a very different feeling.

The Death Race Returns

By |March 12th, 2018|

Over the weekend, socials started to buzz with a few posts online about the famed Death Race returning in 2018. For the past couple of years, the precursor event of Spartan Race had laid dormant. While those close to the race always hypothesized the race would one day make a return. That wish is now a reality. 

Tough Mudder All in For Competitive OCR in 2018

By |February 16th, 2018|

For years Tough Mudder prided itself on being a challenge, not a race until it was a race. However, over the years as obstacle racing has matured so have the race organizations. This year with over $500,000 in prize purses and several competitive series Tough Mudder is here to compete.

OCR Kids Training and Racing in Arizona

By |February 16th, 2018|

As a mother of two, a personal trainer and a competitive racer, I am fiercely passionate about encouraging the next generation of obstacle course racers.  So when an opportunity came up at Phoenix Evolution (an OCR gym located in Chandler, Arizona) to coach 25 kids, ages 5-13, I could not have been more excited.

2018 Expectations: OCR Do’s and Don’ts

By |February 7th, 2018|

Rejoice, OCR enthusiasts, the season is here! We’ve had a long winter, but the first mud has been cleaned off of our collective sneakers after Spartan Race’s SoCal Super and Sprint weekend!

The Captain Kaufmann Fit Challenge: Keep Pushing Yourself in 2018.

By |February 6th, 2018|

How’s that resolution holding up? Are you as dedicated as ever, or are your workouts becoming stale? You finished last month’s challenge, but have you neglected the teachings of the one before? It’s imperative to keep yourself motivated, and with that comes the issue of developing a plan that hits all of your key muscles, without sending your fitness routine into autopilot.

Should Spartan Change Their New Age Group Divisions?

By |January 31st, 2018|

Remember when Spartan added in all the age groups into competition for 2018. One group was particularly vocal, the 40-49 age group. Jack Bauer dives in to find out if that age group should really be split into two age groups using data from past races.

Coach Pain’s Weekend of Pain

By |January 29th, 2018|

That’s right Coach Pain traveled to New York and New Jersey to help a select group of Spartan 4-0 racers to get ready for their 2018 season. The training was held at Crossfit ECF bringing intense and unique days of training.

How Virtual Running Can Help Do #SoMuchGood?

By |January 26th, 2018|

Several OCR companies and road running events have presented virtual challenges to help keep racers motivated in the offseason. Some are fans, some like me are skeptics. Thanks to a few organizations I quickly went from a skeptic to a fan.

Why DO We Write Race Reviews?

By |January 23rd, 2018|

Race reviews are important to OCR, as are many of the other stories we write about the sport.  They inform us, inspire us, share stories, remind us of our first obstacle race and most importantly serve as a record of the sports progression throughout the years.

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