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Takeaways from Spartan US National Series Jacksonville

By |February 25th, 2019|

Peter Dobos gives his thoughts on Spartan's US National Series Jacksonville.

Competing in the Spartan Age Group Division

By |February 20th, 2019|

In 2018, I was absolutely thrilled to see Spartan introduce the competitive age group category as a way to address the gap between the open heat and elite racers.  This year, Spartan took it one step further and split the age groups into 4-year increments.  The group in which racers will compete is based on [...]

Op-Ed: Who is OCR?

By |February 11th, 2019|

Is OCR an elite sport where professional athletes compete to make money? Or is this a sport that is for weekend warriors who want to be challenged to get off their couch, do things that they did not think possible? Is it possible for the sport to fill the needs of both groups?

Is Savage Race the Biggest Secret in OCR?

By |January 28th, 2019|

Founded in 2010, Savage Race holds over a dozen races per year in two different formats: the 27+ obstacle, 5-7 mile Savage Race and the 15-20 obstacle, 3+ mile Savage Blitz... but are they still the "best-kept secret" in OCR?

So, you want to be an OCR influencer?

By |January 22nd, 2019|

We all know THOSE accounts, right? They had a few hundred followers, and received a couple of likes here and there, and then, out of nowhere, they ballooned to 20,000 followers and their likes went through the roof!

No, You’re Not Too Old for Obstacle Racing

By |January 14th, 2019|

“You’ve had a good run. No shame in hanging it up at your age. Time to let it go.” Jill Vandor crawls under an obstacle at Savage Race. Photo: Copyright Savage Race I hear the voices all the time. Often the voices come from friends and family. People who will shake their heads [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Race-Cations On a Budget

By |January 7th, 2019|

With the 2019 race season on the horizon It's time to schedule your next destination race. Here are some ideas on how to plan a "Race-Cation" like a pro.

Wanna Race For Free? Its Fun and Easy…Just Sign Here!

By |December 18th, 2018|

Most people probably think this is how it goes when we cover races for an Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) magazine like Mud Run Guide (MRG). I’m also convinced that more than a few race promoters think the same thing. It reminds me of a story I wrote years ago.

Aging with Grace: A Response to “Is Obstacle Course Racing Dead?”

By |December 17th, 2018|

Popular running website running.competitor.com published an article just over a week ago entitled, “Is Obstacle Course Racing Dead?” As I picked my jaw up off the floor and unfurrowed my brow after digesting this question, I set my allegiance aside while I read. To summarize, the article suggests that the newly announced Spartan Race Trail [...]

Living with Uncontrollable FOMO

By |December 10th, 2018|

I, like all of you, felt the urge to throw cash at my computer screen with every Black Friday & Cyber Monday email that screamed with unbeatable deals for the 2019 race season. At one point, I had my bank app open on my phone while I collected an excessive number of RAM-stressing tabs highlighting unbeatable race deals in my laptop’s browser all while sitting just inches from my ever-growing handwritten Christmas shopping list on the table...

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