Bermuda has been known for decades as a destination vacation spot for people around the world. The small island nation is a simple flight from eastern United States cities and because of trade winds offers a warm and inviting climate. For decades the island was known to be a playground for only the wealthy over the past decade the country has tried to reshape the vision of who they are to the world. Today Bermuda wants to be one of the top sporting destinations in the world and the Bermuda Triple Challenge is helping to change the island's image.
Survival Run Nicaragua begins tomorrow afternoon, held on the island of Ometepe in the middle of Lake Nicaragua. The extreme endurance event enters its 5th year with athletes flocking from around the globe to tackle an event dubbed one of the toughest events on the planet with a 5% – 10% finish rate annually.
Mud Run Guide will be following this year's Survival Run Nicaragua providing updates throughout the 24-hour event. As we count down the days until the start we are looking at some of the top teams, men, and women to watch from around the world. Today we focus on the women.
Survival Run Nicaragua begins on Friday afternoon, held on the island of Ometepe in the middle of Lake Nicaragua. The extreme endurance event enters its 5th year with athletes flocking from around the globe to tackle an event dubbed one of the toughest events on the planet with a 5% - 10% finish rate annually.
Warrior Dash kicks off their 2017 season this weekend. The race series has been putting on events in North American since 2009. Warrior Dash continues to be one of the best entry level events in obstacle racing, but even a seasoned veteran can find fun at a Warrior Dash. Looking for a few reasons to take on Warrior Dash in 2017.
In 2016, LegendBorne landed a huge contract in the obstacle racing industry. They were the official apparel designer for the OCR World Championships country jersey's offered. Many in the obstacle racing industry assumed that the company was new and even voted the country jerseys as a finalist at the end of the year OCR Awards for best new product. However, LegendBorne has quietly been a staple for many teams or regional groups in the obstacle racing industry for years.
Jared Bandy (AKA #NeverSettleNinja) from season 8 of American Ninja Warrior has set out to bring not only the Ninja Warrior but the OCR lifestyle to his small Texas community through the launch of the Weekend Warrior Campaign.
Those other fifty weeks are the reason that the small independent obstacle race series are critical to the longevity of obstacle racing in North America and beyond. FIT Challenge in Cumberland, Rhode Island is one such event filling the gaps for the obstacle racing enthusiast. The event started in by OCR enthusiast Robb McCoy has continued to be a premier event in New England.
The world needs more obstacle course races, lots more. The world would be a better place. More OCR’s means more people off the couch each weekend – helping each other, making friends, challenging themselves, and being healthier. Charles Bailey shares my opinion and has decided to do something about it by starting his own OCR in the Raleigh, NC area in the spring of 2017.
Green Beret Challenge has continued to be one of the best-rated OCR companies on Mud Run Guide according to readers. The small company has quickly made a name for itself and reputation for quality well-produced events. On Friday, Mark Ballas the founder of the race organization announced a new 24-hour event in the companies lineup called Behind Enemy Lines.