Small Race Series Spotlight: Zombie Charge

By |February 12th, 2018|

Zombie Charge offers you a unique obstacle racing experience, zombies included. The race series was started in 2013 with events in Connecticut, Houston, and Miami. It was one of the first zombie-themed races in the industry and allows racers to sign up as runners (called “survivors”) and be chased OR for the first time sign up as a zombie and get a makeover and chase runners.

Small Race Spotlight: Colorado’s THE BIGDOGBRAG

By |February 9th, 2018|

THE BIGDOGBRAG has become a small obstacle race staple in Colorado. While some areas of North America an obstacle race or two can easily be found every weekend, other locations are not that lucky. The BIGDOGBRAG was born seven years ago after founders Ron and Misty Banta saw a need for more local obstacle course races in Colorado.

This is War-X: A New Form of Obstacle Racing

By |January 9th, 2018|

It’s another year of obstacle racing, the same races are on the market with either the same obstacles or same venues that we have seen every year. After a while it can get a little boring for those who have seen and done it all. If you are like me then you are looking for something new. Enter, War-X. I came across this new race company by word of mouth, I read their website description, I found it very interesting but a little confusing.

RUNNERS GUIDE TO GREEK PEAK..Spartan Race’s North East winter race

By |December 8th, 2017|

So you heard about the North American winter Spartan Race that was rolled out last year and you are considering doing it this year but you have some questions? I traveled to Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Cortland, New York last year to participate in this inaugural race and I enjoyed it so much I am heading back there on March 10 to do it again!

OCR 101: How to Pick Your Crew for an Extreme Endurance Event

By |September 25th, 2017|

Although not common in most obstacle races a crew does pop up in some of the more extreme endurance events like Worlds Toughest Mudder as well as is commonplace in ultramarathons and other endurance endeavors. Who you pick for your crew can be just as important as your training, your gear, and your travel plans. A good crew can make an event whereas a bad crew can literally derail your entire race.

OCR 101: 5 Things Not to Wear on Race Day

By |September 18th, 2017|

Each sport has its own official or unofficial dress code; obstacle racing and mud runs are no different. Whether you are looking to tackle a local 5K mud run or one of the big series such as Spartan Race, Tough Mudder or Warrior Dash there are definitely a few don't on race day. Don't find yourself making these mistakes when it comes time to stand on the starting line of your next race or run.

OCR 101: 5 Tips to Better OCR Travel

By |September 11th, 2017|

Traveling can be stressful for everyone. Airline travel can be even more stressful. When you add in a race and airline travel, it is a whole other ball game. Finding the balance between packing too much and not packing enough can be a delicate balance. During the championship season of obstacle racing, many participants find themselves traveling beyond the drivable weekend race. Here are a few tips to help make race travel more manageable.

Breaking The Mold with Conquer The Gauntlet

By |September 4th, 2017|

The Midwest’s favorite race series, Conquer The Gauntlet, is once again thinking outside the box with several of their events this year.  In 2016, they did something that no other race series has done by hosting a combined event with another brand, Conquer The Gauntlet- Extreme Timber Challenge (CTG-XTC) was held in late September 2016 with resounding success.

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OCR 101: 5 Things to Do Before a World Championship Race

By |September 4th, 2017|

It's just about the time of year again where the obstacle course racing industry starts to gear up for the championship season. Whether it be the Spartan Race World Championships, OCR World Championships, World's Toughest Mudder, or other National Championship race there are a few things to do in the weeks leading up to the big races that will help make race day more enjoyable.

Behind the Scenes at US OCR Championships

By |September 1st, 2017|

Mud Run Guide has been on the ground since Tuesday at the first US OCR Championships put on by the same team that produces the OCR World Championships. The US Championships has been a joint effort by many of the top obstacle course racing brands in the United States (and beyond).

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