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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).

OCR 101: Questions Never to Ask an Obstacle Racer

By |August 28th, 2017|

Obstacle races and mud runs have become more and more popular over the past couple of years but still many do not know much about what these crazy people do on the weekends when back in the office describing the weekend. For those with mud runners or obstacle racers in their lives, we have compiled an extensive list of the questions that are left best unsaid on Monday.

Survival Run Canada: Top Men to Watch

By |August 24th, 2017|

Survival Run Canada is making its debut in Squamish, British Columbia tomorrow. This is shaping up to be the longest and possibly most difficult Survival Run to date with a 36-hour cutoff. Squamish is known as an adventure sports mecca, huge gnarly mountains, lakes, and climbing. With multiple returning Survival Run finishers the mens field is shaping up to be a good one.

Survival Run Canada: Top Women to Watch

By |August 23rd, 2017|

Survival Run Canada is making its debut in Squamish, British Columbia this week. This is shaping up to be the longest and possibly most difficult Survival Run to date with a 36-hour cutoff this year for the event. Squamish is known as an adventure sports mecca, huge gnarly mountains, lakes, and climbing.

OCR 101: Did You Win? How to Cope with the Awkward Post Race Questions

By |August 21st, 2017|

It's Monday morning after an obstacle race or mud run or other non-traditional race as you recount your weekend the event whether it be a big race like a Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, or Warrior Dash or one of the smaller or more local obstacle races or mud runs, the question seems to arise for many who take competition seriously, Did you win?.

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