Last week, Facebook was a blaze with comments after obstacle race company The Urban Trails took over the old BattleFrog Series facebook and other social assets last Wednesday afternoon. BattleFrog ceased operating a few months ago and sold off all the assets. The Urban Trails which held one event in 2015 acquired Battlefrog’s social assets and rebranded the facebook page last Wednesday.
Vega® and Tough Mudder officially announced yesterday a new partnership for 2017. Vega will be the official protein shake partner at Tough Mudder and Tough Mudder Half events according to the press release put out yesterday. Vega and their plant-based products will be available at races for athletes to sample.
The teams behind Mud Hero, 5k Foam Fest & OCR World Championships are excited to pound the pavement. Mud Hero Founders Announce Toronto City Hall’s Obstacle Course Takeover 365 Sports Events Inc. is proud to announce the very first Concrete Rush Ultimate Obstacle Challenge taking over Nathan Phillips Square April 28th & 29th.
It took a great amount of courage for me to approach Coach Pain for a sit-down chat. I had met him at BattleFrog in Squamish, B.C. but wasn’t sure if he would be willing to share with me how he developed his passion, his strength and what makes him Coach Payne. To my humble surprise, he was more than willing to sit down with me over Skype and share with me how he has become such a driving force.
Since the inception of Survival Run Nicaragua, the extreme endurance event held annually on the island of Ometepe, a component of the race week has been giving back to the local community. The 24-hour extreme endurance event has athletes running over seventy kilometers, completing tasks along the way. Think of it as the most extreme version of The Amazing Race.
OCR News Weekly – Feb. 23, 2017 – Spartan Race Championships Go Global, American Ninja Warrior All-Stars, and Lunging for a Cause at Warrior Dash
OCR News Weekly recaps the top news stories from around the obstacle racing industry. This week, Spartan Race goes global with its championships, Ninja All-Stars airs on NBC, Lunging for a Cause at Warrior Dash, and your race results from around the globe.
What would you lunge for? Joshua Andrews recently attended the first Warrior Dash event of the year in Florida. But instead of running the race like most participants Andrews, a member of Team Blacksheep, wanted to do something extra for the Tampa-based charity Special Operations Warrior Foundation, a charity which Blacksheep supports.
Not everyone that is part of the racing community is tearing up the course each event. There are plenty of people behind the scenes that have raced and now are working on making each event the best it can be. Happy racers equal repeat customers, and Missy takes great care to ensure that everyone in the festival area post-race has the best time possible. Missy or “Mamma” as she is known has had quite the career within the OCR community.
This Valentine’s Day weekend at Lee Farms in Tualatin Oregon couples, families, and friends escaped the cliche and got down and dirty at the My Muddy Valentine 5k Mud Run hosted by Terrapin Events. Runner’s came out dressed head to toe in hearts, tutu’s, and even a few group costumes ready to take on the muddy terrain.
There is a level of energy that people exhibit when training, working out or racing that is inspiring. You may see that person running in the rain or heading to the gym before work on the coldest day of the year. Alpine Dam takes inspiration from those people and moments. Whether someone is on a surfboard or a bike, that energy is almost contagious when you see their joy and their level of concentration. Oh, and I didn't die