Faces at the Races
Many of you are probably aware that obstacle course racing (OCR) is the fastest growing sport in the world. Several race series have already been featured on TV and nearly one hundred OCR training gyms have opened around the country. Most of you probably know the top athletes who are battling for podium spots every week. They get most of the media exposure, deservedly so, but what about the other 99% of racers made up of everyday athletes? You know, the ones paying most of the registration fees for these races, buying products and training gear, spending their weekends traveling to race venues, etc. No one seems to give them much attention…until now.
As a kid, I read the “Faces in the Crowd” section of Sports Illustrated where they wrote a paragraph about up-and-coming athletes in various sports. I always thought how awesome it was that great athletes from minor sports finally got some recognition. Now it’s time to do the same for the OCR community.
Mud Run Guide is proudly introducing a brand new series called Faces at the Races that focuses on the “other 99%” of racers. Every week, we’ll conduct a new interview with racers from several different categories:
- Up-and-coming Athletes
- Weight loss / Life-Change Success Stories
- Motivating Parent, Siblings, Co-Workers
- Passionate Supporters of the Sport of OCR
- Youngsters Getting Involved in OCR & Mud Runs
We hope you enjoy Faces at the Races and feel free to nominate someone for the next feature by email now: [email protected]