What happens when you have been in obstacle course racing for a couple of years? You have achieved Legionnaire status, you have a dinner plate sized trifecta medal, and have more Warrior Dash bottle openers than you know what to do with. For many reaching those initial goals was the driving factor for racing. After those goals are achieved, what is next?
Hardcore Mudd Run kicks off the new series highlighting small and regional race series throughout North America. Hardcore Mudd Run is an event that raises money for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and was created by current and former firefighters. Gideon Schwartz, one of the founders of Hardcore Mudd Run, talked to us about the race series that began in September of 2011 at Tussey Mountain Ski Area in State College, Pennsylvania.
Our race spotlight this week focuses on 5K Foam Fest Canada, they first entered the obstacle racing and mud run market in 2014. Their first event was held in London, Ontario at Boler Mountain. While many remember 5K Foam Fest from the US going under the Canadian series has been going strong for years and has continued to grow. We spoke with Jesse Fulton of 365 Sports Canada, the company which runs 5K Foam Fest Canada, to find out more about the event and successes.
The Race Spotlight Series continues this weekend with a New England staple, F.I.T. Challenge. F.I.T. or Fortitude, Integrity and Toughness Challenge held it's first event in 2013 at the Cracker Barrel Fairgrounds in Wrenthem, Mass. We sat down with race director and owner of F.I.T. Challenge, Robb McCoy to learn more about the event.
BoldrDash is known as one of the great local race series in the northeastern United States. Lynn Hall the series founder and race director said BoldrDash, the Bold stands for Boldly Overcoming Limitations with Determination, first came up with the idea for her race series in the back of her car after taking about 50 people for the first Spartan Race in Amesbury in 2010. She took that idea and ran with it, holding the first BoldrDash in Rhode Island at Yawgoo Valley Ski Area in Exeter on August 13, 2011. Since that time the series has grown to be a staple race in the northeast. Lynn Hall took the time to answer some questions to get to know BoldrDash better.