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FIT Challenge – The Obstacle Race All About Community

By |June 1st, 2018|

FIT Challenge is one of those small races in the obstacle course industry that seems to do everything right. It all starts from the ground up. The end result offers participants one of the best obstacle racing experiences at least in New England.

Permanent OCR Facility Spotlight: Newbsanity

By |May 16th, 2018|

Whatever backyard setup you have for obstacle course racing it is nothing compared to the Newby family. The Newby’s have a full 5k OCR Newbsanity (plus 5k Extreme Ravine trail run across the street) to practice on daily. They not only use it for themselves but have created an obstacle racing facility for the community to explore, train, and race.

Permanent OCR Facility Spotlight: The Battlegrounds

By |May 9th, 2018|

With Tough Mudder set to take over the venue for the next five years, May 19th will be the last event for The Battlegrounds as we know it. I’m hoping Tough Mudder incorporates some of The Battlegrounds existing obstacles into their race with a name like Tough Mudder’s Battlegrounds. 

Small Race Series Spotlight: Mud Titan & Tactical Titan

By |March 12th, 2018|

Mud Titan and Tactical Titan are small Florida based obstacle race series which has been around the industry since 2012. The races are run by Mike Nelson. This year the company expects over 6,ooo participants from its four events in 2018. 

Small Race Series Spotlight: KC Timber Challenge

By |February 26th, 2018|

KC Timber Challenge offers the midwest it's own permanent obstacle course. Located in Bonner Springs, Kansas KC Timber Challenge has become a favorite among midwest obstacle racers since 2013. The race has grown from about 600 people at their first event to an estimated 8,000 this year over six events.

Small Series Spotlight: Frontline OCR

By |February 19th, 2018|

Frontline OCR was founded by Ed Leon in July of 2016. Leon was inspired by the desire to create an event that would help raise awareness for first responders and the military. As someone who works in law enforcement, he has seen first hand the sacrifices made to protect the public. The five-mile obstacle race with over 37 obstacles has quickly become a favorite for many.

New Race Spotlight Series Coming to Mud Run Guide

By |January 7th, 2016|

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?

Race Spotlight: Hardcore Mudd Run

By |January 8th, 2016|

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.

Race Spotlight: 5K Foam Fest Canada

By |January 20th, 2016|

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.

Race Spotlight: F.I.T. Challenge

By |February 25th, 2016|

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.

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