When BattleFrog Series recently announced they restructured the company last month and all future focus would be on their media offerings. Many racers in the OCR industry were immediately worried if they would see refunds for canceled races. Many veteran OCR racers have seen this pattern before with a company basically closing shop and never paying refunds or other money owed. However, in the last few days refunds, award checks, and more have been showing up in mailboxes around the country. Many have shared those checks on their social media accounts. BattleFrog Series is making good on its promises.
A few months after their first foray into Southern California, BattleFrog returned this weekend to put on a race at Lake Elsinore in Riverside County. I have been to several events now at the Lake Elsinore venue (Survivor Mud Run x2 and the Terrain Race earlier this year), and I make no excuse for the fact that it's one of my least favorite race venues - it's a very flat property with sandy trails and almost no shade, and in the last couple of years the drought has meant no access to the rapidly dwindling lake.
I was super excited about BattleFrog Series coming to British Columbia, as it was going to be the first time it came to western Canada. If my memory serves me correctly, I had signed up for this in September / October of 2016.
For BattleFrog Xtreme and other multi-lap events, nutrition can make or break your performance. Unlike a short 5k or 5-mile race where nutritional mistakes can easily be overcome, the effects of nutrition on race day are crucial. Furthermore, a mistake early on can have a compounding effect as your body depletes muscle glycogen and desperately tries to refill your fuel tank faster than you are emptying it.
Last night BattleFrog's CEO Ramiro Ortiz joined ESPN's SportCenter host Darren M. Haynes to talk about obstacle racing and the upcoming ESPN League Championships Season 1 which premieres on ESPN on August 2 at 9pm ET. Ortiz and Haynes talk about what OCR is and how it has progressed in the United States and beyond in the last couple of years.
One of the things many of us love best about Obstacle Course Racing, is that the races come in so many forms. Not just the variety of obstacles and terrain, but that no matter what your skill level, there is something out there for everyone. Whether a race has 60 per year, or 6, is International, or a one-off rural labor of love – we are there having fun with our friends and family, doing what everyone else thinks we are crazy for doing, and knowing that they are the crazy ones for missing out.
I realize I may be talking to a very small group of people in this article, but I thought it was worth writing anyway. Most people enter BFX with that elusive third lap in mind. They are looking to get through three laps of some of the roughest obstacles in OCR. Fifteen miles and around 75 obstacles are no joke and anyone that walks away from a BFX event clutching that big black X of their newest medal with three stars on their ribbon should be proud.
Wow…what a weekend! The North, South, West, and East were all represented by thousands of you muddy, amazing humans! From the beginner to the best, you all came out and represented in full force, and we love you for it.
Scott Wierzycki of The Battle Corps crossing the rig like "Spider-man". This past weekend BattleFrog Series (BF) made their journey to the outskirts of Chicago for another one of their events. Their race was held at the site of Dirt Runner a permanent obstacle course facility which puts on some awesome events. Seriously, check [...]
BattleFrog Series returned to ESPN at the end of this month for the second season of the BattleFrog College Championships. The series builds off of last season with 64 athletes from 16 colleges battling it out to claim the top prize. The show is set to air on June 30, July 1, and July 2 on ESPN at 8pm ET, June 30 - July 2 on ESPN U at 10pm ET, and July 6 on ESPN 2 at 7-9pm ET.