After 5 successful years putting on fun-filled, action-packed events across Canada, Mud Hero has established its first official charity partnership with Special Olympics Canada. Event participants at Mud Hero will have the opportunity to run in support of Special Olympics Canada, fundraise and collect pledges for the charity.
BROCR Media the producers of the BROCR Review web series have partnered with the charity For Those Who Would. The partnership is a synergy of the two companies both built from the mutual love of all things obstacle course racing. Effective immediately BROCR Review will donate all their revenue from product endorsements to For Those Who Would charity.
Today, Tough Mudder announced a multi-year partnership with Team Rubicon, the only nonprofit disaster response organization that mobilizes military veterans to support communities devastated by natural disasters. The comprehensive charity partnership aims to raise $1.5 million by year-end 2017 – one of the largest monetary donations in Team Rubicon's six-year history – and to drive volunteer participation across the nation by activating Tough Mudder's passionate community of 2.5 million veterans and civilians.
n the past five years, we’ve seen OCR rise from the relative depths of obscurity to being featured on an upcoming primetime television series. Just like the UFC went from sponsors such as Mickey’s malt liquor and the Condom Depot to the likes of Bud Light and Reebok, most of the major OCR brands are now enjoying premium sponsorships and major media contracts.
Goliathlon is a non-profit semi-permanent obstacle race outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The race is known for their unique course design and tiered obstacles for all OCR enthusiasts to enjoy. Last year, Mud Run Guide checked out this unique race and wrote this article: Goliathon: The Race That Gives Back. The core team behind Goliathon take no salaries and all work as volunteers.
The voting for Mud Run Guide's 2015 Best of the Best is now open. We received over 500 nominations from the OCR Community to compile the list of who you, the OCR Community, thinks are the movers, shakers, leaders, and top races in our industry. You can cast your vote for all your favorites including Best Athlete, Moment of the Year, Best Race Series, Best Obstacle and many more categories.
For Those Who Would, in partnership with Mud Run Guide and Obstacle Course Racing World Championships is proud to announce that Jesse Bruce from Toronto, Ontario is the winner of 2015 For Those Who Would OCR Humanitarian Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual within the obstacle racing community who consistently exhibits humanitarian traits off the course.
For the first time ever, the OCR World Championships organized groups of “Ruckers” in cities all over the country to participate in a “Rucksgiving” where people would carry food, warm clothes, and care packages in back packs and bags on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and give back to their communities by donating these items to shelters and homeless people on the streets.