The weekend of September 10th and 11th I got to attend an OCR called the Hardcore Mudd Run (HMR). Since the event is put on by firefighters and was occurring the weekend of September 11th, it seemed like a cool event to attend. As with most small OCRs that put on few events throughout the year, it had a mix of good and bad.
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.