After six years in business, The Battlegrounds continues to grow in terms of participants (last year’s race included runners from 29 states) and recognition. It is the Missouri's only permanent venue that is an OCR World Championships qualifying race.
When I first heard about Zombie Run for Humanity, I was a bit skeptical. I had tried zombie races before and many of them lacked either the characters (volunteers, makeup, costumes) or the obstacles were less than challenging. To my surprise, the Zombie Run for Humanity managed to do well in both categories.
The weather was looking a bit threatening as the committee and volunteers worked through a few of the final details on race day for the Mudmoiselle Ladies Mud Run. The vendor village was all set up and just some minor finishing touches had to be added as the racers began to arrive around 830 a.m. The first heat out was scheduled for 10 and the dark clouds appeared to be holding off, temporarily.
Spartan Race's Director of Sport Joe Distefano and Vice President of Production Mike Morris take Margaret cover the Spartan Race World Championship rules, cutoff times, and the whole experience - what it will be like on the course for athletes running the Beast - and Ultra Beast courses this weekend at Lake Tahoe. Rules, tips, debunking Joe De Sena's advice to "just stay home" and much more.
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.
Every now and again we have to participate in the ‘fun’ events to find our inner child. We decided to head to the south shore a few hours from our home to 5K Foam Fest Canada to bring in the fun for the holiday weekend. While the US version of the event has come and gone the Canada series continues to hold strong. 5K Foam Fest was held at the St. Bruno Ski Resort in St. Bruno de Montarville, Quebec. This resort has easy access to the local highway and has an elevation of approx. 525 feet spread out over 50 acres.
Tough Mudder made its annual return to the Kent family farm in Andover, New York. This year surely did not disappoint as the weather was perfect and all of the new obstacles for 2016 were on display. The weather for the weekend was mostly sunny with temperatures in the upper 80’s. The Army Golden Knights put on a parachuting display several times throughout the weekend. The Mudder Village was a celebratory scene with Shock Top beer all around.
Arnel Banawa of OCRTUBE.com was back at it again this past weekend capturing all the action at Mud Titan 6 in Tampa, Florida. The 5K obstacle course featured 30 obstacles making for an obstacle packed day for anyone in the family. Mud Titan also featured an 8K Course with 40+ obstacles letting participants choose their race and their distance for the day. Check out the latest video from OCRTUBE.com and see all the action.
BattleFrog kicked off their season also in SoCal a week before Spartan at an unknown venue off the beaten path, straddling the Mexican border in a relatively sketchy-looking neighborhood. As a racer on the grounds, the estimate of 350 participants seemed a little generous. Those who made the trip enjoyed a well-designed, fun, & challenging course.