Last week, Facebook was a blaze with comments after obstacle race company The Urban Trails took over the old BattleFrog Series facebook and other social assets last Wednesday afternoon. BattleFrog ceased operating a few months ago and sold off all the assets. The Urban Trails which held one event in 2015 acquired Battlefrog’s social assets and rebranded the facebook page last Wednesday.
365 Sports Inc. and Crazy Canuck Events have announced Tuesday, January 17th that they will be merging their efforts to bring Mud Hero to Canadians nationwide. 365 Sports Inc has acquired 52% of Crazy Canuck Events marking the largest merger in the Canadian OCR industry. Crazy Canucks has been bringing Mud Hero to adults and kids with 6km and 10km obstacle courses coast to coast. Mud Hero continues to be a favorite Canadian obstacle race series.
The relaunch of Civilian Military Combine is quickly approaching. Today, Civilian Military Combine announces two powerhouse names in the obstacle racing world will be appearing at the CMC relaunch on September 10 at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York. "Coach Pain" Dewayne, the beloved OCR emcee has joined the team to provide his own unique and inspiring messages for participants on race day. Also joining the team on race day is OCR legend, Amelia Boone. Boone will serve as co-host for the CMC Fort Hamilton show which will air on SNY network on Sunday, September 25, 2016.
Spartan Race announced yesterday a new key strategic investment from Hearst Ventures. Hearst Ventures is a unit of Hearst, one of the nation's largest diversified media and information companies. This new investment from Hearst makes the companies first step into the live event space.
The Cooldown is a weekly show produced by the team over at Athlete On Fire specifically for the crew at Mud Run Guide. Get ready to hear from the athletes that competed last weekend as well as the most interesting news we could find and a little training advice mixed in. Enjoy this first episode of many to come and don't forget to give Mud Run Guide some love for sharing this show with you every week!
Since we last caught up it has been pretty quiet over here in Europe, one of the major events which took place in the UK was the Mudstacle Awards Dinner, held in December. This event had over 300 attendees representing Races, OCR Gear Suppliers, OCR Team and Individual Athletes.
This morning, Mud Run Guide caught wind of a rumor beginning to circulate about the BattleFrog Race Series. The rumor was that for 2016 BattleFrog had canceled the use of timing at their events. We hopped on a call with BattleFrog Headquarters this morning to confirm or deny this rumor.
Leading outdoor brand Merrell announced as presenting partner for 2016 Tough Mudder event series; New event format Tough Mudder Half introduced to grow Mudder Nation.
TomTom announced today their commitment to obstacle racing, one of the fastest growing sports in America, becoming the essential way to train for Reebok Spartan Race. Like the 4.5 million-strong Spartan community, TomTom is continually pushing boundaries and discovering new territory in a fun, bold and adventurous way to help people reach their goals.
When Hobie Call went back to work last Thursday in the world of HVAC he had no idea that by the time he got home he would be the talk of the OCR community. It is no secret that over the last couple of years Call has played a balancing act as a professional obstacle racer as well as supporting himself and his wife and five kids from race winnings and sponsorship deals with race organizations.