Registration is now open for the US OCR Championships. The two-day USOCRC will consist of a 3k short course competition on Saturday, September 2, followed by a 15k standard distance championship on Sunday, September 3. Both distances will feature a Pro Division for qualified athletes, as well as Age Group divisions that will primarily be open to all competitors.
When Joe De Sena, founder of Spartan Race tells us to Spartan Up, we listen. While congratulating Mud Run Guide on passing 1000 original articles - lots of Spartan Race content in there too - he issues a challenge, are you Spartan FIT?
This week Faces at the Races highlights Macy Nicole Owens. This 14-year old is already an avid obstacle racer looking to take her game to the next stage. Learn all about this young lady.
Name: Hao Hoang Age: 27 Lives: New Hampshire Occupation: Mechanical Engineer Favorite OCR series: Spartan Race Favorite Obstacle: Spear Throw Least Favorite Obstacle: Gravel Bucket Carry Ideal race distance: 5-7 miles 2016 OCR Goals: My 2016 goal is to podium or at least be within reach of podium Social Media: Instagram, RAGIN_AZN. It’s fairly new so there not a lot to it yet but [...]
Name: Dustin Radney Age: 36 Resides in: Orlando, FL Occupation: Computer Engineer Favorite OCR Series: BattleFrog Favorite Obstacle: Platinum Rig Least Favorite Obstacle: Over/unders Ideal Race Distance: 10 miles 2016 OCR Goals: Podium at least one major OCR series Social Media: Feel free to reach out to me at http://www.facebook.com/dustin.radney About Me: I’ve played competitive sports my entire life but after college and upon entering [...]
I ran Division I track/cross-country at the University of New Hampshire but quit after being burnt out from years of 60+ mile weeks. I didn’t run a race for almost 2 years before getting the urge to compete again. I signed up for my first obstacle course race a couple years ago and was instantly hooked. At 6’1”, 185 lbs, I was always that runner who liked lifting, so OCR fits perfectly with my build. OCR has also allowed me to pursue my two biggest passions: fitness and traveling. I visited 24 states in 2015, and most of them were made possible because there are races all over the country.
OCR is about competition with others, with yourself, and against the clock. We battle Father Time as we age, Mother Nature out on the course, and at the end of the day we are all FAMILY. From the Mud Run Guide family to yours, thank you so much for bringing your joy and passion to the sport we all love. Obstacle course racing and mud runs have changed so many of your lives, and has absolutely transformed ours as well.
On October 17, 2015, the best obstacle racers in the world came together to battle it out in Oregonia, OH, USA at the premiere event in OCR. The nearly 10 mile course was littered with obstacles of all shapes and sizes, some natural and many man-made; sure to test the mettle of even the most resolute and talented athlete.
If you have friends who have never run an OCR or Mud Run before and give you the same old "No way, I can't do that" excuse, then share this post with them! Brett takes on the excuses that keep everyone from enjoying obstacle course races and mud runs in an interview with TotallyFIT Radio - and here's a checklist on how to introduce EVERYONE to this awesome sport!
Mud Run Guide's own Matt "The Mudder" Willis takes on the young & hungry Nathan "Napalm" Palmer in OCR Warrior Men's Knockout Round #1 in Kansas City. Will Matt's experience as 2nd place finisher at OCR Warrior San Antonio give him an advantage, or will Napalm burn up the course? Winner advances to Round #2, the loser goes home!