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Opinion: The Olympics…or Maybe the X Games First

By |June 6th, 2017|

Let’s face it; our sport as it currently exists does not fit the Olympic mold. The courses, the obstacles, and the events have too much variation. There are distances from 1 mile to 24 hours and courses that have obstacles which are essentially glorified speed bumps to those with a 98% fail rate. The sport as it currently exists will never be in the Olympics, although a variation could be with standardized distances

Urban Trials Talks BattleFrog Social Media Acquisition, Technology in Racing and More…

By |February 24th, 2017|

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.

Spartan Strong w/Evan Dollard Ep. 10

By |August 31st, 2016|

Evan does a beach workout with American Ninja Warrior & Spartan Race TV star (and all-around awesome person) Rose Wetzel.

Silent Giants: Rugged Maniac

By |August 5th, 2016|

The obstacle racing landscape is dominated, at least in the social media groups, by a few organizations. In reality, the obstacle racing landscape is vast and diverse, with everything from international corporations to local mom and pop races run by enthusiasts who want to share the love of OCR with those in their community. Then there are other events, ones which many may have heard of but never actually done.

Why Are There So Few College Age OCR Athletes?

By |July 12th, 2016|

There are massive amounts of young individuals out there, full of energy and ambition that have yet to participate in obstacle racing. For someone who wants to create exposure for the sport; and get college students out of bars and parties and on to the obstacle course, the low participation numbers are frustrating.

Let Them Change You: Transformation through OCR

By |March 16th, 2016|

Sean Corvelle asks “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” as he fires people up at the starting line of a Tough Mudder. I want to go a little deeper with this: “When was the last time you tackled something so big that it changed your life?”

SoCal Spartan Weekend – A Study in Contrasts

By |February 7th, 2016|

Spartan Race kicked off its 2016 season in Southern California last weekend with back to back races at Vail Lake in Temecula. Immediately obvious on arriving at the venue was the distressing lack of water in the lake; with a drop of at least 10-15’ of depth since our last visit back in September, it was clear that the long California drought is far from over. This also left exposed a vast mud plain that was once the lake bottom and would play a role in the race.

BattleFrog Announced as Title Sponsor for Fiesta Bowl

By |December 5th, 2015|

As part of an agreement with ESPN, BattleFrog, the nation’s leading outdoor fitness event and obstacle race organizer, has secured the title sponsorship of the 45th Annual Fiesta Bowl. Featuring two at-large, top-ranked teams the game, now coined the ‘BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl,’ will be played on January 1, 2016, at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Obstacle Course Racing in 2016 and Beyond – Olympic Sport, Accreditation, Safety

By |October 28th, 2015|

Hard to believe that the sport of obstacle course racing (OCR), as we know it today, is only seven years old in the United States. In the afterglow of the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC) and the upcoming "off-season" for US OCR races, it seems an appropriate time to look at where the sport is right now and what is brewing for 2016...and beyond.

Top 10 Moments at OCR World Championships

By |October 21st, 2015|

The 2015 OCR World Championships is in the books. Over 1600 athletes from 26 countries made their way to the small town of Oregonia, Ohio to compete. Some champions retained their titles while other new ones were crowned. This year, the biggest obstacle for many became the weather.

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