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Op Ed: Ryan Woods DQ – Did he get a fair shake?

By |February 26th, 2019|

After an exciting finish between Woods and Atkins, we learned that Ryan Woods was DQ'd for placing his hand on the truss at the A-frame cargo net. Was this an overreaction or an appropriate punishment for a rules violation?

Is Savage Race the Biggest Secret in OCR?

By |January 28th, 2019|

Founded in 2010, Savage Race holds over a dozen races per year in two different formats: the 27+ obstacle, 5-7 mile Savage Race and the 15-20 obstacle, 3+ mile Savage Blitz... but are they still the "best-kept secret" in OCR?

Race Recap: Rugged Maniac X Pennsylvania

By |October 12th, 2018|

Rugged Maniac X is for those obstacle course racing athletes who feel "one lap is never enough". For those who want to really challenge themselves on race day. Kathleen Davis tackles Rugged Maniac X for the first time in Pennsylvania.

Race Recap: Savage Blitz Maryland Fall 2018

By |October 11th, 2018|

Kathleen Davis heads out to Maryland to take on a Savage Race Blitz. She battled the elements on the course and off race weekend and reviews her experience.

Race Recap: City Challenge New York

By |August 21st, 2018|

The New York City Challenge Obstacle race on August 18, 2018, was held on Randall's Island. Located just north of the well known Upper East side neighborhood in Manhattan and south of the heart of The Bronx. This event was by FAR one of the best OCR events of 2018.

Terrain Race: Slinger, Wisconsin

By |July 18th, 2018|

Wet, muddy, humid and hilly.  These four words perfectly describe the Terrain Race in Slinger, Wisconsin.  This race was held at Little Switzerland, a small midwestern ski resort located about 30 miles northwest of Milwaukee.  When we pulled up to the venue, the hills really did not seem too intimidating, especially considering the standard 5k distance of this race. 

Race Recap: Spartan Race DC Sprint

By |July 13th, 2018|

My apologies for being late to the party with this Spartan Sprint race recap outside of Washington DC. Unfortunately, I’m not independently wealthy and I’ve yet to find anyone interested in sponsoring a recreational but also average OCR athlete. In other words, I’ve been out of town traveling for work.

So You’ve Signed up For a Beast…

By |May 23rd, 2018|

It's happening.  You are going to do a Spartan Beast.  When you clicked the "complete registration" button, did a wave of panic set over you?  Are you wondering what your next step should be?  Check out these top ten tips for completing and conquering the Beast!

Run Far Foundation Teams up with Phoenix Evolution OCR Gym

By |April 27th, 2018|

Phoenix Evolution and Run Far, Inc recently teamed up to bring awareness and raise money for the veteran charity. Run Far, Inc. strives to ensure those left behind are not forgotten. Run Far, Inc. has chosen to stand alongside our veterans by providing financial support and educational assistance to their children who are left behind.

Training Tuesday: Preventing Cramping on Race Day

By |April 24th, 2018|

Muscle cramps can be a debilitating ailment for any athlete.  For obstacle racing competitors it can be race-ending because around every corner is another obstacle that requires your full muscular strength to complete.

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