OCR 101: How to Find the Right Obstacle Racing or Mud Run Shoe

By |August 7th, 2017|

Shoes! Shoes are one of the hottest topics in obstacle racing and mud runs. It is one of the first questions that arises for any new athlete and even the experienced athletes at the beginning of the new season. Instead of stocking their closets with the newest designer shoe, obstacle racers and mud runners turn to the running shoe companies to find their closets and shoe racks.

OCR 101: How to Prevent and Deal With Chafing

By |July 31st, 2017|

Whatever you want to call it nothing is fun about chafing. Racers for years have been coming up with colorful names to describe this potentially painful experience that many athletes face both in and out of obstacle course racing. Planning ahead of time can help ensure you skip out on this painful experience.

OCR 101: Should I Duct Tape My Shoes at a Mud Run or Obstacle Race?

By |July 24th, 2017|

Since the beginning of obstacle racing and mud runs people have flocked to the duct tape sections of their local home improvement shop prior to their first event. Somewhere along the way, someone came up with the idea that Duct Tape would be a good tool to helping keep shoes on during a mud run. While most seasoned obstacle racers and mud runners know this will not help keep shoes on many newbies still show up on the day of the event with duct tape on their shoes.

OCR 101: Should I Run Open or Elite?

By |July 17th, 2017|

Many obstacle races offer more than one option when signing up for a race. Typically registration is split up into two categories elite (or competitive) or open heats. Elite and open heats both offer participants the same course and the same obstacles but running in either type of heat can offer a bit different experience.

OCR 101: When to Run an Obstacle Race Solo vs With a Team

By |July 10th, 2017|

Running an obstacle race or a mud run is a great chance to get out with a group of friends and go push yourselves outside of the daily norm. It's a chance to help others achieve goals while you also achieve your own goals. For these reasons, many decide to tackle an obstacle race as a team or with a group of others.

OCR 101: Do I Need a Team to Run an Obstacle Race or Mud Run?

By |June 26th, 2017|

Running on a team can be a great way to experience an obstacle race or mud run. It's fun to race and compete with friends and help each other over the tough obstacles. Here are a few tips to make racing with a team even more enjoyable.

OCR 101: How to Clean up After an Obstacle Race or Mud Run

By |June 12th, 2017|

Finishing a race comes with a huge feeling of success and accomplishment, but then it comes to cleaning off the mud after the race it can be tricky. Often a long car ride or flight awaits your post race celebration. Getting clean after the race is not always straightforward. Most of the major race series such as Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and Warrior Dash offer hoses, showers and changing tents for participants.

OCR 101: What Kind of Obstacles Will I find at an Obstacle Race or Mud Run?

By |June 5th, 2017|

Obstacle races and mud runs are a rite of passage for fitness enthusiasts. Many see pictures of friends jumping over fire or crawling under barbed wire and want to join in on the fun. Before signing up for an obstacle race or mud run many participants want to know just what obstacles they might encounter in their mud run or obstacle race experience.

OCR 101: 5 OCR Essentials for Race Day

By |January 19th, 2016|

Mud Runs and Obstacle Course Races are an exciting way to get outside and active on the weekends with friends, family and more. Running an obstacle race or mud run can be daunting at first with so many unknown variables. What will the obstacles be like? Can I do them? Am I ready for such a challenge? What do I wear? What do I bring? Mud Run Guide is here to help you answer some of those questions, specifically, what to bring.

The Best Mud Runs for Beginners

By |September 15th, 2015|

All of these events are big on fun, and in descending order of difficulty. WIPEOUTRUN is the easiest, all the way down to Spartan Race Sprint as the hardest "beginner-friendly" races. If you're looking for a good reason to get muddy and experience an actual mud run/obstacle course race with guys and gals, our best suggestion is to start with Warrior Dash. Yeah, we know you're the adventurous type - but recommend getting at least one OCR under your belt before you move up to Spartan Race Sprint; even the short distance is pretty darn difficult with mandatory obstacle completion (the only one on this list that requires it)!

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