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Opinion: What Makes a Spartan Racer?

By |January 20th, 2017|

Spartan Race is a physical and mental challenge. It is also a test of one’s character. The rules of Spartan Race are tough, but clear. No outside assistance. No cutting distance. Attempt every obstacle. If you fail an obstacle, do 30 burpees. Fail the burpees? Resign from the race. These clearly stated rules make the completion of the race an intense challenge, and victory a true accomplishment. This is no “fun run,” this is a test of your overall fortitude, and you pay to endure it.

Kevin Donoghue Talks New Spartan/Daily Burn On-Demand Training

By |January 19th, 2017|

Yesterday, it was officially announced that Spartan Race and the popular online training network had teamed up to create unique Spartan Race specific training on the digital training format. Kevin Donoghue, a coach, athlete, and member of the Spartan Race Pro-Team leads the workouts in the new program. Mud Run Guide talks with Kevin about the new program, who it is for, and why it is a good addition to any Spartan's training routine.

Daily Burn and Spartan Race Team up to Offer Obstacle Race Training

By |January 18th, 2017|

Daily Burn, the leading streaming fitness service offering more than 600 workouts, announces the launch of a first of its kind interactive partnership with Spartan Race. The partnership brings Spartan Race’s official training philosophy, Spartan SGX, to the Daily Burn on demand library, which allows users to work out anytime, anywhere.

Casting Open for Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge

By |January 13th, 2017|

In the last few weeks, whispers have circled the OCR world about season 2 of Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge. Some athletes who participated in the first season had begun receiving calls in recent weeks. The production crew hinting at a second season. Today, it was brought to Mud Run Guide's attention that a casting website is now live with a submission deadline of February 15, 2017.

Badass Women of OCR: Laura Messner

By |January 4th, 2017|

As part of the Comeback Kids winning team on the Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge show, Laura Messner showed the world who she is and how far she has come. She has faced times of self-doubt in her past, but has risen from the ashes to prove that you need to love yourself and be true to who you are. In this world, we have too much negativity and self-loathing and Laura strives every day to be the best person she can be, and through this inspires others.

Gear Review – Wear Bands

By |January 3rd, 2017|

It’s difficult to begin speaking about a product that has nothing like it on the market. I can’t say – “Hey everyone! Here’s a new version of ‘bleh’ that you can try out in its new and improved form!”. With that, I’m just going to jump into it and tell you all about my experience with Wear Bands. First off, I’ve had this for about 6 weeks now. I’ve put this through some strenuous testing in every possible way I could think of, and I’ve intentionally not been nice to the equipment.

Victor Carrillo – Machete Madness

By |December 30th, 2016|

Victor Carrillo is no stranger to the world of obstacle course racing. In fact, over the last few years, he has made a name for himself and has turned his hobby into a passion and his passion into a business as the founder of Machete Madness, a group that hosts endurance events up and down the California coast and occasionally elsewhere.

Faces at the Races — Brandon Nielson

By |December 19th, 2016|

When I moved to Colorado my friends introduced me to Spartan and Tough Mudder. I had never run anything like this before. I never had the desire, but I needed something in my life to motivate me to get out of bed and get to the gym and improve my health. I compete in OCR not only because it has turned into a passion, but it keeps me fit both mentally and physically.

OCRTUBE: Atlanta Spartan Race Video

By |December 6th, 2016|

Arnel Banawa of OCRTUBE.com was back on the road this past weekend after a Thanksgiving in the mountains with his family. His latest stop was at the Atlanta Spartan Race in Conyers, Georgia Horse Park. Banawa captured the excitement of the weekend in his latest video along with asking participants what Spartan Race means to them. Watch the recap of the Atlanta Spartan Race and you will feel like you were there for all the action in person.

Spartan Race World Championship Returns to Tahoe in 2017

By |November 21st, 2016|

Spartan Race World Championships will officially be returning to Lake Tahoe, California for another year. Mud Run Guide received word earlier today that the series world championship will be back in Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe in 2017. 2017 will mark the third year Spartan Race has hosted their world championship at the former Olympic venue. In 2017, athletes will be competing for over $500,000 in cash and prizes.

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