The OCR World Championships are next week, but the course will remain a secret until athlete's arrive on site. Here's the list of obstacles that will be on the course at the 2016 OCRWC.
Conquer the Gauntlet headed to Arkansas over the weekend. Arnel Banawa of OCRTUBE made a trip to the midwest to check this series that continues to get praise from many around the OCR community. The globetrotting Banawa called this race, "I think that this is OCR's best kept secret! How did I not know about this 5-year-old race company?" with a reaction like that you know it is a good event.
Hesco Bonefrog Challenge is currently having its moment in obstacle course racing. With the closure of another frog the profile of Hesco Bonefrog Challenge continues to rise. However, like many small independent race series Bonefrog has mostly been putting on quality events under the radar. The company was founded in 2012 by former Navy SEAL, Brian Carney, after spending thirteen years in the SEALS. Carney knew he wanted to be part of the OCR community even before leaving the SEALS. When he got out he went to work.
Civilian Military Combine the first hybrid obstacle race is about to make it's relaunch at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York next weekend. Civilian Military Combine is a unique event that features "The Pit" and then goes right into the obstacle course. For many this is a new concept and Mud Run Guide connected with Garfield Griffiths to talk about the race format in this Skype interview.
Brian Carney founder of BoneFrog Challenge is the guest on this week's episode of the New England Spahtens Podcast. Carney is the former NAVY SEAL who founded the BoneFrog Challenge in 2012. The race series which has made a big expansion this year started in western Massachusetts. Paul Jones of New England Spahtens talks to Carney about his labor of love and why BoneFrog is such a unique event.
It takes a village to raise a child the saying goes, and in the case of the Spartan Race - AGOGE these same principles apply. Learn about one man's story of the support he received from Amy Palmiero-Winters at the AGOGE 002 and how even after being pulled for medical reasons he still was with Winters the whole event. Get inspired by this one story and read the inspiring account of Mud Run Guide's own Chris Cow in his AGOGE 002 experience in Pittsfield, Vermont.
Arnel Banawa's European quest continues with his latest OCRTUBE.com video profiling the first OCR European Championships. The championship race featured over 22 Countries. The event took place in the Netherlands and was a collaborative effort from multiple European organizations. The 15K course featured over 50+ challenging obstacles (over 80 obstacles if you include the natural terrain obstacles). The 1st Annual Independent OCREC was a huge success!
In this episode of Ninja Quickie, Evan Dollard makes his second visit to GCA Parkour and Freerunning in Fairfield, Connecticut. There Dollard challenges American Ninja Warrior veteran, Drew Drechsel aka Double D to take a run on a course inspired by American Ninja Warrior and Team Ninja Warrior! It's a fast and furious throwdown you don't want to miss!!
Arnel Banawa of OCRTUBE continues his tour of European obstacle racing with a stop in Amsterdam over the weekend for the Strong Viking event. Arguably the most HIGHEST-ENERGY obstacle race events that he'd ever attended. The Festival area was pretty much non-stop from start to finish, it was kinda like a Music Festival, they really [...]
OCRTUBE continues to capture the action from Europe this spring with Arnel Banawa stopping at Nuclear Rush over the weekend for Nuclear Rush Weekend. The event hosted a 6-kilometer race with about 50 obstacles, a 12-Kilometer race with over 96 obstacles, and the Oblivion 48-Kilometer race with over 384 obstacles which was four laps on the 12K course. In addition to the adult races Nuclear also hosted an entertaining Kid's Race.