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Community Members of the Week: August 17 – 23, 2019

August 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Happy Friday from Mud Run Guide! This week we are checking in with two OCR community members who are living their best lives.

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OCR: Who's Coming & Going?

As the sport of obstacle course racing continues to mature, we'll see more events changing hands or vacating the space altogether, merging with other events, and new variations of the sport pop-up. The core of the sport will always be the participants, and as long as there are events being offered that excite and challenge participants we're sure to see the sport continue to exist and even grow in new avenues.

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Race Recap: Spartan Race Portland 2019

Is Spartan Portland one of the best Sprint courses in the country? One Mud Run Crew member thinks so. Read more to find out why.

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Spartan and Rakuten announce new Viber community ahead of Spartan World Championships

Spartan announces the new "Spartan Viber Global Community" as part of the 2019 Spartan World Championships through their partner Rakuten Viber. Through the app, users can unlock Q&As, training plans, nutritional tips and more from the top pros and minds in the sport of OCR.

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Race Recap: Terrain Race Portland 2019

Are free races ever really free? One Mud Run Crew member gives their opinion on the Portland, OR Terrain Race.

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Athletes of the World: Joe's Looking for You!

July 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Spartan Founder, Joe De Sena is looking high and low for the best athletes on the planet looking to take home part of $1.3 million dollars in Spartan prize money... do you have what it takes?

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OCR Training – Building Stability

Sarah Pozdol, founder of OCRTraining.com provides some simple things that you can add to your training regimen for building stability as the foundation to proper movement and injury prevention.

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Training Tuesday: Building Grip Strength

Mud Run Guide Crew member Daniel Ludwig shares some tips on an extremely important element of OCR that's often overlooked - developing grip strength.

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Rugged Races Acquires RAM Racing and the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Series

Rugged Races, the parent company of Rugged Maniac, announced last week it has acquired RAM Racing and its entire portfolio of events, including the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K/5K series.

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Diabetes Sports Project and Project MUD Prepare for WTM

When we think about inspiring stories within OCR, we often think about wounded veterans, amputees, or wheelchairs making it through the course. What we don't see or think about often are those with an underlying condition that makes it difficult to make it through the course. Today we highlight the Diabetes Sports Project Foundation and their new Project More Unstoppable Diabetics program.

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Race Reviews

The 5K Foam Fest

Average rating: 4.76 / 5 from 1898 reviews.

Mud Hero

Average rating: 4.83 / 5 from 327 reviews.

Warrior Dash

Average rating: 2.8 / 5 from 203 reviews.


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Frontline OCR

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 16 reviews.

Big Dog Brag

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 13 reviews.

Big Nasty Mud Run

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 12 reviews.


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