OCR News Weekly


OCR News Weekly – June 30, 2017


Welcome to OCR News Weekly. Today is Friday, June 30, 2017. I am Margaret Schlachter and thanks for joining the live broadcast or for those listening on their favorite player our recast. Today’s headlines come from Rugged Maniac, Spartan Race, and OCR European Championships.


We start this week with Rugged Maniac

Yesterday Rugged Maniac announced a change to their refund policy now offering full refunds to participants who are unable to attend an event for any reason. The bold move by Rugged Maniac is a first for a major North American OCR company. Any ticket bought after June 28, 2017, from the Rugged Maniac website is eligible under the new policy. This policy does not include tickets bought under Groupon or other third party deals.

Overall participants around the industry are rejoicing at the new policy and many are looking to add another Rugged Maniac to their schedule. For more information check out our story today on Mud Run Guide.


Our Next Story comes from Spartan Race

Spartan Race is headed back to Edinbourgh, Scotland. On July  22nd and 23rd the beautiful Edinburgh hills will turn from a scene of peaceful tranquillity into a muddy stomping ground Spartan Race. The weekend is set to offer a Sprint, Beast and Ultra Beast for participants.
UK Managing  Marketing Director Sam Young said this of the event:

“It is always a pleasure to host events in areas of such natural beauty. Especially when we can combine it with an event that pushes each individual to their personal limits. Racers will no doubt find themselves drawn into the picturesque surroundings of Spittal Farm which boasts stunning scenery. We’ve been delighted to see the UK races progressing so well and have no doubt this race will make a fantastic buzz, not only for those taking part, but also the beautiful city of Edinburgh.”


Our Last Story is from Europe

OCR European Championships are taking place this weekend in the Netherlands put on by the European Obstacle Sports Federation. The series of championship races are currently taking place in the Netherlands with the short course today, standard course Saturday and Sunday the team event. Mud Run Guide has the live feed of the weekend on our website. Tune into all the coverage there.


We start out this week with Spartan Race which had several events last weekend but we highlight Lambeau Stadium in Texas.

Spartan Stadium Race


Spartan Race Idaho


Spartan Race Minnesota


Conquer the Gauntlet Oklahoma


Indian Mud Run – Ohio


The Suffering – UK

Pain and Suffering

The Suffering


Looking ahead this weekend:

It’s mostly a quiet weekend in the North America this weekend.

OCR European Championships are taking place in the Netherlands, check out the live feed all weekend.

Terrain Race is in Arizona. 5K Foam Fest is in Alberta, Canada.


Over in Europe and beyond…


Judgement Day and Active Warrior are in the UK, The Mud Race is in France.  Heros Obstacle Race is in Tartu, Estonia.

In Australia is South West Mudfest in Western Australia.

For the full list of events check out the mud run guide calendar.
That’s all for this week in OCR and OCR News Weekly powered by Mud Run Guide. Join us next week for all the news and results from around the industry. If you missed the live broadcast you can find this episode on all your favorite podcast players and on YouTube.

This is Margaret Schlachter signing off for this week. Best of luck to all those racing and have a fun and muddy weekend!



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