Wednesday night marked the third night of the 2017 OCR World Championships live show. The show took place on Wednesday night outside Copper Blues restaurant in the village of Blue Mountain, Ontario. Margaret Schlachter of Mud Run Guide and Alexander Nicolas of Epic Hybrid Training anchored the coverage this evening.
Tuesday night marked the second night of the 2017 OCR World Championships live show. The show took place on Tuesday night at the Firehall Pizza place in the village of Blue Mountain, Ontario. Margaret Schlachter of Mud Run Guide anchored the coverage this evening.
The OCR World Championships brought back the nightly live show this evening on Facebook Live. The show this year is anchored and produced by Mud Run Guide's own Margaret Schlachter. She is on the ground all week working for the OCR World Championships bringing coverage on both channels.
The Inaugural United States OCR Championships are just over 4 months away, kicking off on September 2 at YO Ranch HQ in Mountain Home, TX with the 3k short course followed by the 15k standard course on Saturday, 9/3. While some athletes are deciding on either the 3k or 15k or tackling both, the bigger decision comes from whether or not athletes need to - or should qualify for the Pro Division.
The obstacle racing world has been greatly anticipating the arrival of the first United States Obstacle Course Racing Championships (USOCRC) since the announcement of the event on January 17, 2017. Hosted by Adventurey LLC, organizers of the independent Obstacle Course Racing World Championships, the event is scheduled to be held on Labor Day weekend, September 2 & 3, at Y.O. Ranch Headquarters, in Mountain Home, Texas.
Our Editor-in-Chief, Margaret Schlachter, continued her British adventure heading up to Grantham in the Midlands to capture all the action live at Europe's Toughest Mudder. The only Toughest Mudder event to be held outside of North America in 2017. The event itself featured Jon Albon and Susanne Kraus winning in the men's and women's fields.
The International Obstacle Course Racing Union (IORCU) announced this morning that it has issued an emergency financial grant to Obstacle Course Racing Association United Kingdom with the express purpose that it be used to pay the athletes who are due cash prizes from the 2016 UK Obstacle Course Racing Championships. The grant is being funded by the Adventurey, LLC (organizers of the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships & US OCR Championships) and the OCRWC's production partners, 365 Sports, Inc.
Beginning on March 9, 2017, the United States OCR Championships will be offering a limited number of "combo tickets" in partnership with Conquer The Gauntlet, BONEFROG, Indian Mud Run, The Battlegrounds, and Green Beret Challenge. For $150, athletes will be able to participate in the Inaugural United States OCR Championships Age Group division, with no qualifying necessary, and also select any open heat in one these selected USOCRC partner event during this limited-time registration.
We at Mud Run Guide are committed to bringing the OCR industry accurate and timely news to the growing community. Since 2012, Mud Run Guide has been obsessively committed to our audience bringing news in formats that are portable and accessible to the industry. Today, we announce a first in the OCR industry, a new weekly news podcast called OCR News Weekly.