Launched in 2017, the Under Armour Mountain Running Series is a trio of trail races that take place in Copper Mountain, CO, Killington, VT and Mt. Bachelor, OR. The first 2018 race concluded last week in Copper Mountain, CO where the base elevation was 9,800 feet and the peak elevation during the longest race, a 50K, was 12,000 feet. Runners completed either a 5K, 10K, 25K or 50K mountain run full of steep climbs, rocky terrain and beautiful woodsy downhill single track trails.
Training for an obstacle course race can involve a variety of fitness disciplines from running to weightlifting to outdoor or indoor cycling. For OCR athletes that want to improve their power production, aerobic fitness, and overall health, indoor cycling AKA spinning is a useful option.
Second Skin Gear is a private athletic apparel label created under the umbrella of Dick’s Sporting Goods. Some of our favorite obstacle course racers such as Hunter McIntyre and Corinna Coffin can be spotted wearing Second Skin Gear at any given course, including during the recent Tough Mudder X CBS broadcasts.
Tough Mudder’s US Headquarters in Brooklyn, NY on the seventh floor of 15 Metro Tech is now home to the first Tough Mudder Bootcamp, where people can come take a 45-minute high intensity interval training workout designed to improve four pillars: strength, power, agility and endurance.