The Spartan Sacramento Super and Sprint races are relatively flat and fast, and the festival area is spacious and spectator friendly.
After a tumultuous 2018, many were skeptical that TM would be able to bounce back and put on a quality event that lived up to the hype they were generating. Lucky everyone in the OCR community, they hit that one out of the park with their recent race in Southern California.
Spartan returns Tejon Ranch in Southern California for a weekend of racing. With sprint, beast, and ultra options, there is truly a race for everyone.
The Spartan Monterey Sprint course is a great compromise between steeper, harder-to-run courses like Big Bear or Tahoe, and the flatter, less 'challenging' locations like Chino, or Arizona, making it perfect for those seeking a moderately difficult course they can still run.
Running, rucking, hiking, walking, and...crawling? Wood chopping, knot tying, fire-starting, and archery. There were guns and yoga. Sound like fun? The SISU Iron might be for you!
The Castaic Lake Rugged Maniac course combined some formidable hills and Rugged's new obstacles with a positive vibe to appeal to new and more experienced athletes.
Daren de Heras formed SISU Endurance after DNF'ing his first Death Race, but falling in love with the type of athlete who showed up at these events: the ones who never complained, but only asked 'what's the next task?'
Races at last weekend's Tough Mudder Los Angeles were eager to see whether new Tough Mudder could right the ship and get Tough Mudder back on course after a tumultuous 2018.
Last Saturday saw the return of Grit OCR, an up-and-coming local OCR event here in the greater Los Angeles area brought to life last year by owners Antonio and Malorie Alletto. The inaugural event saw impressive numbers and reviews, and they were looking to build on that success this second time around. And build on it, they did.