About Margaret Schlachter

Margaret is Editor-in-Chief of Mud Run Guide. She has been part of the OCR Community since 2010. When not working on the next article she can be found running from race-to-race as a competitor. She founded, an OCR community for women as well as former contributing editor for Mud and Obstacle Magazine and industry expert for She authored the book Obstacle Race Training.

Road to World’s Toughest Mudder Airs Tomorrow on CBS

By |November 30th, 2018|

Tomorrow CBS is set to air the one-hour preview show "Road to World's Toughest Mudder" at 1:30 pm eastern time. The show will highlight the journey of some of the topic contenders from the 2018 World's Toughest Mudder.

Passing the Torch…

By |November 30th, 2018|

For the last four years, I have had the opportunity to serve as editor in chief here at Mud Run Guide. During this time we have built Mud Run Guide into the premier place for obstacle racing information globally. However, now it is time to pass the torch.

Community Members of the Week: Nov. 23 – 29, 2018

By |November 30th, 2018|

The Mud Run Guide community continues to be vibrant and exciting. Bonnie Wilson combed through the Mud Run Guide socials and handpicked two of our community members to highlight this week. 

Spartan Expands Trail Series for 2019 After Successful Test Races

By |November 29th, 2018|

After Spartan dipped their toes into the trail running world in 2018, they are all in for 2019. Currently, Spartan has twelve trail races scheduled around the country with two legends helping lead the charge. Legendary runners Charlie Engle and Luis Excobar will be leading the change and helping bridge the trailrunning and Spartan culture. Their experience will help to create a new type of trail race. 

Community Members of the Week: Nov. 16 – 22, 2018

By |November 23rd, 2018|

Mud Run Guide has a lot to be thankful for this year. We have been able to share information and news from around the world. We have a community that is the best in the business and some of the best writers than an editor could ask for.

Pre-Black Friday Deals from Mud Run Guide

By |November 20th, 2018|

This week for those of us in the United States is about joining with family and giving thanks. It also is a way for those in the obstacle racing industry to snag some incredible deals. Annually Mud Run Guide puts together a Black Friday and Cyber Monday page. Our aim is to help you get the best deals in OCR.

Best of OCR Awards 2018 Nominations Open

By |November 19th, 2018|

The Mud Run Guide Best of OCR Awards are back for the fifth year. It’s time for you to nominate the best of 2018 – best race series, clubs, athletes, moments, influencers, and more. Relive all the best OCR moments of 2018 as the industry looks ahead to the 2019 season. 

Community Members of the Week: Nov. 9 – 15, 2018

By |November 16th, 2018|

The 2018 obstacle course racing season is coming to a close with World's Toughest Mudder taking place over the weekend. Spartan has a few more championships (Kids, Para, and Ultra) remaining and awards season is just around the corner. With the season wrapping up Mud Run Guide community members are still out week after week taking on new challenges and races.

2018 World’s Toughest Mudder Results

By |November 12th, 2018|

The 8th annual World's Toughest Mudder took place over the weekend outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Nearly 1,700 athletes from all around the world converged to tackle not only obstacles but also the weather for a grueling 24 hours of racing. Rea Kolbl defended her title while Kris Mendoza won his first WTM. In the team relay race, it was Lindsay's Angels who took the win and on the 2+ team - Team Atomik emerged the victor.

Community Members of the Week: Nov. 2 – 8, 2018

By |November 9th, 2018|

As we prep at Mud Run Guide for a huge weekend of obstacle racing at World's Toughest Mudder, Spartan Fenway, and more we celebrate two community members. Each week Bonnie Wilson, our social media guru, continues to help us celebrate all the good you are doing in the obstacle racing world.

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