Rachel on the monkey bars. As the year has progressed we have all had to realize the season is pretty much done for obstacle course racing in many areas of the US. That has led me to look around for what things I could do near me. Things that might bring me some [...]
For those signing up for their first race, it can be scary to think about hitting the course solo. But, thanks to the wonderful OCR community, you're never really racing alone.
Spartan Race branches out, hosting a Urban Sprint race in Ocean City, Maryland. The course combined the best of a Stadion race and a traditional Sprint course.
Fear and worry seem to be one of the biggest reasons people are hesitant to sign up for an OCR. When I asked what they feared the most, it seemed pretty consistent: Worry about being able to do the obstacles, how long the race would take, would they even be able to finish or keep up with friends who had run before. Would people laugh at them when they failed an obstacle or had to walk? What if you need help over the starting wall?
Twice a year F.I.T. Challenge hosts a small race in Rhode Island. November 17th at Diamond Hill State Park I had the pleasure of attending my 1st F.I.T. Challenge race. F.I.T. has won and been a top contender for many Mud Run Guide best of awards the last few years which made me very excited to see what all the talk was about.