About Charles MacDonald

My name is Charles, I am a video editor based out of the DC area. I have been running OCRs for 5 years, having run over 50+ races. I love promoting the sport and watching it evolve.

The Fluid Rules of OCR in 2019

By |December 24th, 2019|

The Ever-changing Rules of OCR in 2019 A lot of amazing things have happened this year in OCR. Nicole Mericle finally won a Spartan World Championship. Ryan Atkins continued to reign supreme as the 24hr King. We saw Warrior Dash disappear before our very eyes. I think the one thing 2019 should be remembered for [...]

Race Review: Bonefrog Carolina

By |October 30th, 2019|

Bonefrog has returned to the Carolinas with a new take on some old obstacles. Plus, an Aussie gives her review of her first Bonefrog.

Bonefrog Trident: What is it?

By |August 14th, 2019|

Bonefrog is offering something that other OCRs on the market do not: A chance to earn a multi-race medal in a single day. Are you up to the challenge?

Race Recap: Spartan Stadion Sprint Nationals Park

By |May 23rd, 2019|

Speed is the name of the game at Stadion races. Station Nationals Park's 2.1 mile course is packed with obstacles and a lot of stair to climb, but gives you the chance go all out.

DNF-ing and living to race another day

By |April 22nd, 2019|

In race culture, DNF are 3 letters that strike fear. Sometimes it is the best move you can make. Other times you learn the hard way.

Race Recap: Terrain Race DC

By |September 17th, 2018|

This is the second time I have done a Terrain Race, last being in 2016. My general impression of that race was that I was unimpressed but being that they were a newer race they had room to grow. Now being 2018, I heard that Terrain Race is undergoing changes. So, I decided to give them a shot and my opinion remains about the same.

Race Recap: Savage Race Maryland Spring 2018

By |May 11th, 2018|

Hoo-Haa-Hoo-Haa-Hoo…..It’s time to get Savage!! Savage Race always brings their A-Game to every single event. In my opinion, they are the best obstacle course race on the market today. Not only do they have the best environment that promotes fun over competition. Let me break down the latest event in Maryland and tell you why they are the best.

Endurance Spotlight: Bonefrog Endurance

By |May 2nd, 2018|

The event style that is taking hold of the obstacle racing world are endurance events, more specifically the multi-lap format. Enter Bonefrog Challenge’s Endurance event. The endurance distance was introduced last year and is very reminiscent of another company that also had a frog mascot. In this breakdown, I will be digging into my experience to help compare this event to other OCR endurance events. 

Race Recap: Mad Anthony Mud Run

By |March 7th, 2018|

Mad Anthony Mud Run is a race for those really looking to push themselves to the absolute limit of their running ability. For those of you who like to get really dirty, this race is also for you!

Race Recap: War-X Arctic Fever

By |January 25th, 2018|

It’s 18 degrees outside, overcast, I’m standing in 6 inches of snow. Race director Jake Moore is briefing the other 10k runners and me about the course and what we are about to encounter. He tells us of a war raging on the course, we must be safe and conquer the course, and that we only have 2 hours to finish. This is War-X Arctic Fever.

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