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About Seth Buchwalter

Seth is a competitive OCR enthusiast, who calls Portland, OR home. With the beautiful, endless trails and ease-of-access to some of the nation's best races, he easily finds ways to keep himself busy before, during and after race season. A background in public relations underscores his ability to deliver quality content to Mud Run Guide. Look for Seth on the course and follow @pnw_ocr on Instagram for more!

What’s going on in Elite and Age Group Competition?

By |April 11th, 2019|

We hear a lot from the racers, but learning from volunteers and judges is key to solving reoccuring problems, as well.

Race Recap: Spartan Diablo Grande Super/Sprint Weekend

By |March 25th, 2019|

The 2019 Diablo Grande Super and Sprint weekend was filled with vertical incline and gorgeous views, but served as a reminder for many racers to ramp up their hill training.

Race Recap: Spartan Race Arizona

By |February 18th, 2019|

Plenty of beautiful terrain awaited in the Spartan Arizona Sprint and Super courses, which varied from slight inclines and steep, hard declines, to beautiful sandy trenches and prickly bush juking.

So, you want to be an OCR influencer?

By |January 22nd, 2019|

We all know THOSE accounts, right? They had a few hundred followers, and received a couple of likes here and there, and then, out of nowhere, they ballooned to 20,000 followers and their likes went through the roof!

Race Recap: 2018 Spartan Race AT&T Park Sprint

By |December 5th, 2018|

Obstacle course racing and attending baseball games are two of my favorite things. Unfortunately, in December, there simply aren’t many opportunities to participate in either of these wonderful pastimes. Luckily for me, Spartan held one of its coveted Stadium Sprints at the home of the three-time World Series champion San Francisco Giants on December 1 [...]

Terrain Race Updates

By |October 1st, 2018|

If you follow my OCR antics, you know I’m a huge fan of Terrain Race. Not only are there three events per year within driving distance of my home, but the value participants also receive from the event are one of the best bargains in OCR.

2018 Tougher Mudder World Championship Results

By |September 25th, 2018|

It all came down to the rainy Pacific Northwest, as a group of tremendously talented and badass OCR athletes toed the line for the 2018 Tougher Mudder Championship

Race Recap: Spartan Race Seattle Beast 2018

By |September 17th, 2018|

It wouldn’t be a complete year of racing without traveling to Snohomish, Washington to take on the second in a two-weekend Spartan race series at Meadow Wood Equestrian Center. Known for its brutally muddy US Championship series super and sprint in the spring, the beast and sprint weekend is known as the final piece in the Seattle trifecta – a keystone OCR for the area.

Addressing the Stigma of Injury

By |September 11th, 2018|

The 2018 OCR season has been a real eye-opener for me. I’ve already dealt with a medial DNF, earned a nice broken foot and, as I type this, sit here with all kinds of patterns of kinesiology tape on my back, applied by a chiropractor at a licensed PT facility. As I age, I find I’m more susceptible to injury, and those recovery times seem to lengthen after every birthday.

Race Recap: Spartan Race Portland Sprint 2018

By |August 13th, 2018|

I’ll begin by saying I live in Portland, Oregon, but this “Portland” race is actually located about 40 minutes away, so there will be no location bias here. The Portland Spartan Sprint is hands down the best Spartan Race location in the nation. Facts are fact, Mud Run Guide fans!

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