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OpEd: How to Stay Motivated Between Races

By |August 5th, 2019|

How do you stay motivated between races? We have tips for creating goals to keep you on track during the off season.

Op Ed: R.I.P The Dash is Dead

By |August 2nd, 2019|

Warrior Dash's closure was a shock to the OCR system. What can we as a community do to recover?

OpEd: The Written Rules vs. The Spirit of The Rules

By |August 1st, 2019|

As OCR grows, it's normal to experience growing pains. One of the most common discussions is whether race organizers should follow only the written rules or allow athletes more leeway and judge potential violations by the spirit of the rules.

OpEd: Are Finisher Shirts Finished?

By |June 21st, 2019|

As OCR evolves as a sport, what should the next generation of race swag look like?

Why Do Ultra-Sports Have So Little Prize Money?

By |June 18th, 2019|

Why do ultra-sports have so little prize money and how does that compare to Ultra-OCR?

Ninja Warrior from the Stands

By |June 17th, 2019|

Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes during the taping of American Ninja Warrior? Bonnie, Mud Run Guide's social media maven shares her experience from the qualifying rounds and city finals in Seattle.

Ultra-OCR, Ultra-Endurance and Prize Money

By |June 10th, 2019|

Take a look at other Ultra-Sports and what prizes they give to winners to see where Ultra-OCR stands.

8 Hours vs. 12 Hours: Toughest Performance Comparison

By |June 7th, 2019|

At the end of 2018, Tough Mudder announced they were changing their 8-hour, multi-lap Toughest Mudder event into a 12-hour event. How much did this change affect the performance of Ultra OCR athletes? Evan Perperis and Gary Shaw do the math.

“You Plan to do What?” Honest First Time Runners Tell All

By |June 3rd, 2019|

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?

Rest Days – Respect the “Days Off”

By |May 30th, 2019|

Have you heard fitness fanatics claiming that disciplined training and no rest days will lead to physical greatness? You might want to think twice. OCR experts weigh in on rest and recovery.

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