After an exciting finish between Woods and Atkins, we learned that Ryan Woods was DQ'd for placing his hand on the truss at the A-frame cargo net. Was this an overreaction or an appropriate punishment for a rules violation?
In 2018, I was absolutely thrilled to see Spartan introduce the competitive age group category as a way to address the gap between the open heat and elite racers. This year, Spartan took it one step further and split the age groups into 4-year increments. The group in which racers will compete is based on [...]
Is OCR an elite sport where professional athletes compete to make money? Or is this a sport that is for weekend warriors who want to be challenged to get off their couch, do things that they did not think possible? Is it possible for the sport to fill the needs of both groups?
Founded in 2010, Savage Race holds over a dozen races per year in two different formats: the 27+ obstacle, 5-7 mile Savage Race and the 15-20 obstacle, 3+ mile Savage Blitz... but are they still the "best-kept secret" in OCR?
“You’ve had a good run. No shame in hanging it up at your age. Time to let it go.” Jill Vandor crawls under an obstacle at Savage Race. Photo: Copyright Savage Race I hear the voices all the time. Often the voices come from friends and family. People who will shake their heads [...]
Most people probably think this is how it goes when we cover races for an Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) magazine like Mud Run Guide (MRG). I’m also convinced that more than a few race promoters think the same thing. It reminds me of a story I wrote years ago.
Popular running website running.competitor.com published an article just over a week ago entitled, “Is Obstacle Course Racing Dead?” As I picked my jaw up off the floor and unfurrowed my brow after digesting this question, I set my allegiance aside while I read. To summarize, the article suggests that the newly announced Spartan Race Trail [...]