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After nearly an entire community of athletes traded their muddy shoes in for colored eggs last week, OCR came back all fired up. Columbia and Belgium and gave it everything they had with Desafio de Guerreros Warrior Challenge and Run for our Lives, respectively, while Spartan Race went down under and made Australia even more rugged and impressive than it already was.
With the Easter holiday we always tend to see 5k bunny runs and egg hunts replacing grueling obstacle challenges, and quite frankly, too many of our families, it is a nice change of pace. Medals are replaced by colored plastic eggs, bananas, and nutrition bars are replaced by chocolate eggs, and the war cries of our comrades-in-arms are replaced by the happy squeals of the little ones in our lives.
It was a busy week for our sport all over the world, with your solid basics, three-day challenges, televised team relays, and the unveiling of some exciting new obstacles. The states brought some favorites to the table, with Spartan Race heating up Las Vegas, Warrior Dash in Southern California, Savage Race spinning wheels and climbing fences in Florida, and BattleFrog tearing up the beach wakes and the airwaves in Georgia.
With races spanning beginner-friendly to truly “Xtreme”, and temperatures ranging from brisk to cloyingly humid, we saw an exciting array of events this last weekend. Spartan Race had a brisk send-off in Atlanta, BattleFrog Series held their inaugural BFX24 endurance event in Miami, Terrain Racing, Warrior Dash, and Dirty Girl Mud Run brought the party to Texas; in Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio!
The obstacle racing season continues to pick up steam in the west over the weekend. BattleFrog Series was in Las Vegas for the first time and Spartan Race headed back to Arizona for a Sprint distance race. In Florida, mud runners were being chased by zombies in the Largo, Florida 5K Zombie Run. Around the world races took place in Australia, the United Kindom and Ireland.
The United States is slowly picking up steam for the 2016 season as most of the country is still is the grips of old man winter. Over the weekend, two events took place in the US. BattleFrog Series dominated the west coast with its race outside of San Fransisco in the heart of wine country. Green Beret Challenge took on the urban environment over the weekend in Perry, Georgia with the Green Beret Challenge Urban Rescue.
The obstacle racing season is starting to kick it back into high gear with many of the high profile series beginning their seasons as we round out the month of January. Mud Run Guide has members of our team traveling around the country and world to cover many of these races. The highlights of the coming weekend are Spartan Race kicking off their season outside Temecula, California, BattleFrog Series with their second race of the season outside Phoenix, Arizona.
The United States kicked off the 2016 OCR Season with the first BattleFrog of the year outside San Diego, California. See who finished where and how the race went with Ryan Atkins as race director.
As the obstacle racing championship season comes to an end for 2015, we name the new BattleFrog Series Champions. On the other side of the pond, Mudstacle presented their annual Best of Awards for the United Kingdom.