It's just about the time of year again where the obstacle course racing industry starts to gear up for the championship season. Whether it be the Spartan Race World Championships, OCR World Championships, World's Toughest Mudder, or other National Championship race there are a few things to do in the weeks leading up to the big races that will help make race day more enjoyable.
Cleaning up after a mud run or obstacle race can often be a task. The race is over, and the stack of muddy, wet, dirty and sometimes smelly clothing is sitting on the floor next to a pair of mud-caked shoes and socks. Figuring out how to clean race day clothing can be as mysterious sometimes as figuring out where the funky smell of the mud came from, not to mention how to wash it all without ruining the washer and dryer or bathtub.
Traveling can be stressful for everyone. Airline travel can be even more stressful. When you add in a race and airline travel, it is a whole other ball game. Finding the balance between packing too much and not packing enough can be a delicate balance. During the championship season of obstacle racing, many participants find themselves traveling beyond the drivable weekend race. Here are a few tips to help make race travel more manageable.
One of the most perplexing issues for those entering into the OCR world (Obstacle Course Racing) is figuring out what to wear to the first event! Most sports have a set standard and yet many are stumped when it comes to race day wear for obstacle races and mud runs. For nearly a decade, I have written on this subject.
So, you want to bring a friend to their first Obstacle Course Race? Well, you are in luck! There have never been more options out there for a racer to pick from. All you have to do is tell your friend, pay your registration, show up, and get your medal and shirt.