BattleFrog®, the nation's fastest growing Obstacle Course Race (OCR) Series has hired Kevin Jones, founder of Crazy Mudder Muckers and one of the industry's most influential personalities as its Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Mr. Jones will oversee all of BattleFrog's marketing initiatives with a focus on social media and web-based advertising supported by television and print.
Over the weekend, BattleFrog Series made their first appearance in Tennessee as part of their 2016 nationwide expansion. Tennessee is not often thought of as a hotbed for obstacle racing. However, Tennessee is not new to Obstacle Course Racing as it was the home for the 2015 Warrior Dash World Championship. The challenging course was designed by the infamous racer and race director Ryan Atkins.
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 most intense way to check out a new to the west coast obstacle race series is to do as many laps of their course as possible. That's exactly what BattleFrog Xtreme (BFX) is all about: a special category for the crazies that want to be on course all day long and compete to see who can complete the most laps in the allotted time (8:15am-last lap starting before 2:45 pm). This weekend I took first place overall with seven laps (51.3km, 31.8mi). BFX Vegas was my second BFX, so this review/recap is geared towards people considering trying a BattleFrog and people trying to do better at multi-lap events like BFX.
BattleFrog Series has their first 24-hour event this weekend outside of Miami, Florida. Starting Friday afternoon athletes will be testing their endurance on the course designed by OCR superstar, Ryan Atkins. The five-mile course features twenty-six obstacles for competitors to navigate through.
Many in OCR are often claimed that the finishes are not very exciting and often times minutes separate athletes. However, over the past weekend, BattleFrog Series disproved the notion with a photo-finish for second place between Ian Hosek and Glenn Racz.
With kickoff to the 2016 BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl moments away. Millions of America are asking the same questions: What is BattleFrog? Who are they and why did they sponsor one of the biggest college football games of the year, the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl featuring the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame versus the Ohio State Buckeyes?
Last week BattleFrog Series on the heels of their championships announced for 2016 they would offer a variety of multi-race and season pass options for competitors at all levels. The season pass allows loyal BattleFrog athletes the chance to get the most of their race experience.
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.