Brett Stewart gives Mud Run Guide the overview of the newly redesigned Skull Valley obstacle in advance of the OCR World Championships this weekend in Blue Mountain, Canada. Skull Valley has been completely redesigned from last year offering new challenges for the athletes to race on race day.
Friday kicks off the 2016 OCR World Championships in Blue Mountain, Canada with the first day of racing on the 3-kilometer short course. The short course is the newest addition. The course will be a test of speed and obstacle proficiency as racers will tackle some of the most challenging obstacles from the World Championship course. With the short distance and the obstacle density predicting who will prevail on top of the podium is a bit unknown. Mud Run Guide picked out a few athletes to look for in the Pro Division on Friday.
Friday kicks off the first day of racing at the 2016 OCR World Championships in Blue Mountain, Canada. This year the newest addition to the racing action is the 3-kilometer short course. The course will be a test of speed and obstacle proficiency as racers will tackle some of the most challenging obstacles from the World Championship course. With the short distance and the obstacle density predicting who will prevail on top of the podium is a bit unknown. Mud Run Guide picked out a few athletes to look for in the Pro Division on Friday.
The 2016 OCR World Championships is here. Athletes from around the world are starting to converge on Blue Mountain outside of Collingwood, Ontario from over forty countries. The OCR World Championships continues to grow as it enters its third year. Mud Run Guide is on-site all week to bring you the coverage before, during, and after the weekend events.
The OCR World Championships are next week, but the course will remain a secret until athlete's arrive on site. Here's the list of obstacles that will be on the course at the 2016 OCRWC.
OCR World Championships continues to up the ante this year with its latest partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation Canada. Since the beginning, the OCR World Championships have been committed to giving back to the community and this partnership continues that mission with a special charity race on Sunday to benefit Make-A-Wish Canada.
It is always so lovely to be in the swing of the season and see the OCR calendar come to life all over the world. In Australia, the bucket-list worthy True Grit had an amazing weekend, while in Canada, the XMan Race brought in impressive numbers. Dirty Dozen weekend in England, Warrior Race in South Africa...the entire planet appears to have been getting muddy this week!
Mud Run Guide has once again partnered with For Those Who Would and OCR World Championships to award the second annual For Those Who Would OCR Humanitarian Award. For Those Who Would, a Richmond, Kentucky-based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity rooted in the obstacle racing community launched as an organization supporting individuals unable to participate in athletic and physical recreational activities due to debilitating injuries or chronic diseases.
We decided to register for the XMan series and see what all the hype was about. We had heard that they provided a well-organized event with some creative obstacles to challenge us in the three key areas: strength, agility and speed. This would be their first time in Ontario and we had wanted to give it a try for quite some time.
That’s why OCRWC is partnering with industry powerhouse Dryrobe for this year’s event to offer competitors an exclusive custom 2016 OCRWC Dryrobe. When it comes to comfort, value and versatility, Dryrobe all-weather change robes are famous for keeping the world’s most impressive athletes warm and dry before and after any event.