The Ah-Mazing Race was presented by Grit Farm Fitness on August 5th, 2018. This event was held at the Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Chilliwack, B.C. Canada. Put on by race directors Allison and John Tai it was a great event for the whole family.
The New York City Challenge Obstacle race on August 18, 2018, was held on Randall's Island. Located just north of the well known Upper East side neighborhood in Manhattan and south of the heart of The Bronx. This event was by FAR one of the best OCR events of 2018.
I’ll begin by saying I live in Portland, Oregon, but this “Portland” race is actually located about 40 minutes away, so there will be no location bias here. The Portland Spartan Sprint is hands down the best Spartan Race location in the nation. Facts are fact, Mud Run Guide fans!
1,000's of people flocked to Flagstaff, Arizona to escape the heat of the valley and to compete in the Terrain Race on July 21st. While the valley hit temps of 116 degrees, Flagstaff was an absolutely beautiful 75 degrees.
Having an event located on/near a military base and naming it an "Honor Series" I expected a lot of patriotic fanfare and pride for our nation's military. However, at the end of the day, it just didn't measure up.
Near record-breaking heat. More hills than anyone thought possible in Louisiana. Almost more obstacles than could fit on to one course. That’s the Battle OCR that took place on July 21, 2018 in St. Francisville, LA.
Carter & Stevens farm hosted Savage Race last year and began hosting Spartan races in 2015, they have parking, festival area and clearing of the course down to a science. Prior to racing Savage on Saturday (say that five times fast) I've raced at this location about five times in the last three years. However, this was my very first Savage Race
Wet, muddy, humid and hilly. These four words perfectly describe the Terrain Race in Slinger, Wisconsin. This race was held at Little Switzerland, a small midwestern ski resort located about 30 miles northwest of Milwaukee. When we pulled up to the venue, the hills really did not seem too intimidating, especially considering the standard 5k distance of this race.
My apologies for being late to the party with this Spartan Sprint race recap outside of Washington DC. Unfortunately, I’m not independently wealthy and I’ve yet to find anyone interested in sponsoring a recreational but also average OCR athlete. In other words, I’ve been out of town traveling for work.
I was lucky enough to find another local mud race here in Pennsylvania for racers to try out, the Harrisburg Mudmash. This race is part of the local race series organized by the Harrisburg area YMCA, which provides some great running road races in the Central PA area.