Muckfest MS was held on both Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 at The Glen Mills Schools in Glen Mills and Thornbury Township Pennsylvania; we were there on Saturday. For those not familiar with the area, the venue is 30 miles outside Philadelphia and about an hour from my home in New Jersey. I raced with my twin sister Patti, my younger sister Chrissy and our friends Cara and Heather.
The Mogollon Monster Mudda 5k Mud Run has been held in Payson, Arizona every year since 2012 and has been rated "The most outstanding event in Arizona". This race is a local, inexpensive, family-friendly event that boasts over 40 obstacles and some challenging terrain.
On June 3rd, 2018 racers gathered to take on the Spartan Sprint in Garrettsville, Ohio. The event was held at the Southington Off-Road Park, where Spartan was welcomed to host the first ever obstacle course race on the premises. With 1,500 acres of backwoods, the Southington Off-Road Park provided a very flat, yet technical terrain with miles of mud along the trails.
For many Americans, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer – a day to honor military heroes and to celebrate a new season with barbeques and beach trips. But, on May 28th, 2018 while others were enjoying a relaxing day off of work, Midwest obstacle course enthusiasts gathered in Columbus, Ohio to take on the Memorial Day Mayhem.
I attended the Brewser 3 (for the third year, of course) which is hosted by one of the local breweries called the Appalachian Brewing Company. Not only is it pretty neat that you can eat and drink plenty after your race, but that the race begins and ends in the parking lot of the brewery/restaurant.
The umbrellas, towels, and toys remained in the parking lots while hundreds of men, women, and children stormed the beach of Ocean City, New Jersey for the annual Memorial Beach Challenge. I finally ran the race this year and can confirm that by far the hardest obstacle was the sand. Soft, deep, sand.
On a cloudy/rainy day, I round the turn on Beach Drive to be welcomed by a beautiful beach dwarfed by Lake Michigan. Today, I am in Muskegon, Michigan for the ForeShore Adventure Run. This was my 2nd year attempting to attack the beach. A day at the beach they said; you'll have fun they said......and that I did.
Have you ever wanted to lay down and cry before, during and after an event? That’s how I felt Saturday at the Spartan Tri-State New Jersey Beast. Tara Skinner writes about her experience at the recent Spartan race.
Freshly cleared by my physical therapist to return to racing in the non-competitive heats, I jumped at the chance to mark my return to obstacle course racing with the fun and fast Warrior Dash. Though there was no hope of a repeated podium performance from last year’s effort at Warrior Dash, I approached the day eager to return to the open waves for a fun run. In the realm of fun, Warrior Dash never disappoints.
Welcome back to the absolutely beautiful Pacific Northwest, where Spartan, once again, held its highly anticipated Seattle-area US National Series. It was an opportunity for OCR’s top athletes to secure their position in the US Championship in West Virginia, while also providing a rematch of sorts for those who were physically, mentally, and spiritually defeated after the mud fest that was the Seattle Super in 2017.