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2016’s Highest Earning OCR Athletes

How much are the top racers in the obstacle racing world making? In making this list, we used only official race pay-out information from the 2016 season. We did include TV shows winnings, but only those that had a substantial OCR element. We … [Read More...]

Obstacle Race Reviews

WTM 2016 – Drop it Like it’s Hot!

The 2016 World’s Toughest Mudder at Lake Las Vegas was epic! By showcasing to the world many new obstacles along with improving a few from the past, Tough Mudder was able to utilize the same Lake Las Vegas track while making the course feel new and even more exciting and challenging than 2015. The weather cooperated in […]

How a Clydesdale reached 75 miles at World’s Toughest Mudder

I have been getting a lot of messages from people asking me how I accomplished 75 miles at World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) this year. I weigh in at over 200 lbs (Clydesdale status) and do not look anything like a runner who can accomplish this kind of feat. Some are curious how I managed the […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

World’s Toughest Mudder Podcast 2016 Part III

Our final chapter for this year’s World’s Toughest Mudder podcasts ends with female champion Stefanie Bishop. You may remember we chatted with Stef a year and a half ago. At that time, she was swinging through town after winning an endurance event called The Gauntlet. On today’s show we talk about all she has been up to […]

World’s Toughest Mudder Podcast 2016 Part II

Episode 210 – Today’s show is with some of the podium athletes from World’s Toughest Mudder 2016. Before Matt B. had to get on a plane, he was able to sit down (literally) just outside the Champions Brunch. Team Winners : Jon Albon and Ryan Atkins (aka Team Goat Tough) aka (Ryan and Co.) 3rd Place […]

More OCR News

WV Is The New Breck – 2017 Spartan U.S. Championship Series

After two years of televising a handful of races, this year Spartan Race (in conjunction with NBC Sports Network) officially made the “TV races” their U.S. Championship Series.  The series of 5 races was complete with it’s own point system and crowned a champion separate from the Tahoe based “Spartan World Championship” For 2017, this […]

Spartan World Champs Back In Tahoe – Confirmed

After teasing us two weeks ago, with a non-announcement, yet visible posting on the Spartan website… then a change to the website, a few days later… We can now confirm, straight from the Spartan’s mouth, that next year’s Spartan World Championship Race will in fact, be back in Tahoe for the 3rd straight year. The […]

The Future Of OCR : Acre Breaker Adventure Race

Now that I have your attention, let me explain. I stumbled across this event on a random email I received from a newsletter that generally lists road and trail races, not OCRs. I usually quickly browse the emails prior to deleting on the off chance an event piques my interest. To my surprise I found […]

Tough Mudder Introduces New Obstacles for 2017

Tough Mudder has released details about the new obstacles for 2017, and it is clear that they will keep Tough Mudders wet, disoriented, and dangling in midair. Which is how Tough Mudder likes it. Most of these obstacles will debut at World’s Toughest Mudder, which takes place this weekend outside Las Vegas, and those who […]

Editorial

Basic White Girl Races (An Introduction)

  “There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” – Amy Poehler My name is Hannah Thompson and I’m one of the race directors for Cupid’s Undie Run in Atlanta – a 1 mile-ish fun-run in your bedroom best to raise money for Neurofibromatosis research. I love it. It’s one of the […]

Spartan Race World Champs: Get Out of Tahoe

Apparently the will be in Squaw Valley next year. Again. That would make 3 years in a row in Tahoe. For a race that has “World” in its name it certainly seems to be attached to the state of California to the exclusion of the rest of the world. However, this isn’t about that. As […]

Rise of the Sufferfests – What I Loved & What I Didn’t

Let me start off by saying if you love OCR then you need to see this movie. It’s a ‘must see’ for those of us who would describe ourselves as being part of a ‘community’ rather than ‘oh yeah, I did a Warrior Dash once’… If you google ‘running documentaries’ you will have a myriad […]