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Savage Race Georgia- “Mud, Mud, and More Mud!”

Prologue: Friday, April 17th – I am trapped in the office. It has been raining for 5 days straight. I fear I shall not see the sun again. Saturday April 18, 7:45 AM – It’s a grey, Pacific Northwest kind of grey, foggy day. The beautiful … [Read More...]

Obstacle Race Reviews

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Ragnar Relay SoCal 2015

For those who don’t already know, during a Ragnar Relay, teams of 12 (6 for Ultra-teams) run 200-ish miles over 2 days and one night. They have races scheduled across the US, including their original race Wasatch Back in Utah and one of their most popular running the Florida Keys. For many runners, they are the perfect destination race. Teams typically divide into two vans of 6 runners each, so that Van 1 gets some time to rest and eat while Van 2 is running, and vice versa. Each runner tackles Read more […]

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Warrior Dash Georgia 2015

The morning was cool, and the sun had not yet appeared over the tops of the northern Georgia Mountains. The 8:30 elite racer heat was called to the start line and after a few pictures were taken, a five-second countdown and eruptions of fire signaled the start of the race. Racers were immediately sent into the trails around the backside of Camp Blue Ridge, where they faced the toughest slopes that the race would offer. This section of the race greatly suited the strong runners of the group, as the Read more […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

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Episode 126 – MuckFest MS

On today’s show, we speak with Rachael Nuwash about MuckFest MS. She lets us know about the races cool history (going back 10 years), and their fantastic cause. Short and sweet, enjoy our 2nd podcast this week. Today’s episode is sponsored by Stunt Run. Use code ORM15 to save $15 at any location. Click here to listen or press the large red button below. You can also find this and all past episodes on iTunes and Stitcher. Show Notes: National Multiple Sclerosis Society   Read more […]

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Episode 125 – Ron Pitts

We owe you an episode, faithful listeners, so today’s episode is 1 of 2 that we are bringing you this week. Episode 125 is an interview with Ron Pitts. Matt B. met Ron while they were both working on the upcoming ESPN BattleFrog College Championships. While not an OCR-centric interview, we think you will be informed and entertained by this chat. Matt talks with Ron about, (among other things) growing up the son of an NFL legend, playing in the NFL, meeting Al Davis, and working as a broadcaster Read more […]

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Human Movement + Powdr = The Dirty Bird Mud Run

A couple of weeks ago, Human Movement went public about it’s acquisition from Powdr and promised “epic and annual events”. Today, HMM announces The Dirty Bird Mud Run. This event is boasting a 6.5 mile downhill mud run which will descend from 11,000 to 8,000 feet above sea level. The race also will include 15 obstacles and the “world’s longest and highest slip n slide”. Read the entire press release below. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Justine Spence pr@humanmovement.me Snowbird Read more […]

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#shirtstorm-The Video

#shirtstorm2015 There has been some talk by the parties involved, a little more has been written around the circumstances of the Spartan Atlanta elite awards ceremony, and, like any controversial topic in the OCR community, there has been an abundance of speculation. OCR award ceremonies are typically not attended by thousands or even hundreds. They happen 3-4 hours after the race happened and it’s safe to say, many aren’t even aware they are happening. How fortunate is it for Read more […]

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Tough Mudder Shirts Are Back!

Earlier this year, Tough Mudder announced that they were doing away with their coveted finisher shirts. People were horrified, petitions were created, some said they would never do another Mudder again. We just heard from Ben Johnson, Head of Communications, over at Tough Mudder and he let ORM know that every 2015 Tough Mudder finisher will be receiving a finisher shirt. He told us “While we remain committed to investing in the greatest obstacles and hosting the best events, we know that Read more […]

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Human Movement Wants To Build “Epic And Annual” Events.

Human Movement Management, which ORM has interviewed on a number of occasions about various OCR acquisitions, has itself been acquired today by Powdr, out of Salt Lake City, Utah. When asked about how this will effect the OCR industry, Jeff Suffolk of HMM told us: “We have witnessed a lot of change during the last decade of obstacle racing. The quality of events has always been the first priority for our company and an incredible experience a close second behind safety. We believe the new Read more […]

Editorial

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The 7-Step Plan to Financial Success in OCR

You know, sometimes it seems like everyone in this industry is or wants to be sponsored. And I don’t blame them. I’ve said it before, but there are racers who have made thousands just by showing up for races, and thousands more for podium performances. All it takes is a bit of hard work and a willingness to think outside of the lines. Lets pretend that tomorrow I were to wake up with only one thing on my mind: to maximize my 2015 OCR earning potential, image be damned. My Goal? To make $45,000 Read more […]

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OCR Transformations- Patrick Mitchell

ORM presents the series of stories on OCR Transformations. Runners and athletes whose mind, body, and spirit have been altered through obstacle racing. This month’s OCR transformations features Patrick Mitchell. Patrick Mitchell is 34-years old and married with two children. He has a 4-year old girl and a 12-year old son that keep him on his toes. Patrick and his family currently reside in Charleston, SC where he has worked for DuPont for the past 5-years. THE ATHLETE WITHIN Through school, Read more […]

Broken Medal

I cheated.

Last April, my friend, Holly, aka Muddy Mommy called herself out on cutting corners in a race. I wanted to write about this then, but did not have the courage. My business partner, Christian, has recently been posting on Facebook some very honest, but ugly things about himself. That also pushed me to write, but I chose not to. Today an article I just read by a friend (who happens to be an obstacle racer) but has nothing to do with OCR, inspired me to finally come clean. Maybe it isn’t that big Read more […]