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Savage Race Launches “Savage Blitz”

SAVAGE RACE LAUNCHES NEW “SAVAGE BLITZ” RACE PRODUCT January 22, 2018 – Florida based company Mad Cap Events, LLC, owners of the popular “Savage Race” obstacle race series opened registration yesterday for a new race product called Savage Blitz. … [Read More...]

Obstacle Race Reviews

Central Florida Beast and Sprint 2017

The End To A KICKASS 2017 Season      Mulberry, Florida hosts Spartan Race for one last day in the mud. As the 2017 season comes to a close, athletes are looking to wrap up trifectas and qualify for next years OCRWC and have one last kickass race. Spartan delivered a grueling 13.5 mile Beast […]

Dirt Runner’s Winter Soldier

You run OCR events for the obstacles right? How about 50 of them packed into a 5k course? Oh yeah, Dirt Runner pulled this off in their second annual Winter Soldier event held on their permanent course located in Marseilles, Illinois. Dirt Runner is the former home to the Illinois Spartan and Battlefrog Race Series […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

JT Service – Soul Focus Sports

JT’s company puts on cool ass races, so I reached out to have him on the podcast. He responded right away and we had a great chat. I then for unexplained reasons, I sat on it for 8 months. It’s still great, enjoy. Todays Podcast is sponsored by: Rugged Maniac – $5 off when you use […]

Charlie Engle

You might know Charlie from the documentary “Running The Sahara”. Matt did and that is why he reached out to him a few years ago. Matt was finally able to talk to Charlie in person, in a coffee shop at the Reykjavik, Iceland airport. We go #realtalk on running, prison, and all kinds of fun […]

More OCR News

Tough Mudder Unveils New 2018 Obstacles

TOUGH MUDDER UNVEILS 2018 NEW OBSTACLES   3+ Million Participants to Receive a ‘Happy Ending’ on Biggest Challenge in Obstacle Course Racing History   BROOKLYN, NY (January 11, 2018) – Famous for the company’s epic Innovation Lab, Tough Mudder Inc., the leading sports, active lifestyle and media brand, announced today its revolutionary twist on obstacles for […]

The Battlegrounds Sells Venue Rights to Tough Mudder

The Battlegrounds – Missouri’s premiere permanent obstacle course race venue will host one last race on May 19th  2018 before handing over the keys to their course to Tough Mudder.  The St. Louis area OCR venue has contracted with Tough Mudder to give the OCR giant exclusive rights to the venue for the next 5 […]

Ryan Woods Ok To Race Spartan and Tough Mudder 2018

  **Update 12:00pm EST 12.24.2017 Listen to Ryan Woods and Nolan Kombol here. One month ago, the OCR World Championships disqualified Ryan Woods for a positive drug test. In addition, they banned him from their competition for one year. The OCR community at large has patiently awaited how this would affect the rest of industry, […]

Obstacle Course Races and the Bad Business of Spectator Fees

Photo Credit Patrick Prentice Last week I experienced my very first DNF in my three years, fifty plus race career. I was running the Spartan Beast in Spartanburg, SC with my longtime running partner and around mile 2.5 I started experiencing knee pains from an injury I sustained over a year ago. Luckily, we had […]

Editorial

How To Race On A Budget

  This past season I raced more than I had ever raced before and spent less on racing at the same time and you can too. We all know Obstacle Course Racing can get real expensive real quick but below are a few simple suggestions for lowering the cost of your OCR addiction.   Volunteer […]

Rea Kolbl – Second Chance Athlete

I was lucky to be featured on the Palmerton Spartan Race episode the other day, and I got a chance to share my story of how I got to where I am now. In case you missed it, here’s the short version. I grew up doing sports, and I was on the Slovenian National Gymnastics […]

It Isn’t Always About Winning

Spartan Race posted this video a few days ago with the title “Third place stolen! Make every second count. 👀⏱”. This resulted in people doing what people do, giving lots of opinions on the 8 seconds they just witnessed. We reached out to both women in the video to find out what they were thinking before, […]