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#VTBEAST-Follow Vermont Beast and Ultrabeast Here!

  #vtbeast Bookmark this page! It is be the place to go for the Vermont Championship Beast and Ultrabeast Beginning this Friday, September 15th,  Obstacle Racing Media will be covering the Vermont Beast Championship and The Ultrabeast. Not only will we be posting updates, quotes, and photos as up-to-the-minute as we can, from our media team, but this page will also serve as an aggregator for ALL social media posts that use the hashtag #vtbeast. We encourage you to use that hashtag Read more [...]

Obstacle Reviews

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Seneca Mudslam Mud Run Review

  On Aug 23 I went up to Seneca, SC for the 2nd annual Mudslam Mud Run at the Shaver Recreation Complax. I had previously done a race at the same complex, and it was a blast so I knew I needed to go back. My team and I camped out in hammocks at the race site ready to compete the next day. Parking The race venue was at a recreation complex had a large parking lot out front for all participants. Parking led you right up to the facility and the race started in the back. Registration/Packet Read more [...]

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Firebreather Challenge 2014- Woodstock, GA

I’m not going to claim to be an expert on obstacle course races. I’ve done a handful of events: some big name, some local. Every event has room for improvement, but some races have more room than others. The Firebreather Challenge is one such event. My group and I set off on the trails at 11, when the heat and humidity were making their presence known. I was glad to see the course made great use of the mountain trails, but it seemed like torture climbing those slopes in the 90 degree Read more [...]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

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Episode 97 – Mark Webb and Joshua Gustin Grant

Mark Webb has done several Death Races and has a few skulls. He has also done almost 50 GORUCK Challenges, Lights, and Heavies (including the first GORUCK Selection). A few days ago he was in a motorcycle accident that left him without part of his left leg. Ever the positive dude, he is already looking forward to the races and events he can do next and the people he can have an effect on. Joshua Gustin Grant is an obstacle racer and Death Racer. He also recently won an arm wrestling national Read more [...]

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Episode 96 – Pete and Val-Death Race Finishers

Val Smith and “Crazy” Pete Coleman trained very hard leading up to the 2014 Summer Death Race. This resulted in both of them finishing and getting skulls. Matt B. sat down with them for some dinner conversation a few weeks after the event. Topics include some insight into the shitshow that was Saturday night, what they did over at Peter Borden’s on Sunday, how deep they had to deep to finish, and if they ever thought the race would end. There is also some never heard before bonus footage Read more [...]

More OCR News

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Spartan Announces “Hurricane Heatwave”

Back in August of 2011, Hurricane Irene ripped through parts of Massachusetts.  A state of emergency was declared forcing Spartan Race to cancel it’s scheduled Sunday events at Amesbury Sports Park. When the obstacle racing public demanded a chance to race anyway, Spartan responded and challenged anyone to meet them at 6:00am on the course. They offered participants a chance to take on the obstacles with the founders of Spartan and promised a few twists. The Hurricane Heat was born and has Read more [...]

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The Beast Is The (Only) Spartan Championship Race

Breaking News: The short course in Vermont will NOT determine the Spartan World Champion. We just received some interesting news from Spartan Race concerning the upcoming Spartan Beast World Championships. Many have been speculating about how Spartan would pull off what they were touting as a “Two Part Championship”. Spartan had previously announced that the Vermont Beast Championship would consist of the 13 plus mile Beast course followed up by a short “stadium style” course,  just a few Read more [...]

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Are Themed Runs Done?

In the last two years, millions have signed up and participated in a new genre of themed fun runs. For a short while it appeared that if you had any combination of the words Color, Glow, Night, Girl, Electric, Foam, Neon, Rave, Zombie, or Wet in an event name (and the obligatory Groupon to go with it), thousands of people would show up. Some of these events were A-plus experiences put on by top notch companies, others were less than stellar. With all of these events happening, it appears Read more [...]

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More Free Transfers and Race Shakeup Corrections

After a couple of days of speculation, 5k Foam Fest officially called it quits. A full statement can be found on their website. Yesterday, Human Movement offered race registrations to some of their events as a courtesy to those who purchased 5kFoam Fest tickets. Today, Red Frog Events, decided to help out as well. Red Frog Events, most famous for producing the Warrior Dash, has stepped in to offer 2014-2015 registrations to some of their events.  Red Frog sent us the following statement this Read more [...]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

Ep98

Yassine Diboun is an ultra runner who likes to poop in the woods. He also has put up some great race performances including a 10th place finish at Western States. Matt B. sat down with Yassine when he was in Portland earlier this Summer. They enjoyed a run, several meals, and this great conversation. Josue Stephens runs Fuego Y Agua events, which are extreme endurance races that take place all over the globe. In this episode, Josue talks about what happened with The Celts over in The U.K. Read more [...]

Episode 97

Mark Webb has done several Death Races and has a few skulls. He has also done almost 50 GORUCK Challenges, Lights, and Heavies (including the first GORUCK Selection). A few days ago he was in a motorcycle accident that left him without part of his left leg. Ever the positive dude, he is already looking forward to the races and events he can do next and the people he can have an effect on. Joshua Gustin Grant is an obstacle racer and Death Racer. He also recently won an arm wrestling national Read more [...]

Editorial

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OCR Transformation – The Mud Pixie

Today, ORM presents the first in a series of stories on OCR Transformations. Runners and athletes whose mind body, and spirit have been altered through obstacle racing. We chose Addie Hayes, a transformational story in her own right, to interview our first subject, Kim Easterling-Stewar, a.k.a The Mud Pixie. Mother, wife, obstacle course racer and cocktail waitress are just a few of the hats worn by Kimberly Easterling-Stewart. Easterling-Stewart’s racing alter ego (The Mud Pixie) was born out Read more [...]