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Tougher Mudder Championship Season – The Money Continues To Roll In

This morning, TMHQ announces even more money to their growing list of events with payouts. Tough Mudder which has always promoted teamwork and camaraderie first and foremost, (including very prominently in CEO Will Dean's recent book release) is … [Read More...]

Obstacle Race Reviews

Barber Beast on the Bay 2017

When I decided on my race schedule for 2017, the Barber Beast on the Bay race was one of those races at the very top of my list to make sure that I finally ran the course and wrote about it! Registration and Festival The Barber team did an amazing job the entire week prior […]

The Lost Soul Ultramarathon

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada – Saturday, September 10th 2017 At obstacle racing media, we cover more than just OCR. There is a lot to learn for our sport by participating in other sports. The crossover between OCR and endurance running is fairly clear. Training for an ultra prepares you for the rigors of the Spartan Race […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

Trans OCR Athlete – Derik Martin

Derik Martin was born Diane. He knew in his heart at a very young age that he was gay. In recent months, Derik decided to take hormones and had top surgery to begin the transition of becoming a male. Derik also happens to be someone that loves obstacle races. Many questions are being raised about […]

Hunter Post TMX and USOCRC

Safe to say Hunter is the most downloaded individual we’ve ever had on this show. He’s one of the best in the sport, he’s funny as hell, and never afraid to say the “unpopular” thing. Today he talks about the TMX event and subsequent TV, and how he took down all comers at the first […]

More OCR News

OCR U Serious!?!?!?

OCR OCR OCR. I love it, you love it, but don’t you just want to say “Shut The Fuck Up” Sometimes? We here at ORM do this stuff for a living, and even for us,  man it can just be the same ole same ole sometimes. Here’s a list of things we never want to […]

Tough Mudder CEO Will Dean writes “It Takes a Tribe”

In the tradition of CEOs penning their memoirs while their companies are still growing, the founder of Tough Mudder has written “It Takes a Tribe: Building the Tough Mudder Movement”  which outlines where the company came from, explains why it is such a success and hints at where it might go in the future. These […]

Time to take the ORM Strava Group up a notch

Ready for some competition? Summer is almost over, and with the back-to-school spirit in the air, it’s time to start getting some use out of the ORM Strava Group. Fabulous prizes will be forthcoming. Wait, there’s a group for ORM fans on Strava? Why yes, yes there is. You can find it here, and join […]

See Spartan’s Joe De Sena in New York

  Joe De Sena (he’s the one on the right), the founder of Spartan Race, will be hosting a panel on fitness and nutrition in New York in late September, so if you’ve been aching to see the man in person, this is your chance. We even have a discount code we can offer. One […]


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, […]

Should I Fib To Let My Kid Race OCR?

I cheated at the Spartan Sprint in Virginia. I’m probably not the only person that cheated at an OCR this weekend, but I might be the only one writing about it. And <<spoiler alert>>, I will probably do it again. I did all my burpees. I didn’t cut the course (it was very well marked). […]