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Tough Mudder Goes Extreme(ly Short)

SKIP THE ARTICLE AND GO STRAIGHT TO APPLICATION Stop me if you've heard this one before. Tough Mudder, one of the original giants in the OCR space, launched a 10-12 mile grueling obstacle race. Initially, only 75% of people who start go on to … [Read More...]

Obstacle Race Reviews

Whistler Toughest 2017 – Procrastination

The lead up to Whistler Toughest Mudder had most everyone anxious about the cold, particularly with the crew in Greater Vancouver. There was still about 2 meters of snow at the venue 3 weeks prior to the event. Our wolf pack at Vancity OCR did several wetsuit test runs to ensure all our equipment was […]

Canada’s Toughest Mudder Eh?

Why We OCR The idea of running 8.5 hours through the night is simply insane. Now, let’s add some mud, obstacles, and freezing cold water to up the ante. Since Canada’s Mother Nature is a little more badass than most, let’s race on a cold morning filled with overcast skies and some rain. By the way, racers […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

Nicole Mericle and Photo Miracles

Today’s episode features an episode with the winner of the most recent Spartan US Championship race, Nicole Mericle. She surprised almost everyone with her 8 second come from behind victory at the Monterey Spartan Super. We catch up about that event and much more. We also bring back Mo from Sweatworks. He introduces something that will […]

Ryan Stratis

Ryan Stratis sits down to talk about being on all seasons of American Ninja Warrior and Team Ninja Warrior. We also talk about obstacle races, training, and his favorite karaoke tracks. Todays Podcast is sponsored by: Human Octane – Demolish barriers with f#cking awesome OCR apparel. Rugged Maniac – $5 off when you use the code PODCAST. […]

More OCR News

Tough Mudder Extreme Obstacle Challenge 2017

Tough Mudder is giving anyone who chooses to, the opportunity to design one of their obstacles. If your design is chosen as a winner, the obstacle will be tested, and potentially be used at a future Tough Mudder event. This is the 2nd time TMHQ has run this contest. Last year’s contest’s winner was Daniel Hiscoke from the […]

X-Warrior Challenge announces ‘X Warrior Wild’ Event in Edmonton

X-Warrior Challenge announced yesterday that they will be staging a second event in Edmonton, Alberta Canada this year, following the success of the Calgary Stadium Event earlier in May. X also hinted at a different type of event to their Stadium Sprint style race  suggesting that this could be the ‘Wild’ variant of the X-Warrior – taking […]

The American Ninja Warrior Experience – Fans and Competitors: Come One, Come All

If you are a fan of American Ninja Warrior… If you have a favorite Ninja… If you train at a “Ninja Gym”… If you love being challenged by new obstacles… If you like racing against the best of the best, American Ninja Warrior Experience is for you. Fans and athletes of all ages and ability levels […]

The Complete Guide to Toughest Mudder

I can picture it now… The Tough Mudder team is held up in a room trying to figure out what kind of event they can come up with to both bring together their most devout followers from the World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) Community as well as possibly entice the average Joe racer to consider THE […]

Editorial

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). […]

Spartan Race Balls

They think they have balls, and it may look like they have balls, but they don’t because they haven’t yet figured out how to use them. I am not speaking metaphorically here, but rather about the new(ish) softball attachments on their Rigs. In theory, it’s a good idea to make the obstacle tougher and introduce […]

A look back at the first USA OCR National Championships

Take a look at the start line pictures from your local mud run, or “obstacle race.” Unlike a 5k or marathon line-up showcasing emaciated, linear body types, these photos are usually more of “type-A” line-up. Your OCR start-line is dominated by big arms, distended abs, tattoos, and spandex, lots and lots of spandex. You’d be […]