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Tough Mudder Arizona: Putting the Mud in Mudder

Tough Mudder returned to the Grand Canyon state this past weekend, setting up shop once again at the old General Motors proving ground in Mesa. This venue is considered by many to be one of the “easier” TM courses, due to its physical similarities … [Read More...]

Obstacle Race Reviews

Spartan Race New Jersey Beast 2016

Welcome to my 2016 Obstacle Course Race diary! I plan on running every race with my lovely wife this year and will be taking a different approach than my previous race reviews. Up first is Spartan Race’s New Jersey Beast, which took place at the Mountain Creek Ski resort. The typical boring but sort of kind of important stuff that we don’t care about until people do it poorly: Parking was on point; however, I will offer a minor suggestion – if you are holding your event at a ski resort Read more […]

Spartan Endurance Seattle HH12HR-018 Recap

Spartan Endurance’s 12 Hour Hurricane Heat, or HH12HR, is a 12-hour endurance event that combines team exercises and challenges with individual competition and time hacks to push physical limits and test participant’s True North. One of the draws of the HH12HR is the originality of each event. This is due, in part, to Spartan’s Director of Endurance, Tony Matesi, allowing his Spartan Krypteia (“krypteia” is “teacher/leader” or “advisor”) to determine his/her event’s theme and gear list that Read more […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

Carrie Tollefson

Carrie Tollefsen appears on this episode to talk about about training, how to make running seem interesting on television, and the joys of milkshakes and PB&J. We also learn about her journey from college athlete, to Olympian, to television broadcaster, and host of her own web series. Today’s show is sponsored by CMC Race – The Civilian Military Combine is back. Sept 10, Brooklyn, NY $10 off with code ORM Wetsuit Wearhouse – Save 15% using coupon code ORM Read more […]

Zach and Matt from Mizuno

  Episode 177 –  On today’s show we talk with Matt Booth (Specialty Store Sales Rep) and Zach Gray (Product Testing Coordinator) for Mizuno. Having never owned a pair of Mizunos, your fearless host Matt B. Davis drove up to Mizuno USA Headquarters in Norcross, Georgia to see what he could learn. Matt, Matt, and Zach end up discussing: Sizing up the competition Predicting and preparing for future shoe trends Pardon The Interruption Social Media Louis Read more […]

More OCR News

HESCO BONEFROG Challenge: The Original (and only) Navy SEAL Owned and Operated OCR

Back in 2012, some Navy SEALs decided they wanted to create their own obstacle course race to offer racers an opportunity to challenge themselves. The idea was to have a Navy SEAL owned, Navy SEAL designed, Navy SEAL operated, Navy SEAL Foundation supporting organization that was all about challenging limits. BONEFROG Challenge was born! Now, it’s no secret that Navy SEAL training is extreme. The SEALs are elite tactical military who are expertly trained to deliver highly specialized, intensely Read more […]

Who The Cox are Pis and Cox!?!?!

Effective a couple of days ago, Obstacle Racing Media began distributing the World’s Toughest Mudder inspired web series called Pis N Cox. Much like Bubba The Love Sponge was to Howard, and the Late Late Show is to WorldWide Pants, ORM has spread it’s little obstacle wings to bring you The Pis N’ Cox Show. Obstacle Racing Media co-founder Matt B. Davis said Ever since I laid my eyes on the comedy insanity/genius that is Pis N’ Cox, I wanted them as part of the ORM family. After a year of going Read more […]

Spartan Fit! – Joe Desena Book 2 Announcement

Joe Desena’s 2nd book is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The follow up to his 2014 book, Spartan Up: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life is called Spartan Fit!: 30 Days. Transform Your Mind. Transform Your Body. Commit to Grit. No Gym Required. Joe told us this book is a “30 day focus on HOW to get it done. More of a “blueprint” on how to be the fittest human you can be, where as Spartan Up was more about the ethos and mind Read more […]

OCR Fatigue? Is there such a thing?

OCR Fatigue. If you’ve been in the OCR (obstacle course racing) game for more than three years, you probably know what I’m talking about when I say “OCR Fatigue”. If not, or you’ve just started, then I’m going to spell it out for you. You’re tired of obstacle course racing, you find yourself uninspired by the race courses, or you participate in a race and part way through you find yourself looking around and wondering “Why the hell am I even out here doing this? This is pointless.” And Read more […]


OCR Transformations- Nicholas Hoyer

ORM presents the series of stories on OCR Transformations. Runners and athletes whose mind body, and spirit have been altered through obstacle racing. Nicholas was overweight as a child, but his battle with obesity did not begin until after high school. Over the four years of college, his weight went from 235 pounds to 335 pounds. At the age of 26, Nicholas hit his max weight at 425 pounds. COMFORT FOOD Since the age of seven, Nicholas had been made fun of because of his weight. He ate Read more […]

Lance Armstrong and OCR: Is this a good idea?

This weekend, highlighted a newcomer to obstacle course racing in its social media feed. For the first time in his career, Lance Armstrong showed up for a local race, the Spartan Super in Austin. In another first, Lance posted pictures of himself on Instagram, adding in a self-deprecating comment that he had to do 180 burpees during the elite heat for failing obstacles. While OCR enthusiasts are always happy to see celebrities give their sport a try, Armstrong’s appearance raised eyebrows, Read more […]

OCR Transformations- Katie Purcell

ORM presents the series of stories on OCR Transformations. Runners and athletes whose mind body, and spirit have been altered through obstacle racing. Katie grew up in Fairfield County, the suburbia of Connecticut which many would reference as “the OC of the East Coast”. Although she lived in a great location on the outskirts of New York City which allowed her to go to the city on the weekends and to the beach in the summer…the pressure of fitting in to a certain “norm” was very predominate. Read more […]