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USOCR Conference Recap

An organization called United States Obstacle Course Racing  (USOCR) launched in January of this year. They announced their intention to be the official sanctioning body for obstacle course racing.  With that in mind, USOCR produced a conference on April 11, in Atlanta, GA. The conference brought together race directors, athletes, and several vendors with the intention of starting conversations and moving the idea of this governing body forward. This post attempts to serve as highlights from Read more [...]

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Ragnar Trail Relay Review

I love to run and I love to race, but half the reason I come back again and again is the people. The Ragnar Trail Relay was a chance to hang with friends and run a race in a new way.  This was Ragnar’s first Trail event of the year and took place on April 4 and 5  near Atlanta, GA. Ragnar asks you to put together a team of 4 or 8 people to cover approximately 120 miles over two days. After running countless obstacle races in recent months, I was looking forward to a chance to enjoy some Read more [...]

Gear Reviews

Reebok All Terrain Supers

Reebok All Terrain Supers Review

When I received the new Reebok All Terrain Supers, I was excited as a kid opening a Christmas present. Touted as being designed with the help of obstacle course runners specifically for OCRs, these shoes have been craved since being partially unveiled during the telecast of the Spartan World Championships back in December. Out of the box they look fantastic. Vibrant colors and attractive styling makes this a good looking pair of shoes. The design was different from what I’ve been used to because Read more [...]

OCR News

Table at USOCR

USOCR Conference Recap

An organization called United States Obstacle Course Racing  (USOCR) launched in January of this year. They announced their intention to be the official sanctioning body for obstacle course racing.  With that in mind, USOCR produced a conference on April 11, in Atlanta, GA. The conference brought together race directors, athletes, and several vendors with the intention of starting conversations and moving the idea of this governing body forward. This post attempts to serve as highlights from Read more [...]

EN Postponed

Extreme Nation Latest

Bump In The Road or Dead In The Water? Extreme Nation, which made it’s long awaited debut earlier this year, has postponed it’s upcoming Georgia race until later this year. The race was to take place in Bremen, GA on May 3rd. EN had already announced greatly reducing their cash payouts from $40,000 down to $10,000 shortly after that first race. Is this change to the Georgia date another nail in the coffin or a slight detour to eventual success? A copy of an email sent to the Georgia race Read more [...]

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Cornfed Chronicles

Covered in mud, a woman faces the 8-foot wall in front of her. Towering two feet, seven inches above her head, it seems more like a skyscraper. She backs up in preparation for a sprint, shaking her arms to rid them from the numbness of burpees. She’s never made it over the 8-foot wall. She runs, jumps, and doesn’t even reach the top of the wall with outstretched hands. Before she realizes what’s happening two men in black and red jerseys appear at her sides, they boost her up and over the wall Read more [...]

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All In – An Update on Superhero Scramble

Superhero Scramble (SHS) enjoyed over year and a half in the big leagues of OCR. Their name was mentioned with those global pioneers of obstacle racing such as Spartan and Tough Mudder. But, like many entrepreneurs of a new business, the past months have been a struggle for SHS in both their finances and their reputation. Last August, ORM released an article unveiling some of the problems SHS and their race director Sean “Ace” O’Connor were dealing with internally. Since then Superhero Read more [...]

Gear Reviews

Reebok All Terrain Supers

Reebok All Terrain Supers Review

When I received the new Reebok All Terrain Supers, I was excited as a kid opening a Christmas present. Touted as being designed with the help of obstacle course runners specifically for OCRs, these shoes have been craved since being partially unveiled during the telecast of the Spartan World Championships back in December. Out of the box they look fantastic. Vibrant colors and attractive styling makes this a good looking pair of shoes. The design was different from what I’ve been used to because Read more [...]

Editorial

Do the task or stay home

Go Pound Gravel

Foreword: It says alot about Matt B. Davis, and our entire ORM team, to support my inclusion in this media company. My writing can downright make OCR enthusiasts uncomfortable, and even angry at times; yet, Matt and team ORM support me because what I talk about is real. It’s real stuff, really happening, and that we all see, in a sport we all know and love. It doesn’t always create feelings of sunshine and kittens, but ORM understands the importance and value of artistic freedom, rather than buckling Read more [...]