Featured Story

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 … [Read More...]

Obstacle Race Reviews

America’s Toughest Mudder Northeast: I love you Endurance OCR, but Gosh Darn it, I’m Tired!

“THIS IS MY RIFLE, THERE ARE MANY LIKE IT BUT THIS ONE IS MINE. MY RIFLE IS MY BEST FRIEND. IT IS MY LIFE. I MUST MASTER IT AS I MASTER MY LIFE. WITHOUT ME IT IS USELESS, WITHOUT MY RIFLE I AM USELESS.” -Full Metal Jacket I was thinking about this quote the other […]

The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful – Europe’s Toughest Mudder 2017

Tough Mudder has done it again.  Europe’s Toughest Mudder was a phenomenal event and brought everything we’d come to expect – camaraderie, superb organization, teamwork, an amazing course, massive obstacles, endurance and an insane amount of mud. As with every TM, I doubt anyone went away disappointed (except maybe with themselves if they felt they didn’t […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

Shanghai Surprise

Today’s show features two interviews that took place in Shanghai last week. One is with  ORM International Contest winner Patrick Buice, and one with Spartan Race CEO, Joe De Sena. Enjoy. Todays Podcast is sponsored by: LegendBorne –  LegendBorne Sportswear is a veteran owned company that produces elite custom products. Carry your legacy. Suit Up! […]

Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge Preview

Back in April, the 2nd Season of Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge was taped near downtown Atlanta, Georgia. We got a bunch of great interviews before competition began, so you can listen in without any spoiling of the on-the-course action. Listen in as we talk to: Chris Lewis Apolo Ohno Nick Swisher Kelvin Washington MJ Acosta […]

More OCR News

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 […]

Hobie Call Back On The Spartan Pro Team

Hobie Call will once again, be back on the Spartan Pro Team. Sources close to Spartan have told ORM that an announcement will be coming later tonight. Hobie joins Amelia Boone, Ryan Kent, Faye Stenning, and several other rising stars on the Pro Team. For 2 plus years, Hobie and Spartan Race grew up together […]

Safety Standards Heading to Obstacle Course Racing?

“I know I signed a waiver, but this is still safe, right?” I expect I am not the only person who has gone to a race, seen an obstacle and wondered how safe it really is. Was it something that looked like it had been assembled hastily, or was it something sturdy that is cleverly […]

The Ultimate Beastmaster

Ok boys and girls.. What do you get when you cross American Ninja Warriors with the Olympics? You get The Ultimate Beastmaster, a new show available only on Netflix. Premiering on February 24th, this show came across my radar so I decided to see what it was all about and share my findings with you […]

Editorial

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 […]

OCR Transformation- Dawn Stowers

ORM presents the series of stories on OCR Transformations. Runners and athletes whose mind body, and spirit have been altered through obstacle racing.         Dawn Stowers is a 45 year old mother of two who enjoys Obstacle Course Racing, CrossFit and auto racing of all sorts. When she turned 40, she weighed […]