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Does Battlefrog Now Make It “The Big Four”?

With Battlefrog Race Series’ big announcement yesterday, they may have just cemented themselves as the fourth OCR event in what has been a 3 company race since the explosion of obstacle racing and mud runs in 2012. When Battlefrog announced it’s first race at the end of March of this year, it was met with skepticism. The OCR world had just witnessed the much hyped, and quickly failed Extreme Nation. The community was also licking its wounds over many other race closings.  So the promise Read more […]

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The Ugly Sweater Run- “A 5K of Goofiness!”

  Observations on the run: 1. My first ever road 5k since I started the whole OCR mess, and it may as well be a goofy (but charity funding) lark like an Ugly Sweater Run. 2. I purposely parked a distance away so I could give the ol’ bones a warm up jog. It also allowed an opportunity, for anyone in the neighborhood lucky enough to be out and about, to take in the magnificent glow of my sweater. 3. Seriously, my sweater had more sequins and shiny beads than a show at Charlie Brown’s Read more […]

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My WTM 2014 Saga – Part Two

Click here so you can catch up on Part One first. Off we went onto our 2nd lap, and the first “real” lap with obstacles. The first few obstacles come and go with no fan fare, walk through some mud, go over some walls, no biggie. Then we approached “Weigh Too Tough”. This is the first challenge of what I would refer to in an interview with CEO Will Dean and Nolan Kombol as “Next Level Shit”. For those of us that have done 20 or 30 or even 50 plus obstacle races and mud runs, it’s Read more […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

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Episode 111 – The Undress and Muddy Duck Dash

Today’s episode has two conversations. The first is the kind you have come to expect from this podcast, an interview with a race director. We talk to Warren Caputo who puts on Muddy Duck Dash. It’s a fantastic small scale OCR in Georgia. Listen in to hear about the simple, yet fun and creative things this race does. We wish them much success and hope more and more people come and check them out. The 2nd interview goes in a very different direction. We talk to Dennis Caco from something called Read more […]

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Episode 110 – OCR and Adventure Racing with Kristin and Yishai from All Out Events

Kristin and Yishai Horowitz  put on adventure races and triathlons through their company, All Out Events. Back in 2007 they also got the idea to put on a mud run. In OCR years, 2007 makes 2010 look like 1985, so they were waaay ahead of the curve. We talk to them about a proposal they wrote which shows what the mud landscape looked like 7 years ago. We also learn about how they’ve successfully carved out their own race community and avoided the boom/bust of many other companies that failed Read more […]

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Does Battlefrog Now Make It “The Big Four”?

With Battlefrog Race Series’ big announcement yesterday, they may have just cemented themselves as the fourth OCR event in what has been a 3 company race since the explosion of obstacle racing and mud runs in 2012. When Battlefrog announced it’s first race at the end of March of this year, it was met with skepticism. The OCR world had just witnessed the much hyped, and quickly failed Extreme Nation. The community was also licking its wounds over many other race closings.  So the promise Read more […]

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Qualifying and Location Changes for The 2015 Spartan World Championship

Spartan Race is making major changes for their 2015 Spartan World Championship.  Rather than a “sign-up and show-up” process that has existed since their first Championship Race in 2011, the event will take on a new format for 2015.  Much like the IRONMAN World Championship, obstacle racers must now qualify in order to be eligible to compete in the elite heat for the Saturday morning race. There will only be 600 spots available for 300 men and 300 women for this championship heat. Here is Read more […]

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World’s Toughest Mudder 2014 Predictions

Last year, Ryan Atkins went from being a total unknown to 2013 World’s Toughest Mudder. He went ahead of two time champ and perennial favorite Junyong Pak in the middle of the night and never looked back, winning by a lap. Hungry for revenge in 2014, Pak is looking to take back his title. Here is how the two stack up Name: Junyong Pak Ryan Atkins       Nickname: Pak, Pak-Man The Canadian Express       Previous WTM: 1st 2011-2012 1st 2013 2nd Read more […]

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Why Workout When You Can PLAYOUT!

Playout’s first fitness card game, “Playout: The Game” turns bodyweight exercises into games and competitions that you can play anywhere, anytime. The game saw a great deal of success as a training tool, so founder and creator Eddie Kovel, who is also a Pro OCR Racer, decided to create an OCR specific deck to help racers train for the toughest obstacles and terrain. “Looking for a new addition to your training program? Playout’s new OCR Card Game contains 30 challenging bodyweight exercises that Read more […]

Editorial

Season Pass 2015

Spartan’s “Season of Change”

Sometime every winter; Spartan Race has finished up their annual season, the race calendar gets a little quieter, and things get a little less frantic. They take the opportunity during this quiet period to look at their processes and make some decisions about what worked last year, and what didn’t. Then they change them. If you recall, in 2014 we were outraged at the idea that the first few waves in the morning were now an additional charge and we couldn’t pick our own time. In 2013 we Read more […]

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Regiment T-3 BUD/S Edition

Hello friends! Well if you don’t know my story, my name is Haidar Hachem, also known as Samurai Piggy. I have fun doing all sorts of events wearing nothing but speedos and a pig hat. If that doesn’t ring a bell, you can just look at Matt B. Davis, totes twinses. Anyways, I’m here today to talk about my next big adventure. I recently competed at World’s Toughest Mudder and had an amazing time, met a lot of amazing people and will definitely be doing this event next year. I now have on my Read more […]

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#racelocal Grand Prix

Participate in amazing races and win prizes for doing what you love without having to be an elite? Getting rewarded for the amount of races you do and not necessarily the time you do them in? Interesting right? Well that is exactly what the #racelocal Grand Prix is about! “#racelocal is a movement to bring athletes and participants to high quality and proven New England owned and operated obstacle course races. We pick the best from our experiences, and we encourage you to try them out. Then Read more […]