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OCRWC Announces US Championship

This morning, Adrian Bijanada and the OCRWC announced a United States Championship to take place Labor Day weekend in Texas. Keeping with the #ocrunited theme of the World Championships, The U.S. only version already has several races on board … [Read More...]

Obstacle Race Reviews

Punched in the Mouth – What Happened to my Plan at World’s Toughest Mudder 2016

In 2015, I ran 40 miles at World’s Toughest Mudder. Everything went according to plan. I stayed on the course for the entire 24 hours and had no problems with cold, cramping, or any sort of unexpected maladies. I ran into the night in shorts and no shirt. I felt a little chilly but kept […]

WTM 2016: My Density Has Brought Me To You

It’s after three in the morning, and I am scooting face up underneath a canopy of barbed wire in some very questionable mud which may or may not be saturated with human urine. My knees are swollen from the previous six crawls under this particular obstacle and so I have resorted to pushing myself headfirst […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

Matt Campione and Ian Deyerle – Facing Addiction

On today’s show Matt and Ian talk about hitting bottom, getting sober, and rising to the top on Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge. Enjoy. Todays Podcast is sponsored by:  Udder Mud Run – Use code RUNORM for $10 off this race! Show Notes: Video of Team Comeback Kids winning Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge. Sign up for Season […]

Jon Albon

On today’s show we talk to Jon Albon and discuss Tough Guy, World’s Toughest Mudder, The OCR World Championships, SkyRunning, racing in Europe versus America, bouldering and more. Todays Podcast is sponsored by: Wetsuit Wearhouse – Save 15% using coupon code ORM on all purchases. Show Notes: Jon’s website International Sky Running Series Listen using the player […]

More OCR News

(Some) Answers About Tougher Mudder

We’ve reached out to TMHQ and here is what we have learned so far regarding the recent Tougher Mudder announcement. It is a timed start wave at a regular Tough Mudder using timing chips and/or bibs. It will cost $30 extra to register for one of these waves. It will take place prior to the […]

Rise of the social fitness challenge and OCR

As the 2017 OCR season gradually opens up, you may find yourself looking for something to challenge you. You need to train, but that’s boring on its own. You crave that social world that OCR offers, but it’s months before you can actually participate. Sometimes you need something to engage you between races during the […]

History Channel’s – The Selection: Evolution 6 Recap

Evolution 6: Seed of Doubt We start this episode with the separate interviews of Candidates #2 and #3, our couple on the show. When asked about how he was doing, #2 felt he was doing good. He was asked about candidate #3 and felt that she was empowered on her end. He shows concern for her […]

Rugged Maniac’s Changes Its Timing Protocol

Rob Dickens, co-founder of Rugged Maniac, recently sent out an e-mail explaining the way this event will time competitors going forward. After relying on timing chips, and then making timing chips optional (at an additional cost), the race has decided to do away with timing chips entirely. For 2017, anyone who wants to compete for […]


Sorry OCR, We’re Breaking Up

This is the story of my love affair with obstacle racing, and how it all has to come to an end. It’s pretty obvious that I haven’t posted on obstaclenews.com in a while, nor on YouTube, Instagram, or Twitter. I’ve published a few videos to my personal Facebook page, but all-in-all, ION has taken a […]

Basic White Girl Races (An Introduction)

  “There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” – Amy Poehler My name is Hannah Thompson and I’m one of the race directors for Cupid’s Undie Run in Atlanta – a 1 mile-ish fun-run in your bedroom best to raise money for Neurofibromatosis research. I love it. It’s one of the […]

Spartan Race World Champs: Get Out of Tahoe

Apparently the will be in Squaw Valley next year. Again. That would make 3 years in a row in Tahoe. For a race that has “World” in its name it certainly seems to be attached to the state of California to the exclusion of the rest of the world. However, this isn’t about that. As […]