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The Inaugural ‘Kill That 5K’

"I am so thankful that there are men and women like this in the World. It's because of their patriotism and determination that dopey creative kids, like me, get to run around and play all day." - Christian Griffith, 5K race reviewer. Military … [Read More...]

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I’m never doing this again- 2014 Racing Year In Review

I just read two great end of the year posts by my friends Lindsay and Heather. This got me thinking of my year of adventure.  I did 41 races this year.  It’s a safe bet, I will never have a year like this again. So why not do one of those fun, end of the year recap things, my own self! I won’t ever have a year this prolific, so rather than pick favorites,  I want to briefly touch on all of them them and mention the first thing that comes to my head. I promise, no cheating. (Other than 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 […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

Mark Jones

Episode 113 – Mark Jones

Mark Jones did the 2nd ever Spartan Race in Brooklyn NY, back in 2010. His performance got him free entry into Summer Death Race. He finished, but swore he would never do it again. Find out how his path brought him back to Pittsfield again and again until he finally moved there in 2013. We also talk about he trains to not just finish, but win, The Death Race, World’s Toughest Mudder and Joe Decker’s Suck and Ultimate Suck. The only thing Mark hasn’t finished is the grueling GORUCK Selection. Read more […]


Episode 112 – Jason McCarthy from GORUCK

Happy Holidays everyone! We have been wanting to get Jason on the line for a long time. We wasted no time with the standard “How did you start GORUCK?” questions as that story can be found many other places and got right to the good stuff. Matt and Jason talk about manufacturing gear, Selection, Kill that 5K, Nasty, GORUCKPalooza, and the ups and downs of the business of GORUCK. Today’s episode is sponsored by Mad Anthony Mud Run. Click here to listen or press the large red button below. You Read more […]

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Shirt Gate

Shirtgate 2015

Finisher shirts have become an active discussion on OCR social media in the last 24 hours. Spartan Race announced 3 different finisher shirts for their various basic race distances. The colors coincide with the medals of the Sprint, Super, and Beast. The comments were mostly positive as many had suggested this exact change in the past. Although, we’re still curious as to why they didn’t spend a few more minutes in the art department, as it appears they may have rushed out this high school debate Read more […]

Atlas Comeback

Atlas Race – Can They Come Back?

The last time Obstacle Racing Media wrote an article about Atlas Race was in April of last year. We had been informed by Hunter McIntyre and a few other Atlas participants that they had yet to be paid for race winnings. In addition, they had “postponed” races and some participants were out registration money. We reached out to Atlas back then, but they would not give us an on the record statement. The best we could get out of co-owners Scott Gephart and Lance Landers was that they had new investors Read more […]


Sexiest OCR Man Alive 2014

The Mud Run Guide Best of 2014 Poll has been a huge hit. However, we feel one major question has been left off the table. One question that the OCR community has been asking all year. Please scroll to the bottom to vote in this poll. Vote as many times as you would like, from as many devices as you can possibly find. Paul Jones Haidar Hachem Ernesto Gonzales Jim Campbell Read more […]


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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OCR Transformations- Savanna Moeller

ORM presents the series of stories on OCR Transformations. Runners and athletes whose mind body, and spirit have been altered through obstacle racing. Savanna Moeller is a strong, beautiful young woman that was introduced to obstacle racing as a means to challenge her body, mind, and broken spirit. Her story wasn’t always a positive one. Savanna’s struggle with fitting in, eating disorders, and constant battle with herself left her facing a major fork in the road. From her battles she has Read more […]

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 […]


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 […]