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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 … [Read More...]

Obstacle Race Reviews

Bermuda Triple Challenge

Arriving to Bermuda was like falling into a dream. It’s a picturesque paradise lined with whispering palms, white sand beaches, and water like glass. Its so fucking beautiful there.  Not to mention that Matt and I traveled ALONE,  without kids hanging on our legs, or punching each other in the face. No noise. No chaos. […]

BoneFrog Talladega

HESCO BoneFrog launched its second race of the year on March 25th in a location very well known for speed. Talladega Speedway in Alabama was the host site for the Navy SEAL owned and operated event, and while there was no Ricky Bobby, there was a Coach Pain! The weather was perfect for racing, partly […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

Norm Koch

On today’s show we speak with Norm Koch. Norm recently left Spartan Race after 6 years. We talk to him about: His career prior to OCR His early days an obstacle racer and Death Racer Why he left Spartan Race His thoughts on the industry as a whole Much more. Todays Podcast is sponsored by: […]

USAOCR with Tim Sinnett

On today’s show we talk with Tim Sinnett. You may know Tim as The Race Sherpa and/or as husband of OCR athlete Rose Wetzel. He recently became a member of the media committee for USAOCR.  On this episode, we attempt to answer (among other things) what USAOCR is, what this first event in Miami is all about, […]

More OCR News

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 […]

Norm Koch Leaves Spartan Race

Norm Koch has been a familiar face at Spartan Race since 2012. Many of us encountered him at the first ever Spartan Ultra Beast in Killington, VT. in September of that year. Back then, he was one of the only full time race directors at Spartan. He was known to design courses that tested athletes […]

Tough Mudder Introduces New Prizes And “The Holy Grail”

This morning, Tough Mudder announced some details around their competitive series, including new info about Tougher Mudder series, some updates around World’s Toughest Mudder, and they introduced “The Holy Grail”. Here are some highlights from the press release and the new Tough Mudder competitive series homepage: First woman individual to get 100 miles at WTM earns […]

CW Presents: “Tough Mudder – The Challenge Within”

Spartan Race has done TV specials as has Battlefrog Race series so what makes this show about Tough Mudder different? It is not about elite racers but instead focuses on 3 average participants, each overcoming their own personal obstacles. And that right there was enough for me to look forward to the show. I have […]

Editorial

OCR Transformations-Bill Pollackov

ORM presents the series of stories on OCR Transformations. Runners and athletes whose mind body, and spirit have been altered through obstacle racing. When Bill was young, really for as long as he can remember, he was always a competitive athlete. From swimming to football and wrestling, Bill seemed to always be either practicing or competing. […]

OCR Transformations- Frannie Steele

ORM presents the series of stories on OCR Transformations. Runners and athletes whose mind body, and spirit have been altered through obstacle racing. “I have grown so much not only physically and athletically, but mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.” Frannie Steele grew up in Holland, Michigan up until her college years moving to the east side of the […]

New Spartan Rules : Yancy Culp Speaks Out

Editor’s note : Yancy Culp is arguably the most prolific trainer in OCR these days. Through Yancy Camp, his training programs and stable of trainers (which includes Matt Novakovich, Ryan Kent, Rose Wetzel, and April Dee), have become one the leading resources for hundreds of athletes in our sport. The following are his views regarding the […]