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Court Approves Sale Of Tough Mudder To Spartan Race – TM Virginia To Be First 2020 Event.

Yesterday afternoon, Judge Sontchi of the The Bankruptcy Court of Delaware, approved the sale of Tough Mudder to Spartan Race. As we had reported on Feb 12, The Trustee appointed in this case, had filed a motion encouraging the sale go through … [Read More...]

Obstacle Race Reviews

Spartan Central Florida Beast 2019

Central Florida Beast   December 7th 2019 in Mulberry, Florida Venue: Sunshine and Quick Times The repeat venue of the Mims Co. Ranch in Mulberry, Florida was shined upon by the ideal weather for a Spartan Race of any kind. With a low in the mid fifties increasing to the low seventies by mid day […]

Epic Series Phoenix

OCR and Crossfit, Crossfit and OCR. The two seem to go hand in hand as many OCR types train in Crossfit gyms and many Crossfitters can be seen running on the obstacle course race circuit. So how does a hybrid event combining the two sound to you? Well, to me it sounds pretty damn interesting […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

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Spartan Pro Day Interviews From Jacksonville, Florida

  The day prior to the  US National Series kicking off it’s first race in Jacksonville, Spartan held a Pro Day to get media with many of the Spartan Pro Team. We recorded interviews with: Nicky Ryker, Taylor Turney, Mark Batres, Natalie Miano, Ashley Heller, Leigh Anne Wasteney, Kaci Monroe, Ally Tippetts, Erin Sondej, Faye […]

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Davis, Chace, and Discord Ricky

Obstacle Discourse with Davis and Chace – A weekly news show with Josh Chace and Matt B. Davis discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR related news. This week’s topics: All 3 men were on the ground in The Jacksonville Florida for The Spartan Race, with hilarious consequences. […]

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Spartan Pro Team 2020 – North America

After many years of Spartan Race being able to choose blindly from the best in the sport, 2020 will most likely be the year we remember as athletes speaking out about pro team contracts. 2019 saw Spartan expand the program to over 200 athletes worldwide, this year, we were told it grew to 250. Joe […]

Tough Mudder Back in Business

Court Approves Sale Of Tough Mudder To Spartan Race – TM Virginia To Be First 2020 Event.

Yesterday afternoon, Judge Sontchi of the The Bankruptcy Court of Delaware, approved the sale of Tough Mudder to Spartan Race. As we had reported on Feb 12, The Trustee appointed in this case, had filed a motion encouraging the sale go through based on Spartan’s offer to purchase the company, get employees back to work, […]

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2020 Spartan USNS Jacksonville Results and Recap

If you were expecting to see a big upset on the podium in the first Spartan U.S. National Series race then you might be upset, otherwise what a great race! The first Spartan USNS race was a cold muddy day in Jacksonville, Florida that saw power couple Lindsay Webster and Ryan Atkins atop the podium. […]

Spartan Race Acquires Tough Mudder

Spartan Offers Massive Relief For Cancelled Tough Mudder Events

  Joe Desena reached out to Obstacle Racing Media this morning to give us an update on the current situation with the Tough Mudder bankruptcy case. He told us “We have rehired all remaining available employees in the US, and we have fully reconstituted Europe“. He went on to say that “We are hoping the […]

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World’s Toughest Mistakes By TMHQ?

Over my seven previous World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) races I’ve seen a lot of changes. Some of these changes are made during the race and others happen year after year. However, a number of these alterations could actually be considered poor decisions or ones made as a knee-jerk reaction to things happening as the race […]

Is Your Business A Hobby

You Don’t Have A Business, You Have A Hobby.

I sell advertising for our media company. It is how we pay most of the bills around here. The phrase I have heard the most from our potential customers in the last 7 years from new companies we speak with are “We don’t really have a marketing budget”. Which prompts me to think “You don’t […]

I Miss The Good Ole Days Of Obstacle Racing

The 2019 Obstacle Racing season is well underway, and from what we’ve seen so far, both participation rates and TV viewing numbers are at record highs. Well, that’s just peachy, I guess. I should congratulate Spartan. They’ve done the unthinkable: taken a cheesy fad and made it mainstream, leaving opposing companies face-down along the road […]