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State Of The Obstacle Racing Industry – 2019

To set the stage for our first article of this kind in 4 years, let's take a look back to some recent history in the obstacle racing industry. In December of 2014, Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and Warrior Dash were well-established as the “Big 3” … [Read More...]

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Abominable Snow Race 2019

Can you imagine building an OCR event where the temperatures rarely reached -10 degrees and the windchill touched -55? Most of us don’t even leave the house under those conditions but this is just what Bill Wolfe and his badass crew had to deal with in the week leading up to the fourth annual Abominable […]

Spartan 24 Hour Championship 2019 – Sweden

PRESS RELEASE The Snowcapped Mountains of Åre, Sweden to Host the Third-Annual “Spartan Ultra World Championship” 24-Hour Obstacle Course Race World’s Largest Obstacle Course Race and Endurance Brands Brings the Word’s Most Challenging OCR Event to the Alpine Heart of Scandinavia November 8 Åre, Sweden (February 7, 2019) – Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle course […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

2.14.19 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: Terrain Race first weekend success and exciting buildup to the first Spartan USNS of the season in Jacksonville, Florida. Join The Patreon Join the OCR Discord […]

Training Myths and Endurance Secrets with Alex Hutchinson

Do endurance athletes like Amelia Boone have a special “suffering” gene? Does pickle juice work for recovery? What did Alex learn at the 29029 Everesting endurance event? Todays Podcast is sponsored by: Savage Race:  New obstacles, new locations, new syndicate medal in 2019! Show Notes: ORM 29029 Everesting Podcast Episode Support Us On Patreon Endure: […]

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Obstacle racing attendance

State Of The Obstacle Racing Industry – 2019

To set the stage for our first article of this kind in 4 years, let’s take a look back to some recent history in the obstacle racing industry. In December of 2014, Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and Warrior Dash were well-established as the “Big 3” in OCR and we asked if BattleFrog Series had positioned […]

OCR Goes Mobile – Spartan and Tough Mudder Launch Mobile Apps

You’ve got an app to order your morning latte. You’ve got an app that brings pizza, tacos, beer, and countless other noms to your door. You’ve got an app to purchase flights, rent cars, or book an Airbnb. So why don’t you have an app for OCR? You soon may – and from a few […]

Feb 9-10 Spartan Race Monday Numbers

Date:   Feb 9-10 2019    Venue: Arizona – Ft McDowell Rodeo Grounds   Total Finishers: 8,693 Podium Saturday Sprint Men 1 VeeJay Jones 2 Matt Rock 3 Daniel Sorenson Women 1 Nicole Mericle 2 Amanda Nadeau 3 Ashley Heller Podium Sunday Super Men 1 VeeJay Jones 2 Ivan Santana 3 Nikolaj Dam Women 1 Nicole Mericle […]

Spartan 24 Hour Championship 2019 – Sweden

PRESS RELEASE The Snowcapped Mountains of Åre, Sweden to Host the Third-Annual “Spartan Ultra World Championship” 24-Hour Obstacle Course Race World’s Largest Obstacle Course Race and Endurance Brands Brings the Word’s Most Challenging OCR Event to the Alpine Heart of Scandinavia November 8 Åre, Sweden (February 7, 2019) – Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle course […]

Editorial

Worlds Toughest Mudder Mendoza

World’s Toughest Mudder – An Ode to Pissing in My Wetsuit

When I think about the world’s toughest race A mudder that put me in my place The memory that I cannot replace Is pissing in my wetsuit I registered in the previous year My training plan became more clear A piece of training I never went near Was pissing in my wetsuit The forecast was […]

There is no DNF in a timed, looped, race.

There is no DNF in a time, looped race. Here is how it goes. 1. The timed, looped race starts at a specific time. 2. Your job is to run for as long, and as far as you can, until the time runs out. Want to take breaks? Do it! Want to sleep? Do it! […]

Evolution of the Series

I’ve been knocked out from electrocution. I’ve been immersed in ice within a breath of hypothermia. I’ve been driven to my knees by a death march up the side of a mountain. In the 4 short years I’ve come to eat, sleep and breathe obstacle course racing I’ve suffered. And along the way I’ve lived […]