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Spartan Elite Qualification Process for 2020 Season

Click here for Spartan 2020 Season Pass. Open, Age Group, Elite. When Spartan "released" the 2020 Season Pass details, one Pass was notably missing from the lineup. The Elite Season Pass came with the caveat that competitors would need to … [Read More...]

Obstacle Race Reviews

Ottawa City Chase Rush

City Chase is a Canadian urban adventure race, taking teams of two+ to various checkpoints by-way-of a scavenger hunt throughout the city. While the traditional City Chase distance of events past was longer, this past weekend’s Ottawa City Chase Rush offered participants a more condensed version. It comprised of a map including twelve clues, which […]

Spartan Krynica Observation Tower

Ultra Spartan Trifecta Weekend- Krynica Zdroj, Poland

The only ultra beast for Spartan in Central Europe was held august 24th weekend in Poland at the mountain Jaworzyna Krynicka. This was the Ultra Spartan Trifecta Weekend! In preparation, you needed to have some source of hydration, a race lamp, and a emergency blanket. They were mandatory and the volunteers checked prior to the […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

Obstacle Discourse with Davis and Chace

Obstacle Discourse with Davis and Chace – Standardization Over Surprise

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: The Crossfit/OCR Tahoe Throwdown Killington beatdown Season pass prices Standardization over surprise Much more. Show Notes: Support Us […]

Ella Kociuba

Ella Kociuba 2019

Ella Kociuba and Matt discuss: What she’s been up to since her last appearance on the show. Doing things that scare her. Learning from giving comfort to others. The importance of movement. Taking up a new craft that brings her passion. So much more. Todays Podcast is sponsored by:  Endurelite – The Family Of Fast! […]

More OCR News

Spartan 2020 Trifecta Passes – Elite/AG/Open Heats – $349.99

Click here for the $349 Trifecta Pass The 2020 Spartan Trifecta Passes are out and are one of the best deals going for 2020 Spartan Races. You can race any 3 Spartan races for $349.99 plus fees. That’s any wave. Elite, Age Group, or Open. That is up to a $200 savings over the course […]

Spartan Elite Qualification Process for 2020 Season

Click here for Spartan 2020 Season Pass. Open, Age Group, Elite. When Spartan “released” the 2020 Season Pass details, one Pass was notably missing from the lineup. The Elite Season Pass came with the caveat that competitors would need to qualify to run in the Elite Wave in 2020. The details around that qualification process […]

OCRCrossfit Tahoe Throwdown Challenge 2019

From the mind of Hunter McIntyre, something very special is taking place in two weeks in Tahoe. As most of you know, OCR’s Hunter took on The Crossfit Games back in August as a wildcard entry. While mixing it up with the best of the world in Crossfit, he asked some of them to meet […]

Spartan Killington UltraBeast and Sprint Preview 2019

Watch this 2-minute video to learn some things about this year’s Spartan Killington UltraBeast and Sprint!   View this post on Instagram   @joshinhd breaks down a sneak peak at the Killington @spartanrace UltraBeast and Sprint. Link in bio includes the map. A post shared by Obstacle Racing Media (@obstacleracingmedia) on Sep 11, 2019 at […]

Editorial

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 […]

Why aren’t you faster?

“If more information were the answer we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs” -Derek Sivers Back when I was racing, there was a conversation that would come up almost every weekend. It was always the same conversation, and it usually went the same way. “Listen,” a ‘green’ racer would say, “I want to improve, I […]