Armen Hammer stars in “Where Have All The Sanctionals Gone?”


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Armen Hammer Podcast

 

We attempt to answer the question: “What happens to all the exercise people that like to exercise in gyms during a pandemic?” and much more, in this episode.

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What The Heck Now w/ Dr. Lara Pence


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Spartan Mind Doc , Doctor Lara Pence talks about what the hell is up with all of these gosh darn feelings.

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Aaron Newell Surviving Drift 100 Ultra


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Aaron Newell fights freezing snow and poor planning to finish the Drift 100 Ultra, barely.

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Apocalypse Recourse with Davis and Chace


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Obstacle Discourse with Davis and Chace

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: We pretty much solve this whole Covid-19 business.

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Spartan Race Temporarily Furloughs Employees

Spartan Race Covid Update

The impact of COVID-19 has implications on the fitness industry many of us had not previously imagined. Your local gym may has closed, or is going to be mandated to do so. All obstacle racing companies have postponed or cancelled events for March and April of this year. While most in the community hope things “go back to normal” by May/June, there are no guarantees. Last night, we received word from Spartan Race that the company is going to furlough a large portion of their staff, while they wait on word from government and health officials to determine when it is safe to hold large gatherings again.

Here is what they sent to employees:

Dear Colleagues,

First, we hope that everyone is staying safe. Our thoughts and compassion go out to everyone who has, or is caring for loved ones affected by, COVID-19. We recognize the toll that the novel coronavirus is taking on our global community (medical, social, emotional and economic), and we thank you for your continued efforts to support your Spartan colleagues and our customers. Every one of you has been critical to our success over the past 10 years, and you are crucial to our future growth.

As you know, Spartan is an event-driven business and we’re facing unprecedented challenges, much like all other sporting, events, hospitality, travel and a number of other companies across the world right now. While facing the business impacts of such a rapidly-spreading global pandemic, and in order to ensure the strength of the Spartan brand and community, we have to make temporary changes and remain nimble in our operational decisions in the days ahead. We are making numerous adjustments, and have made the difficult decision to place some employees on short-term furlough, in accordance with the need to suspend race operations to protect the health and safety of our staff and customers. All furloughed employees will receive a stipend and will continue to receive healthcare benefits, and we are exploring ways that we can provide additional resources to employees upon their return to work.

In keeping with the spirit of community and solidarity at Spartan, all employees in the company are impacted, and we are temporarily reducing the salary of all other non-furloughed employees as we continue to work through the business challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. If any financial assistance is provided by the federal government or state governments to Spartan, we will do our utmost to ensure employees are reimbursed to 100% of their salaries.

The Spartan Leadership Team will continue to follow federal, state and local government guidelines and will make adjustments to our events and business practices as needed in the coming weeks, keeping you in the know. Please know we do not make any of these decisions lightly, and all decisions will be in an effort to protect the longevity of the business and keep the OCR industry going strong.

We cannot stress enough how important you all are to our future success, and together, we know our strength, resilience and grit as Spartans will bring us back stronger than ever.

Thank you for all of your hard work, and stay safe,

The Spartan Leadership Team

Update – 9:07am – Spartan Race owner Joe Desena spoke on this live video to further discuss the situation. He is hopeful that people can get back to work in May and begin to hire people back for events to be held in June. This discussion begins around minute 23 of the video.

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BoneFrog Chooses To Press On Despite Covid-19 Warnings.

Update – 4:24pm BoneFrog released a message on social media announcing a cancellation. The next BoneFrog event is currently scheduled for April 19, 2020 in Virginia Beach.

As all other obstacle race companies have shut down events for the next 30-45 days, BoneFrog will be holding their event this weekend at Bouckaret Farms in Fairburn, Georgia.

As recently as Noon today EST, BoneFrog have been answering questions on the Georgia BoneFrog Facebook event page stating they were moving forward with this weekend’s event. They published a video (see below) featuring obstacle set up titled “Getting It Done.”

Several customers commented asking for additional clarity around this. BoneFrog staff have confirmed several times that the event is moving forward and “any questions or concerns please email in to: hq@bonefrogchallenge.com”

We emailed BoneFrog owner, Brian Carney, directly on March 13th asking for a status update and got no response. We emailed the HQ email address this morning and received the following  “Brian is in the middle of multiple items right now. If you have questions, please send them via email and he will respond to them as soon as he has time.” We also sent a text to his number, and have yet to hear back.

We reached out to the venue, Bouckaret Farms, and asked if the event was still moving forward. A staff member told us “The CDC, the city, and state government are making that decision. Brian needs to understand those decisions and needs to communicate that to his people”. The staff member went on to tell us that he won’t lock the gates as “the venue is open for people who care for their horses, and other normal business dealings”.

Getting it done.

Posted by Bonefrog on Monday, March 16, 2020

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