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Race Recap: City Challenge Race, Hoboken, NJ

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

You will experience the same enjoyment on City Challenge as on any other OCR, with or without the mud. This is just their unique way for advertising their race and also to encourage people to try new things. Give it a try if you have not done a City Challenge Race yet, highly recommended.

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Don’t Sleep on Local Events!

We’re all fans of Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Warrior Dash, and BattleFrog (RIP), but there’s a type of race that can never really compare to the massive marketing Goliaths taking over the obstacle course racing world. This type of race continues to entertain both competitive and everyday mud runners who crave the next challenge but are not ready to drop another 200 bucks to play in the mud.

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Spartan Race Changes Path to Spartan Race World Championships in 2018

Spartan Race announced yesterday a change for all those looking to qualify for the Spartan Race World Championships in 2018. In order to earn your way into the championship event participants will have to qualify for regional and national championships on their way to the Spartan Race World Championships.

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Badass Women of OCR: Jessica Calhoun

When it comes to the sport of OCR and feeling inspired, all it can take is for someone to decide to make a change and reclaim their life. This is very much the case with Jessica Calhoun. She was dealing with multiple health issues and decided to reclaim her life.

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Race Recap: Spartan Race Citizens Bank Stadium Sprint

The Citizens Bank Stadium Spartan Race Sprint, the forgotten stadium race of the East Coast. Citifield and Fenway being the wildly popular stars of the Stadium circuit, Citizens Bank Sprint are the Goldilocks of the stadium sprints. Offering not too hot but not too cold weather, a well-designed course, and the perfect amount of space on course to not feel like you’re standing in a line all day.

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Episode Recap – Broken Skull Challenge Season 5 Episode 4

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

This week, the spotlight switches to a new set of girls on Broken Skull Challenge. But who are they? Unlike Ms. Van Paris and crew, this latest group of eight is curiously silent. Does that mean they hate each other? Will there be blood on the course tonight? One thing is for sure.

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2017 OCR World Championships Live Show Replay

Wednesday night marked the third night of the 2017 OCR World Championships live show. The show took place on Wednesday night outside Copper Blues restaurant in the village of Blue Mountain, Ontario. Margaret Schlachter of Mud Run Guide and Alexander Nicolas of Epic Hybrid Training anchored the coverage this evening.

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Episode Recap – Broken Skull Challenge Season 5 Episode 3

The first challenge was Rip Off with a new twist.  Warriors had to rip off both bands then also ring a bell.  This was a lot of good fights.

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Rule Changes for World's Toughest Mudder 2017

It has now come to the time that TMHQ has released the first set of rules for WTM 2017! In true TMHQ fashion, they always reserve the right to change anything and everything to their hearts content up until the day of competition. When we sign up for an OCR, we're asking to be surprised and challenged.

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An Open Letter to Tough Mudder HQ

Last Week Tough Mudder sent out a blog to their World's Toughest Mudder athletes changing the prize structure for the team events. Below is from Tough Mudder HQ and an open letter for professional obstacle racer Miguel Medina. 

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