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OCR Spotlight: Richard Diaz

September 18th, 2018|0 Comments

If you've run even a handful of races, or are part of one of the countless OCR-specific groups on social media, then you've probably heard his name. But who exactly is Richard Diaz? Diaz is the mastermind behind Diaz Human Performance.

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Training Tuesday: Get Your Team Certified (RockTape Basic FMT)

I recently was able to attend RockTape Functional Movement Techniques Basic: Kinesiology Taping Certification. If that confused you, it’s an eight hour block of instruction about using RockTape (a brand of kinesiology tape) to help manage pain, assist in fluid drainage and improve posture.  The course is designed for medical professionals such as occupational therapists, personal trainers, massage therapists, chiropractors and doctors of veterinary medicine.

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Win Two Entries to a Tough Mudder Event!

Mud Run Guide has teamed up with Tough Mudder and we are giving away a pair of tickets for any Tough Mudder event for the rest of the 2018 season. This is the perfect opportunity to grab a friend and take on a new challenge together (or finally get that next headband). 

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Race Recap: Spartan Race Seattle Beast 2018

It wouldn’t be a complete year of racing without traveling to Snohomish, Washington to take on the second in a two-weekend Spartan race series at Meadow Wood Equestrian Center. Known for its brutally muddy US Championship series super and sprint in the spring, the beast and sprint weekend is known as the final piece in the Seattle trifecta – a keystone OCR for the area.

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OCR Community Must Lead the Fight Against Trolls

In a sport marked by overwhelming positivity, there is a disturbing growing trend toward negativity and destruction on OCR social media outlets. I am frustrated by this shift, and the issue hit home when trolls attacked a teammate and all-around badass of a lady recently.

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Race Recap: Terrain Race DC

September 17th, 2018|0 Comments

This is the second time I have done a Terrain Race, last being in 2016. My general impression of that race was that I was unimpressed but being that they were a newer race they had room to grow. Now being 2018, I heard that Terrain Race is undergoing changes. So, I decided to give them a shot and my opinion remains about the same.

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Are You the Next Tough Mudder Chief Obstacle Tester?

Tough Mudder recently sent out an interesting job posting. They are looking for their next "Chief Obstacle Tester" and if you are in the market for a one-day obstacle-filled job this might be the perfect fit for you! As Tough Mudder puts it they are looking for "fun-loving, thrill-seeking and fearless candidates".

Race Recap: Warrior Dash Maryland 2018

On Saturday, August 11th, 2018, Warrior Dash brought it's Elements Tour to High Point Farm in Clarksburg, Maryland. Not even a weekend dominated by the renowned North American Obstacle Course Racing Championships (NorAm) could distract Warrior Dash faithful.

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Community Members of the Week: September 7 – 13, 2018

As the fall chill is in the air, top athletes are in final prep for the championship season. Age group athletes are getting ready to try to capture their own titles at events like Spartan World Championships and OCR World Championships. Others in our community are just going out there testing themselves and taking on a local OCR. As the Mud Run Guide community continues to grow each week we highlight two members who stood out.

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Savage Race Maryland Fall 2018

Savage Race's fall Maryland event for 2018 was at the Hopkins Game Farm in Kennedyville, Maryland. They have been consistently using this location now for their spring and fall events in the last few years. The weather was very dreary and overcast throughout the day with periods of ran off and on. However, the race still offered smiles and enjoyment.

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Race Reviews

The 5K Foam Fest

Average rating: 4.74 / 5 from 1662 reviews.

Warrior Dash

Average rating: 2.81 / 5 from 201 reviews.

Dirty Girl Mud Run

Average rating: 2.56 / 5 from 118 reviews.

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Alpha Warrior

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 28 reviews.

Frontline OCR

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 16 reviews.

Big Dog Brag

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 12 reviews.

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