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Atkins and Kolbl Take Top Honors on 3rd Spartan U.S. National Series Stop

May 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Top obstacle racers converged on Big Bear, California over the weekend for the third stop of the 2018 Spartan U.S. National Series. The two day even tested the athletes' strength and endurance with over $15,000 on the line in cash and prizes. The top honors went to Ryan Atkins and Rea Kolbl. Atkins bested the rest of the elite men's field by nearly three minutes and Kolbl bested Faye Stenning by nearly a minute to capture the win. 

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Race Recap: CerusRuk 2018 Colorado

CerusRuk is a 5-mile obstacle course race through a yak farm where racers are required to wear a 30lb rucksack as they traverse the course. This race was a unique blend of OCR, a ruck event, and a few Ninja Warrior style obstacles.

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Community Members of the Week: May 11 – 17, 2018

Mud Run Guide community members all over the world are reaching new goals this season and finding new challenges. Each week Bonnie Wilson our social media guru pulls two community members to highlight who made a difference this week. Mud Run Guide is all about community. We are all about showcasing you!

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Race Recap: EPD Foundation SWAT Challenge

I returned to Evansville, Indiana for the 4th Annual EPD Foundation SWAT Challenge for my second consecutive run of this downtown urban course. This was one of my favorite events of 2017, and that’s saying something comparing this local OCR to the several national and international series I competed.

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Shoe Review: Salming Speed 6

Yes, were reviewing road shoes here on Mud Run Guide and while it might seem a bit out of place here on the highest-trafficked site in the world for Mud Runs, just think about it - where do YOU log the majority of training miles? We do call them mud runs for a reason, right?

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Race Recap: Spartan Race Mountain Series Montana Beast 2018

May 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Joshua McCloy headed to the first ever Spartan Mountain Series obstacle race in Bigfork, Montana. Find out more about his experience in Big Sky Country.

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Race Recap: Savage Race Maryland Spring 2018

Hoo-Haa-Hoo-Haa-Hoo…..It’s time to get Savage!! Savage Race always brings their A-Game to every single event. In my opinion, they are the best obstacle course race on the market today. Not only do they have the best environment that promotes fun over competition. Let me break down the latest event in Maryland and tell you why they are the best.

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Video Recap: Philadelphia Spartan Expo Series

Just when you thought Spartan had covered all your OCR loving needs. They continue to find innovative ways to bring fresh elements of their races to the masses. The April 28th and April 29th, 2018 Philadelphia Convention Center FitExpo showcased a fantastic assortment of fitness activities. There is no surprise Spartan wouldn't be up in the mix. The Philadelphia Spartan Expo Dash added a unique experience for those looking for a challenge while at The FitExpo.

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Warrior Wednesday: The Oscar Mike Foundation

Oscar Mike is a veteran owned company that supports injured veterans with a mission of “keeping injured veterans on-the-move in every aspect of life.” This is a noble pursuit that has led to many opportunities across the country and has graced the sport of OCR with its presence.

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Spartan Expands Events with the Launch of Spartan South Africa

Spartan announced today the launch of the event companies first race in South Africa. The race is set to take place on October 27 outside of Johannesburg. With this announcement, Spartan will now host events on six continents. It was eight years ago today the first event took place outside of Burlington, Vermont.

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