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OCR 101: Inviting Your Friend To Their First OCR

November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

So, you want to bring a friend to their first Obstacle Course Race? Well, you are in luck! There have never been more options out there for a racer to pick from. All you have to do is tell your friend, pay your registration, show up, and get your medal and shirt.

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Race Recap: Viking Dash Caesar's Creek Ohio

Especially in the Midwest where when the temps drop and the mud dries up the majority of the obstacle course races head West or South.  Fear, not mud runners, Viking Dash is here to help fill the winter OCR blues.

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Race Recap: Spartan Race Beast 2017 Spartanburg, South Carolina

On November 4th, 2017 a large portion of the OCR community ended their season at the South Carolina Beast, a 12+ Mile course that lived up to the Beast name. Having changed venues midway through the year, the switch caused a lot of confusion for those expecting to return to Carolina Adventure World for another year.

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Burpees and Bear Crawls With Spartan Race CEO & Founder Joe De Sena

On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, I attended the Get Fit Toledo: Spartan Community Workout in Toledo, Ohio. It was here that Spartan Race CEO and founder Joe De Sena challenged over 70 men and women to abandon their Wednesday night routine of watching reruns on their couch, and to instead, come together, get sweaty and "Spartan Up"!

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Success of Military Vets at World's Toughest Mudder

Finishing up the weekend of World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM), which was also the same weekend as Veteran’s Day, I went to make an Instagram post highlighting both.  That’s when I realized the number of military veterans on the podium for WTM.

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Post Race Interview with LaShay Marks

November 20th, 2017|1 Comment

On October 22, 2017, I was finally able to interview Terrain Racing's own Mr. LaShay Marks. The Virginia Beach location provided a wonderful atmosphere to conduct a sunny and fun interview. After numerous conversations with LaShay it is quite obvious his OCR experience has truly provided him a great deal of knowledge, which makes him an ideal person to discuss OCR training and race day preparation.

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OCRTUBE Captures the Essence of 2017 World's Toughest Mudder

Arnel Banawa of OCRTUBE had his camera in tow for the recent World's Toughest Mudder for its last dance in the desert outside of Las Vegas. For Banawa it was his first trip to World's Toughest Mudder and captures the essence of the event in this event video. Relive all the action of the weekend in this seven-minute recap of the event. 

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Episode Recap – Broken Skull Challenge Season 5 Episode 8

It’s ladies day again and not everyone appreciates a trash-talking chick. My advice is to simply overlook it and everything else the producers throw at you. Instead, enjoy the athleticism and humanity that the athletes show. That is something we all have in common.

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Spartan Race Announces U.S. Championship Dates and Locations

Spartan Race announced the dates and locations of the Spartan Race U.S. Championship series recently. Obstacle racings best will compete in 2018 at the five-event race series on the road to the Spartan Race World Championships. This year over $100,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs. The 2018 U.S. Championship series will feature some familiar locations as well a few new stops including Utah featuring a mixture of Super and Beast distance races.

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Race Recap: Houston Tough Mudder 2017 – Creekside Offroad

Another Mudder down, and I can honestly it was the best Tough Mudder event I have been to so far. While the Mudder Village may have been smaller than usual, every other aspect of the race is exactly what I would expect from an OCR.  The course itself was the best course I’ve run, and the spectator course as well was very efficiently done.

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