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Community Members of the Week: September 14 – 20, 2018

September 21st, 2018|0 Comments

This week on Community Members of the Week we focus on two athletes, one at a Conquer the Gauntlet event and the other took on the Spartan in Killington, Vermont.

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Extreme Timber Challenge's (4 mile/40 obstacle) Race Review

It had been two years since I went to the Kansas City’s Extreme Timber Challenge venue for a race. Having raced the permanent course (located in the southwestern portion of Kansas City or Bonner Springs to be exact) before and left thinking it was only a course for beginners, I figured it was time to give them a second chance. After all, race courses and companies can change….right?

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ESPN Brings You OCR – Spartan: The Championship Series

ESPN and Spartan have teamed up to offer a five-part series showcasing some of the most grueling Spartan races. Spartan: The Championship Series is set to air on ESPN2 beginning on September 23, 2018 at 3pm Eastern Time.

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Op-Ed: Obstacle Course Racing in 2018 – Part 2 – Pleasing Everyone

Making Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) financially feasible is no easy task. It takes an enormous amount of money just to open the gates for a major race. To cover the high fixed costs of putting on an event, race promoters look to attract more participants to each venue. But while attracting new racers to OCR is necessary for growth, both as a sport and for the individual promoter, they also face the continuing challenge of creating an event that challenges the more experienced or elite athletes while not discouraging the amateurs or first-timers.

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Product Review: Elite Ops Energy Strips

Have you ever wanted a caffeine boost but are stuck in a meeting or working outside and can’t just grab a cup of coffee? Elite Ops Energy Strips has solved your caffeinated needs with a product that can fit in your wallet and be carried at all times.

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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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Race Recap: Warrior Dash Colorado 2018

The weather has been unseasonably warm in Colorado during the month of September and that set things up for a beautiful day for Warrior Dash. Even the competitive wave that set off at 8 am was greeted by temperatures in the mid-70s and anyone who ran between 12-2 had to deal with temperatures reaching almost 90. This made all the water obstacles and the mud pit at the end feel so much better.

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Badass Women of OCR – Kim Collings (Beasts OCR)

Kim Collings wears a number of hats in her life. She is a mother, a runner, OCR Badass and currently runs the Beasts OCR ambassador team. She is hardworking, strong and knows how to have a good time in the mud. I wanted to feature Kim in this article series for many reasons: her sense of humor, love for the sport, drive, and determination.

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Race Reviews

The 5K Foam Fest

Average rating: 4.74 / 5 from 1662 reviews.

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Average rating: 2.81 / 5 from 201 reviews.

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Average rating: 2.56 / 5 from 118 reviews.


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Average rating: 5 / 5 from 28 reviews.

Frontline OCR

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 16 reviews.

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Average rating: 5 / 5 from 12 reviews.


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