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Race Recap: Bonefrog Challenge, New Jersey

June 18th, 2019|0 Comments

The Bonefrog Trident is earned by completing all three distances over a calendar year. See what it's like to attempt this feat in one day!

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Why Do Ultra-Sports Have So Little Prize Money?

Why do ultra-sports have so little prize money and how does that compare to Ultra-OCR?

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Getting Muddy in the Midwest: Spartan Ohio Beast 2019 Race Recap

On June 8th, 2019 Spartans gathered to take on the Spartan Beast (or Ultra) in Garrettsville, Ohio. For the second year, Spartans were welcomed to trek through 1,500 acres of backwoods, technical terrain, and miles of mud at the Southington Off-Road Park.

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Ninja Warrior from the Stands

Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes during the taping of American Ninja Warrior? Bonnie, Mud Run Guide's social media maven shares her experience from the qualifying rounds and city finals in Seattle.

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Race Recap: Tougher Mudder Virginia 2019

Is Tough Mudder on your bucket list? This year's race at Silver Lake Regional Park in Haymarket, VA, brought the challenge and the turnout was ridiculous.

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Training Tuesday: Building Grip Strength

February 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Mud Run Guide Crew member Daniel Ludwig shares some tips on an extremely important element of OCR that's often overlooked - developing grip strength.

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Spartan Ultra Announces 2019 Location

Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle course race (OCR) and endurance brand, will bring the third annual “Spartan Ultra World Championship” to the picturesque mountain village of Åre, Sweden November 9-10, 2019.

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Training Tuesday: Rope Climb

MRG Crew Member Daniel Ludwig share some tips & tricks for tackling an obstacle that's really dreaded by some - the rope climb

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Community Members of the Week: June 8-14, 2019

We'll be bringing you exciting coverage from races across the country this weekend, but first, let's check in with the OCR Community!

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Race Recap: Spartan Monterey Sprint Monterey

The Spartan Monterey Sprint course is a great compromise between steeper, harder-to-run courses like Big Bear or Tahoe, and the flatter, less 'challenging' locations like Chino, or Arizona, making it perfect for those seeking a moderately difficult course they can still run.

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Race Reviews

The 5K Foam Fest

Average rating: 4.76 / 5 from 1898 reviews.

Mud Hero

Average rating: 4.83 / 5 from 327 reviews.

Warrior Dash

Average rating: 2.8 / 5 from 203 reviews.


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Frontline OCR

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 16 reviews.

Big Dog Brag

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 13 reviews.

Big Nasty Mud Run

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 12 reviews.


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