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Book Review: Cruise the Course Volume 1

January 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Sarah Pozdol is the author of the new obstacle course race training book Cruise the Course, Volume 1. The experienced trainer, obstacle course racing athlete, and all around fitness expert has years of experience in the obstacle racing space in a variety of capacities. Including she worked with Spartan Race for a while under the SGX program traveling around the country seeing the athletes on course.

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Hardcore Mudd Run Teams up With American Red Cross

Hardcore Mudd Run announced they have recently teamed up with the local American Red Cross in support of the 2018 Penn State Dance Marathon. Hardcore Mudd Run is just one of the thousands of local races around the United States that continue to work to keep obstacle course racing local for thousands of participants and fans of the sport.

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2018 Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team

Conquer The Gauntlet (CTG) will have a Pro Team for the third year in a row in 2018, after a strong 2017 season.  Despite the series having a reduced racing schedule due growing families from the owners (read about it here, Family First at Conquer The Gauntlet), the Pro Team will still be racing year round, coast to coast and occasionally overseas.

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Bonefrog Challenge Releases 2018 Finisher Shirts

Bonefrog Challenge is back for 2018. Mud Run Guide has the exclusive preview of the finisher t-shirts for all four distances and new medal designs for 2018. Year after year the Bonefrog Challenge continues to be a favorite among participants. With several different offerings, there is a distance for every obstacle racer.

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Race Recap: San Diego Epic Race Series

I'll admit it: I had heard from a friend that Epic Series was an easy beginner race, so I was prepared to deal with an unorganized chaotic mess, as often times the new or beginner race companies are still learning the tricks of the trade. But as I embarked on my very first Epic Series Race this past Saturday, I was pleased to see that I was wrong. Epic Race was truly EPIC in deliverance.

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Tough Mudder Introduces New Obstacles in 2018 Including – Happy Ending

January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Tough Mudder continues to be a leader in obstacle innovation with the release of several new obstacles in advance of the 2018 season. Starting in 2018, instead of electroshock therapy at the end of a race, participants will be up against "Happy Ending". Tough Mudder also continues to innovate Kong for 2018. With races offered on five continents in 2018, many participants will able to have their own Happy Ending to finish out the course.

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OCRTUBE: Tough Women of OCR

Instead of Badass Women of OCR this week OCRTUBE has a treat offering up a video showcasing some of the tough women in OCR that make the sport great. The mothers, grandmothers, daughters, wives, sisters, and friends who go out there weekly and show their stuff.

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Happy Holidays From Mud Run Guide

Happy Holidays from the team or writers and friends of Mud Run Guide. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season.

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Core Strength and OCR

Core Strength and obstacle course racing go hand in hand.  A strong core is necessary to complete many of the obstacles we encounter during a race and it even plays a role in our running form.  By improving our core strength we can improve our race day performance and decrease our risk of injury.

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Tough Mudder X to be Featured on CBS this Summer

Tough Mudder introduced Tough Mudder X in 2017. The one-mile event showcased some of the best Tough Mudder obstacles while mixing in grueling functional fitness tasks. The fast-paced race was an instant success among both spectators and participants showcased on CBS. Tough Mudder X is back in 2018 with more events, more television time, and more athletes looking to take home the huge cash prizes.

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