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Community Members of the Week: May 18 – 24, 2018

May 25th, 2018|0 Comments

As we roll into this Memorial Day weekend in the United States the obstacle racing community is abuzz with activity with races happening all around the world every weekend. Our community is all over the world and this week's community members of the week remind us how the obstacle racing community truly is a global family.

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Race Recap: Spartan Race Big Bear Beast 2 – Soul Crusher

Yes. The second coming of Spartan Race Big Bear was given the moniker “Soul Crusher” by the Trailmaster himself, Steve Hammond. I honestly don’t think I could have come up with a more fitting name.

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Warrior Dash Announces New Partnership with Sierra Trading Post

Sierra Trading Post named the official retail partner of Warrior Dash 2018. Sierra Trading Post is known as the off-price retailer where you can often get amazing deals on some of the top brands in the outdoor industry. Sierra Trading Post will provide the changing tents, photo booths, and be on-site at events with prizes and activities for participants to take part. The full press release below. 

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Toughest Mudder South 2018 – Central Texas

I’ve done Tough Mudders, but this one takes the mud cake.  On a random whim thanks to a friend, I was convinced to do the Toughest Mudder rather than just the regular Tough Mudder.  Joking aside, I can say it was the absolute hardest race I’ve done to date. 

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Race Recap: Frontline OCR Wave 2

Frontline OCR in its second year has once again orchestrated a symphonic ensemble of suffering, to occur by no coincidence on Armed Forces Day.  Not only does the roughly six-mile course offer to grind both the racers physical strength and cardiovascular system into a fine pâté of goo, but this race is most importantly created in homage of those that are currently and have previously spent time serving our country. 

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Women's Salming OT Comp Shoe Review

May 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Salming Sports is a new shoe company to the obstacle course racing market and North America. The company was originally founded in Sweden in 2001 and in the last two years has been building momentum in the North American market in the road running community. The launch of Salming OT Comp is the first shoe from the company made for the obstacle racing enthusiast.

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Training Tuesday: The Spartan 15 Workout

Have you heard of the Spartan 15 workout? We put our own twist on the workout to be able to take it anywhere your workout or next trail run leaders you.

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OCRTUBE Introduces OCR Kitchen Series

Arnel Banawa of OCRTUBE.com has been known for years as the guy with the camera making videos of races around the globe. Recently he has been branching out making more travel videos as he traverses around the world. His latest project shows us how some of the best obstacle racers in the world eat.

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So You've Signed up For a Beast…

It's happening.  You are going to do a Spartan Beast.  When you clicked the "complete registration" button, did a wave of panic set over you?  Are you wondering what your next step should be?  Check out these top ten tips for completing and conquering the Beast!

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Race Recap: National Stadium Spartan Sprint

Spartan exceeded my expectations from last year's race. It's almost like someone walked around prior to setting up the race and said, "I got them this year."

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Race Reviews

The 5K Foam Fest

Average rating: 4.74 / 5 from 1661 reviews.

Warrior Dash

Average rating: 2.79 / 5 from 198 reviews.

Dirty Girl Mud Run

Average rating: 2.56 / 5 from 118 reviews.


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Alpha Warrior

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 28 reviews.

Frontline OCR

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 16 reviews.

Big Dog Brag

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 12 reviews.


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