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Opinion: Your Mid-Life Bucket List – 14 Steps to Your First and Probably Last Obstacle Course Race

September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

So why in the world would anybody choose to start OCR so late in life? Let’s do a Tough Mudder! It will be fun! Are you insane? In your craft brew-shrouded mid-life mind, you decide to do it anyway. Now that you’re locked in because all your friends and family are watching, what should you do?

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Badass Women of OCR: Danielle Ryzer

From the age of 17, Danielle Ryzer has been intrigued with our favorite sport – OCR. She waited to turn 18 to sign up for her first Tough Mudder and has continued to push herself harder on course ever since. She has a super positive can-do attitude and is inspired by every person that decides to get out on the course, not just the elite athletes. It’s not often you hear of someone that has completed 2 Ultra Beast Spartan races in a month until I heard about Danielle.

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Mud Run Guide Co-Founder Featured on Totally Fit Radio

Brett Stewart one of the co-founders of Mud Run Guide was recently featured on the radio show Totally Fit Radio. He talks about running events, Mud Run Guide and more in this interview.

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Gear Review: Second Skin Apparel – His Review

Second Skin Gear is a private athletic apparel label created under the umbrella of Dick’s Sporting Goods. Some of our favorite obstacle course racers such as Hunter McIntyre and Corinna Coffin can be spotted wearing Second Skin Gear at any given course, including during the recent Tough Mudder X CBS broadcasts.

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Tough Mudder Announces New Championship Series

Tough Mudder continues to expand its event offerings and expansion into the competitive obstacle racing arena with the addition of three Tougher Mudder Regional Championships and it's own Tougher Mudder World Championship.

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Training Tuesday: No Gym? No Problem Get Fit in Nature with Tough Mudder

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Training Tuesday this week comes from Tough Mudder. Tough Mudder's Coach joins Merrell ambassador Mike Chambers to bring you through an hour-long workout that can be done anywhere in nature. Not all training needs to happen in a gym and learn how you can get a great workout in the great outdoors. It's good for the body, mind, and soul.

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Spartan Race World Championship Returns to Squaw Valley

Spartan Race returns to Squaw Valley for the third time September 30 - October 1, 2017. This year is shaping up to be one for the books with over $100,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, the first-ever Spartan World Team Championships, athlete panels, press conferences, and a packed athlete village.

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Evan Dollard Talks New Ninja Card Game

American Ninja Warrior has infiltrated the entire Dollard family. After watching years of his Evan Dollard compete on American Ninja Warrior, American Gladiator, and others. Ryan Dollard created a game to let everyone be a ninja.

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2017 OCR Humanitarian Award Winner – Matty Gregg

Matty Gregg is named the 2017 OCR Humanitarian Award recipient presented by For Those Who Would, OCR World Championships, and Mud Run Guide. The committee and community helped to select Gregg from an exceptional list of finalists this year. Gregg has quietly been working to help the those in need using the obstacle racing community as a vehicle and means to bring awareness to several causes.

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OCR 101: 5 Things Not to Wear on Race Day

Each sport has its own official or unofficial dress code; obstacle racing and mud runs are no different. Whether you are looking to tackle a local 5K mud run or one of the big series such as Spartan Race, Tough Mudder or Warrior Dash there are definitely a few don't on race day. Don't find yourself making these mistakes when it comes time to stand on the starting line of your next race or run.

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When’s the last time you were tutored for free by best-selling authors, certified personal trainers and CrossFit-certified coaches – for free – before you even started a new sport?

Never? Well… welcome to OCR 101 here at Mud Run Guide, class is now in session!

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Race Reviews

The 5K Foam Fest

Average rating: 4.71 / 5 from 1388 reviews.

Warrior Dash

Average rating: 2.82 / 5 from 192 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.

Big Nasty Mud Run

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 12 reviews.

Barber Beast on the Bay

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 12 reviews.

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