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Savage Race FINALLY Arrives in New England

After many years of begging, bribing, kidnapping, and other forms of threat and intimidation, Savage Race finally agreed to invade New England with a pretty fantastic course on the "venue of all companies" in Barre, MA. Here's the course … [Read More...]

Obstacle Race Reviews

Savage Race New England 2017 – New England’s Most Anticipated Race

I had heard a lot of good things about Savage Race, and when I heard it was coming to Massachusetts I immediately got excited. Like other recent races this one was held at Carter & Stevens Farm in Barre. It is a relatively flat terrain with lots of fields, wooded areas, and cows. Parking was […]

Savage Race Boston 2017. New Venue, Same Great Race?

To the delight and high demand from many Nor’Easterners, Savage Race debuted their special brand of, “the world’s best obstacles” to Savages old and new who came from from 31 different states to get Savage as F*ck in New England!  The new venue in Barre, Massachusetts at Carters and Stevens farm on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 was familiar to many who ran it because […]

Obstacle Racing Podcast

Backstage From TMX

Last weekend, 80 plus athletes from OCR, ANW, and CrossFit came to battle it out for a bunch of dough at the first ever Tough Mudder X, in Minnesota. Please enjoy chats with the following top finishers: Corinna Coffin 1st Cassidy Watton 2nd Christin Panchik 4th Kevin Righi 3rd as well as additional conversations with […]

Hunter McIntyre Minnesota Dreamin’

Many times I am sitting around before or after a race with some OCR people, and wish we recorded the conversation. Yesterday was one of those times. Luckily for you, I had the tape rolling. Beni Gifford appears as a special guest, as does Keith Allen who called in. Dig on in, as Hunter McIntyre […]

More OCR News

Tough Mudder Extreme Obstacle Challenge 2017

Tough Mudder is giving anyone who chooses to, the opportunity to design one of their obstacles. If your design is chosen as a winner, the obstacle will be tested, and potentially be used at a future Tough Mudder event. This is the 2nd time TMHQ has run this contest. Last year’s contest’s winner was Daniel Hiscoke from the […]

X-Warrior Challenge announces ‘X Warrior Wild’ Event in Edmonton

X-Warrior Challenge announced yesterday that they will be staging a second event in Edmonton, Alberta Canada this year, following the success of the Calgary Stadium Event earlier in May. X also hinted at a different type of event to their Stadium Sprint style race  suggesting that this could be the ‘Wild’ variant of the X-Warrior – taking […]

Tough Mudder Goes Extreme(ly Short)

SKIP THE ARTICLE AND GO STRAIGHT TO APPLICATION Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Tough Mudder, one of the original giants in the OCR space, launched a 10-12 mile grueling obstacle race. Initially, only 75% of people who start go on to finish. It’s designed by military special blah blah blah. As I said, […]

The American Ninja Warrior Experience – Fans and Competitors: Come One, Come All

If you are a fan of American Ninja Warrior… If you have a favorite Ninja… If you train at a “Ninja Gym”… If you love being challenged by new obstacles… If you like racing against the best of the best, American Ninja Warrior Experience is for you. Fans and athletes of all ages and ability levels […]

Editorial

Should I Fib To Let My Kid Race OCR?

I cheated at the Spartan Sprint in Virginia. I’m probably not the only person that cheated at an OCR this weekend, but I might be the only one writing about it. And <<spoiler alert>>, I will probably do it again. I did all my burpees. I didn’t cut the course (it was very well marked). […]

Spartan Race Balls

They think they have balls, and it may look like they have balls, but they don’t because they haven’t yet figured out how to use them. I am not speaking metaphorically here, but rather about the new(ish) softball attachments on their Rigs. In theory, it’s a good idea to make the obstacle tougher and introduce […]

A look back at the first USA OCR National Championships

Take a look at the start line pictures from your local mud run, or “obstacle race.” Unlike a 5k or marathon line-up showcasing emaciated, linear body types, these photos are usually more of “type-A” line-up. Your OCR start-line is dominated by big arms, distended abs, tattoos, and spandex, lots and lots of spandex. You’d be […]