Obstacle & Extreme Racing Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Training
Training for Obstacle Races and Mud Runs

What Type of an Event is Categorized as a Challenge
A description of OCR Challenges such as GORUCK, SERE Performance and SEALFIT

5 Tools to Help You Recover Better
These tools can help you recover better and quicker and have you ready for your next training session or obstacle race in no time.

Golf Ball
For those suffering from foot pains sometimes a massage can help heal those pains, a golf ball is a perfect way to self-massage away the pain.

The Humble Tennis & Lacrosse Ball
One of the most inexpensive and best aids to help you recover quickly and it fits into any bag.

PVC Pipe or Foam Roller
A Foam Roller is a must have item in your recovery tool kit.

Ensō Muscle Roller
The Enso Muscle Roller from EvoFit is a completely adjustable way to roll out after a workout.

MarcPro - Electronic Muscle Stimulation
The MarcPro offers a compact Electronic Muscle Stimulation machine that can travel with you and be simply used at home by athletes of all abilities.

Ryan Atkins And Lindsay Webster Win BattleFrog New England
Make it eight straight BattleFrog wins for Ryan Atkins. The Canadian professional Obstacle Racer, mountain runner and endurance athlete has taken yet another 2015 title, just one week after winning the grueling 50-mile North Face Endurance Challenge Series in Ontario, Canada.

Running Obstacle or Mud Runs on Your Period
For the female obstacle racer or mud runner your period or menstrual cycle doesn't have to sideline you from your next race.

Running with Your Period: Planning Ahead
Running with your period, ways to control your period on race day.

Running with Your Period: Protection
Running an obstacle race or mud run with your period and protecting yourself with a tampon or menstrual cup.

Running with Your Period: Ease the Flow
Running an obstacle race or mud run with your period, easing the flow with NSAID's.

For Women: Running an Obstacle Race or Mud Run with Your Period
Conquering Aunt Flo on Race Day. Obstacle & Extreme Racing.

OCR - What to Wear to Obstacle Races, Mud Runs and More
Essential list of things needed for race day at an OCR - mud run or obstacle race. The gear you need for success at Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash and more.

Find an Event
How to find an event. Obstacle & Extreme Racing.

Obstacle Racing
All About obstacle races. Obstacle & Extreme Racing.

Warrior Dash Series
Warrior Dash is one of the original obstacle race series and the world's largest race series and continues to draw crowds today.

Top Obstacle Race and Mud Run Series in the USA
The 5 best large obstacle race and mud runs in america

BattleFrog Race Series
BattleFrog might be new to the scene but they are already making waves throughout the entire OCR industry

Rugged Maniac
Rugged Maniac has been around since 2011 but recently got a huge financial boost after being on Shark Tank and are primed to be a big player.

Spartan Race Series
The Spartan Race Series is one of the biggest in the sport of obstacle racing. They are a favorite among the masses.

Tough Mudder Series
Tough Mudder is the name most casual observers have heard of when they hear about obstacle racing and mud runs.

Custom Medal Holder
Custom medal holders are a great gift for the OCR or mud run enthusiast in the family.

Race Bib Dufflebags
Carry your achievement around with this duffle bag.

Race Bib Coasters
Race bib coasters can take your favorite race bib and turn it into something you use everyday. It makes a perfect gift.

T-Shirt Blankets
T-shirt quilts and blankets are great gifts for those looking for a special gift for their loved one.

Framed medal and bib
Nothing says I love you like a custom framed medal and bib shadowbox.

Finding the Best Sock for Race Day
The best socks for your next mud run or obstacle race whether it be a Tough Mudder, Spartan Race or other OCR.

Mud Runs Explained
OCRs are the hottest fitness trend, find out about Mud Runs in this article. What is the focus and how to spot a mud run in your area.

Obstacle Races Explained
An explanation of obstacle races, how to pick an obstacle race and which ones are the best.

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Start Here - The Basics
The basic information to get you started into the world of obstacle racing, mud runs and the rest of the non-traditional racing world.

Extreme Endurance Events
All about those races that go beyond obstacle races and mud runs

How to prevent and treat injuries
Articles related to injury and prevention

Challenges
Events that are challenges. Obstacle & Extreme Racing.

What to Wear
Everything related to race day clothing

Gear Reviews
Reviews and updates on all the gear you want and need for Obstacle Racing, Mud Runs, and the rest of OCR

Mud Runs
Events categorized as Mud Runs. Obstacle & Extreme Racing.

Industry News
News about the sport. Obstacle & Extreme Racing.

Hybrid Events
Races which do not fall into an obstacle race or mud run

Themed Runs
Running events that include color, neon, foam, donuts or other theme

Humor/Lifestyle
The stories and articles for those in the obstacle racing world and mud run world that make us laugh and enjoy this fun and crazy lifestyle.

Race Nutrition
Nutrition information when it comes to racing and training.

About Obstacle and Extreme Racing: OCR and Mud Runs
Learn about obstacle course racing and mud runs. OCR is a growing sport, and coverage includes the latest news, gear reviews and tips on how to race and where.

Obstacle Course Racing Explained
OCR's or Obstacle Course Races consist of mud runs, obstacle races, hybrid events, challenges, themed runs, and extreme endurance events. Find out the differences

35 Ways to Get Better at Obstacle Racing and Mud Runs
35 Ways to get better at obstacle racing and mud runs. Tips to make you better on race day.

35 Ways to Excel at Obstacle Racing
A list of ways to improve your experience in the world of OCR. Pick and choose what works best for you and implement those into your life and racing. Page 2.

35 Ways to Improve at Obstacle Racing and Mud Runs
35 Ways to get better at obstacle racing and mud runs. Pick and choose what works best for you and implement those into your life and racing. Page 3.

How to Get Better at Obstacle Racing and Mud Runs
Tips to make you better on race day. Pick and choose what works best for you and implement those into your life and racing. Page 4.

5 Tips to Better Race Travel
Traveling can be stressful for everyone. Airline travel can be even more stressful. When you add in a race and airline travel it is a whole other ball game.

GU Energy Gel - Vanilla Spice
Obstacle & Extreme Racing.

GU - Salted Caramel Apple
Remember the days of caramel dipped apples as a kid at a fall fair? That flavor has been packaged up by GU in their salted caramel apple energy chews for this fall.

LARABAR ALT Pumpkin Pie
LARABAR ALT Pumpkin Pie bar is a blend of natural ingredients to bring the fall flavors out in a bar.

Quest Bar - Pumpkin Pie
This year Quest Bar has jumped on the Pumpkin bandwagon with its own pumpkin pie bar. This bar is packed with 21 grams of protein and 4 grams of net carbs.

Clif Bar - Spiced Pumpkin Pie
For this fall, they have introduced three fall flavors for a limited time. The Spiced Pumpkin Pie flavor is made with organic oats and raisins and packed with vitamins and minerals.

GU - Maple Bacon Energy Gel
Recently, Gu Energy Gel released the Maple Bacon flavor. Nothing reads fall more than maple bacon on a chilly morning.

Epic Bar - Beef Apple Bacon Bar
Epic Bar creates a protein packed snack that is based on animal protein from free-range and grass-fed meat.

Clif Organic Energy Food - Sweet Potato with Sea Salt
Earlier this year Clif Bar released a new line of organic energy food.

Honey Stinger - Organic Gingersnap Waffle
Honey Stinger in the last year came out with their gingersnap waffle. While it is meant for one the trail, it is also great dunked in a morning coffee.

Clif Bar - Iced Gingerbread
Ginger has the added bonus of calming the stomach during races and training making the iced gingerbread Clif Bar a good choice for the fall.

12 Fall Energy Food Flavors for the Trail
Fall is officially here and pumpkin spice everything is all around us. Fall has unofficially become the season of pumpkin spice lattes, flannel and Uggs in parts of the country.

Clif Bar - Pecan Pie
Nothing says the holidays like a warm pecan pie. Add some spices to it and you have a yummy fall flavor. Clif Bar agrees as Pecan Pie is one of the fall flavors they offer this season.

Quest Bar - Apple Pie
Quest Bar has come up with a less sugary way to ease that Apple Pie craving with it's Apple Pie Bar this fall.

BattleFrog Adds Series Championship to 2015 Race Schedule
Recently, BattleFrog Race Series formally announced it's 2015 series championship set to take place in December of this year. BattleFrog exploded onto the obstacle course racing scene in 2015 with a strong start from the beginning and quickly became a must do race of the year.

How to Train for Your First Mud Run or Obstacle Race
Steps on how to get ready and prep for your first mud run or obstacle race.

Warrior Dash Explained
The Warrior Dash is one of the largest mud runs and obstacle races in the sport. Learn more about the Warrior Dash and why it's the perfect beginning OCR.

Hybrid Events Explained
An explanation of Hybrid events in OCR such as Man Games, Civilian Military Combine, and Alpha Warrior. Events outside the norm of obstacle races and mud runs.

2015 Obstacle Racing Championships Season Schedule
It is obstacle racing championship season and all the major players in the sport are gearing up to host or to run at least one of the championships in the sport.

Should I Wear Gloves for a Mud Run?
A common question for many looking to try out a mud run or obstacle race is about clothing. Unlike many time-honored sports like football or baseball, in obstacle racing and the OCR industry there is no uniform.

Championship Season Kicks off October 3 in Tahoe
It's the time of year many hardcore obstacle racing enthusiasts wait for, it's championship season for the competitive obstacle racer. Reebok Spartan Race kicks off the Championship season in Lake Tahoe.

Hooray for Masters: Competitive Obstacle Racing After 40
More and more race companies see the growing market of masters athletes. BattleFrog and Spartan Race offer a masters podium and Savage Race joins the mix.

How to Deal with Chafing
Chafing, Chub Rub...Whatever you want to call it nothing is fun about chafing. Learn how to prevent and treat chafing.

How to Deal With a DNF
In every racers life, as they push harder and harder to achieve new goals, the inevitable DNF happens. A DNF stands for

NBC and Spartan Race Teaming up for New Show
NBC orders up new series

Getting the Stink Out
How to clean your clothing after an obstacle race or mud run and get the smell out without ruining your race gear or washer and dryer.

Cramping During a Race? Grab Some Mustard
Many athletes are turning to alternative supplements to put into their race day gear bag. One of those is mustard, known by many athletes for it's cramp fighting powers.

Themed Fun Runs Explained
Themed Fun Runs such as The Color Run, Color Me Rad, Neon Run and other events in the OCR world which do not fall into the traditional race.

Should I Go Commando?
In an obstacle race or mud run one of the most common questions is about underwear, should you wear it or be brave and go commando. We weigh in on both camps.

Spartan Up! - Book Review
Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to look into the mind of one of the creators of Spartan Race. The new book Spartan Up! by Joe De Sena gives the audience a view into the mind of the races creator.

BattleFrog Race Series Announces 2016 Race Calendar
BattleFrog Race Series first made it's presence known on the OCR scene in 2014 and quickly became a race series to watch. The company will be entering it's third year as the 2016 season approaches.

3 OCR Items Worth the Investment
Obstacle Racing can quickly get to be an expensive sport with the race entries, the gear, the travel and all the training leading up to a race a simple sport can quickly get complex.

Good Quality Trail Shoes
Shoes are the single most important item you can invest money on in obstacle racing. Because the races and runs are primarily though muddy and tough terrain many people want to reach for their oldest and most beat up pair of shoes for their first race.

Socks
The second most important item which you should stay away from the bargain barrel are socks. The first rule of obstacle racing and mud runs is to stay away from cotton.

Race Day Bag
The third item or items might not cost you that much but will greatly enhance your experience at a mud run or obstacle race. With your race day bag it's not important how much it costs but that you remembered all the items within it.

Spartan Race Hawaii Trifecta Weekend
When people think of Hawaii they think of the perfect spot for a romantic honeymoon, a vacation away from the world, or a trip to sit by the ocean. The Reebok Spartan Race Series has upped the ante with it's Trifecta Weekend annually.

White Cotton T-Shirt
The first rule of OCR is to not wear cotton, but when the temperatures soar above 100 on race day that rule can change.

Shade Your Face
When the sun beats down in the summer a great way to stay cooler is to wear a hat.

Apply Sunscreen Early
Sunscreen is often your first line of defense for an obstacle race or mud run. Apply sunscreen in the morning before you go through registration.

Carry Water & Nutrition on Course
Most obstacle races and mud runs have aid stations on course. Sometimes however they can be spread far apart and often only offer water to participants. When the temperatures are soaring it's important to bring both fuel and water on course with you.

5 Ways to Stay Cool During an Obstacle Race or Mud Run
The summer is hot and with the vast majority of the obstacle racing season taking place in the summer staying cool on course can often be a challenge.

Wear a Frozen Buff
Buffs have become a popular item over the last couple of years. They are an item that has a variety of uses, but on a hot day they can help keep you cool on course.

OCR Destination: Missouri
Missouri offers a unique weekend getaway with two permanent courses under two hours from each other and within a two hour drive of Saint Louis, Missouri.

Gear Review: Endless Sun Solar Apollo 6 Solar Charger
For years my eye has been on a solar charger for my electronics in the wilderness for both extreme endurance events and training for obstacle races and mud runs.

NBC Sports Schedule for Spartan Race Road to the World Championships
Later this month the Reebok Spartan Race Series returns to NBC Sports Network for another season of racing on the road to the Spartan Race World Championships. The series highlights five regular season races on NBC Sports Network on the road to the world championships which airs on NBC this winter.

What is Dirty Girl Mud Run?
Dirty Girl Mud Run is one of the premier women's only mud runs in the obstacle racing industry. Over 900,000 women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and athletic backgrounds have completed this incredibly fun obstacle course since it’s debut in 2011.

Spartan Combine: A True Test of Spartan Grit.
Spartan Race recently announced their annual combine will take place this weekend. The company first tested this concept earlier this year in Temecula, California. Below is the full press release and information about this weekend's combine.

Wear Sunscreen
Sunscreen is often your first line of defense for an obstacle race or mud run. Apply sunscreen in the morning before you go through registration.

Carry Water & Nutrition on Course
Most obstacle races and mud runs have aid stations on course. Sometimes however they can be spread far apart and often only offer water to participants. When the temperatures are soaring it's important to bring both fuel and water on course with you. Page 2.

Shade Your Face
When the sun beats down in the summer a great way to stay cooler is to wear a hat. Page 3.

Wear a Frozen Buff
Buffs have become a popular item over the last couple of years. They are an item that has a variety of uses, but on a hot day they can help keep you cool on course. Page 4.

White Cotton T-Shirt
The first rule of OCR is to not wear cotton, but when the temperatures soar above 100 on race day that rule can change. Page 5.

5 Ways to Stay Cool During an Obstacle Race or Mud Run
The summer is hot and with the vast majority of the obstacle racing season taking place in the summer staying cool on course can often be a challenge. Follow these steps when the temperatures spike for a happy and healthy mud run or obstacle race.

What are all Women Mud Runs About?
Mud runs and obstacle races have taken hold in the sporting landscape. Every weekend during the summer over 50 obstacle races or mud runs take place around the world. While many think of these events and this of men crawling in the mud, women hold a strong piece of the overall OCR market. Several events cater specifically to women, the two best known are Dirty Girl Mud Run and Mudderella.

Should I Duct Tape My Shoes?
Since the beginning of obstacle racing and mud runs people have flocked to the duct tape sections of their local home improvement shop prior to their first event. Someone came up with the idea that Duct Tape would be a good tool to helping keep shoes on during a mud run.

Top Shoes for Mud Runs and Obstacle Races
Top shoes for mud run and obstacle races from Inov-8, Reebok, Salomon, Under Armour and New Balance to help make race day more enjoyable.

Best of the Best Regional Race Series - New England
We consulted with Paul Jones from New England Spahtens, as well as other top racers such as Kevin Donoghue to find the best of the best obstacle race series in the Northeastern United States

Shale Hill - Benson, Vermont
Shale Hill is one of obstacle racings best kept secrets ranks the top of the list in the northeast

F.I.T. Challenge
F.I.T. Challenge, which stands for fortitude, integrity, toughness, first came onto the obstacle racing scene in summer 2013 with over 1,200 participants at their first event.

Bonefrog Challenge
Bone Frog Challenge is based in the northeast and is owned and operated by a former Navy SEAL. The vision for this race was to bring in elements of SEAL training.

Tuff Scramblers
Tuff Scramblers is a 5K obstacle race held a couple times a year in Massachusetts, it features over 20 obstacles both manmade and natural.

BoldrDash Race
BoldrDash offers two races each year one in the mud and one on the beach offering two very different race experiences.

Honorable Mention - Viking Obstacle Race at Sunny Hill Resort
Viking Obstacle Race gets an honorable mention after two events, nothing but extremely positive feedback has come from this permanent race course in the Catskills of New York

BattleFrog Race Series
BattleFrog Race Series is still the new kid on the block as they have a year under their belt as a race organization. However, they have quickly made a name for themselves producing world class events from the beginning.

5 Must Do Obstacle Races and Mud Runs in 2015
The obstacle racing and mud run world continues to evolve and grow. Whether you are new to the sport or have been participating for years.

Tough Mudder
Tough Mudder has been a favorite since it hit the obstacle racing world. They have continued to be a leader in the sport and have revamped their offering for 2015

Spartan Race
Spartan Race is another leader in the sport of obstacle racing. They are the premier race series in the sport. This year they introduced new obstacles and masters division awards.

The Permanent Obstacle Course
These courses are scattered throughout the United States and abroad. Each one is different and holds it's own unique character and style. Below are some of the best permanent courses in the country.

Savage Race
Savage Race has quietly grown over the past six years and has quickly become a must do race for anyone serious in the obstacle racing community. What makes Savage Race a must do?

Wine and Mud
The Battlegrounds obstacle course is located outside of St. Louis Missouri on the Cedar Lake Cellars vineyard and winery. It is the only permanent obstacle course built on a vineyard and winery giving participants a one of a kind experience.

The Country Getaway
Shale Hill is located in the beautiful mountain of Vermont. Driving Route 21A over the rolling hills past pastures cows grazing on the lucious green grass. Shale Hill is the perfect weekend getaway for the couple looking for a romantic weekend, or the family looking for a change of scenery.

4 Permanent Courses to Plan a Vacation Around
More and more permanent obstacle courses are popping up all over the country, some offer just a one day event while others allow people to hop into the course 365 days a year.

A Trip to Summer Camp
Mud Guts and Glory is a permanent course located outside of Cinncinati, Ohio. The course is home to the OCR World Championships and sits on the King's Domain Summer Camp. The course sits on diverse terrain on the 120 acres of King’s Domain’s property.

The All Inclusive Experience
Viking Obstacle Race at Sunny Hill Resort is located in the Catskills of New York about thirty minutes south of Albany, New York and about two hours from New York City. This resort is a throwback in time. The resort has operated for almost 100 years, owned and operated by the same family.

The Battlegrounds - The World's Only Obstacle Course at a Winery
The Battlegrounds is the world's only permanent obstacle course race located on a vineyard and winery. Did we mention they also have hot showers after the race?

Find Out How Goliathon is a Truly Unlike Any Other
Goliathon offers a unique race format with three versions of each obstacle for the participant to choose from. This not for profit race organization is truly unique in the OCR World.

Tinder and Urban Mudder Partner
Urban Mudder, a new city-based athletic challenge founded by event organizer Tough Mudder Inc., announces today its partnership with Tinder, the leading social app used for meeting new people.

The Traveler Beer Company Sponsors MuckFest® MS
The Traveler Beer Company has partnered with MuckFest MS and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to provide participants with a free beer once they cross the MuckFest MS finish line at select MuckFest MS events, including their fruity and refreshing Illusive Traveler beer. MuckFest MS takes place in 11 cities nationwide and kicked off in Boston on April 25, 2015.

What is Savage Race All About?
Savage Race offers one of the best customer experiences in the sport of obstacle racing. Learn what Savage Race is all about.

Gameface Media and Color Me Rad Partner to Provide Free Photos
Gameface Media the premier photo company for the obstacle racing industry is now partnered with Color Me Rad to provide free event day photos for all participants.

Rugged Maniac - Best Value in OCR
Rugged Maniac has quietly become the best value in obstacle racing. Find out how it got there and what is in store for the future.

Obstacle Racing Trend - Must Complete Obstacles
In 2015 it is clear for obstacle racing, must complete obstacles are the way of the future. Quickly penalties are becoming outdated.

5 Essentials for an Obstacle Race or Mud Run
5 Essentials to remember on race day for your next obstacle race or mud run.

Towel and Soap
Learn the two most important items you can bring to help you get clean after a race.

Basic Kit - Race Clothing and Shoes
Help find the best race gear and race kit for your next obstacle race or mud run

Change of Clothing
A complete change of clothing after an obstacle race or mud run is a mandatory item for all racers

Plastic Bag
The simple plastic bag is your barrier between your clean gear and that dirty gear on race day.

Cash
Cash is king when it comes to obstacle racing and mud runs. Many races have hidden costs and cash is a must to get you started.

Importance of Keeping Fueled on Course
Nutrition can be the key to a great race day, not only what you eat before and after the race but most importantly what you are eating while racing.

Race Gels
Race Gels can we a quick and effective way to fuel the body during and obstacle race or mud run like Spartan Race or Tough Mudder.

Chews and Gummies
Gummies and Chews can be a great alternative to gels to stay fueled on race day.

Food Packets and Bars
Many athletes are moving to more

Hydration - Electrolyte Drinks
Staying hydrated during a race can be key. While most races have water stations along the course sometimes additional electrolytes are needed.

Salt Packs, Mustard, and More
Outside of traditional sports foods some athletes look to mustard, pickle juice, salt packets and others to help them get through race day.

Panasonic Gets Muddy with Spartan Race
Panasonic announces multi-year partnership with Reebok Spartan Race. Details about the new partnership.

The Single Best Way to Train for an Obstacle Race
Obstacle Races and Mud Runs are still at heart running events. Find a plan to help you be ready for your next event.

Vibram Secures Partnership with Warrior Dash
Vibram secures long term partnership with Warrior Dash

Battlegrounds Course Named Qualifying Event for OCRWC
The Battlegrounds Mud Run is the latest course to be added to the OCR World Championships Qualifiers. They have four new obstacles going into this season.

Inov-8's New Obstacle Racing Shoe - X-Talon 200
Inov-8 X-Talon 200 marks the first shoe made by Inov-8 especially for the obstacle racer.

The Brutality Extreme Endurance Event
The Brutality is one of the newest events to grace the world of extreme endurance events under the OCR banner. This event is the newest in the growing trend of extreme races for the OCR athlete.

Savage Race Introduces Mandatory Obstacles and Cash Prizes
Savage Race continues the trend of mandatory obstacles with the announcement earlier this week of format changes to their race series. They now a part of this continuing trend towards putting obstacles first in an obstacle race.

Warrior Dash Set to Begin 7th Season.
Warrior Dash set to begin it's 7th season with new and improved obstacles for all levels.

6 Obstacle Race Training Tools You Already Own
Training for an obstacle race or mud run doesn't have to cost you an expensive gym membership. 6 items you have already sitting around your house you can use to train.

BattleFrog Announces Partnership with ESPN
BattleFrog Race Series inks a 3 episode deal with ESPN to film and air their Collegiate Championships in March. Marking the first major collegiate OCR competition in the sport.

CLIF® Organic Energy Food Delivers Innovative Real Food Pouches for Athletes
Clif Bar welcomes in the next generation in sports nutrition with flavors like Delicious Banana Beet with Ginger and Pizza Margherita for your next obstacle race or extreme endurance event.

How to Make Your Own Sandbag
Sandbag carries are in almost every obstacle race or mud run. It can take some training to get use to carrying the extra weight around on race day. Sandbags are a simple tool and are easy and cheap to make for yourself.

Step 1. Decide How Heavy You Want Your Sandbag
Most sandbags sold at the store weigh over 50lbs. Which means you will have to determine the starting weight you want your bag to be.

Step 3. Form Bag
Form the bag into a workable shape for you to use.

Step 4. Tape it up
Tape up the bag to give it a more secure and rugged finish.

Finish Sandbag
In less than 15 minutes you have your own affordable sandbag perfect for a number of different workouts at home or on the trail. You can quickly and easily make a set for everyone in your household.

Materials Needed to Make a Sandbag
All the materials you need to build your own sandbag at home.

Step 2. Adjust Weight
Step 2. Adjust the amount of sand in the bag to the desired weight.

OCR Canada Announces Formation
OCR Canada launches as a non-profit organization to further obstacle racing in Canada.

Obstacle Racing "Hacks" for a Better Race Day
In our busy world we are often looking for ways to increase our experience while decreasing the time and effort to do so. We consulted with the obstacle racing community to bring you some of the best

3 Great Skirts and 1 Kilt for Running in All Seasons
The running skirt and running kilt are great options to mix it up and try something different for your next event.

5 Tips for Running a Winter Obstacle Race
Be sure to follow these 5 tips for your next winter obstacle race for a fun, warm and successful race.

Warrior Dash Confirms 2015 World Championship Race
Warrior Dash has announced it's second annual Warrior Dash World Championships for 2015 but this time they are moving to Tennessee.

5 Essential Rules for Every New Obstacle Racer or Mud Runner
5 Essential Rules for every new obstacle racer or mud runner to follow before their first event.

5 Places to Get Obstacle Racing Gear on a Budget
Great obstacle racing and mud run gear doesn't have to break the bank. Everyone can have great gear for an obstacle race even on a budget.

LeftLane Sports
LeftLane Sports, much like The Clymb is another great resource to find the name brand clothing and shoes at deep discounts.

Target Active Section
Target offers great clothing for an OCR with their C9 lineup made by Champion as a budget friendly alternative to activewear.

Old Navy Active
Old Navy offers the Old Navy Active line for those looking for a budget outfit for their next OCR.

The Local Thrift Store
The local thrift store can be a gold mine for good gear at a cheap price.

The Clymb
The Clymb is a website that offers deep discounts for outdoor gear and clothing.

Injinji Introduces Women's Run Lightweight Socks
This week Injinji came out with a new women's specific toe sock made for the active woman.

Tough Mudder - All New in 2015
Tough Mudder has changed up their line up of obstacles, participant experience and added new events in more countries for 2015.

Gear Review - PiperWai Natural Deodorant
PiperWai Natural Deodorant offers an all natural alternative for the obstacle racer or endurance athlete looking to stay fresh after their next race.

The OCR Majors - Obstacle Racings Marque Events
As obstacle racing continues to take hold in the sporting world a set of OCR Major has emerged. These are the marque events of this new sport.

Two Races that Changed the OCR Industry in 2014
Two races helped change the landscape of OCR in 2014. See which two races have forever changed the future of obstacle racing.

Bodyweight Leg Workout
Try this bodyweight leg workout once or twice a week to help build climbing muscles for your next mountain race.

30 Day Fitness Challenges
30-Day fitness challenges can be a great way to work on weaknesses and build strength. Many websites offer 30 day challenges at not cost to you. Find out where to find those workouts.

4 Winter Challenges You Can Start Today
It's winter for most of the obstacle racing community and also the holiday season which means parties are everywhere, sweets, treats and not as much racing and possibly training.

Plank Challenge
A one day plank challenge is a great way to jump start a week, or break up a day of cooking and holiday food prep or break up a day in the office after a holiday party.

30-Day Burpee Challenge
For the Spartan Race fans what better way to practice your burpees than committing to 30 days of them. Each day when you wake up perform 30-burpees to get your day jump started.

Claude Godbout she is Queen of Vermont
Claude Godbout started her obstacle racing career in 2011 at the very first Spartan Race Beast finishing second.

Ryan Atkins - The Only Man to Run Four Championships
Ryan Atkins, the man who took on all four championships (Spartan Race, OCR World Championships, Warrior Dash and World's Toughest Mudder) in 2014

BattleFrog Race Series Make Debut
It's not often in the obstacle racing world that one race series comes out the gate with little to no negative feedback and yet in 2014 the OCR world welcomed in the BattleFrog Race Series.

Jon Albon Conquers the World
Jon Albon has been known in the obstacle racing circles in the UK for a while however in the fall of 2014 he showed the world he really is THAT good!

Amelia Boone Inspires All with World's Toughest Mudder Win
After 2013 sidelined Amelia Boone from World's Toughest Mudder she came back in 2014 to see how she would do only weeks after knee surgery.

Hobie Call Retires and (Un)Retires
Hobie Call is obstacle racings first superstar retired in 2014 then a few months later changed his tune.

The Race for a Governing Body
The late winter and early spring of 2014 saw it's own arms race for who would control OCR and become it's governing body.

OCR World Champions - The First Independent World Championships
OCR World Championships became the first stand alone world championship race making huge waves in the community.

OCR Warrior - First Head-to-Head OCR Show
OCR Warrior the online head-to-head series debuted. The first head-to-head obstacle race series.

The Movers and Shakers of 2014
We looked back at the incredible year that was 2014 and found the Top 10 moments and things we as a community were talking about.

Obstacle Racing hits Mainstream Media
In 2014 Obstacle Racing hit the mainstream media both with special programming and advertisements.

Amelia Boone Wins World's Toughest Mudder
After 2013 sidelined Amelia Boone from World's Toughest Mudder she came back in 2014 to see how she would do only weeks after knee surgery. Page 6.

BattleFrog Race Series
BattleFrog Race Series made a splash on obstacle racing. Page 2.

Claude Godbout The Champion of Vermont
Claude Godbout is the queen when it comes to the mountains of Vermont and in 2014 she proved it again. Page 8.

Hobie Call Retires then Un-Retires
Hobie Call is obstacle racings first superstar retired in 2014 then a few months later changed his tune. Page 9.

Jon Albon Conquers the World
Jon Albon has been known in the obstacle racing circles in the UK for a while however in the fall of 2014 he showed the world he really is THAT good! Page 7.

OCR Warrior - First Head-to-Head OCR Competition Show
OCR Warrior the online head-to-head series debuted. The first head-to-head obstacle race series. Page 5.

OCR World Championships
OCR World Championships became the first stand alone world championship race. Page 4.

Obstacle Racing Went Mainstream
In 2014 Obstacle Racing hit the mainstream media.

Ryan Atkins - The Only Man to Run Four Championships
Ryan Atkins, the man who took on all four championships (Spartan Race, OCR World Championships, Warrior Dash and World's Toughest Mudder) in 2014. Page 10.

The Race for a Governing Body
The spring of 2014 saw it's own arms race for who would control OCR and become it's governing body. Page 3.

Top Ways to Stay Motivated in the Off-Season
Finding it hard to stay motivated in the off-season. Check out these ways to keep you going even when your next event is months away.

Functional Fitness
Functional Fitness is great cross training for the obstacle racer. CrossFit leads the way as one of the best training options for the obstacle racer.

Indoor Rock Climbing
Indoor rock climbing is one of the best ways to improve grip strength and agility in the off-season.

Winter Running
Running is the foundation of obstacle racing and mud runs. Just because it's cold it doesn't mean running stops.

Top Ways to Train in the Obstacle Racing Off-Season
The weather turns colder and the obstacle racing season is just about done. Find out the ways to stay in shape in the off-season.

Yoga
Yoga helps focus the mind and body. For obstacle racing it helps with flexibility and mobility.

Top Books for the Obstacle Racing Enthusiast
The top books currently available for the sport of OCR, Mud Runs, Obstacle Races, and more

What's in the Color Run Colored Powder?
What is in the color run color? This answered plus tips to make sure The Color Run is a happy event for all.

Why Do I Need A Wetsuit for World's Toughest Mudder?
Why do I need a wetsuit for World's Toughest Mudder? That question and the history behind wetsuits at World's Toughest Mudder.

Wetsuit Selfie
Wetsuits are one of the key items for World's Toughest Mudder, even more fun is wearing them around town before the event.

Food, Food, Gear, Gear and More Gear
Gear is the key to a successful World's Toughest Mudder and the more gear the better, right?

WTM Facebook Group
You obsessively check the World's Toughest Mudder Facebook group looking for the next update or joke to appear.

World's Toughest Mudder
World's Toughest Mudder is heading to Las Vegas, Nevada this year. Here are the signs you are ready to compete.

Dreaming of a Muddy Evening
You wake up in a sweat, looking for the mud around you. Instead of the Game of Thrones...

Sean Corvelle Lives in Your Head
Sean Corvelle the voice of Tough Mudder begins to narrator your daily life.

WTM or WTF
You wonder what did you actually sign up for as World's Toughest Mudder approaches.

2014 OCR World Championships Event Recap
The first OCR World Championships took place this past weekend in Ohio at Mud, Guts and Glory and ushered in a new era in obstacle racing the industry of OCR.

MudManX
MudManX is one of the best obstacle race and mud run series in the tri-state area putting on about four events each year.

Best of the Best - 5 Beast Local Races in Mid-Atlantic
The best of the best obstacle course races in the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA. Ranging from parts of New York down to Virginia.

Civilian Military Combine
Civilian Military Combine is a hybrid event adding both the Pit area and traditional obstacle course. See why it's a must do for those on the east coast.

Savage Race
Savage Race is one of the best obstacle races on the eastern USA. With races from Pennsylvania to Florida. See why it's one of the best.

ABF Mud Run
ABF Mud Run is New Jersey's premier obstacle course and obstacle race training facility offering both races and training year long.

Mud on the Mountain
Obstacle & Extreme Racing.

Honorable Mention - Hardcore Mudd Run
Hardcore Mudd Run is a great small series which features untimed challenging mud runs.

Rob Butler, The Best Kept Secret in Obstacle Racing
Shale Hill, is obstacle racings version of Field of Dreams situated among iconic Vermont farms this course is the best kept secret in obstacle racing.

Atlas Race to Relaunch with NFL Superstar
Atlas Race relaunches with new financial backing.

Top 5 Things You Must Do For The Killington Beast
The top 5 things you need to be doing the week before the Spartan Race World Championships in Killington, Vermont.

Sprains and Stranes
Sprains and strains are known to occur in obstacle racing how to prevent and treat them.

Broken Bones & Torn Ligaments
Broken bones and torn ligaments can happen in obstacle racing but are more rare injuries.

Other Injuries
Other injuries related to overuse in training as well as mother natures surprises.

Common OCR Injuries
Overview of some of the most common injuries in obstacle racing and how to prevent them.

Sunburn and Rope Burn
Sunburn and rope burn are two of the common ailments that come upon an obstacle racer.

Cuts, Bumps, and Bruises
Bumps, bruises and cuts are the most common obstacle racing and mud run injuries, why they happen and how to treat them.

How to Select Shoes For Obstacle Races and Mud Runs
When it comes to finding a good obstacle racing and mud running shoes there are a few characteristics all good OCR shoes combine.

Obstacle Racing/Mud Runs Podcasts
Overview of the podcasts for the obstacle racing and mud run fan available on iTunes and further. How to listen to obstacle racing and mud run updates on the road.

5 Things Not to Wear During an Obstacle Race or Mud Run
5 Things to leave at home on race day for an obstacle race or mud run.

Don't be Rude to Volunteers - Listen to Volunteers
Volunteers make an event. Without them the event won't happen. It's important to listen to what they say.

Don't Skip Penalties - Do the Penalties
Part of many obstacle races are the penalties for not completing the obstacle. It's important to do the penalty.

Don't be Selfish - Help Others
A large part of obstacle racing and mud running is the community of people and the help and support they give each other on and off the course.

Don't Skip Obstacles - Do the Obstacles
Obstacles are what make non-traditional races so exciting. Attempting all the obstacles is what makes the race a race.

The Start - Don't be that Guy
The stat line can be a busy place it's best to line up depending on how you plan to attack the race or run.

5 Things Not to do at an Obstacle Race or Mud Run
Obstacle Races and Mud Runs have their own set of rules written and unwritten. These are the things you should never do at an Obstacle Race or Mud Run.

Tough Mudder Free Photos for Participants
Tough Mudder a change for the photos after each event.

Spartan Race Explained
An explanation of the Reebok Spartan Race - Sprint, Super, Beast, Ultra Beast and Death Race obstacle racing events.

GoMotion Lighting System Review
Gear review for GoMotion's Synergy Hydration Lightvest and Fusion Backpack Light. An alternative lighting system for road and trail runners at night.

Obstacle Racing Goes Public with Superhero Scramble
Superhero Scramble becomes the first publicly traded obstacle race series with it's acquisition from WENR Corporation. A big step for the obstacle racing industry.

Do I Need a Team to Run an Obstacle Race or Mud Run
Do I need a team to run a mud run or obstacle race? As well as tips to running with a team on race day successfully.

Is Tough Mudder a Race?
Is Tough Mudder a race? The answer to the question as to whether Tough Mudder is an obstacle race or mud run in the OCR World.

What Type of Obstacles Will I find at a Mud Run or Obstacle Race?
A few of the obstacles that participants will encounter at a mud run or obstacle race like Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, or Warrior Dash.

Going Primal - 3 Movements to Add into Your Workout
Primal movements are extremely important to fitness and overall obstacle racing well rounded training.

Bear Crawls - Animal Movements
Primal movements are extremely important to fitness and overall obstacle racing well rounded training.

Crab Walks - Animal Movements
Primal movements are extremely important to fitness and overall obstacle racing well rounded training.

Going Primal - 3 Movements to Add into Your Workout
Primal movements are extremely important to fitness and overall obstacle racing well rounded training.

Ape Walk - Animal Movements
Primal movements are extremely important to fitness and overall obstacle racing well rounded training.

Badass Dash Explained
Badass Dash is an obstacle race series based in the United States and Canada. It's charity partner is Autism Speaks and is one of the hot upcoming race series.

Tough Guy
The Original Mud run and obstacle race the Tough Guy Challenge

Fuego y Agua Survival Runs
Fuego y Agua Events are one of the toughest in the world. Held in exotic locations and is known as one of the hardest events in the OCR world.

The Peak Death Race
The Peak Death Race is the most extreme of the extreme endurance challenges.

Top 5 Must Do OCR Events
OCR or non-traditional events offer everything for all people here are the top 5 events that any OCR enthusiasts must do in their lifetime.

Reebok Spartan Race Vermont Beast/Ultra Beast Weekend
The Spartan Race Beast/Ultra Beast Weekend

World's Toughest Mudder
World's Toughest Mudder is the pinnacle of the Tough Mudder season challenging racers to compete for 24-hours straight.

Extra Stuff
Safety tools to carry while on the trail

Other Considerations
Other tips for running at night. Obstacle & Extreme Racing.

Be Visible
Being visible running at night. Obstacle & Extreme Racing.

Route Choice
Picking the right route to run at night

Protection
Carrying protection running at night

Be Alert
Being alert while running after dark

Running at Night
Tips to running at night. Obstacle & Extreme Racing.

The Things No One Tells You About OCRs
The things no one tells you about when you first start doing different OCRs

You Will Meet the Greatest People
You will meet the best people while at an event.

Everything Will Be Muddy
Everything you own will get muddy including you!

Car Wash Will Be a Perfectly Normal Place to do Laundry
The carwash will become a perfectly normal place to do laundry

You Will Never Look At A Tire The Same Again
A tire will become your new favorite training partner.

Home Depot Becomes Your Favorite Store
Home Depot is an OCR racers favorite store

Shoes Everywhere
You will have more running shoes than nice shoes

Race Photos
Obstacle & Extreme Racing.

You Will Be Told You Are Crazy
You will be told you are crazy by co-workers

You Will Get Into the Best Shape of Your Life
You will get in get shape doing OCR's

Is it the Right Event for You!
Does the event meet your needs? What are you looking for in an event.

What Are They Offering?
What is the race organizer offering? Are they offering the the best race ever? Races should deliver on their advertising.

Is the Deal too Good to be True
Is the deal too good to be true? Are they offering deep deep discounts that seem too low to resist.

Is it Part of A Series
Is the event part of a series? National and Regional series typically have a good track record in terms of safety and experience

Is This a New Event?
Is this a new event? New events can be great but they can also have kinks to be worked out still.

Signing Up for an Event
A few questions to ask before signing up for an OCR, obstacle race, mud run, themed fun run, or other event.

5 Ways to Have Clean Water on the Trails
Solutions to clean water on the trail while training or racing in races such as the Spartan Death Race, Survival Run or other extreme endurance events.

Location
More tips to help you save money while traveling to obstacle races and mud runs

Racing on a Budget
How to enjoy obstacle racing and mud runs on a budget.

Online Deals
Using Goupon or Living Social can save money on race fees.

Join a Team
Join an OCR team. Obstacle & Extreme Racing.

Ditch the Hotel Room
Tent camping is a economical way to travel alone or with a family to an obstacle race or mud run.

Ditch the Hotel Room - Rent a Place
Rent a place to save money on your next obstacle race or mud run

The Guest Room
Traveling and racing on the cheap staying at friends houses.

Pack it in - Bring Food
Bring Your own food to the next obstacle race

Season Pass
Obstacle & Extreme Racing.

Volunteer
Racing free by volunteering for a mud run or obstacle race.

Running with Your Dog
The Badass Dash is the first Obstacle Race or Mud Run to have a K9 Companion Division where participants can run with their dogs through all the obstacles.

Getting the Mud Off
How to clean up after a Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash or other mud run or OCR event. Tips to get you clean after the race.

The Color Run Explained
The Color Run is one of the most popular 5K's in the US and world. It combines color and running and offers those a unique way to run a 5K road race.

Spartan Death Race Explained
The Spartan Death Race is the Everest of Extreme Endurance Events and is the predecessor to Reebok Spartan Race. It is the original in this extreme category of racing and one of the worlds toughest events

SISU Iron Explained
The SISU Iron is an extreme endurance event lasting 15- or 30-hours at Camp Trask in Monrovia, CA the first weekend of May each year.

Zombie Themed Races
The zombie themed mud runs and obstacle races are a combination race and experience. Races like The Zombie Run, Zombie Charge, The Zombie Mud Run, Night of the Running Dead, and The Walking Dead Escape combine zombies and obstacles.

FXT Functional Cross Training Book Review
Book review of FXT Functional Cross Training Book by Brett Stewart & Jason Warner. Combining both Functional Fitness and Cross Training

Tough Mudder Explained
The Tough Mudder event explained and why it's the biggest Mud Run in the world of OCR

Open or Elite? Which Option Should You Race
Should you run open or elite in your next spartan race, atlas race, superhero scramble, or warrior dash? Find out which one is for you.

Extreme Endurance Events Explained
Extreme Endurance Events in OCR including Spartan Death Race, Fuego y Agua Survival Run, The Suck & SISU IRON