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The Death Race Returns

March 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Over the weekend, socials started to buzz with a few posts online about the famed Death Race returning in 2018. For the past couple of years, the precursor event of Spartan Race had laid dormant. While those close to the race always hypothesized the race would one day make a return. That wish is now a reality. 

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Dirt Runner's Final OCR Events in Marseilles, IL

DRX Games VII- Strength & Speed On March 24, 2018, Dirt Runner's permanent Obstacle Course Race (OCR) facility located in Marseilles, IL (just south-west of Chicago) will hold two more events at their current location.  You may have been there for one of Dirt Runner's frequent races or you may know the venue from BattleFrog Chicago (2016) or a former home to Spartan Race (pre-2015). 

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Small Race Series Spotlight: Mud Titan & Tactical Titan

Mud Titan and Tactical Titan are small Florida based obstacle race series which has been around the industry since 2012. The races are run by Mike Nelson. This year the company expects over 6,ooo participants from its four events in 2018. 

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Race Recap: Spartan Race Las Vegas 2018 Super

For anyone who thought they would be running near the strip in Las Vegas for the recent Spartan Race, they were sadly mistaken as the course actually ran 90 miles away from the strip in the Arizona desert. While the race itself was great, Spartan dropped the ball on a few elements this year.

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Spartan Signs Multi-Year Deal with BODYARMOR

Recently, Spartan inked a new multi-year partnership with BODYARMOR, one of the fastest goring sports drink companies. The new partnership begins immediately and will continue through the 2019 season offering participants BODYARMOR beverages at all U.S. events. 

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Amelia Boone Featured in 15 Hours Series – Short Documentary

March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Amelia Boone was recently featured in a short documentary following her journey back into ultrarunning after over a year of recovering from injuries. Check out the beautiful short documentary shot by Billy Yang Films and get inspired by the most influential woman in the obstacle racing world.

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Training Tuesday: Spartan Obstacle Fitness Training – Wall Climbs

This week Training Tuesday is brought to you by Spartan Obstacle Fitness Training. The coaches at Spartan have created a workout to help you conquer the wall climb. Climbing over a wall is one of the elemental obstacles in the obstacle racing industry.

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Training Tuesday: Tough Mudder's 7 Minute Ab Workout

Training Tuesday is brought to you this week by Tough Mudder. The workout focuses on the abs and core. This quick Tough Mudder seven-minute workout will have your core burning.

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Community Members of the Week: March 3-9, 2018

Weekly at Mud Run Guide, we are amazed at the amount of sheer awesomeness emanating from the obstacle racing community. With the obstacle racing season underway in more and more of North America and beyond the incredible stories continue to come across our desks. The stories of the accomplishments in the Mud Run Guide community continue to inspire our social media manager, Bonnie Wilson.

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Product Review: Merrell Trail (OCR) Shoe Line

Earlier this year I got to test all four different models of Merrell’s trail running shoe line. I’m pretty picky about my shoes so as usual, I was skeptical. When I shop for an Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) shoes I typically look in the trail running section but look for a couple of specific features including things like weight, ability to drain water, traction and fit.

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Race Reviews

The 5K Foam Fest

Average rating: 4.74 / 5 from 1660 reviews.

Warrior Dash

Average rating: 2.8 / 5 from 196 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.

Frontline OCR

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 11 reviews.

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