About Margaret Schlachter

Margaret is Editor-in-Chief of Mud Run Guide. She has been part of the OCR Community since 2010. When not working on the next article she can be found running from race-to-race as a competitor. She founded, an OCR community for women as well as former contributing editor for Mud and Obstacle Magazine and industry expert for She authored the book Obstacle Race Training.

Training Tuesday: Tough Mudder’s 10 Minute Six Pack Abs

By |October 16th, 2018|

This week on Training Tuesday we look to the folks over at Tough Mudder for some inspiration. This at-home workout video with Meagan Martin features a 10 min six pack abs workout that will help you get in shape and train for in Tough Mudder 2019.

Justrun Acquires BattleFrog Assets

By |October 15th, 2018|

BattleFrog is the obstacle race company that even after shuttering it's doors years ago keeps popping up in the obstacle course racing community. The most recent news comes from Justrun International, a Canadian company that hosts a number of events including the Northman Race.

Community Members of the Week: Oct. 5 – 11, 2018

By |October 12th, 2018|

This week our community members of the week are definitely carrying their weight at City Challenge Obstacle Race. Learn more about our two Mud Run Guide community members of the week.

Getting to Know Operation Valor

By |October 12th, 2018|

Operation Valor was born out of duty Sean Valigura felt as a veteran to honor veteran Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. Today the organization has grown to help raise money for various veteran organizations.

Tough Mudder Announces Alanic as Official Apparel Partner

By |October 10th, 2018|

For those who looked closely at the finisher shirts teased on Tough Mudders Instagram page yesterday was given a hint about a new partnership for Tough Mudder. The brand announced today a new multi-year partnership with Alanic as the official apparel partner.

Changes in Race Fee Structure for Spartan Races in 2019

By |October 10th, 2018|

Recently, obstacle racers looking to take on a 2019 race saw some new fees popping up on their registration page. Spartan has introduced a new $3.00 - $6.00 fee that has a lot of the obstacle racing community talking. This new Bag Check, Event Cancellation Insurance, and Merchandise Discounts were quietly added to the 2019 registration structure. But many athletes are wondering what does this mean? Mud Run Guide reached out to Spartan for clarification. 

Can Albon and Webster win the Spartan $1 Million Dollar Challenge?

By |October 9th, 2018|

As everyone has caught their breath after the recent Spartan World Championships a new question has come to the forefront. Can Jon Albon and Lindsay Webster win $1 Million dollars from Spartan?

Spartan Announces Changes for 2019

By |October 8th, 2018|

On Friday afternoon, Spartan put up an interesting video on Facebook. Joe De Sena announced while carrying a kettlebell that in 2019 one thousand more season passes have been added to the inventory and gladiators are coming back for select events.

Community Members of the Week: Sept. 28 – Oct. 4

By |October 5th, 2018|

The first of the major obstacle racing championships was last weekend outside Lake Tahoe in Squaw Valley. With many Mud Run Guide community members toeing the line for the Spartan World Championship our social media guru Bonnie Wilson decided to honor the achievements of our community at all levels.

Canada Dominates on Day 2 of the Spartan World Championship Weekend

By |September 30th, 2018|

The second day of action at the Spartan World Championships featured the Team World Championship and Spartan Ultra. It was Canada that reigned supreme today with Canadians winning the men's and women's team races and Adam Lister of Canada taking the Ultra overall win.

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