About Julie Abbott

Julie is a sometimes competitive, sometimes fun-runner, always enthusiast of OCR. Residing in Northwest Ohio, Julie prides herself in supporting local events, as well as in traveling far and wide to race the best events in OCR. Look for Julie on the course and follow along on her racing endeavors on Instagram.

Changes at the Black Diamond Obstacle Course

By |January 14th, 2020|

Black Diamond Obstacle Course Race Director Jason Goggins is moving on. Find out what's next for Jason and what will happen to Black Diamond and its races.

Event Review: D.R.X. Obstacle Game – Ohio 2019

By |September 25th, 2019|

OCR is evolving, and as obstacle course racing continues to grow across the country and world, we are beginning to notice new formats ninja competitions, relay events, and now, a heptathlon gaining ground.

Race Recap: Spartan Indiana Sprint 2019

By |August 5th, 2019|

In the past, Indiana Spartan Sprint has left racers battered, bruised, and exhausted. Course changes for 2019 made the race more enjoyable and organized, despite killer heat.

Race Recap: Indian Mud Run 2019

By |July 1st, 2019|

In its 8th year, Indian Mud Run made 2019 its best year yet. The race has a reputation for challenge and innovation, and brought world class obstacles to Ohio.

Race Recap: Black Swamp Dash 2019

By |June 24th, 2019|

The Black Swamp Dash is the second event of the Ohio Grand Slam and features 3.3 miles of winding paths through open fields, dense, wooded trails, and muck covered swampland.

Getting Muddy in the Midwest: Spartan Ohio Beast 2019 Race Recap

By |June 17th, 2019|

On June 8th, 2019 Spartans gathered to take on the Spartan Beast (or Ultra) in Garrettsville, Ohio. For the second year, Spartans were welcomed to trek through 1,500 acres of backwoods, technical terrain, and miles of mud at the Southington Off-Road Park.

Race Recap: Memorial Day Mayhem 2019

By |June 4th, 2019|

Memorial Day Mayhem is a local OCR event that takes place at the Black Diamond Obstacle Course in Columbus, OH. Designed by Jason Goggins, the Black Diamond Obstacle Course has been repeatedly nominated for best OCR training facility by the Mud Run Guide “Muddies” awards. The race is enjoyable, affordable, and is an accessible, yet challenging event that proves to hold its own in the OCR community and reminds us of the benefits of racing local.

Race Review: Terrain Race Louisville

By |April 4th, 2019|

On March 16, 2019, I traveled to the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky to run my first ever Terrain Race. Backstory I’ll admit that prior to the event, I was leery of the Terrain Race series - my skepticism stemming from participant complaints that emerged during the 2018 season, some of which included: inconsistent timing [...]

Race Recap: Spartan Super Michigan

By |October 8th, 2018|

On September 22, 2018, I ran the Spartan Super at the Michigan International Speedway. This was the second year that Spartan held an event at this venue and the weekend consisted of a Super, Sprint, and Kids Race. (I’ll focus on the Super specifically for my review).

Race Recap: Indiana Spartan Sprint

By |July 12th, 2018|

On July 7th, 2018 I traveled to Lawrenceburg, Indiana to run the Spartan Sprint. The event was held at Perfect North Slopes, where Spartan has consistently held their Indiana event for the past few years. Typically a winter hot spot for Midwest snowboarders and skiers, Perfect North Slopes provided a hilly yet fast venue for the summer Spartan race.

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