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Spartan Race heads back to Tahoe for their 2016 World Championship on October 1st and they also announced their European Championship will be in Edinburgh, Scotland on July 25th. Read the entire press release below: SPARTAN RACE ANNOUNCES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WILL RETURN TO LAKE TAHOE IN 2016 World’s Leading Obstacle Race Series to Host International Field(…)
If you’re training for a Spartan Race or Battlefrog Race, you’ll need to practice the heavy carries. Things like sandbags, jerry cans, buckets full of gravel, and logs are typical staples of these challenging obstacle courses. Even basic mud runs will occasionally feature tires to carry, flip, or drag. Carrying heavy stuff, plus running in(…)
On June 27th 2015, obstacle racers descended on the Skirmish USA Paintball Fields of Albrightsville for the 2015 Pennsylvania Savage Race. The driving wind and rain would add to the 25+ obstacles including the new Wheel World obstacle and the diabolical Sawtooth monkey bars. As the temperatures dipped into the low 60’s and high(…)
I’m usually not one for sensationalist media, but I must say that headline is 100% true, though super unlikely to happen to you. I’m an eye doctor during the week when I’m not running in the mud or tackling obstacles, so I really needed to weigh in on this one. You can see the original(…)
Obstacle races and mud runs are typically 90% trail running and 10% obstacles, so when people ask me how to train for an OCR I say, “Run lots of trails.” Taking my own advice, with a long run on my training calendar, I set out to find a nearby trail system that might give me(…)
When I found myself heading to London at the beginning of March, I never expected sunny weather in the 50s (F), but I also never dreamed I would be faced with the most difficult obstacle race ever. Needing a place to stay in London, I contacted my friend and obstacle racer James Appleton. James is(…)
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“Give the People what they want, and they’ll show up.” The famous quote often attributed to Red Skelton (referring to movies), applies to obstacle racing as well. I attribute the rise of obstacle events to the ability of event producers to give us something we didn’t even know we wanted. Take the primal nature of(…)
With big things on the 2015 horizon I got a chance to chat with Joe DeSena, CEO of Spartan Race, about all the exciting changes. Right off the bat, he seemed to keep things in perspective and when I asked him about how big a year 2014 was for Spartan Race, he replied, “Not as(…)