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(…)
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(…)
I put quotes on “Selfie” not because I’m a grammar nerd and I hate pop-culture terms, but because I’m talking about the new ABC show that debuted this fall and recently based an entire episode on two of the main characters competing in a mud run. ‘Selfie’ Episode 12: Stick in the Mud aired on(…)
As the dawn light settled into the hills surrounding the Mines and Meadows ATV park in Wampum, PA on September 27th, the fog began to lift, revealing the most unique obstacle course ever created. Heavy favorites Ryan Atkins and Corinna Coffin came to this BattleFrog Series race fresh off of their respective 2nd place finishes(…)
In April of 2014 ION traveled to NYC to tackle the 2nd ever CitiField Spartan Stadium Sprint and report on all the race action. Watch the race unfold in this exclusive behind the scenes footage of elite OCR racers like Hunter McIntyre, Miguel Medina, Shaun Provost, Karlee Whipple, and Laura Messner.
In late April of 2014 Inside Obstacle News host Joel Getty interviewed OCR elite Glenn Racz to find out all the details on his win in Las Vegas and how he joined the Spartan Pro Team.
In a press release yesterday Spartan Race announced Barcelona, Spain as the host of the first ever European Championship. Taking place only one week after their World Championship in Killington, VT, Spartan has set the bar high with another Beast for their European racers, and if that weren’t enough, you can earn your entire Trifecta(…)