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Community Members of the Week: Feb. 17 – 23, 2018

February 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Instagram and the Mud Run Guide social channels continue to inspire the entire team at Mud Run Guide. We love having the honor of sharing your stories or triumph, successful, and achievement. Weekly, our social media maven, Bonnie Wilson picks two stories that stood out in the Mud Run Guide and greater OCR Community.

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Race Recap – Ultimate Jedi Challenge

Jedi Markowski got on my radar about two years ago while he was at Pinnacle Parkour in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Since then, that gym successfully spawned three additional locations. That helped launch him onto the national scene as a contestant on American Ninja Warrior. In his “free” time, he volunteers at the Goliathon, where I picked him up again last October. This past weekend, he started his own gig, the Obstacle Training Academy: a Mobile Ninja/OCR Experience.

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CW Partners with Tough Mudder for “Tough Mudder: Tougher Together”

Tough Mudder is working with the CW network once again this year for the series "Tough Mudder: Tougher Together". The five-episode digital series begins March 15, 2018, on the CW Seed. The series will feature inspiring journeys of "everyday heroes" overcoming obstacles on Tough Mudder Courses and in life.

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Race Review: Vanguard Race

With an exciting 3.5 miles of trails, mud, water and 26 obstacles, the inaugural Vanguard Race kicked off the 2018 Louisiana obstacle course racing season in Hammond, Louisiana on February 17th.

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Spartan Race Announces New Mountain Series

Spartan announced this morning the introduction of the Spartan Mountain Series presented by the U.S. Air Force. The new six race series introduces new medals and challenges for obstacle racers. For athletes looking to take on some of the toughest Spartan races in North America, the new series is for you! The series kicks off in May in Montana.

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Training Tuesday: Spartan Monkey Bars Training

February 20th, 2018|0 Comments

This week on Training Tuesday, Spartan Race trainers bring you through a killer workout to help successfully complete the Spartan Monkey Bars. The focus on this workout is mobility both in the wrists and shoulders. Monkey Bars are a staple obstacle in the obstacle racing industry. With a little bit of mobility and strength, you can successfully complete this obstacle. 

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Mud Run Guide Talks Tough Mudder 2018

Tough Mudder has recently announced a lot of changes for the 2018 season, including more competitive offerings, the Tough Mudder 5k and a new location for World's Toughest Mudder. Couple this with the announcement of the new Pro-Team for 2018 and you have a lot happening at Tough Mudder HQ. Mud Run Guide caught up with Eli Hutchison to talk about some of the new changes for 2018. 

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Training Tuesday: Tough Mudder 8-Minute Agility Workout

Looking to increase your speed and endurance in your obstacle racing? EROCK from Tough Mudder puts together this week a quick 8-minute agility workout. Being agile is a key component to flowing through obstacles quickly and efficiently.

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Product Review: Frogskins Accessories: Gloves, Socks and Hood

Although originally designed for water sports such as SCUBA diving and surfing, Frogskins is making a strong name for themselves in the world of endurance sports in harsh weather conditions.  Whether you are racing an Ultra-OCR this year, planning on doing some winter hunting or just live in a place with cold temperatures and don’t like freezing your butt off, pick up a pair of Frogskins so you don’t have to suffer the cold.

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Race Recap: GRIT OCR

I had the pleasure of experiencing the inaugural Grit OCR event in beautiful Santa Clarita, California. Previously Grit OCR was planning to develop an OCR fitness center, however after participating in the spectacular SPACEROCK Trail Race organized by New Global Adventures, an organization that specializes in trail running and endurance event including the VALENCIA Trail Race and Silver Moon Race.

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Average rating: 2.56 / 5 from 118 reviews.

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Average rating: 5 / 5 from 28 reviews.

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Average rating: 5 / 5 from 12 reviews.

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Average rating: 5 / 5 from 11 reviews.

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