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Health IQ and Spartan Race Partner to Offer Life Insurance For Active People

December 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Health IQ is a life insurance company created for healthy active people. Spartan Race recently partnered with the insurance brand to offer health-conscious individuals an alternative option when looking for life insurance. The two brands recently partnered to offer a unique opportunity for the Spartan Race and extending to the entire obstacle racing world.

Today is National Mudder Day from Tough Mudder

Free tattoos, beer, and more than $5,000 in prizes from Tough Mudder are being given out today to celebrate Tough Mudder's Mudder Nation. Celebrate National Mudder Day with a free tattoo if you live in Chicago, New York City, or Central Florida. Tattoos not your thing, Tough Mudder is hosting bar crawls around the country today to celebrate. 

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Badass Women of OCR – Emily Celuch

I wanted to feature Emily Celuch in my article series in a huge way after reading her story.  In my eyes, Emily has many “beyond” bad ass traits. Although she faces struggles with PCOS, PTSD from being a domestic abuse survivor, and being a single mom, she manages to get onto an OCR course and use the mud and challenges to help heal. Her story is a powerful one of how she’s overcome many difficult obstacles in her life, and how it’s making her into a Badass Woman of OCR.

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Over-Hydrating Can Kill You

That title, despite sounding so dramatic, is absolutely not click-bait. People have been hospitalized as a result of over-hydrating, sometimes with life-threatening issues such as cerebral edema (your brain swelling) and pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs) both of which are fatal if untreated.

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Race Recap: Getting Tough The Race – Germany's Hardest Obstacle Race

Every year in early December thousands of obstacle course racers from all over Europe make their way to the small town Rudolstadt in Germany. But not to visit the nice Christmas markets with their mulled wine. They are on an annual pilgrimage to Getting Tough The Race, Germany's coldest and also toughest obstacle course race.

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Training Tuesday: Tough Mudder Circuit

December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

This week's Training Tuesday comes from Tough Mudder. This circuit will help you train for not just Tough Mudder but any obstacle race. It is the perfect workout that needs only a few items and can be done inside when the weather it to frightful to be outside. Check out E-Rock and Stefanie Bishop lead you through this intense workout.

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Training Tuesday: Muddy Rope Climbs

Joe Di of Spartan Race brings us through how to get through a muddy rope climb at a Spartan Race or other obstacle race. Rope climb is one of the most common obstacles and with these tips climbing even a muddy rope can get a little easier.

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Episode Recap – Broken Skull Challenge Season 5 Episode 10

Two weeks ago Cassidy’s reign came to an end at the hands and feet of Corinna. Ms. Coffin has a history in OCR by showing up kind of unannounced and blowing everyone else out of the water. Before there was Rea Kolbl at WTM, there was Corinna Coffin. I don’t see either one of these ladies letting go of their crowns anytime soon. Tonight will be no exception.

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I AM OCR: PD Fighter Style

My name is John Carmichael, and I am an athlete diagnosed with Parkinson’s. It does not define me, but it is now a part of my life. I am also a Bronze Star decorated Army Combat veteran and Licensed Practical Nurse. I was diagnosed in March of 2016 with Parkinson's disease, and my focus has primarily been endurance bicycling to control my symptoms and manage my disease.

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RUNNERS GUIDE TO GREEK PEAK..Spartan Race's North East winter race

So you heard about the North American winter Spartan Race that was rolled out last year and you are considering doing it this year but you have some questions? I traveled to Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Cortland, New York last year to participate in this inaugural race and I enjoyed it so much I am heading back there on March 10 to do it again!

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