Team MudGear Blog

Early Highlights from Spartan Games

24 elite OCR, CrossFit, Olympic, Ninja, Ultrarunner, and NFL athletes (12 men/12 women) are competing for $100,000 in a five-day competition consisting of what Spartan calls "grueling mental and physical feats." Check out these highlights.

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October 14 2020

Wife Carrying - Beyond the Threshold

We all know some race couples, but no OCR puts a relationship to the test like wife-carrying. Check out the North American Wife Carrying Championship, and decide if you and yours are ready to take on this one-of-a-kind obstacle race.

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October 14 2020

MILO | The action communicator

MILO - the action communicator is brand spanking new communication tech perfect for the outdoor adventurer. The mud and weatherproof Milo allows natural, simple, group voice chat with no buttons to push and no cell signal needed.

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October 14 2020

Roy vs. The Mud Run

David Denman, who played Roy on The Office, shares about the time he ran a mud run that kept electrocuting him. 

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October 14 2020

Reconsidering Brussels Sprouts

No matter how much you hated it as a kid, you've accepted that Brussels sprouts are good for you and can, in fact, taste pretty awesome. Here are some of our favorite recipes with Brussels sprouts.

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October 05 2020

What's Next for Epic Series OCR?

Fun in the California sun comes with its own unique set of challenges. MudGear spoke with Casey Bateman, the CEO of Epic Series to see what’s in store for this popular West Coast race series.

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October 05 2020

MudGear & VJ Shoes Are A Perfect Fit

More and more casual and elite trail runners and obstacle course racers are pairing MudGear Socks with their VJ Shoes. What makes these a perfect fit and winning combination for fast and happy feet?

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October 04 2020

Can World’s Strongest Man OCR?

Many of us remember when OCR star and Crossfit crossover, Hunter McIntyre first popularized the hashtag #bicepswinsraces. His point was that speed alone won’t get the job done. You have...

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September 24 2020

Obstacle Course Racing for Gamers

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is the hottest video game around just happens to be an OCR-themed battle royale.

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September 24 2020

Good OCR Reads

MudGear loves reading and sharing great OCR stories from the industry’s best publications including Obstacle Racing Media (ORM) and Mud Run Guide.

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September 24 2020

100 Miles While Fasting

James Cracknell ran 100 miles over five days while only consuming water, and people aren't happy.

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September 24 2020

Blue Mountain Madness

Blue Mountain Resort is hosting its first Blue Mountain Madness Obstacle Course Race on Saturday, October 3rd. Racers will maneuver through 20+ obstacles spread out over 10K of gorgeously, rugged tree-covered mountains.

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September 24 2020

Working with Weight Vests

Training for an obstacle course race using a weight vest can be help you build strength and endurance. Here's are recommendations for adding a weight vest to your training.

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September 20 2020

Darby Queen

Several military bases have obstacle courses, but few compare to the Darby Queen in Georgia. Part of Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, the Darby Queen has become a staple of the Army’s annual Best Ranger Competition.

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September 19 2020

Savage Showdown

The next Savage Race looks like it could be the showdown we’ve been needing. Some of the fastest, most efficient runners will be lining up together on September 26 in Dallas, Georgia, including Ryan Woods, Mark Batres, Ryan Kempson, and Victor Quezada.

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September 19 2020

The Standard

The Standard documents 40 civilians battling their way through a grueling 48-hour endurance ruck designed and led by 10 special forces cadre. If they want to make the cut, they have to meet the standard.

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September 19 2020

Pay the Piper at CTG

Conquer the Gauntlet's new Pay the Piper is a pole traverse obstacle with discs at varying heights for your feet. Get ready to stretch!

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September 19 2020

What, When, Where is Hildervat?

HIldervat is a viking themed warrior race coming to Jacksonville on October 24. Expect 15+ obstacles over a 5k distance. Open, elite, and relay heats available.

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September 12 2020

Wipeout: Obstacles We Can Laugh At

We’ll soon be able to feed our inner sadists with the return of Wipe Out coming soon to TBS with new host, John Cena

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September 12 2020

Firefighter Combat Challenge

It’s no surprise that many of the fittest firefighters are also obstacle course racers. In fact, the firefighting community has presented its own OCR of sorts for almost 30 years called the Fire Fighter Combat Challenge. 

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September 12 2020

Healthy Meal Delivery Options

There are a number of healthy meal delivery services competing on price, variety, tastiest recipes, and freshest ingredients. So, “Who’s winning?” 

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September 12 2020

What's Your WHY?: Jenny Overstreet

Jenny Overstreet has been kill’n it in training and at races, and MudGear wanted to know more about this Conquer the Gauntlet (CTG) Pro Team member.  

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September 12 2020

Another Obstacle: Hurricane Laura

MudGear is wishing these OCR gyms our best as they are confronted by Hurricane Laura.

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August 30 2020

Remembering Black Panther

We're honoring the late actor Chadwick Boseman from Black Panther by looking at what he had to do to stay in incredible shape.

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August 30 2020

New Fitness Tech from Amazon

The Amazon Halo is the news fitness gadget and app with neat new features including voice monitoring for stress.

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August 30 2020

Ready to Race in September

Here is a list of obstacle course races that are still scheduled to happen in September 2020.

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August 30 2020

What We Love and Hate About Flipping Tires

Here's what we love and hate about tire flipping plus other exercises you can do with tires.

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August 30 2020

OCR STARS from Hunter McIntyre Expected to Deliver Cool Payouts

Hunter McIntyre and his team are organizing OCR Stars - an event with bigger rewards than any of the virtual competitions we’ve seen.

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August 22 2020

Check Out These Adventure Racing Events!

There’s a huge crop of multi-sport adventure races you’ve never even considered, and you don’t have to travel all the way to Fiji to participate. Here are a few that have piqued our interest.

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August 22 2020

Heal Your Heels | Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis

Whether it’s from age, being overweight, running with inefficient foot strike, or just being on your dogs all day, foot pain sucks. Even more, the debilitating pain of plantar fasciitis can end your race schedule for good if not properly treated. 

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August 22 2020

Don't Tell These Athletes to "ACT YOUR AGE."

There are a number of athletes reminding us that age is just that… a number. These senior men and women will admit they’ve slowed down, but they refuse to let something as superficial as age stop them from going big, conquering obstacles, and crossing finish lines.

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August 22 2020

Warriors Wanted | Celtic Warrior Challenge 2020

Celtic Warrior Challenge is the race you’re going to love to hate. Bring your A-game to Meridian, MS, on October 10 for 30 unforgettable obstacles over 5 muddy miles.

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August 22 2020

Toughest Mudders vs. Toughest Race (MudGear Insider)

MudGear Insider Alerts for 7/31/2020...

Word's Toughest vs World's Toughest (Eco Challenge) / "Your First Mud Run" NJ / Make Your Own Atlas Stone / Resilience Reads / Spencer Rau's WHY

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August 17 2020

Training with the Beater Bar (MudGear Insider)

MudGear Insider Alerts for 7/31/2020...

Race Weekend / Arctic Assault / Beater Bar / Spartan Kids' Camp / Bob Gaskill's WHY

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August 03 2020

10 Takeaways from Spartan's Joe De Sena on the Joe Rogan Experience

America’s most popular podcaster, Joe Rogan, spoke with Spartan’s CEO (and fellow podcaster) Joe De Sena. These were our Top 10 Takeaways from the Joe Rogan Experience | Episode #1514 with Joe De Sena. 

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July 31 2020

Finally Ready to Race (MudGear Insider)

MudGear Insider Alerts for 7/27/2020...

Ready to Race / Get'er Done Technology / OCR'S Fastest Hill Runner / Pro Obstacle Equipment / Tell Us Your "Why"

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July 27 2020

Lava and Hurricanes (MudGear Insider)

MudGear Insider Alerts for 7/11/2020...

Big Cancellations / Still Happenning / The Floor is Lava / Seat Shield with USA Flag / Hurricane Heat

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July 11 2020

Best Men's Shorts for Obstacle Course Racing

View the Top 3 Men's Shorts for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and similar obstacle course races (OCR) consisting of a men's compression short, a loose fit short, and a hybrid of the two.

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July 09 2020

Best Women's Shorts for Obstacle Course Racing

View the Top 3 Women's Shorts for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and similar obstacle course races (OCR) consisting of a women's compression short, a loose fit short, and a hybrid of the two.

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July 09 2020

Best Shorts for Obstacle Course Racing

View the 6 Best Shorts for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and similar obstacle course races (OCR) consisting of compression and loose fit shorts for men and women. 

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July 09 2020

10 Best Socks for Spartan / Tough Mudder

View The 10 Best Socks for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and similar obstacle course races (OCR) consisting of 5 long compression socks and 5 shorter socks (non-compression) that will save your feet during your next muddy, obstacle adventure.

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July 09 2020

Best Compression Socks for Spartan / Tough Mudder

View The 5 Best Compression Socks for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and similar obstacle course races (OCR). These socks will protect your legs and preserve your feet during your next muddy, obstacle adventure.

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July 09 2020

Best Short Socks (Non-Compression) for Spartan / Tough Mudder

View the Best Short Socks (non-compression) for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and similar obstacle course races (OCR). These socks were strategically designed to wick water and avoid blisters so that you can race hard without hurting during your next muddy, obstacle adventure.

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July 09 2020

Ultimate Squirrel Obstacle Course

Obstacle courses aren't just for humans. Check out the ultimate squirrel obstacle course.

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June 18 2020

Ways to Keep the Kids Active (MudGear Insider)

MudGear Insider Alerts for week of 5/25/2020...

Keep the Kids Active / Strava GPS Drawings / Classic OCR Channel / Mental Health Apps / Flip'n Awesome

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May 25 2020

New Spartan Health Guidelines (MudGear Insider)

MudGear Insider Alerts for week of 5/18/2020...

Unbreakable CEO / Ultra-Virus II / First Race Back / Another Chase Show

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    May 19 2020

    The Best Socks for Trail Running in 2020!

    If you're logging serious miles, you need serious socks. Check out our list of the best trail running socks to support and protect your feet during your next trail run.

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    May 19 2020

    TRAILBLAZERS: 25 Trail Influencers You Should Be Following

    New to trail or ultra-running? Learn who's who on the trail with MudGear's list of athletes, podcasters, websites, and social media influencers you should be following.

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    April 18 2020