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8 Rules of Trail Running Etiquette

Here are some essential Rules of Etiquette for Trail Running that everyone should know but a surprising number of people don't know.

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January 16 2021

Choose the Best Trail Running Shoes

MudGear lays out the key things to look for and consider when choosing the right trail running shoe.

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January 09 2021

Post, Tag, and Win MudGear

MudGear is naming 3 WINNERS (Best in OCR, Best in Trail, and Best in Ruck) every month throughout 2021. Just wear, post, and tag #mymudgear on Instagram.

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January 09 2021

1,000 Mile Challenge  

Every year, more and more crazies are taking on the 1,000 Mile Challenge as a way to stay moving and give to worthwhile charities. Instead of regurgitating all of the bad that happened last year, let’s get excited about all the good we can do in 2021.

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January 09 2021

Stepping Outside the Bubble

While politicians won’t cross the aisle, and Joe Public won’t cross the street for his neighbor, Ricky Gates ran across America guided by a desire to hear and understand “the other side” better.

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January 09 2021

Get Ready for YETI

The YETI is a 5k obstacle course race held at KC Timber Challenge near Kansas City. Take on at least 25 fun and challenging obstacles in the cold of late January. 

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January 09 2021

What’s the Deal With Rucking? 

Rucking is simply walking while carrying weight in your rucksack. The concept is simple, but execution is another story. Learn why people ruck and how you can get started.

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December 18 2020

Shin Splints 101

Shin splints don't have to be a reoccurring problem for runners. Learn common causes and recovery methods to avoid this debilitating pain.

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December 18 2020

Weighing in on Spartan Games

The Spartan Games docuseries captures the fierce 2020 showdown between elite athletes from Spartan and various other disciplines. The first three episodes have been pure GOLD! 

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December 18 2020

Accountability in the New Year

Accountability is our friend, and it’s instrumental in making improvements that last. Here are a few suggestions for greater accountability and more success as we plan our New Year’s resolutions.

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December 18 2020

CTG 10 Year Anniversary

Conquer the Gauntlet will host only one event in 2021, but it will be huge. Get ready for CTG's 10 Year Anniversary Event!

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December 06 2020

Add MudGear to Your Survival Tote

MeatEater's Steve Rinella spoke about the value of preparing a survival tote to keep in the back of your vehicle. We think MudGear belongs in that kit. 

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December 06 2020

Not Every Sport Wants the Olympics

What can OCR learn from the parkour community as they try to keep their beloved sport from becoming an Olympic event?

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December 06 2020

HO HO HO-liday Challenge

This post from Denmark’s Ida Mathilde S. inspired us to issue a MudGear holiday challenge. We want to see what holiday traditions you can pull off while training.

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December 06 2020

Better Sleep, Better Health

Are you sleeping enough? Too much? Figure out the right amount; then, strive to sleep better.

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December 06 2020

WTM | What Happens in Vegas...

News of the 2021 World’s Toughest Mudder returning to Vegas is bittersweet for some of us - mostly sweet!

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November 14 2020

Last Chance to Run Far

As the year nears its end, here are some long distance races you can still enjoy in 2020.

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November 14 2020

MRG Reviews MudGear Ruck Socks

When we learned former special forces soldier, Evan Perperis, was testing the MudGear Ruck Sock for Mud Run Guide, we knew he’d put them to the test.

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November 14 2020

Rack Up on Rucking Patches

Rucking Challenges is a subscription service that provides participants with legitimate rucking challenges every month and coordinating collectable patches.

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November 14 2020

New Wave of Smart Fitness Tech

Peloton’s success has blazed a trail for a new wave of smart fitness tech that are already trending as gifts this holiday season.   

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November 14 2020

Mid-Race Nutrition

Whether our bodies are craving sugars, carbs, electrolytes, or just something salty to stop the cramping, having the right nutrition on hand while running is priceless. Here’s a look at what nutrition MudGear customers are stashing in their pockets.

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November 07 2020

Dauwalter Outlasts Everyone - Again

After days of near restless running, Courtney Dauwalter outlasted everyone (men and women) to win the U.S. Big’s BackYard Ultra 2020. Check out these numbers.

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October 24 2020

VANTASTIC VOYAGE

Check out this great van build from James Tadeo as he journeys to chase down a Spartan Ultra.

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October 24 2020

DEKA STRONG HALLOWEEN

If you've been hesitant to try Spartan DekaFit, now might be the best time to reconsider with two events on Halloween day.

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October 24 2020

LATER AND COLDER

Some normally warm-weather races have been postponed into cold-weather months. Are you prepared to get dry and warm before cold temperature ruins your race?

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October 24 2020

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