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SPARTAN JACKSONVILLE | IS RACING BACK?

Many are watching Spartan's Jacksonville weekend to see if it truly is an indication that it's safe to return to racing. 

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February 27 2021

PRINCE HARRY CRUSHES SPARTAN RACE

We had a good laugh this week as two of our favorite Brits, James Corden and Prince Harry, tested a Spartan course. It was a quick reminder that Harry really was a military's man, and Corden... well, James Corden really hates getting muddy.

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February 27 2021

Choose Your Championship

Two of OCR's biggest championships are on the same weekend, and champion Lindsay Webster doesn't like having to choose.

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February 06 2021

NEW FAVORITE: OD PLATE

The OD Plate from Obstacle Depot is quickly becoming one of this year's fitness favorites. Learn how the OD is a lot more than a ruck weight.

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January 30 2021

World's Longest Rope Climb

Thomas van Tonder tackles the fastest 50 meter rope climb and the longest continuous vertical rope climb at 90 meters.

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January 29 2021

Tips from Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder wants to prepare you for race day as much as possible with helpful tips from their Instagram.

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January 23 2021

TRAINING GROUNDS SPOTLIGHT

MudGear spotlights a different training locale every month in our weekly Insider Alert email. It's our chance to tell your story and send people your way. 

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January 23 2021

All Eyes on Lauren Weeks

After a strong showing at Spartan Games and being named HYROX World Champion of Fitness, race and fitness folks can't help but take notice of Lauren Weeks.

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January 22 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPENCER RAU's "WHY"

Texas-based racer, Spencer Rau, shares WHY he's an obstacle course racer. "Racing for me is the catalyst that has shaped my life to where I am today, and without chasing that finish line, I would have to find a new outlet for my athletic drive."

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August 17 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

Best OCR Shorts for Men (Spartan, Tough Mudder, and Mud Runs)

View the Top 3 OCR Shorts for Men to wear at Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, mud runs. The list includes men's compression shorts, loose fit shorts, and a hybrid of the two.

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July 09 2020

Best OCR Shorts for Women (Spartan, Tough Mudder, and Mud Runs)

View the Best OCR Shorts for Women racing in Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and mud runs; including women's compression shorts, loose fit shorts, and a hybrid of the two.

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July 09 2020

Best OCR Shorts for Spartan, Tough Mudder, and Mud Runs

View the Best Shorts for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and similar Obstacle Course Races (OCR) and mud runs; including compression shorts and loose fit shorts for men and women. 

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July 09 2020

10 Best OCR Socks for Spartan Race & Tough Mudder

View the 10 Best Socks for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and similar Obstacle Course Races (OCR) and mud runs including 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, similar Obstacle Course Races (OCR), and mud runs. 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 OCR Socks for Spartan / Tough Mudder

View the Best Short Socks (non-compression) for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, similar Obstacle Course Races (OCR), and mud runs. 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

How to Train for a Spartan Race

Don't know what to expect at your first Spartan Race? MudGear has you covered with a detailed training plan as well as tips for doing proper RECON before your event. Learn how to research the course. Then, prepare your mind and body for running and obstacles.

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March 01 2020

14-Year-Old Races with the Best!

14-year-old Cameron "Cam" Tucker isn't just crushing kids' races. She's running with elite adults and holding her own. 

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February 27 2020