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Category Archives: Obstacle Course Racing News

Delhi gets its first obstacle race and other mud run news

12 Mar 2013
Capital’s (India’s) First X Warrior Obstacle Race Delhi will see its first Obstacle Race on 10th March 2013. The run promises to be a litmus test for strength – physical and mental. The organisers say, “We will make you scorch and sweat and push yourself, and you might just discover reserves of toughness you never [...]... Continue Reading »

Foam Fest: an obstacle mud run and human car wash

28 Feb 2013
FloriDUH: Is this 5K run a mud race or human car wash? (sun-sentinel.com) Thousands gathered on Forever Florida in St. Cloud last Saturday to participate in Foam Fest, an event that bills itself as the “only obstacle mud race that doubles as a human car wash,” reports the Orlando Sentinel. The 5K Foam Fest website [...]... Continue Reading »

2,000 take part in North Florida’s Rugged Maniac and other obstacle race & mud run news

21 Feb 2013
2,000 take part in Waldo’s Rugged Maniac 5K (Gainesville.com) The Rugged Maniac Race travels to 20 different locations around the country to give people the opportunity to challenge themselves and have a blast outdoors, said Rob Dickens, chief operating officer for Rugged Races. The race this weekend was one of Rugged Races’ ... Continue Reading »

Obstacle Course Race & Mud Run News

11 Feb 2013
Nearly 6,000 participate in SoCal Super Spartan Race The Reebok SoCal Super Spartan at Vail Creek Resort in Temecula, CA was a bit shorter than last year, but the roughly 8.5 mile course was considered even more difficult. The addition of a water obstacle and the punishing hills at Temecula made the event an awesome [...]... Continue Reading »

12 in 2012: Obstacle Course Racing Highlights & Lowlights

28 Dec 2012
This year was another year of growth and challenges for the young sport of obstacle racing. Looking back at 2012, there were a number of highlights, lowlights, and glimpses of things to come. These are my picks for 2012 and what may be ahead in 2013. 2012 Obstacle Course Racing Highlights 1. Spartan Race Attracts [...]... Continue Reading »

Cyclocross, a post in pictures, and other obstacle racing news

5 Oct 2012
Cyclocross races offer fun, challenges (columbiatribune.com) “Cyclocross racing is an off-season competition for serious cyclists that begins after Labor Day. Columbia cyclist Michelle Windmoeller said the sport helps road racers stay in shape, while others, such as Butler, use the less intense competitions to get into shape…The ... Continue Reading »

Metro Dash going out of business, RFYL predicts $18.8 million in revenue, and more OCR news

13 Jul 2012
There have been some great highlights in obstacle racing over the past couple weeks, but the most eye-opening story was in my inbox. Just two days ago, I received an e-mail from Frawg Stomp, LLC, the company that operates the Metro Dash. I had signed up for Metro Dash – Boston earlier this year, which [...]... Continue Reading »

“Tribal Running” and other obstacle racing news

28 Jun 2012
It’s no surprise that most news stories keep reflecting on the popularity of obstacle races. But recent news also highlight Spartan Death Race results, new local races, and a thoughtful reflection on the Tough Mudder.... Continue Reading »

50,000 participate in top 3 obstacle races in March; Spartan Race raises the bar with marathon-distance obstacle race

6 Apr 2012
Roughly 50,000 (50,438) participated in top 3 obstacle races in March. Combined with the 31,000 in February and 35,000 that took part in January, the year-to-date (YTD) participation total for the big three has reached 116,000.... Continue Reading »

31,000 participate in top 3 obstacle races in February; Tough Mudder shows fortunes can be made from mud runs

5 Mar 2012
Nearly 31,000 (30,852 exact total) participated in the top 3 obstacle races in February. Combined with the 33,000 that took part in January, the year-to-date (YTD) participation total has reached 64,000.... Continue Reading »

33,000 Participate in Leading Obstacle Races in January

31 Jan 2012
Roughly 33,000 participants took on leading obstacle races in January such as the Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash, Spartan Race, and others.... Continue Reading »

The 2012 Obstacle Course Race Season Kicks off this Weekend

9 Jan 2012
Although most obstacle races take place in the spring and summer, several notable mud runs are planned over the next couple months.If you’re in Florida, California, or other warm states, you may be training for an upcoming obstacle course race. Click here to try an obstacle racing circuit a week or two before your race [...]... Continue Reading »

Your Obstacle Race Training Calendar: Off-Season

2 Jan 2012
If you are more than three months away from the Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Run For Your Lives or other mud run/obstacle race, use this training calendar as a guide to reaching your related fitness goals.... Continue Reading »

Top U.S. Obstacle Races drew 26,000 in December

19 Dec 2011
Leading obstacle races attracted 26,000 participants in December to wrap up the season. An estimated total of 443,000 signed up for obstacle races in the second half of the season. The World’s Toughest Mudder in New Jersey marked the end of the obstacle race season. Roughly 1,000 of the top finishing Mudders took part in [...]... Continue Reading »

Top U.S. obstacle races drew nearly 55,000 in November

5 Dec 2011
The Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Warrior Dash, Rugged Maniac, and Ruckus all combined to attract an estimated 55,000 in November.... Continue Reading »




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