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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 Racing in 2013

14 Jan 2013
This post is by Emily Metzloff, author of Obstacle Course Racing available at Amazon.com. Emily’s website, mudrunninghq.com, also lists Obstacle Course Races this year through her 2013 Mud Race Calendar. Emily loves endurance sports and has competed in Mud Runs, Triathlons, Marathons and 24-Hour Mountain Bike Races. She is looking ... Continue Reading »

Obstacle Race News: The Good & The Bad

10 Aug 2012
The past couple of weeks for obstacle races have featured some good and bad news. First, the good news: my pick is the impact of the Warrior Dash on the Genesee Township economy in Michigan. In 2011, roughly 25,000 attended the event, but this year, nearly 75,000 took part, including runners, spectators, and workers. An [...]... Continue Reading »

Obstacle racing’s new social network, The Walking Dead obstacle course, and other news

27 Jul 2012
Fastest Growing Sport In America Gets Its Own Social Network (Webwire) MudMob.com, a new social network dedicated to the rapidly growing mud running community is scheduled to officially launch on August 14th…Up until now, the only way for ‘mudders’ to connect with one another (either pre or post race) was via the Facebook pages of [...]... 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 »

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