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Say "Cheese!" 7 Things Spartan Race Photographers Want You To Know

October 09, 2019 1 Comment

Ever wondered what the Spartan Race photographers are REALLY thinking, or how you can get that perfect Fire Jump photo? The inside scoop: straight from the other side of the lens. A must-read if you want to master your next Medal Monday post!

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Your SO & OCR: Why You Need To Introduce The Love Of Your Life To The Love Of Your Life

Your SO & OCR: Why You Need To Introduce The Love Of Your Life To The Love Of Your Life

September 18, 2019

Trust is important in any relationship: and it might be even more important when so many 6-packs are involved.

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Elite OCR Athlete Amelia Boone Shines Light On Eating Disorders In OCR By Sharing Her Story...And We Love Her For It

Elite OCR Athlete Amelia Boone Shines Light On Eating Disorders In OCR By Sharing Her Story...And We Love Her For It

July 11, 2019

In a culture obsessed with health and fitness, and a sub-culture obsessed with a sport as demanding as OCR, we examine some of the factors contributing to one of the most widespread killers that we have ever ignored.

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF AN OCR & YOU REALIZE YOU DIDN’T TRAIN ENOUGH FOR IT

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF AN OCR & YOU REALIZE YOU DIDN’T TRAIN ENOUGH FOR IT

July 01, 2019 1 Comment

We've all had it: that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you realize that for whatever reason, today is not your day and you've gotta figure out what to do about that - STAT.

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12 Books You Need To Read This Summer If You Are An OCR Athlete

12 Books You Need To Read This Summer If You Are An OCR Athlete

June 11, 2019

In search of a beach read for that next family vaca but coming up empty-handed? Check out our 2019 OCR Reading List! A mix of entertainment, inspiration/motivation, and helpful training tips to keep your head in the game all summer long.

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Think You're TOO SHORT To Run An Obstacle Course Race? Guess Again.

Think You're TOO SHORT To Run An Obstacle Course Race? Guess Again.

April 17, 2019

You don't have to be 6' with a huge wingspan to be able to crush an OCR. Check out this insight from the 5'2 Ninja himself along with specific exercises to get you over that 8' wall.

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OCR Office Fitness

OCR Office Fitness

February 27, 2019

The office can be a place where fitness goals go to die. But it doesn't have to be! Check out these simple tips to keep your obstacle course race training on point during the workday, and maybe even convert some of your coworkers into future OCR addicts.

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The Good Old Days Are Over…Or Are They??

The Good Old Days Are Over…Or Are They??

February 19, 2019

Ever been running an OCR and feel like you were in an actual boot camp? US Navy veteran Erin Cobb knows exactly what that feels like! Read on to learn about her journey in the military, some of the most important lessons she learned about shared responsibility and teamwork, what drew her into the world of obstacle course racing, and why she's never looking back.

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A Medal's Worth

A Medal's Worth

January 24, 2019 2 Comments

"On average I make about $60 a medal, and I would rather have the money to be able to run more races in a sport I love than have an extra paperweight."

What is your OCR finisher medal worth to YOU? Read one racer's POV on the polarizing topic of selling finisher medals (and yes, people really do this!)

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Why We Race

Why We Race

January 23, 2019

After 6 years of racing, approximately 50 events, and thousands of conversations with fellow racers, one elite athlete attempts to explain what the draw of obstacle course racing REALLY is and why it continues to have OCR addicts coming back for more.

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Removing The Ego From OCR: Why It's OK To Run Open Heats

Removing The Ego From OCR: Why It's OK To Run Open Heats

September 26, 2018

Why one Spartan SGX Coach thinks more people should be OK with the Open Heat

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10 Ways To Save On Your Next OCR

10 Ways To Save On Your Next OCR

June 05, 2018

Obstacle Course Racing can be an expensive “hobby.” But it doesn't have to be! Check out these 10 tips and tricks to help you keep some money in your wallet (so that you can spend it on Fierce Gear OCR, of course!) 

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