READING ROUNDUP: Spartan Race app, video highlights from the final Death Race, and Ryan Atkins to design BF courses


If you are lost in the sea of mediocre race recaps and endless gear reviews, here’s a roundup of OCR-related news worth checking out.

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Spartan Race App // iTunes

The Spartan Race has launched its own social network app. According to the description, the app is “a great way to learn about upcoming races, post epic photos, and participate daily in the Spartan Race lifestyle”. The geographical function of finding races near you, and mobile-friendly registration are both helpful, however, I am sceptical about the rest – Spartan community is already firmly ingrained in FB and IG streams. Will millions of Spartan Race fans actually use the app?

What We Learned From Killington: A Message From Joe // Spartan Blog

After thousands of disgruntled racers took it to social media to report about a number of organizational mistakes that plagued the most recent Vermont race, Joe was quick to respond – not only he flew out to the race venue immediately, but he also posted an apology. Whether or not, the issues Spartan Race experienced in Vermont were preventable or not, remains to be seen (next year will show), however, major points for effective damage control.

The Final Death Race (VIDEO speak peek) // Vimeo

We all know the final Death Race is not really the FINAL Death Race. For those of you who were not in Vermont this past June, walking barefoot or cuddling in your sleeping bag in a lake, here’s a sneak peek to what went down.

Ryan Atkins and Marco Bedard to Design Battlefrog Courses // MudRunGuide

Not a huge surprise there, but how exciting! With BattleFrog promising to expand events significantly in 2016, I may be racing on Ryan-designed course before too long. 🙂

Your Love/Hate Relationship With Volunteers // Obstacle Maniac

Lawrence Caldwell voices some of the common complaints in regards to volunteers, and proposes a solution.

Endeavor Team Challenge 2015 // Obstacle Racing Media

The not-so-new kid on the block Endevour Challenge is getting some rave reviews. Two-person teams, thirty hours – Sierra Nevada mountains. Yes, you’ve got my attention.


Posted September 27, 2015

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