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July 23, 2015

Savage Race Announces New SavagePRO Masters Division

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Beginning August 22nd at Savage Race Chicago, there will be a new Masters Division for SavagePRO athletes age 40+. The top three males and top three females in the 40+ age group will receive Masters Division 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall awards.

Masters are SavagePRO athletes that may not be able to compete with the Ryan Atkins or Yuri Forces of the world, but can certainly compete at their age level. This new division will recognize these athletes and give them awards for their achievements.

There are no cash prizes for Masters Division overall award winners, but they will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall medals and MAJOR bragging rights.

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July 17, 2015

Conquering Colossus – 20 Epic Insider Photos

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Colossus.

43 feet tall. Muddy. Slippery. Intense. Very intense.

When you approach, your first thought is, “whoa, that’s big!” and your second is, “how in the world am I going to do this?”

A crowd gathers around to watch as you take a deep breath and try and slow your racing heart. You scout out the lane that you think will work best for you. Which one is the least muddy? Which rope looks the longest? Are the knots in the right place? How many people are waiting at the top to help me up and over?

You take one more  breath and sprint towards the massive obstacle. One foot slips, but you regain traction. You run forward and up, then go airborne as you lunge for the rope. The person next to you misses their rope and slides back down to the bottom, resting a moment in the mud before trying again. You cling on for dear life and try to get your footing.

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July 9, 2015

Truly Savage: Brave Team of Blind Racers Inspire Us All

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A group of wet, muddy, tired athletes triumphantly entered the festival area after completing Savage Race Maryland.

Every staff member began cheering. A couple of us may have had tears in our eyes.

It didn’t matter that this group of brave athletes finished after many others had already picked up and gone home. The smiles on their faces said it all – they did it!

Ben, CJ, Daron, Devonte, Nasim, Shawn, and Taiye completed miles of rugged terrain and dozens of challenging obstacles… that they couldn’t even see.

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May 26, 2015

Train Your Grip Strength to Conquer More Obstacles

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Endurance training is a huge part of preparing for a mud run, and so is general strength training. But one thing that you don’t want to neglect is training your grip!

Picture this: You’re cruising right along at Savage Race. You conquer some obstacles. You get a little (or a lot) muddy, and you’re soaked from head to toe. You’re feeling pretty confident. Suddenly, you round the bend and there looms Sawtooth. It’s a 35-foot span of monkey bars with a gnarly tooth in the center, and failure means a 10 foot drop into muddy water below. Are you ready?

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April 29, 2015

Official SavagePRO Rules & Obstacle Guidelines

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(updated July 22, 2015)

GENERAL RULES

Overall – Athletes must complete all obstacles as specified in the SavagePRO Rules in order to be eligible for cash prizes, which are awarded to the Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female athletes competing in the SavagePRO heat.

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July 2, 2015

Two Deliciously Simple 4th of July Picnic Recipes to Boost Your Hydration & Performance

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Ahhhh… ripe, juicy, slightly-sweet and oh-so-refreshing watermelon.

The delighted laughter of kids playing in the sprinklers. The smell of burgers on the BBQ grill. The setting sun and the boom and crackle of fireworks in the sky.

Happy 4th of July!

As you enjoy this Independence Day weekend with your friends and family, we want to give you two simple recipes that will help keep you hydrated during the heat of the summer.

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June 28, 2015

Savage Race Pennsylvania 2015 Results

Click the link below for Savage Race Pennsylvania 2015 Race Results!

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Offer ends Friday, July 3rd at 11:59 PM EST
Savage Race Pennsylvania 2016 – June 25, 2016
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June 25, 2015

Three Core Workouts That Will Improve Your Obstacle Completion Rate

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With completion rates as low as 20% for some of Savage Race’s most challenging obstacles, and the introduction of new obstacles this year such as Teeter Tuber and Wheel World, we know you’re looking for ways to improve your chances at successfully completing all obstacles on the course.

Core strength is a key to conquering most (if not all) obstacles on any mud run course. Check out these three core workouts that will improve your obstacle completion rate, brought to you by NuAquos.

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June 19, 2015

Happy Father’s Day! Meet OCR Dad: Bobby Thompson

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This Father’s Day, we want to recognize Bobby Thompson, an obstacle course race enthusiast and new father to a beautiful little girl, Ila Thompson, who was born on January 9, 2015.

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June 14, 2015

Savage Race Ohio 2015 Results

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Click the link below for Savage Race Ohio 2015 Race Results!

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Offer ends Friday, June 19th at 11:59 PM EST
Savage Race Ohio 2016 – June 11, 2016
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June 9, 2015

Ohio, It’s Race Week! How to Get the Most Out of Your Mud Run Experience

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Hey Savages! It’s race week in Ohio and we’re excited! While we’re busy putting the finishing touches on our course, we know you’re busy preparing – physically and mentally – for your next obstacle course race.

There are many reasons people decide to participate in a mud run. For some, it’s an opportunity to support a team or rally around a cause. For others, it’s a way to commemorate a significant event in their lives or honor a loved one. And some people just want to push their physical and mental boundaries by challenging themselves on the course.

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June 2, 2015

From “She Said Yes” to a Muddy “I Do”

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A shirtless man wearing a black bow tie and a lovely woman in a knee-length white dress arrived at Savage Race Maryland, ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime – literally.

Her white dress and delicate white veil didn’t stay white for very long.

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