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May 19, 2015

The Top 5 Spectator Spots at Savage Race

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Participating in Savage Race is an epic experience, but coming to cheer on your friends and family can be just as much fun. The Savage Race HQ team put together this top 5 list of spectator spots that you absolutely don’t want to miss. Read on for more…

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May 12, 2015

Racing with Type 1 Diabetes: Shelby Daniel

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It should have been her first day of 7th grade, but instead, Shelby Daniel was in the hospital.

Shelby’s life changed drastically when she was suddenly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at just 12 years old.

She spent a week in a children’s hospital when her pancreas quit producing insulin and her immune system began attacking her own body. Her biggest concern was that she might not be able to continue living the athletic lifestyle she had grown to love.

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May 3, 2015

Savage Race Maryland Spring 2015 Results

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Click the link below for Savage Race Maryland Spring 2015 Race Results!

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Offer ends Friday, May 8th at 11:59 PM EST
Savage Race Maryland Fall – October 10th, 2015
Click here for more event specific information!

April 29, 2015

Official SavagePRO Rules & Obstacle Guidelines

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(updated April 29, 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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April 28, 2015

5 More Mud Run Training Workouts You Can Do On Your Lunch Break

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Hey Savages! We know you’re busy and that finding the time to train for your next Savage Race can be tough. We want to help you out, so here are five more mud run training workouts that you can do on your lunch break – no equipment needed.

(Check out the first five workouts we shared with you here.)

Remember, although you probably can jump off the couch without any training and complete a Savage Race (with the support of everyone around you, of course), we don’t actually recommend it! Training properly will allow you to get out there and conquer the world’s best obstacles at Savage Race and have a ton of fun while you’re doing it.

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April 1, 2015

Savage Race: Profile of a Company Doing it Right by Margaret Schlachter

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Holly Joy Berkey, Muddy Mommy (left) with Margaret Schlachter (right)



Margaret Schlachter, prominent blogger and competitor in the obstacle course racing community, came out to last weekend’s Florida Spring 2015 Savage Race to get to know us and experience Savage Race firsthand.

You can read Margaret’s recap here:

Savage Race: Profile of a Company Doing it Right

“Getting to know Margaret was a great privilege,” says Sam Abbitt, CEO and Co-Founder of Savage Race, “and we’re so glad she came out for a visit. Her experience and expertise in the OCR community is far-reaching, and we value her perspective on our event. We hope to see her again very soon!”

Margaret is Editor-in-Chief of Mud Run Guide. She has been part of the OCR Community since 2010. When not working on the next article she can be found running from race-to-race as a competitor or working on the next episode of Obstacle and Adventure Weekly. She founded DirtinYourSkirt.com, an OCR community for women as well as contributing editor for Mud and Obstacle Magazine, and Obstacle and Extreme Racing Expert for About.com. She authored the book Obstacle Race Training.

March 3, 2015

5 Mud Run Training Workouts You Can Do on Your Lunch Break

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Obstacle course racing (also known as “mud running”) has taken off as a thrilling and challenging way to push physical limits and defeat fears. As the sport has grown in popularity and magnitude, people ranging from elite athletes to weekend warriors, young families, CrossFit gyms, sports teams, corporate groups, and everyone in-between are training for these events.

Although you probably can jump off the couch without any training and complete a Savage Race (with the support of everyone around you, of course), we don’t actually recommend it! Training properly will allow you to get out there and conquer the world’s best obstacles at Savage Race and have a ton of fun while you’re doing it.

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May 5, 2015

Catching Up With Savage Race by Keith Allen

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Keith Allen, self-proclaimed “OCR Addict” with plenty of experience in the obstacle course racing industry, recently published an article highlighting Savage Race on the Obstacle Racing Media website.

“Savage has come a long way from their first event in 2011. They have added large scale innovative obstacles, an upgraded website with top notch customer service, and most importantly more participants,” says Keith. You can read the rest of Keith’s article here:

Catching Up with Savage Race

“We appreciate the time Keith took to put together this article,” comments Sam Abbitt, CEO and Co-Founder of Savage Race. “He does a great job of showing the heart behind Savage Race, including our strong focus on producing a quality event and our excitement for the future of our company.”

Keith Allen is an Air Conditioning Salesman and an exhausted father of two. When not carrying his children around in Baby Bjorns he is often found cooking delicious homemade quesadillas to fuel his hunger from running OCR’s.

April 21, 2015

Competing and Conquering: Christopher Reese

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Change.

Christopher Reese knows what it takes to change.

His life currently revolves around training for obstacle course races. But just a few years ago, he was headed in a very different direction.

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April 19, 2015

Savage Race Georgia Spring 2015 Results

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Click the link below for Savage Race Georgia Spring 2015 Race Results!

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Offer ends Friday, April 24th at 11:59 PM EST
Savage Race Georgia Fall September 26th, 2015
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April 14, 2015

Georgia, It’s Race Week! Prepare With These 5 Steps

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Georgia, it’s race week.

Are you ready?

You’ve been running, lifting, and training. You’ve (hopefully) skipped the sugary desserts and the beer. You’ve put together your team.

And now it’s time.

In the final days leading up to your mud run, there are just a few more things to check off the list. We want to make sure you’re at your best on race day, so read on for five steps that we believe are critical to remember as you prepare for an epic mud run.

(If you haven’t registered yet, you can learn more and sign up here.)

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April 9, 2015

Tragedy Turned Triumph: Jeremiah Curtis

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At just 4 years old, Jeremiah Curtis was shot close to the heart by another child playing with a gun.

Deep in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado during one of the worst blizzards in history, the ambulance could not reach him.

His mom and a friend managed to transport Jeremiah to the ambulance in a truck that could get through the snow. From there, medical personnel tried to get him on a life flight to the hospital – but it was grounded due to the weather.

Remarkably, he survived.

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