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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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April 7, 2015

Savage Race Florida Results, Photos, Video, & More

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Savage Race kicked off our 2015 obstacle course race season with a fantastic event on March 28th and 29th at the Little Everglades Ranch in Dade City, Florida.

Bo Burton, Savage Race’s Event Operations Manager, and his team worked tirelessly on site at the race location in the weeks leading up to the event.

He says, “Having the opportunity to work and host Savage Race at Little Everglades Ranch is great. Watching the sun rise every morning as we start our day is amazing. Where else can you work alongside baby alligators, recently hatched sandhill cranes, and Moo, the farm dog who’s always looking for a free ride across the ranch?”

The Florida event location is certainly stunning, with a great combination of lush Florida landscape and… well… the world’s best obstacles!

Keep reading for race results, free photos, the official race video, and more.

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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:

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“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 29, 2015

Savage Race Florida Spring 2015 Results

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

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Offer ends Tuesday, April 7th at 11:59 PM EST
Savage Race Florida October 24th & 25th, 2015
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March 17, 2015

Savage Race Now Offering SavagePRO Cash Prizes at All Events Nationwide

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Mandatory Obstacle Completion Now Required for Eligibility

March 17, 2015 – Orlando, FL – Savage Race, a 5-7 mile obstacle course race featuring 25 of the world’s best obstacles, today announced the addition of cash prizes for SavagePRO male and female overall finishers at all Savage Race events nationwide.

Cash prize awards in Florida, where Savage Race was founded and is headquartered, will continue to be $1,500 for first place, $750 for second place, and $250 for third place. Cash prizes in all locations outside of Florida will be $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place.

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March 10, 2015

The Top 3 Skills You Need to Dominate Your Next Mud Run

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Obstacle course racing requires a wide variety of skills and abilities. More physically and mentally challenging than almost any other athletic activity out there, mud run training requires a balanced approach to developing skills that range from having the capacity to run long distances to tackling challenging obstacles which require as much mental strength as physical.

The Savage Race HQ team has a pretty good idea of what it takes to be your best on our course, so we put our heads together and came up with the top three skills we believe you need in order to dominate your next mud run or obstacle course race.

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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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February 10, 2015

First Free TrainSavage Event a Big Hit in Central Florida

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Savage Race and South Orlando CrossFit teamed up on Saturday, February 7th to host the first ever free Savage Race training event, TrainSavage. The event drew a crowd of around 200 excited Savages to trainsavagerunningthe Cypress Grove Park in Orlando, where South Orlando CrossFit put on six 30-minute training heats throughout the morning. Participants received a free t-shirt, wrist band, a discount on their Savage Race registration, and a challenging workout that would help them prepare for their next race.

Savage Race CEO and Co-Founder Sam Abbit said, “This was our first time hosting a free training session like this, so it was a bit of a test run for our team. We had a lot of fun on Saturday and so did the athletes. South Orlando CrossFit was extremely professional in their execution of the training event. I’m sure we will be hosting another event like this soon.”

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January 5, 2015

Best Photos of 2014

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2014 presented some of the biggest races we’ve had yet. I took close to 30,000 pictures and it gets more and more difficult to distill down my favorites into a concise collection. But, this year, I decided to focus less on intense action and more on unique moments to give a glimpse of what it feels like to run one of these races. I tried to capture the scale of these events and then down to the elemental and personal moments: the fear, the failure, the accomplishment, the teamwork, and the eventual celebration.

-Mac Stone, Official Savage Race Photographer

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March 24, 2015

It’s Race Week! 5 Critical Steps to Prepare You for an Epic Mud Run

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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.

The Air Force Reserve wants to make sure you’re at your best on race day, so read on for five steps that they believe are critical to remember as you prepare for an epic mud run.

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March 17, 2015

From Overweight to OCR Competitor: Christian Restrepo

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On his birthday in the summer of 2012, Christian Restrepo made a decision to lose weight and regain his health. Weighing over 280 pounds made exercise extremely difficult for Christian. He couldn’t run without something hurting, whether that be his shins, lower back, or his ego. So he decided to do something about it.

Using Savage Race as both a motivator and a way to track his fitness progress, Christian went on to participate in five Savage Races in Florida over the next three years. Over the course of this journey, Christian dropped 90 pounds with only 10 more to go to reach a total weight loss of 100 pounds. This year, he will complete additional Savage Race events in Florida and Georgia.

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