It’s the end of August and in most parts of the US summer is still in full swing. 95 degrees (feels like 105) with 100% humidity? Yep, that’s us at Savage Race HQ in Orlando, Florida!
Training through the hot summer months can be challenging, but it can also help prepare you to crush your next mud run. The physical and mental endurance required to push through uncomfortable summer conditions will make you stronger on the race course, but it’s also critically important to take care of your body when exercising in hot, humid conditions.
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Joe Silverio, his son Mark, and his granddaughter Delaine all stood atop the podium at Savage Race Ohio, each having placed in their respective age groups.
It was a very proud moment for grandpa Joe. “It is easier for me to place because there are fewer people in my age group,” he says, “but for my son and grandkids to place, they have to battle a lot of good competitors.”
Joe and his sister Maria Beth, son Mark, daughter Kate, son-in-law Ernie, granddaughters Delaine, Lucinda, and Haley, and grandsons Zachary and Ethan all participate in obstacle course races. They are scheduled to compete in about 10 events this year, along with a number of road races. The Silverio family has turned obstacle course racing into a family activity, with Joe leading the way.
ORLANDO, August 12, 2015 — Inc. magazine today ranked Savage Race NO. 266 with a 3-year growth rate of 1,709% on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Savage Race was also ranked the 7th fastest-growing company in the Orlando metro area. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.
“We’re honored to be recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in America,” says Sam Abbitt, CEO and Co-Founder of Savage Race. “From the very beginning, we’ve focused our efforts on sustainable growth and providing the best possible experience to our race participants. Our goal has always been to produce the world’s best obstacles, and we’re continuing to do that. The team behind me at Savage Race, including friends and family who have volunteered many hours to support our business, has been an invaluable part of the company and Savage Race wouldn’t be where it is today without them. We’re going to continue to grow, innovate, and offer an experience that you just won’t get anywhere else. We’re excited about the future of Savage Race.”
(updated August 13, 2015)
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.
It was a hot summer day in the Parramore neighborhood of Orlando when a group of about 30 school-age kids gathered in a grassy field outside of the John H. Jackson Community Center. They were excitedly waiting for the opportunity to race one another through the mini obstacle course set up on the field.
At the blow of the whistle, two boys tore away from the starting line and then leapt over and crawled under a series of wooden barricades. Then they climbed up and over a stack of hay bales, navigated their way across an agility ladder, carried a large log across the field together, and then dove into a mud pit set up on a bright blue tarp. Finally, they raced back to the starting point and took turns climbing a slippery rope. Their trainer called “time” and then sent another team through the course.
Savage Race gives you the opportunity to conquer the world’s best obstacles and experience the thrill of a lifetime. It’s a chance to get outside of your everyday routine and do something way (way!) outside of your comfort zone.
Whether you’re planning to run in your very first event later this year, or you’ve been with us since the very beginning, there are five common side effects that you’ll always bring home from Savage Race.
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.
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.
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.
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.