-Sam Abbitt, CEO and Co-Founer of Savage Race
June 7, 2014 marked the most important day so far in the lives of Casey and Jessica Kahsen, who said their “I Do’s” in front of their closest friends and family… and a huge crowd of Savage Racers waiting in the corral to start their race.
What did Jessica think of having her fairytale wedding at an event like this? “I absolutely loved it,” she said. “We joke with everyone that it was just a practice run, and we’re going to do it again next year.” Jessica expressed that part of her missed having a more traditional wedding complete with her dream dress, but at the end of the day, “It was just about marrying HIM. It was totally worth it.”
According to the University of Scranton, only 8% of people are successful in achieving their New Year’s Resolution. Watch the video for tips on how to stay on track and achieve your fitness resolutions in 2015.
You asked and we delivered! The Florida Spring 2015 Savage Race will be heating up this March as we give out $5,000 in prize money to six top competitors.
The top male and female finishers in the competitive SavagePro heat will win cash prizes. First place overall will receive a whopping $1,500 and the Savage Axe of Fame. Second place overall will be awarded $750 and third place overall will take home $250.
The Savage Race team is an extremely talented and passionate group of individuals who love coming together to produce the most exciting day of YOUR life! In this series, we want to bring you behind the scenes and give you an opportunity to learn a little bit more about each of us. What better way to start than to introduce you to the man behind the camera lens, Mac Stone. Read on to learn what it takes to catch Mac’s attention and ensure that he captures your most epic moment (or biggest wipeout) on the course!
-Sam Abbitt, CEO and Co-Founder of Savage Race
Since the humble beginnings of Savage Race, Mac Stone was enlisted to capture the essence of what it means to experience one of the country’s top obstacle course races. His images have embodied the excitement, teamwork, and endurance at every event since the inception of Savage Race, but there’s a lot more to Mac than most participants know.
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
People ask us all the time how to train for mud runs and obstacle races like Savage Race. The answer that I used to always give people was to “Pick four or more of the following activities and repeat them regularly: run, swim, lift heavy things, climb over walls, get plenty of sleep and eat clean.” It’s an easy answer, but sort of a smart assed cop out on my part. Well, for those of you who want more specific direction than that, you’re in luck. Our friends at Sweat Life Fitness (who regularly kick ass at our Savage Race events) designed a mud run training program for Savage Race. The goal here is to work your way up to completing the Savage Rite of Passage. If you can get it done, you’re ready!
Welcome back you filthy Savages! I hope that our Get Your Mud on Savage Style was helpful in preparing you all for the beat down of the October race in Dade City. I heard the 6-mile/25-obstacle course was epic and very well attended at 9,000+. I have signed up for the next Florida race and look forward to getting my ass kicked with you on April 13th. In order to help us better prepare our feet for the upcoming event, I have enlisted the help of some local racers to figure out what types of footwear are best to conquer mud run courses.
by Dr. Lauren Hodges, Lake Nona Bootcamp
Savages train hard for race day; with constant training, soreness, and pain, injuries are inevitable. Veteran Savage Dr. Lauren Hodges has some tips to keep you in the gym and ready for the course.
by Holly Joy Berkey, Muddy Mommy
Savage Race took central Florida by storm, quite literally, the weekend of March 29th and 30th as it returned to the site of its humble beginnings, the breathtakingly beautiful Little Everglades Ranch in Dade City. The stage had been set as thousands of eager participants arrived to embark on a treacherous 7.1 mile journey through mud and swamps, and across miles of rutted fields, to take on some of the most difficult and unique obstacles to be had in the sport of obstacle racing.
Back in May 2013, nine Soldiers were involved in incidents resulting in loss of life, limb, and other serious injuries in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. To help these Soldiers and their families with incurring expenses, several Soldiers from the 766th EOD Company will participate in the Central Florida Savage Race on October 19th, 2013.
In honor of those who lost their lives, and who were severely wounded, the three administrators of the “GMSOS” organization will be running Savage Race in full EOD Bomb Suits.
Where: Savage Race Florida
When: October 19th, 2013 (9:20 am wave)