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July 30, 2015

5 Common Side Effects of Savage Race

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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.

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July 9, 2015

Truly Savage: Brave Team of Blind Racers Inspire Us All

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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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 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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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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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 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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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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February 24, 2015

Team Feature: James Stangle Comes Back from Injury to Become Captain of MIT Tough Team USA

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Each year, thousands of teams join together to participate in Savage Race events around the country. We’d like to share some of their stories with you in this series on the teams of Savage Race.

James Stangle and a group of friends ventured in to the world of obstacle course racing (OCR) at Savage Race Ohio in 2013. To their surprise, they placed first in the team competition and were instantly hooked on OCR. Then, just over a year and a half ago, James broke his femur in a dirt bike accident.

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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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