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February 16, 2016

Savage Race Presents “Inside the Obstacle: Sawtooth”

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Matty T the Race Emcee is back again with an insider look at our all-upper-body obstacle, Sawtooth. Check it out…

Inside the Obstacle: Sawtooth

Sawtooth is one of Savage Race's most unique obstacles. Find out why only 40% can complete it.

Posted by Savage Race on Tuesday, February 16, 2016
January 26, 2016

Savage Race Presents “Inside the Obstacle: Colossus”

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Matty T the Race Emcee spent some time showing us a behind-the-scenes look at Savage Race’s biggest obstacle, Colossus. Check it out…

Inside the Obstacle: Colossus

Go behind the scenes with OCR's biggest obstacle...

Posted by Savage Race on Monday, January 25, 2016
January 13, 2016

Savage Race Presents “Inside the Obstacle: Wheel World”

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We recently went behind the scenes with Matty T the Race Emcee to get pro tips and an insider look at Savage Race’s newest obstacle, Wheel World. Check it out…

Inside the Obstacle: Wheel World

Check out the first part of our newest video series Inside the Obstacle with Matty T

Posted by Savage Race on Tuesday, January 12, 2016
December 11, 2015

Jeremy Davis Loses 200+ Pounds & Crushes Savage Race

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By eighth grade, Jeremy Davis weighed 300 pounds. He put on another 100+ pounds as he grew up, topping out at 410 pounds on his 6’1″ frame.

Over the course of two years dedicated to his health, he lost half his body weight and went on to crush Savage Race.

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November 25, 2015

Staying Balanced During the Holiday Season

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The days are growing shorter, the snow is beginning to fall, and the holiday season is upon us.

Wintertime usually brings less activity, more socializing, and a lot more food. From Thanksgiving dinner to drinks and hors d’oeuvres at holiday parties to comfort foods on chilly days, it can be easy to over-indulge and neglect training during this time of year.

We’re all about enjoying this season and everything that comes with it, but we also know you’ve worked really hard to improve your health and fitness over the past 11 months and we don’t want you to lose all the progress you’ve gained.

So read on for tips on staying balanced during the holiday season, brought to you by NuAquos – the official sports drink of Savage Race.

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October 8, 2015

What Did You Get Yourself Into? Savage Race Recaps Tell All

Whether you’re brand new to obstacle course racing or you’ve been training and racing for awhile, you probably get just a wee bit nervous when you think about your upcoming race.

Are we right?

C’mon, admit it. Maybe it’s the giant 15 foot leap into Davy Jones’ Locker that gets your heart pumping. Or maybe our new obstacle Wheel World makes you nervous. You may have even heard how challenging Teeter Tuber can be when conditions are extra wet and muddy.

If you’ve never done a Savage Race before, you probably want to know what you’ve just gotten yourself into.

Check out these recent race recaps that will give you a good taste of what Savage Race is all about, and we’ll see YOU in the mud!

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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 17, 2015

Conquering Colossus – 20 Epic Insider Photos

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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.

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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 25, 2015

Three Core Workouts That Will Improve Your Obstacle Completion Rate

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With completion rates as low as 20% for some of Savage Race’s most challenging obstacles, and the introduction of new obstacles this year such as Teeter Tuber and Wheel World, we know you’re looking for ways to improve your chances at successfully completing all obstacles on the course.

Core strength is a key to conquering most (if not all) obstacles on any mud run course. Check out these three core workouts that will improve your obstacle completion rate, brought to you by NuAquos.

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