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April 5, 2017

How to make sure you get great action photos at Savage Race

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Savage Race offers free race photos for all runners. Read these tips to make sure you get amazing action photos at any Savage Race!

How to make sure you get good photos at Savage Race

1. Make sure you know where all photographers will be on the course! The official photographers will all wear bright yellow vests. You will receive an email before the event that details all of the photographer locations.

2. Always wear your race bib facing forwards, and make sure it is clean and visible.

3. Seek out the photographers and make sure they take your photo!

4. Write your bib number on your body using a body marking pen. (optional)

How to retrieve your photos

We take tens of thousands of participant photos at each event, so it takes several days for our staff to review and tag them all. Some of your photos might be immediately available after the event, but it is unlikely that all of your photos will be ready until Thursday.

There are two ways to download and share your photos. Option 1 is faster, and requires that you give an app share access to your Facebook account. Option 2 does not involve Facebook at all, but the photos will not be available as soon.

Option 1 – Pic2Go

  • This is the fastest way to access your photos
  • Photos appear and post to your Facebook page during the week as they are tagged by our team
  • This option requires a Facebook account
  • You must give the app permission to auto-post your photos to a Facebook audience: Public, Friends, Only Me, or select specific friends
  • If you select “Only Me”, you can delete photos you don’t want to share prior to publishing. After reviewing, click “Change to Shared Album” to publish your album
  • A link to use the Pic2Go platform to auto-share your race photos on Facebook will be sent to you after the event

Option 2 – High Resolution Downloads

  • This option does not require a Facebook account
  • Photos will only be available in the high-resolution download center after all tagging is complete
  • This option will be ready on Wednesday or Thursday following the race
  • A link to the high resolution download center will be sent to you after the event

How does photo tagging work?

We are able to tag pictures of you using a three part process: automatic bar code tagging, manual bib number tagging, and RFID tagging. These three methods are explained below.

  • Bar code tagging is an automatic process that tags your photos when the bar code printed on your race bib is visible. About half of the photos are tagged automatically using this system. More on how this works
  • Manual bib number tagging is a team of people scrolling through all of the photos and tagging them with the bib numbers they can see on their screen.
  • RFID tagging sends a time stamp each time a participant crosses over an RFID mat on the course. We have mats at all photo locations. These time stamps help our manual taggers find more photos for you.
February 12, 2016

Top 20 Sweetest Savage Photos of All Time

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and mud is in the air at Savage Race. Check out these top 20 sweetest Savage photos of all time!

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December 31, 2015

Best Savage Race Photos of 2015

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It’s been a great year, Savages! As we wrap up 2015 and head into 2016, our official Savage Race photographer Mac Stone has picked out his favorite photos of 2015. Did you make the best photos list this year?

Best (30)

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October 28, 2015

Savage Race Florida Fall 2015 Photos

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Click the link below for Savage Race Florida Fall 2015 Race Photos!

Saturday Photos
Sunday Photos


Offer ends Thursday, November 5th at 11:59 PM EST
Savage Race Florida Spring 2016 – March 19 & 20, 2016
Click here for more event specific information!

September 30, 2015

Top 20 Most Frigid Photos of Shriveled Richard

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Shriveled Richard.

60,000 pounds of ice. Full submersion. Colder than you can even imagine.

If you’ve been around obstacle course racing (or other intense training activities) for awhile, you’ve probably heard about ice baths and their place in speeding up recovery.

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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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May 19, 2015

The Top 5 Spectator Spots at Savage Race

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Participating in Savage Race is an epic experience, but coming to cheer on your friends and family can be just as much fun. The Savage Race HQ team put together this top 5 list of spectator spots that you absolutely don’t want to miss. Read on for more…

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April 7, 2015

Savage Race Florida Results, Photos, Video, & More

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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January 13, 2015

Behind the Scenes at Savage Race: Meet Mac Stone

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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.

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