The trend in OCR is bigger obstacles, more technical terrain, and most notably, longer distances. Spartan Race and OCRWC have recently launched 24 hour races, and Tough Mudder already features races like Toughest Mudder and World’s Toughest Mudder, which feature 8 and 24 hour time-focused races. Whether you’re exploring new and longer distances, or you just need something to keep you hydrated and free from cramping on the course, it helps to have the best hydration pack for OCR.
Pro Tip: when running an OCR event like Spartan Race or Tough Mudder, wear a good watch that is designed to take a beating. There are a lot of reasons you would want to have this little bit of technology on you while you’re conquering Spartan Race obstacles, or dashing toward the finish line at your local mud run. Watches are “must-have” items for anyone who trains with a watch, and wants to keep an eye on things like heart rate, pace, and elevation change.
For years, Spartan Race had an apparel partnership with Reebok, but recently named Craft Functional Sportswear their “Official Performance Apparel and Footwear.” Craft made a name for itself as a performance apparel company for cycling and skiing, but will now make a line of clothes and shoes dedicated to the sport of obstacle course racing. We couldn’t wait to try some of their clothes to test how they’d perform out in the elements. They make a great option for performance gear for Spartan Races you can wear this year out on the circuit.
If you follow the top OCR athletes, you probably see a lot of advertising for products like FitAid and BeetElite. Whether it’s endurance fuel or a recovery supplement, there are plenty of products that are designed to get you ready, allow you to recover, and keep you going for your next event. Just like the fact that there are many ways to train, there are also many ways to fuel your training. Below are our picks for the best OCR products for nutrition. Keep in mind that you should always contact your doctor before making changes to your diet or your training plan.
With the OCR season underway, it’s time to gear up and get ready for your schedule of races. Whether you entered your first Tough Mudder or you are running a local mud run, you need to make sure you look the part and that your clothes won’t hold you back from conquering the muddy gauntlet that lies ahead of you!
Spartan Racing borrows its name from the great warriors who defended the Greek city-state of Sparta and were made famous by the movie 300. The Spartan Race as we know it today was one of the very first obstacle course races in the world, and has grown to be one of the major players in the industry. Spartan Race was founded by Joe DeSena in an attempt to bring a new type of adventure race to a wider audience.