Whether you’re preparing to compete in any number of OCR races this year, be it Spartan, Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash or Battlefrog, one of the things you will use to complete any number of obstacles is your hands. One of the best things I learned early on in these races was that the right pair of gloves can make a world of difference when you are climbing ropes, traversing rigs, or even keeping your fingers warm on a cold day.
Tough Mudder has some of the best obstacles on the OCR circuit. Perhaps no race is as creative when it comes to creating (and naming!) the obstacles they will challenge racers with this year. With some old favorites coming back, and some new obstacles no one has faced, you will want to be sure you look ahead to make sure you can visualize yourself overcoming each obstacle and getting to the finish line.
There are many similarities between Spartan Race vs Rugged Maniac, but one notable one is that Spartan Races tend to be more grueling, endurance-based events whereas Rugged Maniac would be better obstacle course races for beginners. It’s not to say they are easy by any means, but your fitness level and what you’re looking for play a big part in determining which race would fit each individual.
At Spartan Races, you tend to see just about everything when it comes to what people are wearing. You’ll likely see the elite athletes either shirtless, or outfitted in some type of body-hugging performance bodysuit. Likewise, you’ll be able to pick out those first timers by their old sneakers and cotton t-shirts. The sweet spot for the rest of us lies somewhere in the middle. Below are our top nine Spartan Race clothing tips that will allow you to race comfortably and look good doing it!
The Spartan Race Obstacle list is a lot like Fight Club: the first rule of Spartan Race is that you don’t talk about the Spartan Race Obstacle list. The second rule is…well you get the picture. While Spartan Races tend to use the same locations from year to year, they always add and remove obstacles, change up the order, and give racers a whole new feel every year. Race organizers also keep the Spartan Race obstacle list secret until the day of the race, and even then, only some of the obstacles are shared that morning.
Maybe it’s because you’ll see a lot shirtless people on the course, it’s no surprise that the most important Spartan Race gear you’ll bring to a race is your shoes. Deciding what the best Spartan Race shoes to wear are can be difficult, but there are some key elements you will want to look for before purchasing a pair for your next race.