Below are links to all of the races I’ve completed. Click on the link to register for your first or next event!

Spartan Racing Series

About: The Spartan Race is the premiere event in the OCR world. They have numerous events (Sprint, Super, Beast, Ultra Beast, Hurricane Heat and Agoge). All their races are challenging.

Individual or Team: Either

Advice: Train for this one. Sign up for training tips on their website. The obstacles are no joke.

Sprint Difficulty: Challenging

Super Difficulty: Extremely Challenging

Beast Difficulty: Extremely Challenging

Mandatory Obstacle Completion for Open Waves: Yes for all. If you fail an obstacle you must complete burpees. No one likes burpees.

What Do You Get?: finisher t-shirt and medal, Spartan headband, race bib and free photos.

Warrior Dash

About: Warrior Dash is a three mile course with 10-12 obstacles at each event. This is a good race for people who want a more relaxed environment without all the pressure of challenging obstacles and physical demands.

Difficulty: Easy

Individual or Team: Either

Advice: Sign up for a St. Jude’s wave time. You’ll be donating to an awesome cause.

Mandatory Obstacle Completion for Open Waves: No.

What Do You Get?: finisher t-shirt and medal, fuzzy warrior helmet, race bib and free photos.

Savage Race

About: Savage Race is a five mile course packed with unique obstacles and sometimes rough terrain.

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging

Individual or Team: Either

Advice: This race has a lot of water obstacles so if you aren’t comfortable with water this race could be challenging or not for you.

Mandatory Obstacle Completion for Open Waves: No.

What Do You Get?: finisher t-shirt and medal, race bib and free photos.

Tough Mudder

About: Tough Mudder is the ultimate teamwork environment. The 10 mile course will test you and your team both physically and mentally.

Difficulty: Challenging

Individually or Team: Team

Advice: You’ll definitely want a solid group of individuals to complete this endurance event with.

Mandatory Obstacle Completion for Open Waves: No.

What Do You Get?: finisher t-shirt and headband(s) (for each race you complete after your first you’ll get an additional headband), race bib and free photos.

BattleFrog Series

About: BattleFrog is an 8K race with 20-25 obstacles at each event. Each obstacle has the choice of either a novice, intermediate or elite lane.

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging

Individually or Team: Either

Advice: This is a good race for those looking for a challenge, but not ready to tackle a Spartan.

Mandatory Obstacle Completion for Open Waves: No.

What Do You Get?: finisher t-shirt and medal, race bib and free photos.

Rugged Maniac

About: Rugged Maniac is a three mile course full of 25 obstacles. For the price this is the best value OCR on the market (if you sign up early).

Difficulty: Slightly Challenging

Individually or Team: Either

Advice: Be prepared for a lot of fun. Some of the obstacles are challenging.

Mandatory Obstacle Completion for Open Waves: No.

What Do You Get?: finisher t-shirt and medal, race bib and free photos.

The Zombie Fun Run

About: The Zombie Fun Run is a local race only. It’s held every year in November at Field of Screams in Lancaster, PA. You get a belt with three flags (lives) that zombies will try to take from you. If you end with a flag then you’re a survivor. If you end with no flags then you’re infected and might be quarantined on the ride home.

Difficulty: Easy

Individually or Team: Team

Advice: Run in a large group because the zombies will have a hard time getting the flags.

Mandatory Obstacle Completion for Open Waves: No.

What Do You Get?: finisher t-shirt and medal, race bib and free photos.

Down & Dirty

About: Currently this race is going through a rebuild.

Difficulty: Slightly Challenging

Individually or Team: Either

Advice: Be prepared to get muddy.

Mandatory Obstacle Completion for Open Waves: No.

What Do You Get?: finisher t-shirt and medal, race bib and free photos.

ROC Race

About: ROC Race is a three mile course with giant inflatables. If you’re not a fan of mud or testing yourself physically then this is the race for you.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Individually or Team: Team

Advice: Bring a GoPro, the spills with provide hours of entertainment.

Mandatory Obstacle Completion for Open Waves: No.

What Do You Get?: finisher t-shirt and medal, race bib and free photos.

Terrain Racing

About: A relatively new OCR. It’s your choice between a 5k or 10k at registration. I did the 5k in 2016, but should have opted for the 10k. The 10k portion of the course had more obstacles that were more challenging. They are working through some growing pains, but have the potential to be similar to Rugged Maniac and Warrior Dash.

Difficulty: Easy

Individually or Team: Either

Advice: Great race for a beginner.

Mandatory Obstacle Completion for Open Waves: No.

What Do You Get?: finisher t-shirt and medal, race bib and free photos. Btw the medal is huge. If you place in the elite wave the medal is even bigger.

MuckFest MS

About: MuckFest MS is three mile course filled with diverse obstacles. This is a good race for a great cause.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Individually or Team: Team

Advice: Do it with a team of friends/family or people from work.

Mandatory Obstacle Completion for Open Waves: No.

What Do You Get?: finisher t-shirt, race bib and free photos.

Muddy Mortal

About: Imagine Harry, Ron and Hermione doing a mud run. This race combines the wizard world of Harry Potter and the muggle world of OCR. I am signed up for their first season so I don’t know too much about the obstacles. More details to come.

Difficulty Level: TBD

Individual or Team: TBD

Advice: TBD

Mandatory Obstacle Completion for Open Waves: TBD

What Do You Get?: finisher t-shirt and medal, race bib and free photos.

Goliathon

About: This is not a big name OCR. It’s a group of people that host two events a year with proceeds going directly to charity:water. They provide clean water to people around the world. If you want your money to go to a great cause instead of someone’s pocket then this is the OCR for you.

Difficulty Level: TBD

Individual or Team: TBD

Advice: TBD

Mandatory Obstacle Completion for Open Waves: TBD

What Do You Get?: TBD