10 Pro Tips to Conquer Your Next Obstacle Course Race

If you’re new to the obstacle course racing or mud run scene, your first race can be pretty intimidating. Not only do you have to tackle running over uneven terrain, but most races also have obstacles geared toward tiring out your legs and upper body—making running all the more difficult.

Whether you’re trying to actively compete or just have a good time, it never hurts to have the inside scoop on how to make your mud run a little easier. We asked professional obstacle course racer Hunter McIntyre for his tips and tricks for beginners tackling their first OCR.

McIntyre, an ambassador for Second Skin gear, is a two-time Broken Skull Challenge winner, a Tough Mudder X winner and a Spartan World Championship competitor, so his tips are sure to get you to the finish line.

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Nikki Chavanelle is one of ACTIVE's Fitness and Nutrition editors. As a former intramural rock star at SMU and current sports junkie, Nikki claims she peaked in college. Follow Nikki on Twitter for fitness and sports chatter.
Nikki Chavanelle is one of ACTIVE's Fitness and Nutrition editors. As a former intramural rock star at SMU and current sports junkie, Nikki claims she peaked in college. Follow Nikki on Twitter for fitness and sports chatter.

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