Author - cornfedspartans

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Spartan Race Indiana 2014 Official Video
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Dirt Runner – Warrior Rush 2013 Review
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Mudocalypse Indiana 2013 Review
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Zombie Bridge Run 5K 2013 Review
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Rugged Maniac – Chicago/Milwaukee 2013 Review

Spartan Race Indiana 2014 Official Video

Cornfed were well represented with over 300 members taking on the event we started!

Dirt Runner – Warrior Rush 2013 Review

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Name: Robin Koronka

Event Name: Warrior Rush @ Dirt Runner

Event Details (parking, facilities, vendors, schwag, etc.):

Lots of parking!!!  Great food…so I’m told…great DJ …and awesome personalized attention!!
Race Details (length, obstacles, difficulty, etc.):

This is coming from an OCR newbie but this course was INTENSE!!!!  The natural terrain here is enough to make this course a challenge but incredibly fun, in a sick sort of way, and the obstacles…well let’s just say, to me, they looked like Mt. Kilimanjaro!!!!  My husband, who is way more advanced than I, was equally challenged in his much faster trek through the course as our 8 year old daughter and I who set out to have fun and complete the race before sunset.  There was mud around every turn and the elevation changes were as abundant as the mud!  I am looking forward to attending a training day so as to gain more confidence/ skills on the obstacles.
I highly recommend this course!!  Everyone from beginner to advanced racers will be challenged throughout this course!!!

Rating: 5 Stars (Excellent)

What would make this race better?:

Better marking/ boundaries in some of the overlapping areas.  Better timing methods…for those that are concerned about time. 😛

Mudocalypse Indiana 2013 Review

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Name: Ryan Fish

Event Name: Mudocalypse

Event Details (parking, facilities, vendors, schwag, etc.):

Parking – The area to park was well identified and easy to get to. However, I think

that the parking could have been a little closer up and not in the back corner of the field but not bad. Reminded me of the parking at RFYL in Kinghtstown.
Facilities – The facilities were good for what was able to be around. Enough port-o-jons to go around
Vendors – Avocare, US Army, and Wounded Warrior Project were a great part of being there. Advocare with the hand out samples of the Rehydrate was real big hit and tasty too. US Army Recruiting from Indianapolis had a great display and setup for a push-up competition and free give-me’s as well. The Wounded Warrior Project came out a little later and missed a few of the people that had already passed but still good to see them out there.
Schwag was excellent with the TShirt, Medal, and everything else in the goodie bag. I did like that that the 1 female runner for the competition also received a UA head band. Nice give.
The food, drinks and rest area all was FREE and only donations were asked for. The burgers were excellent and enough chips, drinks and of course BEER to go around. Yes the beer was free too. Bananas, bottled water and Advocare Rehydrate were ready at the finish and awesome to receive.

Race Details (length, obstacles, difficulty, etc.):

The courses of the race was well marked and planned. The different lengths were however a little confusing. At first we were told to act as NASCAR and keep making all lefts and we would be running the longer course. Other were told to do 3 lefts and a right and another left to take the longest route but no matter what we all knew that if you keep making all rights, it would be as short as a girls prom dress. The difficulty of the different obstacles were good. Not too hard and not to easy. I was however looking for the tire drag and disappointed when i didnt find it, also the sand bag carry could have been longer or added to something to plus up the difficulty level. The walls, boxes and the 1 mud pit were great and the TEAM challenges were something new that I have not seen in many OCR’s. I did see the “slide” but did not see how to get around to it so just had to cut through. I was expecting deeper water but was good enough for some. Over all, great beginning being the first ever Mudocalypse. NEEDS more mud. The one water point was well put, great location and check in was easy to find.

Rating: 4 Stars (Great)

What would make this race better?:

More mud, volunteers that knew that outlay of the course and the difference of long and short. Might think of putting either “short” , “long”, or the number of obsticals on each of the arrows to allow for the ones that want to hit the bigger number of obsticles or put in more ground work. Great race non-the-less, cant wait to see you next time and see if any changes in place. Maybe a different area to add some hills or steep inclines and not so flat.

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Name: John Koklas

Event Name: Mudocalypse

Event Details (parking, facilities, vendors, schwag, etc.):

Parking was $10 and bag check in $5. Army, Advocare and Wish for our heros all had booths.  The goodie bag that had race bib and T-shirt was awesome. Decal, coozie, bracelet, pen & much more.

Race Details (length, obstacles, difficulty, etc.):

A little longer than a 5k. More like 3.5 miles. Some obstacles were challenging. Not too difficult. 8ft wall, inverted walls, military crawl, tire carry through creek and sandbag carry were some of the obstacles

Rating: 3 Stars (Average)

What would make this race better?:

It was a good race for their first time. They really wanted people’s input on the course at the finish so it showed me they care enough to make it better.  Medals could’ve been better and course wasn’t marked very well but I think with more turnout and sponsors it could be big. Will do it again next year. Great family course too.

Zombie Bridge Run 5K 2013 Review

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Name: Joshua Waytovich

Event Name: Zombie Bridge Run 5k

Event Details (parking, facilities, vendors, schwag, etc.):

Parking was fairly easy. Checking in was no problem. However in the race email we were told we had to wear our bib in front. After checking in, we were told they were not giving out bibs because they didn’t have safety pins and there was no need for them because it was not timed. I still asked for mine since I collect them. I was told they would see if they could mail them to us. I did not see any close bathrooms. The shirts they gave were actually nice long sleeve but they ran out of XL and XXL.
Race Details (length, obstacles, difficulty, etc.):

The terrain of the race was nice. Up and down hill, gravel, paved, grass, horse track.  The obstacles were not that great. A log walk, army crawl under a net, up and under picnic tables, a stair run with a weight bag(5 lbs at most) and a grocery cart push uphill. The length of the race was to be 5k. I don’t think it was that far. There were plenty of zombies though to chase and pull flags.

Rating: 3 Stars (Average)

What would make this race better?: A little bit more organization of obstacles and check in. It was fun because I ran with family and friends. Problem was it was advertised better than it actually was.

Rugged Maniac – Chicago/Milwaukee 2013 Review

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Name: Katie Nowik

Event Details (parking, facilities, vendors, schwag, etc.): Plenty of parking.  The food was the BEST I’ve had at any race.  The veggie burger was FANTASTIC!  Being able to buy shots (shot skis!) was a nice surprise.

Event Name: Rugged Maniac – Chicago/Milwaukee

Race Details (length, obstacles, difficulty, etc.):

I love this race (second year doing it) because it is the only one I know of in the Midwest on a ski slope.  Many of the obstacle were challenging, yet not impossible.  I’ve described this event as a mini-Tough Mudder (without electricity or ice baths) as many of the obstacles are similar (albeit easier versions) and the up/down on the ski slope makes this a challenge.

Rating: 4 Stars (Great)

What would make this race better?: BLING!  The ONLY thing I would change about this race is having a finisher medal.  If this race had that, the icing on the cake so to speak, I would give it 5 stars!

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