Orlando, FL (PRWEB) January 04, 2014
For a sport that makes millions annually with 1k - 10k people attending a variety of races it may seem surprising if you have never heard of an obstacle course race or mud run. In Florida alone there are nearly two to three races every weekend throughout the state, from intensely challenging obstacle course races like big name Warrior Dash and Spartan Race to simpler charity fun runs with colored dyes or bubbles as their theme. Some questions that might immediately come to mind are: "Who are these people?" and "Why have I never heard of this?"
OCR, obstacle course running or mud runs are all different and yet close enough to attract the same runners (many who claim to not be runners at all). Some are bored with simple street or trail running. Some enjoy the obstacles. Some enjoy crawling through the mud or the fun themed races (80's, glow/rave, bubbles, colored dyes, etc). Many enjoy the challenge and the reward of completing what can be a physically taxing activity. There are many things that attract such a diverse group of people, from the family friendly events to the large after parties.
Indeed you will find people of all ages, shapes and sizes at these runs, most of them participants and not competitors. MudRunFun, originally a small Florida team, has grown nationally into a massive community of 28,000 with a few goals: Grow interest in the sport, help a community of great people come together, and have fun. For that purpose, MudRunFun has built an easy-to-use, convenient iPhone app so that its members may share which races they will attend, check which races their friends are attending and write reviews for races they have attended. "We've found people want to read about their peers' experiences at a race before they commit to it themselves. There are so many new races popping up, the reviews really help others avoid scams and botched events. These races aren't always cheap, so the reviews help our members share which races are the most enjoyable for your buck," stated MudRunFun founder Damion Trombley.
The iPhone app can be found in the App Store when searching for mudrunfun or by clicking on the link at the top of http://www.mudrunfun.com.