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Savage Race & the Racer Experience

There is one race series I look forward to every year, Savage Race. For me, Savage Race usually provides me with the best race experience of the year. Last year, I was lucky enough to participate in both Albrightsville and the Maryland races, but this year, I had only the PA race on my calendar. I can comfortably say, and defend my position if necessary, that Savage Race puts the racer's experience above the bottom line, making it a must run race. While everything isn't always peaches and cream when it comes to putting on and running an event like the ones we all love to run, there are times when your customer services skills hat must be worn. Some wear it proudly, some don't even let you know that they have one. This year, in this race, I got to see first hand what Savage is made of.

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Savage Race Overview

It’s more than just a race. It’s about setting personal goals and smashing them. It’s about pushing your limits to defeat the world’s best obstacles. It’s about teamwork and friendship. It’s about the amazing people you will meet on the course. It’s about the mud, the fire, and the Facebook …

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COLOSSUS SLIDE

Once you've scaled the front side of Colossus, there's only one way down. The Colossus Slide is a near vertical drop at the top of the 24 foot tall structure. Feel gravity take over as you hit lightning speed while being flung into the water below. No training needed for this one. Just enjoy the adrenaline rush!

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DAVY JONES LOCKER

Want an adrenaline rush? Davy Jones' Locker has you covered. This 15 foot high dive into a 15 foot deep pool will have you so amped that you'll turn around and do it again. Face your fears and take the plunge. Competent swimmers only. Completion Rate: 65%

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SHRIVELED RICHARD

With 60,000 pounds of ice, Shriveled Richard is no joke. The bone chilling experience will take your breath away as soon as you dive in. It's no time to be timid. To add to the experience, you have to completely submerge yourself halfway through the obstacle. It's time to start taking cold showers.

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SAVAGE RIG

Beast mode? More like Savage mode! With every setup not quite like the one before, there is no telling what exactly to expect. One thing is for certain, however. You’ll have to give it your all to muscle through this Savage Rig.

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ON THE FENCE

If you ever had to jump a fence to escape that neighbor’s Rottweiler that always seemed to get loose, then your instincts will get you across this obstacle in no time. This is a challenge like no other, forcing you to clench your hands and feet as you traverse on a moving chainlink fence suspended over water. At least slipping off this fence is better than a nip in the ass from that Rottweiler.

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WHEEL WORLD

The spinning action of each wheel as you attempt this obstacle will test your grip strength and body control. Try to find an even rhythm or else you will end up at the bottom of the pool below.

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2016 Savage Race Albrightsville Review

To be completely honest with you, I had been pretty siloed in OCR over the last few years. It wasn't until OCRAddict popped up that I was interested in anything other than Spartan Races; it was like wearing blinders the whole time. There had been the occasional hankering to try a Tough Mudder, just for comparison, but outside of that, there wasn't much interest. Recently, when the opportunity to run a Savage Race came along, I couldn't resist. I had to see what else was out there.

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