Badass Women of OCR: Margaret Schlachter


An interview with Margaret Schlachter, creator of Dirt In Your Skirt, first professional OCR Racer, and editor in chief at Mud Run Guide.

Sometimes, I wake up at night with nightmares that the industry has collapsed and thus my job has disappeared. That is the scariest thing about the industry. The whole industry has skyrocketed from nothing in 2009 at least in North America, to atmospheric heights these days. We all know what goes up will eventually come down. We are seeing this in North America at least where participation has flat lined and the industry is settling in. I hope moving forward the brands can start to work together more for the betterment of the whole industry. If they don’t one day my nightmare might come true, which I really really hope it does not. But that is the thing that is scariest about work in this industry, that it would all disappear as quickly as it showed up.

This article originally appeared at Mud Run Guide. Click here to go to original article

Original AuthorCharity Fick
Original SourceMud Run Guide
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The largest & most trusted worldwide resources for Mud Runs, Obstacle Course Races (OCRs), Ninja Warrior Events, Fun & Challenging Events, and more! We literally wrote the book on Obstacle Races & Mud Runs - Ultimate Obstacle Race Training by Brett Stewart, co-founder of Mud Run Guide. Our Editor-in-Chief Margaret Schlachter was the first professional female racer in OCR and wrote the book on how to live the OCR lifestyle - Obstacle Race Training - How to Beat Any Course, Compete Like a Champion, and Change Your Life.


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