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About Charity Fick

Charity Fick is a distance runner who currently resides in beautiful Surrey BC Canada with her husband and partner in Mud Ryan, and her daughter Sierra and step daughters Brandi and Samantha.Although running was and still is her first passion, she is an avid OCR enthusiast. Charity has participated in a number of different road / trail and family oriented runs and OCRS within the past few years and is always up for a new challenge. She has successfully completed multiple runs ranging in distance from the fast 5km up to the 42 km marathon distance. Charity Fick is an active participant in the online running and OCR communities, and continues to write articles, race reviews, and human interest pieces exclusively for Mud Run Guide.com. She is currently a member of several communities including the Mud Run Crew, the Canadian Mudd Queens, her local OCR training group – VanCity OCR, and runs frequently with the We Run Surrey Crew. Charity is also passionate about talking to others within the OCR community and sharing their stories.Her interest in OCR was born after reading Brett Stewart’s book – Ultimate Obstacle Race Training, and after completing her first solo Spartan race, she was hooked.In her spare time, Charity enjoys writing, blogging, digital photography, running, working out and Obstacle Course racing. As a proud wife and mother, it is her hopes that others will hear her stores about the mud, barbed wire, friendships, bruises and fire and be inspired to make a change in their lives by trying something new. You can often hear Charity on course laughing, and making jokes about how much she loves getting dirty and how OCR is good for the Soul.

Bad Ass Kids of OCR – Kai To

By |April 17th, 2019|

Meet Kai To, a 10-year-old kid that loves to run, play and get dirty. At 7 years oldm Kai finished the full adult version of the Dooms Day Dash and has big plans for the future.

Bad Ass Kids of OCR – Braxton To

By |April 10th, 2019|

At 4 years old, Braxton To completed in his first OCR race and fell in love with the sport. Using his mother as his inspiration, Braxton is taking on more challenges and has completed his first 7.5km snowshoe run.

Bad Ass Kids of OCR – Rachel and Samuel Koehler

By |April 3rd, 2019|

Meet Rachel and Samuel Koehler. a brother-sister racing duo who currently reside in Georgia. Nothing stops these two from hitting their goals, incuding a rare condition called Achromatopsia, which has left Samuel visually impaired.

Bad Ass Kids of OCR – Brooke Mahon

By |March 27th, 2019|

Meet our next Bad Ass Kid of OCR, Brooke Mahon. At 10 years old who, she's running races with her dad and already taking home age group medals.

Bad Ass Kids of OCR: Chris Schomberg

By |March 20th, 2019|

Charity Fick features the next generation of OCR Athletes in her new series, Bad Ass Kids of OCR. We kick this series off by featuring Chris Schomberg, a 21-year old who began OCR as a way to embrace a healthy lifestyle and is now winning his age group!

Bad Ass Women of OCR – Erin Rost

By |February 27th, 2019|

Many of us know her as the woman who finished 2nd place in Worlds Toughest Mudder in 2018 (a shocking victory even to Erin), however, there is more to her story. She is a flight commander in the Airforce and has been on the Price is Right. Erin has proven that making choices and sacrifices towards your goals, in the end, is totally worth it.

Bad Ass Women of OCR – Nicole Fleming

By |February 13th, 2019|

Meet Nicole Fleming, a 45-year-old OCR Bad Ass who loves the camaraderie and the feeling of community in OCR. Nicole has fought her way back from a battle with Lupus and a broken heel to continue trail racing and OCR. Her story is inspiring, and I hope somewhere, she can inspire others to not give up and keep fighting.

Bad Ass Women of OCR – Carrie Brooks

By |February 6th, 2019|

Carrie Brooks is a 46-year-old momma who took control of her health at aged 40. She no longer wanted to feel unfit, so she quit smoking and started working out. The quest for her health lead her into the world of OCR, and she is now addicted to being fit, healthy and strong.

Bad Ass Women of OCR – Hillary Shusterman

By |January 30th, 2019|

Meet Hillary Shusterman. a 27-year-old Boston resident who works as a marketing consultant. By night/weekend, she is a bad-ass on course pushing herself past pre-conceived limits. I wanted to share her story, as I feel what makes Hillary bad-ass is that she can admit when things are outside of her comfort zone, but still finds a way to succeed. Being a Bad Ass woman of OCR doesn't mean you are 100% fearless, it means you do not let the fear cripple you!

Bad Ass Women of OCR – Kym Butcher

By |January 23rd, 2019|

Kym Butcher's inspiring comback embodies the inner strength, determination, and heart found in every single Bad Ass Woman of OCR.

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