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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 – Xavier Calhoun

By |June 5th, 2019|

Xavier Calhoun is a 9-year-old kid from Southern California who has already tackled a Spartan Kids' Trifecta! He is inspired to race by his parents and hope to one day run the LA Marathon.

Bad Ass Kids of OCR – Flynn Stewart

By |May 29th, 2019|

Meet Flynn Stewart. Inspired by his dad, Flynn got involved OCR and they started racing together. Now Flynn hopes to qualify for worlds while his dad struggles to keep up!

Bad Ass Women of OCR – Tina Talley

By |May 22nd, 2019|

Tina is a badass stay-at-home mom who homeschools her children, but manages to carve out time to train and race. Since 2015 she has been setting her own personal bar of achievement higher and higher, and it shows.

Bad Ass Kids of OCR – Elliot Nickelson

By |May 15th, 2019|

Meet Elliot Nickelson. Elliot finds that her gymnastic conditioning training helps her stay strong and accomplish obstacles on course and has even started her own program to help kids with disabilities.

Bad Ass Kids of OCR – Drew Sherman

By |May 8th, 2019|

Meet Drew Sherman. She started her Spartan racing career at 7 years old and doesn't let her small stature doesn't impact her spirit, determination and training efforts.

Bad Ass Kids of OCR – Hanah Zamko

By |May 1st, 2019|

After watching her dad push his limits, break barriers and accomplish some truly amazing goals, Hanah Zamko decided to join him in the mud and ran her first obstacle course race. Like most of us, she was hooked.

Bad Ass Kids of OCR – Nate Jones

By |April 24th, 2019|

Meet Nate Jones. At the age of 17, keeps his sights on his goals and trains hard to achieve them. He wants to show OCR race directors that kids are capable of more, and should be given the chance to prove it.

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.

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