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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.

Badass Women of OCR – Tracy Murillo (Beasts OCR)

By |October 17th, 2018|

Tracy Murillo has quite the story to tell. Previously she was a distance runner but found that running wasn't lighting her fitness fire. After completing her first OCR race she was hooked and the rest is history.

Badass Women of OCR – Christy Van Vliet

By |October 10th, 2018|

Christy Van Vliet is one of the hardest working women I know. She is the proud mother of 3 boys, a super active fitness instructor and is always pushing herself to reach her goals. She uses fitness and health to inspire others and is not afraid to back down from a challenge.

Badass Women of OCR – Petra Blevins

By |October 3rd, 2018|

Every OCR athlete's story has a beginning. When getting into the sport of OCR, some embrace the suck while others run with friends for fun. Petra Belvins is someone who has embraced the sport of OCR, constantly pushes her limits, and was once an Olympic hopeful.

Badass Women of OCR – Amber Myers (Beasts OCR)

By |September 26th, 2018|

Amber Myers is a passionate mother who uses food to keep her family healthy, and exercise to build her own fitness and strength. I reached out to Amber for this article series, as I wanted a different perspective in regards to being a "Badass".

Badass Women of OCR – Kim Collings (Beasts OCR)

By |September 19th, 2018|

Kim Collings wears a number of hats in her life. She is a mother, a runner, OCR Badass and currently runs the Beasts OCR ambassador team. She is hardworking, strong and knows how to have a good time in the mud. I wanted to feature Kim in this article series for many reasons: her sense of humor, love for the sport, drive, and determination.

Badass Women of OCR – Jenna Ravenscraft (Beasts OCR)

By |September 12th, 2018|

On a team, there are many moving parts that need to mesh well in order for the team to succeed. It's not one person that makes or breaks a team, but the collective spirit and drive of its members, such as Jenna Ravenscraft.

Badass Women of OCR – Melissa Dagg

By |September 5th, 2018|

As a mother and an OCR athlete, Melissa Dagg knows the struggles of getting in time for training and being there for her family. At a young age, she was sick many times, and there were instances where she thought she wouldn't survive. It's tough for anyone having to deal with illness day to day, but Melissa has proven she is strong

Badass Women of OCR – Rachel Lotz (Beasts OCR)

By |August 29th, 2018|

Rachel Lotz has taken on intense endurance races that include a 12 hour Hurricane heat, an Agoge race, and the Death Race in Vermont. 

Race Recap – The Ah-Mazing Race presented by Grit Farm Fitness

By |August 27th, 2018|

The Ah-Mazing Race was presented by Grit Farm Fitness on August 5th, 2018. This event was held at the Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Chilliwack, B.C. Canada. Put on by race directors Allison and John Tai it was a great event for the whole family.

Rugged Maniac X- July 14th 2018

By |July 23rd, 2018|

Last year after the Rugged Maniac event in Cloverdale, BC, Canada, my husband and I decided to challenge ourselves and sign up for the Rugged Maniac X - this option allowed runners to complete as many laps of the 5km course as they wanted.

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