About five years ago Mike Vaules and two of his colleagues attended a benefit gala for the Navy SEAL Foundation. There they met the 31 Heroes Project leaders who wanted another highly visible and fun event to raise funds. The three men, all residents of Ocean City, New Jersey, provided the obvious choice. Conduct a family-friendly obstacle course race challenge on the beach.
A lone sentinel stands guard over the sole surviving bastion of full-time OCR in the southern half of New Jersey. ABF Mud Run is a shell of its former self. Some moved to Texas. Others like myself are still out there rucking from place to place looking for a home base. Some moved to South Jersey OCR.
February 5, 2017. Alex, one of the founders of the Philly Spartans, beamed with pride in knowing that bit of history. He was mysteriously clad in Prussian blue. The other teammates groan, knowing another tough workout was about to begin.