About Evan Perperis

Evan is a Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team member, NSCA-CPT, owner of Strength & Speed along with a Hammer Nutrition and Sinergy Sports sponsored athlete. His 2016 highlights include finishing 8th at World's Toughest Mudder with 90 miles, 1st at CTG-XTC and eight other podium finishes. He currently has the record for most BFX wins (3- tied) and most OCR miles in a week (161 during the 7 day/7 venue OCR America). His book, Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing is currently available from or major retailers.

Ultra-OCR Grand Slam Lessons Learned

By |December 5th, 2017|

I like pushing my limits and finding boundaries so in 2016 I set out for OCR America a 7 day, 7 venue, Ultra-OCR spanning from Vermont to Oklahoma (read about it here).  In 2017, I decided I would try for what I called the “Ultra-OCR Grand Slam”.  The plan was to do every 24 hour OCR In the world and not just finish but do well (either podium or top ten).

Leaving Las Vegas: Comparison of 2014-2017’s World’s Toughest Mudder

By |December 4th, 2017|

For the past three years, I’ve compared the course of the Las Vegas course for World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM).  After forgetting to write the article for the last couple of weeks, it finally dawned on me that I had not written one for this year.  This was, in fact, the last year in Vegas on the course we know as noted by land adjacent/on previous year's course undergoing construction. 

$5000 If You Can Win The Green Beret Challenge Championships

By |December 1st, 2017|

In 2018, Green Beret Challenge will host its first independent championship caliber race, that will test your mind, body, and spirit.  The format will be a 12-hour Adventure Ultra-OCR consisting of running an 8 mile fixed course loop requiring mandatory obstacle completion of the event’s 20 obstacles and six unique military-inspired endurance/mental challenges.

Success of Military Vets at World’s Toughest Mudder

By |November 17th, 2017|

Finishing up the weekend of World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM), which was also the same weekend as Veteran’s Day, I went to make an Instagram post highlighting both.  That’s when I realized the number of military veterans on the podium for WTM.

The Best OCR Athlete Ever: Jon Albon vs. Ryan Atkins

By |November 8th, 2017|

In just a couple of days, 1600+ athletes will line up in the desert for the culminating race of Tough Mudder, the 24-hour long World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM).  There is a lot on the line this year, more than any previous year and more than people realize. 

5 Things No One Told You About World’s Toughest Mudder

By |November 6th, 2017|

Every year I race World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM) and every year I seem to get instant amnesia.  Fast forward a couple of weeks after the event and I forget about the debilitating pain of walking the day after the race, the cold and all the suffering on course.  All I remember is the awesome sense of community, how much fun it was and how proud I am of my black WTM headband. 

Goal Setting for World’s Toughest Mudder

By |October 31st, 2017|

When heading into World’s Toughest Mudder (WTM), I recommend setting tiered goals. Tiered goals provide a target to shoot for or safety nets to keep you going as the race drags on for 24 hours.

Inflated Expectations: What Toughest Mudders need to know about World’s Toughest Mudder

By |October 30th, 2017|

This fifth point, Inflated Expectations, ended up being so long I broke it apart into a second article because I didn’t want to gloss over it.  With that, enjoy the conclusion of the article and hold on tight, some people may get some feelings hurt but you’ll thank me in the end.

Permanent OCR Facility Spotlight: Shale Hill

By |October 27th, 2017|

Shale Hill has so many unique obstacles people started changing the name of them to “Robstacles” after owner and creator Rob Butler.  Literally, don’t even know where to start describing signature obstacles, so I’ll just show you pictures of some of them.

OCR Halloween Costumes

By |October 26th, 2017|

Halloween is just around the corner and you’re probably panicking about not having a costume.  Don’t worry though, because Mud Run Guide has you covered.  Luckily for you, all the answers you are looking for right here.  Here are seven Halloween costumes for the Obstacle Course Race (OCR) obsessed:

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