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.

Post-Race Cleanup With No Hotel

By |October 4th, 2017|

If you have ever run a race, you are familiar with this problem. “If I run in the 8 am wave and it takes me two hours to finish, that gives me 30 minutes to get changed, 30 minutes for socializing and 45 minutes to get back to my hotel. Then I have 10 minutes to shower and 5 minutes to check out.”

Family First at Conquer The Gauntlet

By |September 29th, 2017|

Conquer The Gauntlet is one of the nation’s oldest multi-state OCR series.  The race company, founded by the Mainprizes (David, Steve and his wife Courtney), have a huge fan following in the Midwest.  Since 2012, they have expanded every year adding more venues in more locations. 

Race Review: US OCR Championships

By |September 14th, 2017|

In the first weekend of September, the best Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) athletes gathered from across America to a small town outside of San Antonio, Texas. I knew this was a no miss event so took the trip out to run in the 15k. If you didn’t make it to the first ever US OCR Championship, here is what you missed.

Breaking The Mold with Conquer The Gauntlet

By |September 4th, 2017|

The Midwest’s favorite race series, Conquer The Gauntlet, is once again thinking outside the box with several of their events this year.  In 2016, they did something that no other race series has done by hosting a combined event with another brand, Conquer The Gauntlet- Extreme Timber Challenge (CTG-XTC) was held in late September 2016 with resounding success.

OCR Training with an Unlimited Budget: The People

By |August 31st, 2017|

Obstacle Course Race (OCR) training and racing can be expensive, there is no question there.But what if…you had an unlimited budget to spend on OCR?  What would your training look like if the cost was not a concern?  Here is my take on what OCR training looks like with an unlimited budget.

Permanent OCR Facility Spotlight: Dirt Runner

By |August 22nd, 2017|

There are a ton of great OCR venues across the country that are in locations that never move.  These permanent facilities allow for larger obstacles, year-round racing, and training. Each location has its own feel and uniqueness.

OCR Comes Together to Support Injured Tough Mudder Athlete

By |July 28th, 2017|

When Ian Panter decided to go to Tough Mudder Philadelphia he had a crazy weekend planned in late May.  Saturday Tough Mudder Philly then finish it off with the 8 hour Toughest Mudder that night.  Unfortunately, the weekend didn’t end as planned.  Leaving the Saturday morning venue after finishing Tough Mudder he was involved in a serious car accident putting him in a coma. 

Race Recap: Hannibal Race (Lebanon)

By |July 27th, 2017|

Lebanon’s first OCR World Championships Qualifying event, the Puma Hannibal Race, took place last weekend in Le Plateau de Bakish in the mountains east of Beirut.  My Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Teammate Brenna Calvert and I had the pleasure of attending the event to see what OCR looks like in the Middle East.

Gear Review: Hylete’s 6 in 1 Backpack: 40L vs. 60L

By |July 6th, 2017|

Hylete makes some of the best fitness clothing on the market, but you may not know about their awesome backpacks. I personally have been using their Icon Expandable backpack for over a year now (check out this review if you want to know more…but it appears to be discontinued off the main Hylete Website), but recently gave their brand in 6 in 1 backpacks a test run for this review.

Race Review: True Grit Enduro 24

By |June 29th, 2017|

I had the pleasure of making my way across the Pacific Ocean to the only active 24-hour Ultra-OCR event in the Southern Hemisphere, True Grit Enduro 24. The trip was part of my quest for a high ranking Ultra-OCR Grand Slam (see link for details if you would like to know more).

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