161 miles, 1000+ obstacles and 31,000+ feet of elevation gain. Spanning venues from Vermont to Oklahoma, multi-lapping for seven days in a row is how I spent the last week of my life. The event was Obstacle Course Race (OCR) America and was designed with three goals in mind. The first was to raise money for the charity Folds of Honor, which provides scholarship money to children whose parents were wounded or killed in US military action.
The goal of OCR America has always been to raise money for Folds of Honor. I know many people live away from the race venues involved in OCR America (Shale Hill, Viking OCR at Sunny Hill, Newbsanity, and Dirt Runner) but still want to participate in some way, so we are offering a virtual run option.
Seven Days. 26.2 miles per day. A thousand plus obstacles. These are the obvious challenges that lay ahead for me as I embark on my OCR America journey. Over a week in June, I plan on running at 7 different OCR sites in 7 days.
Mud Run Guide Contributor, Evan Perperis is embarking on a new journey in June. For 7 days he plans to run an average distance of a marathon at specific obstacle courses around the Northeast and Midwest to bring awareness to the sport of OCR as well as raise money for the charity, Folds of Honor.
In our first OCR Warrior matchup in Kansas City, Team Strength & Speed's Evan Perperis goes head-to-head with American Ninja Warrior superstar Evan "Rocket" Dollard. Does the former Mr. Olympia bodybuilder have the muscle to overcome Dollard's #lessshirtmoreposer? The winner advances to KO Round #2, the loser goes home!
Strength & Speed started because the founder competes in a broad range of physical activities from ultra-distance running to natural bodybuilding. He would arrive to train with his local running club and tell them about a new deadlift personal record (PR). Read more about the new team Strength and Speed.