OCR Freaks, Mud Run Guide, and OCR Gear are all very proud to announce our premiere sponsored athlete, Anthony Matesi. Tony has a wicked resume when it comes to OCR's - especially multiple races in 1-2 days! In the photos above, you'll see his 2nd pass of the treacherous Spartan Race VA Super with a log on his back... and no shoes on his feet! Tony doesn't give up even when his homemade huarache sandals do!
Thinking about or signed up for your first mud run or obstacle race? Congratulations!! Committing to doing it really is the hardest part. We know that you might have some questions before (and after) the race, so we've tried to lay out a few answers here for you.
99% of Mud Runs & OCR's are designed to accommodate men and women of all ages, size & fitness levels; high school wrestlers are in the same heat as 50 year-old housewives, athletes and fitness models rub elbows with the dorky guy from your IT department and Tiffany from HR. The inclusiveness is sometimes part of what makes these events great, but at the same time there is surely a need to break some accomplished athletes into different waves - say, the "elite" start times and make room for all the normal guys and gals to compete with others on their same level. Sometimes, you can make something really special through the simple math of "addition by subtraction". Yep, I said it - cut the guys out of the equation and you have an even more enjoyable event for women the world over to enjoy. Are these "easy races fit for the girls?" Not necessarily - but they are created specifically for women (usually by women) and are exciting, challenging, and fun events that growing like wildfire in the world of Mud Runs & OCR's!