About Jeff Cain

Jeff has been a competitive obstacle racer and deeply involved in the OCR community since early 2011 when he started In addition to racing across the country and consulting with various OCR-related ventures, he writes for the Spartan Blog and is a member of the OCRWC Competition Advisory Committee. Past writing contributions include Mud and Obstacle Magazine; a chapter in Down & Dirty: The Essential Training Guide for Obstacle Races and Mud Runs; and blog posts for Mud & Adventure, Travlete, and Run Lexington. Jeff also founded and is president of a forthcoming charity that will channel the passion of obstacle racers into helping others with healthcare-related needs.

2017 OCR Orphan Adventure Mission Trip

By |May 3rd, 2016|

More than a year ago, Steve McCollum of Back2Back Ministries observed what so many of us already know – that the OCR community is filled with outstanding individuals who not only excel on the course but in life. He immediately envisioned how a group of obstacle racers could provide a new and welcome contribution to some orphans in Mexico. In January 2016, he and six obstacle racers (including me) landed in Monterrey, Mexico for what turned out to be an unforgettable experience.

Will Elite OCR Athletes Become Specialists?

By |October 12th, 2015|

OCR World Championships announced this week that the 2016 race would feature championship races for three different distances – short (3-5 miles), medium (8-10 miles), & long (12-15 miles). Years from now, that announcement could effectively mark the beginning of specialization in obstacle racing.

Community, Fringe Sports, Acquaintanceship Density, and OCR. What the Heck?!

By |June 10th, 2015|

Community is what most point to as the best thing about obstacle racing. Meeting old and new friends is often the highlight of race weekends. Even so, the community has evolved from the earliest days. A recent article in Men’s Fitness Magazine hinted at the evolution: “Before it was a slick, Reebok-sponsored international obstacle-racing phenomenon, the Spartan Race was a quirky, little-known adventure race in Vermont’s Green Mountains”.

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