About Johanna Lopez

Johanna Lopez is an outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure. She's an avid trail & ultra runner as well as an OCR and endurance athlete. As a self proclaimed lover of life and nature enthusiast she usually chooses to be out in the woods and on the trails over the busy city life of Toronto, Ontario Canada where she currently resides. She has been a staple in the OCR community and a great ambassador to the sport since being introduced to it in 2012. When she's not racing you can find her volunteering, crewing or sharing her passion for the sport with everyone she meets. As the proud runner to her buddy Charlie – IRUN4CHARLIE - who lives in Australia, she raises funds and awareness for Autism on his behalf. Through her own health journey she's had the opportunity to help others get fit by coaching, mentoring and motivating people to get off the couch. Her goal is to help others LIVE their very best life and to connect with nature. Her passion is to encourage everyone to live a positive, compassionate and healthy active lifestyle and by sharing her many adventures and accomplishments she hopes to inspire others to blaze their own trail in their own wellness journey.

What’s Trail Running got to do with it?

By |April 29th, 2019|

Obstacle Course Racing: it's basically trail running with obstacles along the way.

Race Recap: Concrete Rush

By |May 3rd, 2017|

The urban obstacle course advertised as the Ultimate Urban Obstacle Challenge took place right in the heart of downtown Toronto over two days this past weekend, Friday and Saturday. On Friday the first wave went out at 5:00 pm with all heats taking place in 5-minute intervals until 6:30 pm, these were all open waves with the Elite Waves and OCRWC qualifiers taking place on Saturday morning starting at 8:30am-9:30 am with all heats taking place in 5-minute intervals as well.

Small But Mighty: Eagle’s Nest Racing Brings OCRWC Qualifier to Ontario

By |March 16th, 2017|

In obstacle course racing there are always those big races we all hear about but once in a while, there comes along a small local race that does it just right and can compete against some of the bigger names. One of those is Eagles Nest Training, in Smith Falls, Ontario – Canada.

‘Tis Always The Season to Give Back

By |December 23rd, 2016|

When I got into obstacle course racing, running and endurance events I did it for me and me alone. I did it first to challenge myself physically because growing up I wasn’t super athletic, but my parents made sure I got a taste of sports. I did gymnastics for a while until I couldn’t get any more due to financial strains on my parents. That was a sad time. I loved it, but after so many injuries I started on my fitness journey once again. It wasn’t to lose weight, in fact, I would do anything to gain weight as I was always thin. It was more to have a balance between a demanding job and life.

Mark Jones to Direct The Endurance Society’s Dark Rainbow Trail Series

By |December 12th, 2016|

Coming fresh off his 3rd Place Team podium win, with his partner Josh Fiore, at World’s Toughest Mudder 2016 in Las Vegas I had a chance to speak with my friend Mark Jones about his endurance racing history, highs and lows and his upcoming debut as race director for The Endurance Society – Dark Rainbow Trail Series in Calgary, Alberta in 2017.

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