About Rachelanne Gladden

With a grateful hand in many different aspects of what makes OCR tick, Rachelanne fully lives #OCRUNITED. If you hear the words “What do you need? – I can help you with that” – she is probably standing there saying it… She loves Ugly core workouts, Pretty dresses, Dark chocolate, darker beers, lemurs, and a particular band stealing Beard.
  • Charlie McElvy


By |April 28th, 2016|

I first met this week’s victim when Christopher and I needed a graphic done for our BeardTM Bars. We put out a call for designs and after looking at what Charlie does, we knew we would be lucky if he picked US. He immediately nailed the concept and in the process, made lifelong friends out of us. Not just because of his incredible work ethic, but because everything about this man is worth knowing.


By |April 21st, 2016|

Are you sitting down? You might want to. Trust me on this one. When I reached out to this week’s victim, I was already a bit of a fan. The reputation of his smile, humor and the pack he runs with already preceded him, and I knew the first time I met him we would be friends…whether he wanted to be or not.

Last Week in OCR: Tough Mudder Kicks off 2016 Season

By |April 18th, 2016|

If we needed any proof that the OCR season is underway, the last couple of weeks has surely proven it. Internationally, some of our favorite races peppered the globe, with London South England Dirty Dozen, Sydney Australia Raw Challenge, Madrid Spain Farinato Race, and Munich Germany Spartan Sprint. In the US, we were no slouches ourselves, hitting both coasts and plenty of states in between, our community took the country by storm and is showing no signs of slowing down.

OCR’s Most Colorful Characters: Mark Leinster

By |April 15th, 2016|

Welcome back to episode three! You’re still here, so we must be doing something right… I have received several really good requests since last week and I am mulling them all over – but this week, I felt it was time to cross the waters and delve into one of the most entertaining and interesting [...]

Last Week in OCR: Mud, Cold, Swimming, and More Mud

By |April 11th, 2016|

If there was any question as to whether or not the OCR season has jumped off – there isn’t after this last weekend! From coast to coast and across the world, events arrived in full force, even leaving athletes in some areas having to make the difficult decision as to which they would attend! Today we will take a look at some of your tried and true US favorites, as well as a quick peek at an amazing event unlike any other we have seen in Glasgow, Scotland, where they may give you wings, but what you really needed was gills! Read on…


By |April 5th, 2016|

This week’s interviewee is one of our community’s greatest treasures. If you know him, you now that just being around him makes everything more fun. If you just know him through social media, you have without a question enjoyed his brash, humorous and dead honest responses to people when faced with negativity, and his own positive outlook on the state of our sport in general.

Last Week in OCR: A Muddy Good Time in Macon

By |April 4th, 2016|

After nearly an entire community of athletes traded their muddy shoes in for colored eggs last week, OCR came back all fired up. Columbia and Belgium and gave it everything they had with Desafio de Guerreros Warrior Challenge and Run for our Lives, respectively, while Spartan Race went down under and made Australia even more rugged and impressive than it already was.

Last Week in OCR: Eggstra-special OCRs With Family

By |March 28th, 2016|

With the Easter holiday we always tend to see 5k bunny runs and egg hunts replacing grueling obstacle challenges, and quite frankly, too many of our families, it is a nice change of pace. Medals are replaced by colored plastic eggs, bananas, and nutrition bars are replaced by chocolate eggs, and the war cries of our comrades-in-arms are replaced by the happy squeals of the little ones in our lives.

  • Tod Sorum Brilliant


By |March 28th, 2016|

In our new MUD RUN GUIDE series, we will seek to highlight some of these people, who keep us quite often thinking, frequently smiling, and always on our toes. I decided to keep the questions simple as these folks do not need a fancy canvas to paint a colorful picture. Bottom line, without them – OCR would not be OCR.

LAST WEEK IN OCR – 3/21/16

By |March 21st, 2016|

It was a busy week for our sport all over the world, with your solid basics, three-day challenges, televised team relays, and the unveiling of some exciting new obstacles. The states brought some favorites to the table, with Spartan Race heating up Las Vegas, Warrior Dash in Southern California, Savage Race spinning wheels and climbing fences in Florida, and BattleFrog tearing up the beach wakes and the airwaves in Georgia.

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