About Evan Perperis

Evan is a Conquer The Gauntlet Pro, NSCA-CPT, owner of Strength & Speed along with a Hammer Nutrition sponsored athlete whose biography "Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record Setting Pro OCR Athlete" is now available (hard copy, digital or audiobook). His highlights included 2018's 1st place Team Atomik at World's Toughest Mudder, 2nd Pro Team Coed at North American OCR Championships in 2018 and yearly record setting Ultra-OCR events for charity. With 50+ overall OCR podium finishes, he captured his training techniques and strategies in his books, "Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing", "Mud Run Guide's Ultra-OCR Bible", "Conquering The Gauntlet" and covered some of his favorite OCR events in "MRG's Ultimate OCR Bucket List" (all available from ).

Volition Chiropractic and Building Local OCR

By |April 22nd, 2021|

With the effects of COVID and quarantine it is more important to support local businesses more than ever during this time.  In my biased opinion, I also like to support Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) related businesses if possible.  So when fellow OCR athlete Dr. Alexis Buford opened her chiropractic office, Volition Chiropractic, I stopped by [...]

The Unseen Cost of Poor Traction

By |April 22nd, 2021|

Conquer The Gauntlet starts off one of their 2020 races with a muddy start. Any time someone picks up a new pair of trail or Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) shoes, they want them to have good traction.  After all, who wants a pair of shoes that slip around in the mud or on [...]

Gear Review: HYLETE T-Shirts

By |April 20th, 2021|

I’ve got so many t-shirts I typically have to donate a whole bunch to Salvation Army every year (Congrats random person on “finishing” that Tough Mudder).  Still I occasionally find myself with a t-shirt that always seems to find its way to the top of my drawer and is worn weekly.  The two HYLTE shirts [...]

2021 KCOCR Double Down: Battle of the Lions and KC Timber Challenge

By |April 20th, 2021|

With limited racing going on in 2020 I know everyone is itching to get back out on the course.  Luckily for you Kansas City has two events in one weekend this coming June making it a perfect opportunity for a trip.  Furthermore, these are by brands or owners that held multiple events in 2020, so [...]

The New Strength and Speed’s Guide to Elite OCR

By |April 19th, 2021|

My bestselling book, Strength & Speed’s Guide to Elite OCR was originally written in 2015/2016 and released in 2016.  Since then, the industry has gone through some significant changes.  Brands have risen and fallen, obstacles at the championship level have become harder and brands have continued to innovate.  Five years after the initial release, I [...]

OCRmill 21000 Feet Results

By |April 18th, 2021|

Evan doing the Salmon ladder at 21,000 feet in HYLETE shorts and VJ MAXx shoes. On March 7, 2021 I attempted my latest Ultra-Obstacle Course Racing (Ultra-OCR) charity event, OCRmill 21000 feet.  The event involved me running one mile on a treadmill and doing four obstacles repeated for six hours while hooked up [...]

Gear Review: Egg Weights

By |April 18th, 2021|

I recently picked up two sets of Egg Weights after they started appearing in my Facebook newsfeed.  The small weights can be used for a variety of activity and they seemed like a good opportunity for Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) training.  After all we are one of the sports that need good arm strength as [...]

Which Battle of the Lions is right for me?

By |March 12th, 2021|

Our own Ultra-OCR man takes you through the NEW Battle of the Lions Tour - and which events may be best for each of us

21,000 Foot Ultra-OCR and Virtual Race Option

By |February 21st, 2021|

For the last five years, I’ve been doing an Ultra-OCR related charity events to raise money for Folds of Honor, scholarship money for children whose parents were killed or wounded in action.  (You can check out some of the previous ones here 7 days in a row of OCR marathons, all 24 hour OCRs in [...]

Conquer The Gauntlet Turns Ten!

By |February 14th, 2021|

Conquer The Gauntlet was one of two brands regularly putting on events after quarantine in 2020 (the other being Savage Race).  After putting on five events total in 2020, they are scaling back in 2021 for their 10th anniversary race and focusing on one massive celebration for the entire weekend near Tulsa, Oklahoma. Queen [...]

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