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 ).

Six OCR Presents For “Your Family”(…That Are Really Presents For Yourself)

By |November 23rd, 2020|

Gift Idea #2: Race-cation: Me: “Honey! I planned a vacation to England!” My Wife: “What race are you dragging us to now??”

Gear Review: MudGear Ruck Socks

By |November 9th, 2020|

Mudgear, long known for making the go-to compression, trail, and no-show running socks has a new Ruck Socks - we put 'em to the test

Gear Review: HYLETE Rep Shorts

By |November 2nd, 2020|

After enjoying the Verge II and Helix II shorts, I decided to try two more of HYLETE’s shorts.  In the same order that I picked up a pair of the Incline shorts (check Mud Run Guide soon for that review), I also ordered a pair of the Rep shorts.  Here’s a couple of thoughts on [...]

Tactical Vest as a Weight Vest?

By |October 26th, 2020|

Cody Milne training in the tactical vest with Spartan and Tough Mudder patches. I own several weight vests including a Harbinger one (read the review here) and a Hyperwear one (read that review here).  Both are designed specifically for fitness.  However, before I owned either I went with the only weight vest I [...]

MAGIC! OCR Pro and Children’s Author Amy Pajcic

By |October 23rd, 2020|

Dr. Amy Magic Pajcic is an all-time favorite of MRG, who knew she could get even more awesome?

Gear Review: Squirrel’s Nut Butter

By |October 12th, 2020|

Squirrel’s Nut Butter: Anti-chafe to save your... um, yeah.

Jay Flores is “Changing The Game”

By |October 11th, 2020|

Part pro-team OCR Athlete, part STEM teacher - Jay Flores is Changing The Game

Movie Review: My First Marathon

By |October 5th, 2020|

Our own Evan Perperis reviews (and makes a cameo in) this feature - It not only covers one man’s journey and is chocked full of good marathon tips but also dives into the psychology of distance running.

Race Review: KC Timber Challenge’s XTC

By |September 30th, 2020|

Kim Welch (center) on his way across the low rig to a 2nd place finish. Kansas City’s only permanent obstacle course venue, KC Timber Challenge, recently held its final race of the 2020 season.  For many brands, COVID has decimated their ability to hold races, but a couple of brands in the Midwest [...]

Gear Review: HYLETE Verge II Shorts

By |September 29th, 2020|

After wearing HYLETE Helix II shorts for the last couple of years (read the Mud Run Guide review here), I decided to try out some of their other shorts.  The first new style of shorts I tried for them was the Verge II.  Here is a quick rundown of the shorts and why it may [...]

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