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 ).

Gym Review: ROKC

By |September 9th, 2020|

ROKC Olathe literally has the largest rock climbing wall I have ever seen in my life.  It is the largest regardless of how you measure it:  width, height or overall surface area.  I’ve included a picture but the photo doesn’t do it justice, you’ll be in awe at the size of this place.

Blind Man Running: Review and Future Events

By |September 7th, 2020|

Blind Pete Cossaboon has been a staple at OCR's for years and is always a crowd favorite tackling obstacles and terrain along with Joey McGlamory - he brings some of his challenges to you with Blind Man Running Series

Gear Review: HYLETE Helix II Shorts

By |August 31st, 2020|

These pockets make them perfect for your phone, wallet or some gels, especially since walking around after a race I’m often compelled to redo some of my favorite obstacles.

Running OCR With My Five Year Old

By |August 31st, 2020|

For anyone looking to take their kids on a similar adventure with their kids, here’s a couple of tips that our own Evan Perperis has learned- some the hard way

Race Review: Family Timber Challenge

By |August 11th, 2020|

Family-style fun at KC Timber Challenge's "Family Timber Challenge"

HYLETE Liner Tech Hoodie Review

By |August 9th, 2020|

"Seriously, this is the softest sweatshirt I own.  Whether you are lounging around the house, going for a walk or wearing it pre/post-race you will love the material."

Ultra-OCR Man Now On Audiobook

By |August 3rd, 2020|

Training on the range during a deployment. As an athlete who spends lots of time running for training and driving to/from events, I inevitably consume a lot of my information via audio.  Through a mix of things like Obstacle Running Adventures podcast, proof listening to my own podcast Strength & Speed, and most [...]

CTG Pro Team OCR Workouts To Go

By |July 27th, 2020|

Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team Obstacle Course Racing Workouts To Go, available in digital format only is a list of 75+ workouts that you can download to the Kindle app on your phone.

Gear Review: VJ Shoes XTRM

By |July 24th, 2020|

Ultra OCR Man author Evan Perperis provides his feedback on a multi-athlete review of the VJ XTRM shoes

Doubling Down in the Midwest

By |July 14th, 2020|

With many Obstacle Course Racers (OCRs) canceled for Spring and Summer, our race seasons are starting to look sparse.  However, races have opened back up in the Midwest portion of the USA and have already started occurring.  This means it might be time for you to head to the “flyover states” and experience something different. [...]

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