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 ).

OCR Documentaries to Keep You Motivated

By |June 29th, 2020|

Our list of OCR-related documentaries to keep your passion for OCR burning while events are just starting to return this summer/fall

Gear Review: HYLETE Ion Pants

By |June 23rd, 2020|

Here's a review that's been three years in the making - Evan gives his insight on HYLETE Ion pants and why he's been wearing them non-stop for almost 1/3 of a decade.

OCR in Drag

By |June 22nd, 2020|

The Wild Women’s Timber Challenge is one of the most unique OCRs because it is a female-only event - can still run the event if I dress in drag!

Supporting Brands During 2020

By |June 18th, 2020|

We will eventually toe the starting line again with all our best friends ready to climb, crawl, swing, and jump our way to the finish line.  If we continue to wait without doing anything, there may not be any smaller brands left when it is time to race again.

OCR-COVID Friendly Gym Precautions

By |June 16th, 2020|

Here are some OCR-COVID friendly training tips you can use in your conventional gym to make you feel more at ease.

Book Review: Legend of the Death Race

By |May 18th, 2020|

Curious about Death Race? Check out Tony Matesi's book “Legend of Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom.” 

OCR ’20: It’s Complicated

By |May 15th, 2020|

How can you fix the 2020 OCR Season? Evan Perperis takes us inside some of the important and difficult decisions event companies are facing right now

Movie Review: New Addiction: The Story of Jesse Bruce

By |May 13th, 2020|

Need your OCR fix in quarantine? Check out New Addiction: The Story of Jesse Bruce, a documentary that tells a story of addiction, prison time, and overcoming obstacles in both life and on the racecourse.

Conquer Youth Giveback Program

By |May 11th, 2020|

The next generation of Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) athletes are here now and they are driving you or your loved ones crazy.  With quarantine in full effect in many places still, schools canceled and obesity on the rise, it is time to do something for the health of our kids and the future of our sport.  That is why the best OCR only for kids just launched the Conquer Youth Giveback Program.

Gear Review: MudGear Lifestyle T-Shirts

By |April 28th, 2020|

The brand we all know, love, and trust for bringing us the best Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) socks has recently released their lifestyle tee shirts.  As a long time MudGear fan, I decided to pick one up to see what the excitement was about.

Mud Run Guide
Welcome to Mud Run Guide - the worldwide leader in mud runs, obstacle course races, and outdoor running adventures. Established in 2012, our focus is to provide you with the best events, discounts, news, reviews, gear, and training for the sport of OCR.