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 ).

Race Review: Spring Hammer Race Zumbo Falls

By |April 29th, 2019|

If you are looking for a one of a kind Obstacle Course Race, then Hammer Race is it. You run a 10k course with an 8 lbs. sledgehammer, completed hammer-themed obstacles along the way.

New OCR Book! Mud Run Guide’s Ultimate OCR Bucket List

By |April 22nd, 2019|

Mud Run Guide's comprehensive guide to the OCRs that you need to run is now available.  With contributions from almost a dozen members of the Mud Run Guide crew, the book provides first-hand experiences of races across the globe. 

Next Level ElectroShock Therapy

By |April 16th, 2019|

Tough Mudder’s brand is built on overcoming fears and challenging yourself. Let's dive deeper into one their most popular obstacle: ElectroShock Therapy. 

OCRmill 24: Lessons You Can Apply to Your Own Training

By |March 12th, 2019|

While your goals for this season may not involve 24 hours of treadmill miles and obstacles, Evan Perperis share lessons he learned that any OCR athlete can apply to their training.

OCRmill 24 Recap: 24 hours of Treadmill OCR

By |March 7th, 2019|

Over the course of 24 hours, Evan Perperis ran 85 treadmill miles and completed 340 obstacles to raise money for Folds of Honor.

Race Review: Hannibal Race Kuwait

By |February 26th, 2019|

Evan Perperis and Brenna Calvert from the Conquer the Gauntlet Pro Team travel to Hannibal Race Kuwait.

Gear Review: BleggMits 2.0

By |February 21st, 2019|

Are you training and racing through the Polar Vortex? Mud Run Guide checks out BleggMits 2.0. The updated version helps your hands stay dryer and warmer longer without compromising performance.

OCRmill Goes Nationwide and Personal

By |February 15th, 2019|

MRG's Evan Perperis takes on yet another Ultra OCR fundraiser of his own design, The OCRmill 24 main event is partnered with the Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team Takeover of Conquer Fitness in Tulsa, OK on February 23-24, 2019

KC Timber Challenge Yeti 5k Race Review

By |February 14th, 2019|

When there aren't many races happening in your area, living close to a permanent Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) site makes for good off-season training. Evan Perperis gives us his take on the KC Timber Challenge Yeti 5k.

2019 Conquer the Gauntlet Pro Team

By |February 4th, 2019|

For the fourth straight year, Conquer the Gauntlet is fielding a Pro Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) team for competing at both the national and international stages.  Watch for their athletes not only at the six planned Conquer the Gauntlet (CTG) events in the Midwest but also at OCRs nationwide.  You’ll even find them helping out at the largest OCR series just for kids, Conquer Youth, and even a couple of international events.

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