After watching her dad push his limits, break barriers and accomplish some truly amazing goals, Hanah Zamko decided to join him in the mud and ran her first obstacle course race. Like most of us, she was hooked.
Meet Nate Jones. At the age of 17, keeps his sights on his goals and trains hard to achieve them. He wants to show OCR race directors that kids are capable of more, and should be given the chance to prove it.
Meet Kai To, a 10-year-old kid that loves to run, play and get dirty. At 7 years oldm Kai finished the full adult version of the Dooms Day Dash and has big plans for the future.
At 4 years old, Braxton To completed in his first OCR race and fell in love with the sport. Using his mother as his inspiration, Braxton is taking on more challenges and has completed his first 7.5km snowshoe run.
Meet Rachel and Samuel Koehler. a brother-sister racing duo who currently reside in Georgia. Nothing stops these two from hitting their goals, incuding a rare condition called Achromatopsia, which has left Samuel visually impaired.
Charity Fick features the next generation of OCR Athletes in her new series, Bad Ass Kids of OCR. We kick this series off by featuring Chris Schomberg, a 21-year old who began OCR as a way to embrace a healthy lifestyle and is now winning his age group!
I am 15 years old and I am just finishing up my freshman year in high school. I’ve been active in team sports since I was 5 when I joined my first soccer team and I continue to play with a local select team when I am not training for my high school cross-country or track teams.
OCR keeps me active and is a fun community to be a part of. It gives me something to push towards and keeps me reminded there is always room to grow. OCR forces you to be adaptable and constantly seek self-improvement. I think all of these things are important for a balanced life.
Never let someone else tell you, “This is what you have to do.” You’ll most likely fail. Get angry at yourself. This is the best drive you will ever get. Self-motivation was my secret weapon in becoming who I am today. I’d be a VERY, VERY rich man if I had a dollar for how many times someone told me, “You should probably lose weight,” and I never went to the gym the next day.