Author Archives: Jeff Cain

Battlefrog Cincinnati Race Review

Battlefrog is for real.  You can question the business model and long term prospects, but the challenging nature of this obstacle race is undeniable.  This was my first Battlefrog, which took place on the Mud Guts & Glory course outside of Cincinnati, Ohio.  For various reasons, it was also my first time running an open wave since 2011.  Unlike […]
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Why the OCR Humanitarian Award is important to the sport

Full disclosure.  I, along with a few obstacle racers and colleagues formed the charitable foundation, For Those Who Would, with the goal of transforming the passion of OCR athletes into a mechanism benefiting society.  Aside from our charitable activities, we have initiated the For Those Who Would Humanitarian Award and will be presenting it along […]
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Obstacle racing charity “For Those Who Would” has launched!

While a national press release is forthcoming, I want to personally announce the official launch of For Those Who Would, Inc. We are a certified 501(c)(3) charity rooted in the obstacle and adventure racing community.

Reebok All Terrain Thunder Review

As a cousin to the Reebok All Terrain OCR shoe, the Thunder has some family resemblances, but differs in several characteristics. The distinctive bright colors invite comments from everyone who catches a glimpse. If you like attention-getters, these will do it for you. The shoes aren’t super heavy, weighing in at 11.4 oz for men and […]
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The good in everyone

Community, relationships, friendship, and kindness has occupied a large portion of my psyche after writing this article about community, reading this one about OCR cat fights, and observing a week of political/societal/cultural upheaval in the United States.  THIS IS NOT AN ARTICLE EXPRESSING MY POLITICAL OPINIONS.  The world has enough unsolicited opinions and this site is about obstacle racing.  […]
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The fact that rain was pouring down amidst wind gusts nearing 30 miles per hour was one reason why I should cancel my long run.  But there were better reasons not to, namely as a father of a young girl I want to demonstrate grit and determination in the face of difficult circumstances.  That, and I need […]
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Great American Fitness Challenge Review

If not for the fact this event was 30 minutes from my house and filled a void in my summer racing schedule, I would have let the Great American Fitness Challenge in Lexington, KY slip on by without a second thought. I didn’t though, so here is an abbreviated version of my thoughts. They had an interesting […]
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Icebug Spirit 4 olx Review

I finally relented and gave the most talked about new shoe company in OCR (Icebug) a chance.  After browsing through the plethora of models that Icebug offered, I realized I needed assistance in choosing the right model for me.  My racing friend, Rob Butler, known to many as the devilish designer of Shale Hill Training Center […]
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2016 Orphan Adventure Mission Trip

I write this post because I think it will find its way to the right people.  To a few select athletes whose passion extends beyond obstacle racing, extends beyond competition, extends beyond physical challenges.  To those who love the sport of obstacle racing, but also want to make a real difference in people’s lives. To those […]
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Mud Guts and Glory Race Review 2015

Mud Guts & Glory fools me EVERY SINGLE TIME.  Five times total I have toed the starting line with a light heart and high spirits.  Five times total I have had moments of regret for doing so and wondered if the hills and obstacles would ever end.  MGG lures me in with its family atmosphere, its encouraging volunteers, […]
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