Author Archives: Jeff Cain

Yancy Culp: Man of the People

The curly locks. The positive outlook.  The mouth that runs like a Ferrari.  The person who could encourage even Tony Robbins to accomplish things beyond his belief.  There are some people who you know are just good to the core before you even meet them. That would be Yancy Culp. The uniqueness of his name even hints […]
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2018 OCR Orphan Adventure Mission Trip

Plans are underway for the 3rd annual OCR Orphan Adventure Mission trip to Monterrey, Mexico.  Sponsored by Back2Back Ministries, this trip combines obstacle racing, camaraderie, and a life-changing experience with severely disadvantaged children and youth. 2018 Trip Information Coordinators: Jeff Cain and Jason Throndsen Dates: January 13-19, 2018  Cost: $695 + airfare (book on your […]
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Year 2 of the OCR Orphan Adventure Mission Trip

“¡Sí tu puedes!” is the phrase I heard at least a hundred times last week. “Yes, you can!” was chanted loudly, encouraging the residents of Casa Hogar Douglas children’s home and the Hope Program as they competed in the obstacle courses we designed. This encouragement, smiles, and positive affirmation play a small, but important role […]
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United States Obstacle Course Racing Championships (USOCRC)

The preferred Labor Day activities for obstacle racers this year should not be grilling burgers in the backyard, but tackling obstacles in Mountain Home, Texas. Adventurey, LLC, better known as the company who puts on the OCR World Championships, announced today that it will offer a United States only version of this uber-popular race. The […]
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Get off the road, @$$#0!*!

It was early Christmas morning and I was running down a sparsely traveled country road. I was 45 minutes in and at the midpoint of a long straight climb. It had been a peaceful run, having seen 5 cars at the most when I heard one approaching from behind.  I was running on the left shoulder toward […]
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Faye Stenning: Looks can be deceiving

Dressed in jeans and a jacket vest, Faye Stenning looked like your everyday twenty-something with an attractive smile and glittering eyes. You know the kind.  One of those peppy girls fresh out of college who will spend an entire weekend shopping for shoes that she thinks will make her the envy of all the other […]
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Super-quick glance of Spartan Race 2017

What Spartan Race wants you to know about 2017: Season Passes; Stadium Races; New Medals; New Obstacles.

OCRWC 2017: Back to Canada!

The announcement has been made and to no one’s surprise, the 2017 OCR World Championships will return to Blue Mountain, Canada on Oct 13-15.  For me personally, it means I have a second chance of buying the maple syrup I forgot this year!  While some may question why a WORLD championship race is in North […]
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Jon Albon: Unplugged

Less than four hours removed from his third straight OCR World Championships win, Jon Albon sat sprawled out in front of me, seemingly oblivious to the awe being bestowed upon him by the international obstacle racing community.  Although self-described as nervous and shy as a kid, he appeared to be neither as we chatted comfortably […]
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The Essentials of Obstacle Race Training – a review

Many may recognize the name David Magida for his recent role as an announcer for NBC Spartan Races.  Others may know him as the owner of Elevate Interval Fitness – a high energy gym in Washington, D.C.  Still others, like myself, may know him more as the hotshot obstacle racer and one of the earliest […]
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