Author Archives: Jeff Cain

What I appreciate about Hobie Call

I oftentimes grow weary of social media rants, complaints, and the keyboard-enabled “call-outs” of people.  While that may at times play an important role in the development of the sport, I believe we need more public discussions that uplift spirits.  So here I am, trying to do my part. Hobie Call has received his share […]
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Spartan and Marriott

Two of the biggest names in their respective industries have become partners.  On the surface this might seem ho-hummish, but it is an indicator of continued international appeal of the Spartan brand and overall interest in obstacle racing.  If I glance over my right shoulder, I can see a small mesh bag from approximately 5 […]
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The Endeavor Team Challenge

I’m considering it.  Seriously considering it. It would be good for my soul. The Endeavor Team Challenge offers exactly what drew me (and many of the OGs) to obstacle racing to begin with: more of an adventure and less of an event.  As much as I love obstacle racing and the many improvements in terms of races […]
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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.