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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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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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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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Inside the OCR Bubble

Yesterday’s news of Battlefrog’s race cancellations  and new emphasis on television reverberated throughout the OCR world like none other that I can remember. The veiled admission that their current business model was not viable didn’t come as a big surprise, but shockwaves were still felt.  It was like we were all inside a snow bubble and […]
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Joe Desena is at it again with Spartan Fit!

    If Spartan Up left you hungry for more of Joe DeSena’s no-holds-barred approach to life and fitness then you may want to check out Spartan Fit!Spartan Fit!  In Joe’s own words “The purpose of this book is to help you overcome any physical or mental obstacle—and to achieve the opportunity that lives inside […]
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Stories from the first OCR Mission Trip to Mexico

There is a Friends episode in which Joey & Phoebe argue about the concept of “no selfless act” – that there are no actions done to benefit others that do not also benefit the doer.  The inaugural OCR Adventure Mission trip sponsored by Back2Back Ministries (a Christian non-profit group with a mission of providing global […]
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Must-read OCR articles of 2015

Battling my demons: Learning to ignore the numbersThere was a dramatic rise in the number and quality of online articles pertaining to OCR in 2015.  The sporby  (sport + hobby) continued to grow and with it came a number of stories, controversies, and inspirations.  Below is a list of articles that people within the OCR community […]
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What do these symbols of Spartan Race & BattleFrog say to you?

Sports in general is filled with symbols depicting determination, speed, power, honor, victory, pride, etc. as teams and brands use images to weave subtle meanings into the minds of the public.  Obstacle racing is no different and OCR companies take full advantage of social media to send visual messages that become iconic symbols of the brand. To […]
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Accepting nominations for must-read OCR articles of 2015

OnMyWayToSparta.com is accepting nominations for the must-read OCR articles of 2015.  The only criteria are that the posts must somehow relate to obstacle racing, be of great interest to OCR enthusiasts, and published in the 2015 calendar year. Because of the increased exposure of OCR in mainstream press, nominations are not limited to OCR blogs, but can […]
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OCR World Championships Short Course Format Announced

Maintaining its position as one of the top innovators in the OCR industry, OCR World Championships announced a brand new addition to its stable of championship races.  The Short Course Championship will be a head-to-head, obstacle-dense, 3K course. The 2016 Short Course Championships will take place on Friday, October 14, 2016. Athletes will be able […]
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