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: $700 + airfare (book on your own) Commitment: Signed trip agreement due by August 31, 2017 … Continue reading 2018 OCR Orphan Adventure Mission Trip
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 United States Obstacle Course Racing Championships (USOCRC) will be held … Continue reading United States Obstacle Course Racing Championships (USOCRC)
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 America for the fourth straight year, it makes perfect sense … Continue reading OCRWC 2017: Back to Canada!
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 someone had just shaken the heck out of it and … Continue reading Inside the OCR Bubble
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 of you. To become Spartan Fit.” Specifically, it’s intended as … Continue reading Joe Desena is at it again with Spartan Fit!
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 orphan care) falls squarely within that realm. Taking a week … Continue reading Stories from the first OCR Mission Trip to Mexico
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 feel are a must-read. Note that this does not necessarily … Continue reading Must-read OCR articles of 2015