About Evan Perperis

Evan is a Conquer The Gauntlet Pro, NSCA-CPT, owner of Strength & Speed along with a Hammer Nutrition sponsored athlete whose biography "Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record Setting Pro OCR Athlete" is now available (hard copy, digital or audiobook). His highlights included 2018's 1st place Team Atomik at World's Toughest Mudder, 2nd Pro Team Coed at North American OCR Championships in 2018 and yearly record setting Ultra-OCR events for charity. With 50+ overall OCR podium finishes, he captured his training techniques and strategies in his books, "Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing", "Mud Run Guide's Ultra-OCR Bible", "Conquering The Gauntlet" and covered some of his favorite OCR events in "MRG's Ultimate OCR Bucket List" (all available from ).

Gear Review: HYLETE Prime Polo Shirt

By |December 16th, 2020|

While my ideal life involves me wearing racing clothes every weekend and HYLETE t-shirts and pants every day during the week that is unfortunately not realistic.  I often need to look a little more formal whether it being going out to dinner for work or just looking more presentable.  Much to my surprise, I found [...]

Lionhearts: Free Fitness For All

By |December 15th, 2020|

To keep Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) going, we need to continue to bring in new athletes into the sport.  There is a group called Lionhearts (no relation to the lion logoed Conquer Youth and their kids race series).  Let’s look a little deeper at the non-profit Lionhearts that is helping build future racers near Chattanooga, [...]

Kimberly’s 24 Hour Ultra-Mudder

By |December 14th, 2020|

Joey McGlamory and Luccketta at the grave of Kimberly approximately 10 feet from the course. Earlier this year, a member of the World’s Toughest Mudder Community, Charles “Tank” Lukancich unexpectedly lost his wife, Kimberly Lukancich, after more than 20 years of marriage.  Without a live World’s Toughest Mudder to dedicate his race to [...]

Six OCR Presents For “Your Family”(…That Are Really Presents For Yourself)

By |November 23rd, 2020|

Gift Idea #2: Race-cation: Me: “Honey! I planned a vacation to England!” My Wife: “What race are you dragging us to now??”

Gear Review: MudGear Ruck Socks

By |November 9th, 2020|

Mudgear, long known for making the go-to compression, trail, and no-show running socks has a new Ruck Socks - we put 'em to the test

Gear Review: HYLETE Rep Shorts

By |November 2nd, 2020|

After enjoying the Verge II and Helix II shorts, I decided to try two more of HYLETE’s shorts.  In the same order that I picked up a pair of the Incline shorts (check Mud Run Guide soon for that review), I also ordered a pair of the Rep shorts.  Here’s a couple of thoughts on [...]

Tactical Vest as a Weight Vest?

By |October 26th, 2020|

Cody Milne training in the tactical vest with Spartan and Tough Mudder patches. I own several weight vests including a Harbinger one (read the review here) and a Hyperwear one (read that review here).  Both are designed specifically for fitness.  However, before I owned either I went with the only weight vest I [...]

MAGIC! OCR Pro and Children’s Author Amy Pajcic

By |October 23rd, 2020|

Dr. Amy Magic Pajcic is an all-time favorite of MRG, who knew she could get even more awesome?

Gear Review: Squirrel’s Nut Butter

By |October 12th, 2020|

Squirrel’s Nut Butter: Anti-chafe to save your... um, yeah.

Jay Flores is “Changing The Game”

By |October 11th, 2020|

Part pro-team OCR Athlete, part STEM teacher - Jay Flores is Changing The Game

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