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 ).

Movie Review: My First Marathon

By |October 5th, 2020|

Our own Evan Perperis reviews (and makes a cameo in) this feature - It not only covers one man’s journey and is chocked full of good marathon tips but also dives into the psychology of distance running.

Race Review: KC Timber Challenge’s XTC

By |September 30th, 2020|

Kim Welch (center) on his way across the low rig to a 2nd place finish. Kansas City’s only permanent obstacle course venue, KC Timber Challenge, recently held its final race of the 2020 season.  For many brands, COVID has decimated their ability to hold races, but a couple of brands in the Midwest [...]

Gear Review: HYLETE Verge II Shorts

By |September 29th, 2020|

After wearing HYLETE Helix II shorts for the last couple of years (read the Mud Run Guide review here), I decided to try out some of their other shorts.  The first new style of shorts I tried for them was the Verge II.  Here is a quick rundown of the shorts and why it may [...]

Freedom Reigns at Conquer The Gauntlet

By |September 22nd, 2020|

Now might be a good time to take that long road trip to experience the multi-state brand with the most challenging obstacles in the USA.  You’ll get some good practice in for events like OCR World Championships with obstacles like Stairway to Heaven, Cliffhanger (rotating monkey bars on an incline/decline) and Tarzan Swing (their rig).

Obstacle Course Racing Home Gyms

By |September 16th, 2020|

What's YOUR Ultimate OCR Home Gym?

Gear Review: Atomik Liquid Chalk

By |September 10th, 2020|

Chalk is a great tool if you want to rapidly improve you grip strength by drying out your hands and creating a surface with more friction.  Although, in most Obstacle Course Races (OCRs), chalk is not allowed as per the rules.  However, I still think it can play an important role in your training on [...]

Gym Review: ROKC

By |September 9th, 2020|

ROKC Olathe literally has the largest rock climbing wall I have ever seen in my life.  It is the largest regardless of how you measure it:  width, height or overall surface area.  I’ve included a picture but the photo doesn’t do it justice, you’ll be in awe at the size of this place.

Blind Man Running: Review and Future Events

By |September 7th, 2020|

Blind Pete Cossaboon has been a staple at OCR's for years and is always a crowd favorite tackling obstacles and terrain along with Joey McGlamory - he brings some of his challenges to you with Blind Man Running Series

Gear Review: HYLETE Helix II Shorts

By |August 31st, 2020|

These pockets make them perfect for your phone, wallet or some gels, especially since walking around after a race I’m often compelled to redo some of my favorite obstacles.

Running OCR With My Five Year Old

By |August 31st, 2020|

For anyone looking to take their kids on a similar adventure with their kids, here’s a couple of tips that our own Evan Perperis has learned- some the hard way

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