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 ).

Race Review: Family Timber Challenge

By |August 11th, 2020|

Family-style fun at KC Timber Challenge's "Family Timber Challenge"

HYLETE Liner Tech Hoodie Review

By |August 9th, 2020|

"Seriously, this is the softest sweatshirt I own.  Whether you are lounging around the house, going for a walk or wearing it pre/post-race you will love the material."

Ultra-OCR Man Now On Audiobook

By |August 3rd, 2020|

Training on the range during a deployment. As an athlete who spends lots of time running for training and driving to/from events, I inevitably consume a lot of my information via audio.  Through a mix of things like Obstacle Running Adventures podcast, proof listening to my own podcast Strength & Speed, and most [...]

CTG Pro Team OCR Workouts To Go

By |July 27th, 2020|

Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team Obstacle Course Racing Workouts To Go, available in digital format only is a list of 75+ workouts that you can download to the Kindle app on your phone.

Gear Review: VJ Shoes XTRM

By |July 24th, 2020|

Ultra OCR Man author Evan Perperis provides his feedback on a multi-athlete review of the VJ XTRM shoes

Doubling Down in the Midwest

By |July 14th, 2020|

With many Obstacle Course Racers (OCRs) canceled for Spring and Summer, our race seasons are starting to look sparse.  However, races have opened back up in the Midwest portion of the USA and have already started occurring.  This means it might be time for you to head to the “flyover states” and experience something different. [...]

Kansas’ First Post-Quarantine OCR: Wild Women’s Timber Challenge

By |July 6th, 2020|

KCOCR's Malena Peel flying down the zip line mid-course. As a male Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) athlete, I’ve been itching to get back on a course.  I had my opportunity recently at Kansas’ first post-quarantine OCR, the women’s only Wild Women Timber Challenge at the permanent venue KC Timber Challenge.  Yes, you read [...]

Movie Review: Facing Infinitus

By |July 2nd, 2020|

What’s the longest you’ve ever run?  3 miles? 10 miles?  Maybe it’s a marathon or one of the few people who has run an ultra-marathon.  But how far could you go if you didn’t have a couple of hours or even a couple of days but more than a week to test your body? The [...]

OCR Documentaries to Keep You Motivated

By |June 29th, 2020|

Our list of OCR-related documentaries to keep your passion for OCR burning while events are just starting to return this summer/fall

Gear Review: HYLETE Ion Pants

By |June 23rd, 2020|

Here's a review that's been three years in the making - Evan gives his insight on HYLETE Ion pants and why he's been wearing them non-stop for almost 1/3 of a decade.

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