|Posted by Evan Perperis on January 21, 2022 at 11:30 AM|
If you’ve been following Strength & Speed for any amount of time you are likely familiar with owner, Evan “Ultra-OCR Man” Perperis’ charity events. Each year since 2016 he’s done a self-created endurance event for charity to raise money for Folds of Honor (scholarship money for kids whose parents were killed or wounded in US Military service). He’s done things like an Ultra-OCR at 21,000 feet of elevation, 24 hour treadmill OCR, 48 hour multi-lap and 8 days of OCR marathons in the winter. If you like the concept but things like that sound too daunting, here’s your chance to do endurance for charity thanks to Tough Mudder’s Infinite Hero Honor Challenge.
Tough Mudder’s new endurance event is a 10 hour team building challenge that takes place at three different venues in the 2022 season (California, Georgia and Texas). Groups of participants are organized into platoons, provided a scenario and then proceed to do (easy) land navigation between points. When you get to each point you’ll be required to do a task or complete a Tough Mudder obstacle in a non-conventional manner (think blindfolded, tied together, backwards, carrying something heavy, using a different set of rules, etc.). You don’t follow the Tough Mudder course but make your own path. It’s not a race, it’s a challenge.
The event also has a fundraising goal tied to it. When you sign up you’ll be required to either make a donation or fundraise for Infinite Hero Foundation, a group that provides mental and physical support to military veterans. My recommendation is to pay the charity amount up front and then hit up some family and friends for some small donations to recoup your cost.
The event takes inspiration from Tough Mudder’s fun virtual events but combines them with more physically taxing events (some influenced from Army Special Forces Assessment and Selection). Your guide during the event will be none other than Ultra-OCR Man himself as he provides these tasks that are part of an immersive experience operating behind enemy lines and occasionally shares some real world war stories (like those told in the book Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record Setting OCR Athlete).
If you are looking for a new type of challenge, looking to raise money for a good cause or want to experience Tough Mudder in a new format, check out Infinite Hero Honor Challenge. All skill levels welcome since sometimes the tasks are physical while other times they are mental. Sometimes it’s in your benefit to be big and strong and other times it is better to be small and nimble. You’ll find that everyone has a unique skill they bring to the table to make the team succeed.
Sign up for Infinite Hero Honor Challenge at the Tough Mudder website www.toughmudder.com