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Endure The Gauntlet 2018

Endure The Gauntlet is a 48 hour charity run being conducted by Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Evan Perperis at Conquer The Gauntlet Tulsa the weekend of August 24-26 in 2018. Evan will be “running” for all 48 hours but he wants you to join him for a lap or two or more in order to raise money for the charity Folds of Honor.


Event Location: Post Oak Lodge

     5323 W 31st Street N

     Tulsa, OK 74127

Evan’s Start Time: Friday 1130 AM, August 24, 2018

Evan’s Finish Time: Sunday 1130 AM, August 26, 2018

Participants register for a time block and walk/jog a lap (or more) with Evan on the course of Conquer The Gauntlet Tulsa moving at his pace. This is a non-timed event and 100% of your registration costs go directly to charity. All finishers get a finisher medal and a t-shirt after they finish their lap (or laps). For those that are ambitious and like endurance you are allowed to run as many laps as you want with Evan throughout the course of the weekend (minus normal Conquer The Gauntlet race hours, which require a separate registration).

The goal of Endure The Gauntlet is three fold:

1) Raise $5000 for the charity Folds of Honor. Folds of Honor provides scholarship money for children whose parents were killed or wounded in action in US Military service.

2) Raise awareness and create additional publicity for the sport of Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) through OCR specific and local media channels.

3) A personal challenge.

Time blocks for registration

Friday: 1130, 1330, 1530, 1730, 1930, 2130, 2330, 0130, 0330, 0530 (running in these will make you ineligible for prize money in the elite heat on Saturday morning)

Saturday: 1730, 1930, 2130, 2330

Sunday: 0130, 0330, 0530

In order to run with Evan Saturday during the day, you must be registered for the normal Conquer The Gauntlet Tulsa event. Registration link available here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can I help out or participate?

There are two ways to help out. If you can’t make it to the event there is an option to donate. Donation options come in two forms. One is directly to the pot of money going to the charity Folds of Honor. The second is donating to Backside Support. Backside Support donations cover things like money spent on t-shirts/medals for participants and travel fees associated with bringing in Evan’s crew/media to support the event. The second way to help out is to participate by clicking on the registration link.

How do I participate?

Click on the registration link to sign up for the event. 100% of your registration fee goes to the Charity Folds of Honor. Select a time block listed on the event page. Of note, to be able to run with Evan during Conquer The Gauntlet Tulsa’s normal hours or their team event, you must register for that separately via Conquer The Gauntlet’s main page.  All ETG participants must be registered for CTG at some point during the weekend for insurance purposes.

What if I can’t keep up with Evan?

Evan will be jogging/walking for the event. If you have participated in a running event or OCR before, you will have no problem keeping up.

What if I want to run more than one lap? Do I have to pay multiple times?

You only need to register once. A single registration gives you access to run as many laps as you want except during normal Conquer The Gauntlet Tulsa hours (roughly 730AM-4PM on Saturday and roughly 730-1130 on Sunday). To run during those hours you must register for the normal events.

Is there a spectator fee?

Spectators are free for Endure The Gauntlet during non-Conquer The Gauntlet Tulsa hours. Spectator free during normal Conquer The Gauntlet Tulsa hours will be low cost and determined by Conquer The Gauntlet (historically it is usually around $10).

What time blocks are available for running?

Time blocks are approximations of lap start times. The start times are based on Evan’s pace, so be flexible on event day. If you miss your time block, do not worry, just jump in on the next lap.

Friday: 1130, 1330, 1530, 1730, 1930, 2130, 2330, 0130, 0330, 0530

In order to run with Evan Saturday during the day, you must be registered for the normal Conquer The Gauntlet Tulsa event. Registration link available here.

Saturday: 1730, 1930, 2130, 2330

Sunday: 0130, 0330, 0530

Sunday morning is the Conquer The Gauntlet Tulsa Team Event. Evan will have his own team but you are welcome to run as part of your own team by registering here.

Is this event timed?

No, it is a charity run. There will be no finisher results list or ranking. It is solely for charity and is a great option for those looking to get some mileage training in on the best OCR series.

What do I get for participating?

All participants who register will get a t-shirt and a finisher’s medal. If you can’t make it to the event but registered contact [email protected] T-shirt and medals can be mailed for an additional mailing fee if you cannot make it to the event.

If I run a lap with him during normal CTG hours but don't pay do I still get a t-shirt and belt buckle?

No, in order to earn a belt buckle and t-shirt, you need to register for the event.  To guarantee you get both, you need to sign up by July 15, 2018.   Extra shirts and buckles will be available but due to the charity nature of the event, we are trying to keep overhead costs low.  Please register in advance so we can accurately order the required number of buckles and shirts.

Who is Evan Perperis?

Evan “Ultra-OCR Man” Perperis is the owner of Strength & Speed, an athlete on the Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team and the author of “Strength & Speed’s Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing” who specializes in endurance Obstacle Course Racing.

Where can I follow updates about the events online?

Updates will primarily through Facebook through Evan’s personal page along with the Strength & Speed and Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team pages. Follow along for the latest along with other great tips and information about Obstacle Course Racing.

I already registered for Conquer The Gauntlet Tulsa.  Do I need to pay again to be part of ETG?

Yes, you do need to pay separately for ETG if you want a shirt/finisher buckle.  A normal CTG Tulsa registration allows you to run with Evan during normal CTG hours (roughly 730 AM to 430 PM on Saturday) but running outside those hours will require registering for ETG.  Remember, 100% of your registration for ETG goes to charity.

Can I get a refund or transfer my registration?

Since 100% of your registration goes directly to charity this event is non-transferable and non-refundable.


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