In 2016, Strength & Speed owner Evan "Utlra-OCR Man" Perperis, did a 7 day, 7 venue event where he ran 23 miles of OCR every day at different venues across the USA called OCR America. The event was mentally and physically exhausting but it did raise several thousand dollars for the charity "Folds of Honor". When asked if he would ever do it again the typical responses were things like:
"This is definitely a one time thing"
"When hell freezes over."
Well it's January 2020 and it is pretty cold outside. Looks like it might be cold enough in hell for a redo.
OCR America 2: When Hell Freezes Over from Jan 19-26, 2020.
The goal of OCR America 2 is threefold:
1. Raise money for children of US Military veterans that were killed or wounded in combat overseas through the charity Folds of Honor.
2. Raise the publicity and awareness for Obstacle Course Racing.
3. A personal challenge.
How did this work?
Evan set out to run 8 days in a row of 8 different Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) venues with plans to cover a marathon length (26.2 miles at each). The event took place between Long Island, NY and Kansas City, Kansas. Participants signed up to run with Evan pacing him for as much as they want. The group moved at a conversational pace staying together completing obstacles according to their ability levels.
What did participants get for their registration?
For each registration athletes received a OCR America belt buckle and a event shirt.
How much of the registration went to charity?
Was this a race?
No, this was not a race. It was a training event and fundraiser designed to support Folds of Honor.
Where and when was each day of the event?
Find details and recap videos for each day via the link below:
Day 8: Sunday, January 26, 2020: KC Timber Challenge Yeti (this is a live event, you must register for their event here to pace/run. If you want an OCR America shirt and buckle, you need to also register for here.)