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OCR America 2: When Hell Freezes Over

Welcome to OCR America 2: When Hell Freezes Over!

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:

"Hell no!"

"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.

Watch Stoke Shed's 8 part video recaps below.
(Best viewed in full screen)

 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?


     100%  ALL of registrations goes to charity.  The buckles, shirts and support for the event was fund-raised separately. 


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?

     Day 1: Sunday, January, 19, 2020: Obstacle Athletics gym in Deer Park, Long Island, NY


     Day 2: Monday, January, 20, 2020: Otherworld Fitness gym in Frederick, MD

     Day 3: Tuesday, January 21, 2020: Newbsanity Extreme Ravine in Binghamton, NY

     Day 4: Wednesday, January 22, 2020: Newbsanity Mud Gauntlet in Binghamton, NY

     Day 5: Thursday, January 23, 2020: Eerie OCR Battlegrounds in Eerie, PA

     Day 6: Friday, January 24, 2020: Movement Lab Ohio in Columbus, OH

     Day 7: Saturday, January 25, 2020: Training Day with PT Williams Shell south of St. Louis, MO


     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.)

Listen to the audio-book of Evan's other Ultra-OCR charity events and get inspired!


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Belt Buckle and T-Shirt Designs shown below.  Buckle and shirt only guaranteed for the first 50 athletes to sign up.

4 inch by 2.5 inch Belt Buckle

Soft Cotton Shirt

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