The goal of OCRmill 21,000 ft. 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 you build an OCR on top of a 21,000 foot mountain?
We didn't, instead of actually moving to attitude for the event, Evan ran with a hypoxic generator mask attached to his face thus simulating the reduced oxygen at 21000 feet of elevation above sea level. The hypoxic generator is an expensive piece of equipment costing several thousands of dollars, this isn't a cheap "altitude training mask" you buy at a local sporting goods store. This is the same type of device climbers use when acclimatizing their body to climb mountains like Everest. It looks like a shop vac or an air conditioner on wheels. The crew had to roll the device behind Evan as he completed obstacles and work to prevent him from running over the oxygen hose as well as the power cord.
Where and when is the event?
Could I have come to watch?
No, due to COVID this was a closed event. Check out the links below for pre/post event coverage on channels like Obstacle Running Adventures, Strength & Speed, Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team and Stoke Shed.
Is this safe?
What is with the logo?
How can I help?
What about the race?
Part of this event includes a virtual portion. Here is how to participate:
1. Pay $50 via the buckle item in the online store (see link in our online store).
2. Do a virtual version on your own.
Run 1 mile, do four obstacles. The obstacles are up to you. Repeat for six hours.
3. Post on social media and tag Strength & Speed (Facebook @Strength & Speed or Instagram @StrengthSpeed) when you start your event. Six hours later post when you finish and what your total mileage was.
The competitive portion of the event ended on March 15, 2021. The
top three in each gender with the most miles won but you can still earn a buckle.
1. Fred Clarke-Louie: 28 miles (1st Place Masters)
2. Jon Taylor: 27 Miles
3. William Shell: 26 Miles
4. Gary Shaw: 25 miles
5. Cutler Holland: 23 miles
6. Ian Pereira: 18 miles
7. AC Hale: 17 miles
8. Jeremy Zackula: 16 miles
9. Terry Perperis: 14 miles (1st Place Grand Masters & Senior Grand Masters)
1. Mirada Huber: 22 miles
2. Mary Koester: 21 miles (5:51)
3. Mitsy Williams: 21 miles (5:59)
4. Malena Peel: 13 Miles