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 will be running 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.
Where and when is the event?
Can I come watch?
No, due to COVID this is a closed event. However, you can check the Strength & Speed Facebook page for updates on Sunday March 7th. Also be on the look out for Stoke Shed's short recap video coming out the week after the event highlighting the highs and lows of the event.
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. Donate $50 or more to the fundraiser via this link: https://www.facebook.com/donate/3421399457986321/?fundraiser_source=external_url
2. Preferably on March 7 (run must be complete between Feb 26-March 15), 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. Please include the donation link in the posts. To make things easier I'll also create a Facebook group for all competitors thus allowing you to track each others progress and hopefully push yourselves to some new limits.
top three in each gender with the most miles will win. This is a
loosely competitive event so we are relying on the honor system. The
main goal is a charity fundraiser. However, we want to reward effort so gold, silver and bronze belt buckle in addition to participation buckle will be awarded to top three in each gender as well as your choice of OCR book written by Evan along with some Strength & Speed stickers and temporary tattoos.