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OCRmill 21,000 ft. 2021

Welcome To The Highest Ultra-OCR Ever: OCRmill 21,000 ft.

Strength & Speed owner and pro OCR athlete Evan "Ultra-OCR Man" Perperis is at it again.  Together, with your help, we have raised more than $20,000 for Folds of Honor providing scholarship money to children whose parents were killed or wounded in US Military service.  The stretch goal for this event is another $5,000 to push our grand total over $25k so we are going to need your help. 

Evan will be running 1 mile then completing four obstacles repeating for a full six hours making it an Ultra-OCR, but there is a twist.  He will be running at 21,000 feet elevation with reduced oxygen making it a severe challenge to push his body to the limits.

But wait...there's more, there is also a virtual (loosely) competitive event as part of this, scroll down for more details and how you can get involved. 

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.

Evan's 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?

     The event will be at Motus Ninja gym in Kansas City on Sunday March 7th. 

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?


     Good question...without the proper safety precautions, training/build up and acclimatization, no it is not safe.  However, Evan is taking lots of safety precautions leading into this year's challenge.  Listen to the Strength & Speed podcast to hear some of the science behind the training and what he is doing to prepare in the episode that publishes at the end of February 2021.   

What is with the logo?


     You may notice the folded flag, which is the symbol of our charity partner Folds of Honor.  The dragon logo is from Mythic Race, a new race coming to the mid-west in 2022!  The race is owned and operated by Strength & Speed athlete William Shell, head over and give his Facebook page a like to show your support.

Virtual Event (Your Challenge)

How can I help?


     1. Share the donation link to your social media pages:
     2.  Ask family and friends to donate.  Asking directly to people you will get a better response.
Remember every dollar helps, so even a small donation is great!  We can't get to $5000 for this event without your 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:

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. 

The 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.  


What constitutes an obstacle?

     The idea is to get some early season aerobic training and obstacle preparation work for 2021.   Therefore make the obstacle whatever you want.  If you have access to a gym for this great, if you have some homemade obstacles in your garage, also great.  If you only have your body, we recommend picking up a set of Playout The OCR Game deck of cards, which provide body weight "obstacles" that simulate OCR movements.  If you really want to prove your the best OCR athlete, make the obstacles challenging like pegboards and rigs.  We recommend one upper body obstacle (rig, pegboard, monkey bars etc.), one balance obstacle (slackline, quad steps, balance beam etc.), one strength obstacle (bucket carry, log carry, sandbag carry etc.) and one other obstacle (your choice but something standard like crawl, wall, traverse wall, etc.) per lap. 

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When do I get my buckle?

     Belt buckles will be mailed out after the event on March 16th.  Please allow one week for delivery.  

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


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Earn your belt buckle!!! First 40 athletes to sign up by donating $50 or more to our fundraiser then completing their own six hour virtual run will get a belt buckle mailed to them.  Top three distances in each gender will also get an award buckle (gold, bronze or silver) as a victory trophy.

4 inch by 2.8 inch Belt Buckle

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