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IOCRU Issues Emergency Grant to Fund Prize Purse of 2016 UK OCR Championships

IOCRU Issues Emergency Grant to Fund Prize Purse of 2016 UK OCR Championships The International Obstacle Course Racing Union announced this morning that it has issued an emergency financial grant to Obstacle Course Racing Association United Kingdom with the express purpose that it be used to pay the athletes who are due cash prizes from the 2016 UK Obstacle Course Racing Championships. The grant is being funded by the Adventurey, LLC (organizers of the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships) and their production partners 365 Sports, Inc. “The IOCRU was created for the express purpose of serving the athletes of obstacle course racing and we are proud to be able and step in to help those impacted by OCRAUK’s fiscal trouble,” said Adrian Bijanada, one of IOCRU’s founding members. “While t...

BoneFrog Discount Now Available for Members

Member’s of IOCRU now have access to $5 off of entry to all HESCO BoneFrog Challenge events in North America. The HESCO BoneFrog Challenges were created by Navy SEALs to challenge, build and inspire participants to become better athletes and recognize that they can do anything they set their minds to, while enjoying the camaraderie and teamwork usually reserved for active duty Navy SEALs. With at least 36+ US Navy SEAL-style obstacles on courses that range from 9-12 miles, the course will test everyone and leave no one unscathed. We attempt to place an obstacle approximately every quarter mile (when venues permit), so your running ability alone will not carry the day. Get Your Code Here or Register to Access Member Benefits

Warrior Dash Discount Now Available

Warrior Dash is the obstacle course race that anyone can start and everyone can finish. With over three million participants worldwide since 2009, Warrior Dash reinvented the concept of a 5k run and created a revolution.

For Those Who Would Offers Healthcare Grant

For Those Who Would, a certified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity created by a group of Obstacle Course Racers, have announced that they currently accepting applications for their first healthcare grant.

Yancy Camp Launches Virtual OCR Games

Yancy Culp, the founder of Yancy Camp announced today the virtual Yancy Camp OCR Games. The Yancy Camp OCR Games provide athletes with a way to train together and compete in the off-season by featuring four workouts that athletes will complete and submit on line to be eligible for prizes and awards. In addition, 50% of all registrations will support For Those Who Would, a not-for-profit charity founded by obstacles racers supporting individuals with debilitating injuries or chronic diseases. Registration is currently open until December 14th with the competition being held from December 15 to 18. Cost of entry is $29 per person. For  full rules and to register, visit the Yancy Camp website.

Nuclear Races Discount Now Available to IOCRU Members

Nuclear delivers award winning fun, tough, gritty obstacle races over varied, undulating terrain. Expect big obstacles, highly organised events and relentless amounts of mud. Our events are challenging enough for the elite but are designed to be achievable for all fitness abilities, including newbies. IOCRU members receive 20% off their entry fee. Get Your Code Here or Register to Access Member Benefits

BeetElite Discount Now Available to IOCRU Members

BeetElite is the choice of health conscious athletes, who focus on performance from nutrition and foods to stimulate Nitric Oxide. One recommended serving of BeetElite is the Nitric Oxide equivalent of six whole beets, which helps the body promote: Extended exercise endurance Improved energy and stamina Increased oxygen delivery in the body IOCRU members receive 30% off and free shipping on all orders within the contiguous U.S. Get Your Code Here or Register to Access Member Benefits

An OCR Original

On a cold, dark, wet morning in February of 2011, far from home, while horribly under-dressed and with a fractured foot in the mountain trails of Southern California, I raced my first Spartan Race. It became part of an experience that would ultimately change the course of my life dramatically and would result in a full-time job at Spartan HQ for over two years. When I took the job at Spartan, everyone said I was crazy. It was crazy to join a new company with this “obstacle racing” events that were still considered “mud runs” for “weekend warriors.” There couldn’t possibly be a future in that. Spartan HQ was so unlike anything I had known – we were a small shop with limited resources. Most of us were some kind of athlete or adventurer, and we ...

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