Obstacle Course Racing, or OCR, is a sport in which a competitor, traveling on foot, must overcome various physical challenges in the form of obstacles such as crawling through mud, climbing over walls, swinging across monkey bars and carrying heavy objects.
It is believed OCR's beginnings can be traced back to 1987 at the U.K.-based Tough Guy race. Billed as the "toughest race in the world," the Tough Guy event is still run every January and tests participants' biggest fears, including heights, tight spaces, fire, water and electricity.
1. For the Challenge. You only live once, right?
2. To get in Shape. There's no better workout!
3. Anyone can do it. Yes, really!
4. The Comradery and Community.
5. The Rewards. It's a great Accomplishment!
From the absolute beginner to the elite hardcore racer, there's an OCR for everyone. Some of the most popular events are Warrior Dash, Tough Mudder, Spartan Race and Mud Hero, to name just a few.
Spartan Races are the largest, most established OCR in the world. Held in over 30 countries, they offer three main race types from 5 to 21km for children to elite racers, as well as longer endurance races over 50km!
ABSOLUTELY! Whether you run alone or with a team, do it for fun or push it to the limits, anyone can run an OCR. There's no excuse to not try. So, what are you waiting for?
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