Obstacle Racing - Spartan!
Obstacle course racing (OCR) is a sport in which a competitor, traveling on foot, must overcome various physical challenges in the form of obstacles. Mud and trail runs are combined with various climbing, crawling, scaling obstacles to test your endurance, strength, stamina, agility, etc.
Some of the top races:
Spartan Race: 5+, 10+, and 20+ km, with 20+, 25+, and 30+ obstacles Spartan Race Canada
Tough Mudder: described as a "challenge" not a "race", various lengths and obstacles (they're now run by Spartan Race)
Saskatchewan Obstacle Race: this is a Canadian Themed Obstacle Course Race in Tisdale, SK, in August The Northern Race
There are also a number of 5km entry level OCRs becoming more popular in and around Saskatoon, such as: Color Me Rad, Dirty Donkey, Foam Run, etc.
Our Spartan Team: Maximus Animosus
The team did the following races in 2023...
Red Deer, AB - Super(10km) - July 22, 10:00am
Red Deer, AB - Sprint(5km) - July 23, 10:00am
Kelowna, BC - Beast(21km) - cancelled due to the wildfires in BC.
The tentative plan for 2024...
Bozeman, Montana - Super(10km) - June 2
some of the group will likely be doing the Beast (June 1) and/or Sprint
maybe we'll rent a big van??
Red Deer, AB - Super(10km) - July 20
Red Deer, AB - Sprint(5km) - July 21
We will have a group hotel booking for the Red Deer weekend
Kelowna, BC - Beast(21km) - Aug.24
Some of our group will also be doing the Sprint and/or Super Aug.25
"Spartan Trifecta": complete all 3 race distances in the same calendar year
Mountie Maker Obstacle Race
On September 23 a number of us are going to the first Mountie Maker Obstacle Race in Regina.
It's a 7.5km run with 26 obstacles.
Let me know if you're interested in joining us... 2023 Mountie Maker
Please contact me if you would like more information or to join our team.
Spartan Training Camp runs in conjunction with my outdoor bootcamps.