Faye Stenning

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Faye Stenning Podcast

Faye Stenning hops on a call with Matt to talk about, among other things:

  • Running in high school and college.
  • Dominating in Canada before starting to race the U.S. Spartan Pro circuit.
  • Racing a lot before and after the Championship races.
  • If she has any regrets about OCRWC.
  • Quitting a nice day job to become a full time athlete.
  • Her coaching program.

Todays Podcast is sponsored by:

Ascent Protein – Food For Athletes.

Show Notes:

Faye on Instagram

Faye’s coaching website

Faye’s Athlinks

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(Some) Answers About Tougher Mudder

Tougher Mudder

We’ve reached out to TMHQ and here is what we have learned so far regarding the recent Tougher Mudder announcement.

  • It is a timed start wave at a regular Tough Mudder using timing chips and/or bibs.
  • It will cost $30 extra to register for one of these waves.
  • It will take place prior to the first standard Tough Mudder start wave of the day. Closer to the event you’ve registered for, check your email and online for pre-event communications for details on the exact start time for each event.
  • So far, Tougher Mudders will happen Saturday Morning ONLY at the following events:
    • New Orleans  March 18, 2017
    • Los Angeles    March 25, 2017
    • Arizona            April 8, 2017
    • Kentucky         June 3, 2017
  • There MAY be more Tougher events added as the year goes on.
  • You can purchase an add-on ticket for Tougher Mudder if you’ve already signed up for a regular Tough Mudder.
  • There will NOT be day of, on-site sales for Tougher Mudder.
  • Tougher Mudder will be part of the existing Tough Mudder course and obstacles, but will include an additional set of course challenges, specifically created for Tougher Mudder participants.
  • There will be prizes of $500, $250, and $100 for the top male and female participants.
  • There are currently NO team categories or prizes for Tougher Mudder.
  • ALL participants will get Tougher Mudder t-shirt, Tough Mudder headband, and chance to win prize money or discounts to Toughest Mudder events

Comment below with your questions, and we will update this article when we have the answers.

Matt Campione and Ian Deyerle – Facing Addiction

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Ian Deyerle and Matt Campione

On today’s show Matt and Ian talk about hitting bottom, getting sober, and rising to the top on Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge. Enjoy.

Todays Podcast is sponsored by:

 Udder Mud Run – Use code RUNORM for $10 off this race!

Show Notes:

Video of Team Comeback Kids winning Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge.

Sign up for Season 2 of The Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge

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OCRWC Announces US Championship

This morning, Adrian Bijanada and the OCRWC announced a United States Championship to take place Labor Day weekend in Texas. Keeping with the #ocrunited theme of the World Championships, The U.S. only version already has several races on board including Savage, Green Beret Challenge, BoneFrog Challenge, Warrior Dash, Terrain Racing, Conquer the Gauntlet, and more. These races will all be qualifiers for this new Championship. They will all, in theory, be donating obstacles for the actual race this Fall as well.

The complete press release will follow at the bottom of the page.

But first…Some quick Q and A With Adrian Bijanada

ORM: Is this event being produced with your partners from OCRWC?

AB: Yup, 365 Sports will be one of the partners helping to bring this to life.

ORM: Is this event open only to US Citizens?

AB: We are following the same path as similar competitions like US Track and Field. You must be a U.S. Citizen or a something called a “U.S. National”. A “National” is someone who has lived here for at least 3 years and has the ability to represent the United States in other competitions.

ORM: Will there be a journeyman category?

AB: No, because there is currently no qualification for the Open divisions.

ORM: So, to clarify, anyone can sign up for the Open (Non-Pro) division?

ABFor the inaugural year, and presently, there is no qualification for the Open divisions.

ORM: What about prize money? Will it be for all divisions?

AB: Cash prizes are definite for the Pro, we are currently determining the feasibility for age groups (Open division) prize money.

ORM: Can we expect maybe a U.K. version of OCRWC? Or perhaps a European version?

AB: We currently have no plans for additional events beyond this and the OCRWC

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UNITED STATES OBSTACLE COURSE RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS TO TAKE PLACE IN TEXAS ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND

New York, NY, January 12, 2017 – Adventurey LLC, organizers of the independent Obstacle Course Racing World Championships, announced today the launch of the first United States Obstacle Course Racing Championships (USOCRC) to be held on Labor Day weekend, September 2 & 3, at Y.O. Ranch Headquarters, Mountain Home, Texas.

The two day event will consist of a 3k short course competition on Saturday, September 2, followed by a 15k long course championship on Sunday, September 3. Both distances will feature a Pro Division for qualified athletes as well as Open Divisions for Age Group competitors. Qualifying criteria will be available at http://USOCRChamps.com in the coming days. Additionally, qualifying spots for the 2017 OCR World Championships will be awarded for top Pro and Age Group division finishers.

“The sport of obstacle course racing continues grow at an amazing pace with the support of many like-minded companies and individuals looking to take it to the next level,” said Adventurey CEO Adrian Bijanada. “With enthusiastic community support, strong partnerships, and a deep bench of professionals willing to work together for the betterment of the sport, the U.S. Obstacle Course Racing Championships is poised to be another incredible experience for obstacle course racers from all over the country.”

In an effort to serve the growing community, the 2017 USOCRC will feature obstacles from many United States-based partners, including: Green Beret Challenge, Savage Race, BoneFrog Challenge, Warrior Dash, Terrain Racing, Conquer the Gauntlet, Indian Mud Run and more. Additional details will be available shortly on http://USOCRChamps.com.

About Adventurey, LLC

Founded in 2013, Adventurey, LLC is a New York City based company whose holdings include eCommerce, Event Production, and Marketing companies specialized in the endurance sports industry.

Media inquiries may be sent to HQ@USOCRChamps.com.

 

 

5K Foam Fest Returns To The United States

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5K Foam Fest, which has had recent success across Canada, is bringing 9 events to the United States in the spring of 2017. 365 Sports (the same company currently partnered with the OCR World Championships), initially purchased the series from Round House Racing. After touring the country with 20 plus events in 2013, Round House cancelled all races mid year and officially closed for business in July of 2014.

365 have spent the last 3 years producing 5K Foam Fest in Canada to rave reviews, and are now ready to bring it back to the States. The website currently lists dates and venues for Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA, and Dallas, TX.

There are an additional 6 events (Boston, Detroit, South Carolina, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Ohio) listed as “coming soon”. When asked about finalizing those cities, President Jesse Fulton told ORM “We are getting them done now. Some are firm but we can’t announce until our permits come through”.

For those asking “Where’s my money from the cancelled events from Round House Racing from 2014?”, 365 Sports will honor those tickets as free admission to a 2017 event with proof of purchase.

5k Foam Fest

 

The complete press release is below.

In 2014, Utah based Round House Events who operated the American 5k Foam Fest went bankrupt. Days before their ticket holders were expecting to attend events. Ticket sales continued until the day of bankruptcy, and no one was issued a refund.

In a statement to the press, Round House pointed out that 5k Foam Fest Canada
(owned and operated separately) would remain in business. With the immediate shuttering of Round House, all inquiries both press and angry customers were pushed to 365 Sports Inc., a small Canadian company based in the Blue Mountains, Ontario (2 hours north of Toronto).

After a phenomenally successful 3 years of bringing the foam fest to more than 150,000 people all across the country; the team at 365 Sports Inc. has decided to re-launch 5k Foam Fest in the USA. In order to sweeten what was soured by the acts of former Foam Fest owners, 365 Sports Inc. is honoring tickets purchased for 5k Foam Fest USA in 2014. Any person that was affected by the lost ticket price is invited to attend the event by showing proof of purchase and event cancellation.

“We decided to return to the USA because of an overwhelming amount of interest. We also felt that people needed to see and experience how fun this event truly was. In addition it will raise money for Charity in the USA and the biggest reason was because every time we had US participants participate in the Canadian events they all made a point to let us know how much they loved it and suggested we come back down. The US events will run as its own entity with a great trusted staff down there! Looking forward to getting south of the boarder to see all our American friends and family!” – Jesse Fulton, President & Founder of 365 Sports Inc.

In addition to raving American fans, the 5k Foam Fest reviews prove that 365 Sports Inc. has captured the hearts of thousands.

“We had an amazing day and many many laughs. It was well organized and the run is set up for all fitness levels.” – Lori, Moncton

“My boyfriend and I have done many runs, and so far this is our favourite, we are already signed up for 2017!” – Kenya, Vallee du Parc

The Foam Fest is a non-competitive, non-timed 5k obstacle course that is suitable for participants 8 years of age and up. Both participants and spectators are welcome to partake in the events activities, featuring a kids’ zone, a 20-foot “sky fall” drop onto a stunt bag, bouncy castles, the world’s tallest portable inflatable water slide, food and drink vendors, and an on-site DJ.

Running or not, there truly is something for everyone.

For more information or to register please visit: www.the5kfoamfest.com

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Jon Albon

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jon-albon

On today’s show we talk to Jon Albon and discuss Tough Guy, World’s Toughest Mudder, The OCR World Championships, SkyRunning, racing in Europe versus America, bouldering and more.

Todays Podcast is sponsored by:

Wetsuit Wearhouse – Save 15% using coupon code ORM on all purchases.

Show Notes:

Jon’s website

International Sky Running Series

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