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Join Altra Running for Free Shoe Demos & Fun Run on Thursday, September 6 at Skirack

Join Altra Running at Skirack on Thursday, September 6 for FREE demo shoes and then a fun run!

Demo shoes at 5:30 PM, Run at 6 PM

Featured running shoes will be the NEW Escalante 1.5 and Torin 3.5.

The fun run will be 5-6 miles up the bike path. Don't feel like you have to run that distance, and you can turn around at any time. You can also try more than one pair of shoes and run any distance you choose!

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Comments | Posted in Events Running By Skirack

Top 10 Products for Obstacle Course Racing (OCR)

Spartan Races, Tough Mudders and other adventure races fall into Obstacle Course Races or OCR. Races tend to be between 3-5 miles for the Sprints, 8-10 miles for the Supers & 13+ for Beasts & Ultra Beasts. You can do anywhere between 20-50 obstacles in a single race. Obstacles include 20’ rope climbs, monkey bars, jumping over walls 3-8’ tall, carrying sandbags, Atlas Stones or Wreck Bags up and down mountains. 

Competing in OCR requires endurance, power, strength, agility and speed. During a race, you will crawl, carry, climb, jump, hang, lift, pull, push, squat and run. OCR is basically Ninja Warrior but up a mountain with 3-13 miles of running.

The right gear matters quite a bit for training and competing in OCR; without a question, the most important piece of gear you’ll purchase for OCR is shoes. We have compiled a list of what we recommend for shoes and gear that can aid you in your race. Items are available at Skirack, but subject to availability.

Interested in starting or improving Obstacle Course Racing? Check out our OCR classes at The EDGE (information is below).

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Comments | Posted in News Product Features and Reviews Expert Tips By by Caleb Vallencourt & Jamie Sheahan
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