Our free OCR training on 6/22 drew more than 60 people out to get involved. We had a warm up with the fantastic Christy Chapman & Cait Hogan. We then chatted a bit about the team, our goals and launched our raffle. The attendees were given a hint on the obstacles for the upcoming Scenic City Mud Run. We broke out into groups for a quick workout sampler of movements to help with obstacles. After the workout, it was fun time AKA obstacle play. Our 10 amazing coaches took their team through the monkey bars, rope climb, 6'wall, 8' wall, rings, rig, spear, bucket carry and Olympus. We will be hosting another free training day on July 20 at Our House Studios. Check out what fun was had in these pictures and as always, thanks for coming out to play with us!
25+ Addix slid on down to Alabama to run the Barbarian Challenge in Gadsden this past Saturday (June 15). This was our second year to have a team at this event.
This race was described as tough, beautiful, a soul crusher and fun.
Noccalula Falls is breathtaking to visit but to actually spend time on the trails and do what we love in such a majestic atmosphere was surreal. The terrain can be best described as one of the toughest in the South with steep incline climbs and extremely technical terrain in the gorge with rocks of all shapes and sizes. Barbarian brings the heat with the one of a kind obstacles. They have unique challenges that are just as tough as the bigger race series, but prove to have you wandering how to attack them. The newest obstacle this year was "meat hook". It was a difficult upper body strength obstacle to say the least. Gliding along a metal pipe with force 5 grips as you traverse what seemed like at least 15 feet was grueling.
The 4 hills of the apocalypse drained those legs and fired up those hammies from the first mile at Kneebow Hill.
Of course you can't talk about Barbarian Challenge without mentioning the Leap of Faith. This is a mind over matter obstacle that leaves even the most seasoned racers questioning their abilities. The difficulty in a physical nature is minimal but the ability to over come the fear of heights or falling is massive. This mind game obstacle is one that beat out a lot of racers.
The festival is one of my favorite in all of OCR because teams are allowed to set up tents, bring in food and it makes for a great time to hang out with some great people for the day.
The team challenge brought out the beast in all competitors who were forced to work together to get each thing completed and cross the line together.
All in all, The 2019 Barbarian Challenge was a great race and we can't wait to be back in 2020!
OCRaddix race team is no stranger to podium finishes and blingy hardware.
Check out some of our racers with top 10 and podium finishes
Zach Phillips - 3rd in Age Group Lake Lanier Spartan Sprint 2019
3rd in Age Group in the 65 Roses 5K (at Lee University) 2019
3rd in Age Group in the Terra Trail Half-Half 2019 (a 10k) and he was 5th overall
3rd in Age Group at Lake Lanier 2017
Cait Hogan -1st Place Age Group 2019 Lake Lanier Spartan Sprint
2nd Place Age Group Nashville Spartan Super 2018
1st Place Elite Female Bonefrog Talladega Endurance 2018
2nd Place Age Group South Carolina Spartan Ultra
2nd Place Age Group Terra Trail Half Marathon 2018
Jil Phillips - 3rd in my age group (25-29) in the Chattanooga 4 miler Shamrock Run 2019
Ashlee Deboe - 1st Place - Dirty Spokes Trail Run 2019
2nd Place - Dirty Spokes Trail Run 2019
1st Place - Dirty Spokes Trail Run 2018
1st Place - Dirty Spokes Trail Run 2018
1st Place Age Group - Bonefrog Challenge in Talladega 2019
3rd Place Female Overall - Bonefrog Challenge Talladega 2019 .
1st Place - Eyeman Mud Run Arizona 2018
Taylor Walthour - 2nd Place Age Group in the Cleveland 5K 2018
Brandon Stevens - 1st Place Age Group Cleveland 5k 2018. 30-35
2nd place Cleveland 5k 2019
7th Place Overall Male Cleveland 5k 2019
10th Place Overall Cleveland 5k 2019
Great organization from the recreational fun runners all the way to the Trail Blazers! Noting but kind words of encouragement will be heard from them on any course. - Rico Moore, Creator and Admin for OCR Tribe
A great team of ocr athletes from various skill levels and abilities. Always aupportive, motivating, and a pleasure to run with. - Adam Loyd, 2018 OCRaddix Ambassador
Reflecting back on yesterday and our amazing team, we had a 1st place age group with Cait Hogan and 3rd place age group with Zach Phillips. Some top 10 finishers, some 1st time burpee free races and several first time racers. I got to be a part of a trio of ladies who said I can't do this alot during their race, but turned right around and DID!!! I'm astonished what this group has become and I'm super proud to be apart of this and watch each of you grow. And most importantly I'm proud of Julie White Wolff for becoming who she is in the ocr world. Without her, none of this would've happened. - Jason Phy, Co-founder OCRaddix
I cannot thank you, Julie and Jason, enough!
We were prepared for every obstacle we faced. I did more burpees than I wanted to,got knocked off the monkey bars and caught a major calf/foot cramp but we made it! Elisa Gault stayed right with me and watching her navigate the race with zero burpees was awe inspiring for me.. I am hooked for sure! Thank you guys for taking time to prep us, give us pointers and climb around at ORC.. it made all of the difference for me! - Lena Pascarella, New member and cross fit athlete
Thank you to to all my teammates today! I couldn't have done it without you! Jason Phy, you are a trooper! Thank you so much for your patience! Thanks for all the help at the vertical. Julie I love you the biggest! - Carrie Percy, First time racer and New team member
I could not be more honored and blessed to be a part of this team. I love you guys! I don’t know where to even begin to list the congratulations that are due. What an amazing problem to have! - Taylor Walthour, Age Group Athlete
We just wanted to thank you all for letting us run with your group!! You are all so encouraging and uplifting which made such a big difference! It was hard but so glad we did it and feel so accomplished that we made it to the finish line! - John & Kristin Riggs, First time Spartans and new team members
To the Addix that took home the hardware, way to get it done and represent!!!! To all of my Addix family that hit the course I couldn't ask for a better team because we crush it! - Myles Lamb, OCRaddix Ambassador
Look for OCRaddix at a race near you and click JOIN the team above to be a part of this amazing family of motivational and helpful athletes.
WOW! This team had an amazing day at the Spartan Atlanta Race. We had sooooo many firsts.
Our Lionhearts youth team ran their first race with 20 kiddos tackling the kids course and teens in the adult race.
Check out these accomplishments:
FIRST TIME SPARTANS / RACERS:
Welcome to the team ASHLEE DEBOE with your first race as an OCRaddix!
First time Age Group Competitive Racers:
TRACY BURCH (TOP 10 FINISH)
Top ten Age Group:
TRACY BURCH - 8TH
SHAUN HILLMAN -7TH
ZACH PHILLIPS - 3RD
CAIT HOGAN - 1ST
MULTIPLE RACES / LAPS
SOOOOO many burpee free races! I can't tell you how excited we are for this team (yes I can but that is a separate post that I have to be emotionally prepared for LOL)
Who did I miss? Share your pics & accomplishments with us in the comments! AROO
How huge is this? We are so excited and proud of these 2 OCRaddix racers for their podium finishes in Age Group 25-29 at the Spartan Atlanta Sprint. Cait Hogan has ran courses from the East to West and continues to ramp up her training each week and it sure is paying off. This is Cait's second Spartan podium and first time on the top spot at FIRST PLACE!
Zach Phillips is an amazing athlete who is no stranger to OCR but newer to the Age Group competition and first time on the podium. Way to bring home the hardware and congrats on 3rd Place.
We can not wait to see what this year brings for you both! AROO
Tuesday Tuesday Transformation Tuesday!
Sometimes your journey isn’t measured by inches, the scale or the amount you can lift. Today I look back at who I was and look at this wall and realize that regardless of my fitness level (which isn’t where I want it to be), this represents something much larger than weight loss. This is 2 years of OCR. It represents overcoming obstacles - A LOT of obstacles, but what you don’t see is the obstacles off the course that I have beaten all because of the mentality and drive from what my race family and these challenges have given me! What’s even more exciting? There are 3 more walls in this room! #fillthemup #AROO
#joinme #youcan #neversaycant #ocraddix
#thisisnotover #threemorewalls #soultra OCRaddix
How on earth can we possibly tell you how many life changing experiences happened in 2018? We had over 20 racers earn their trifectas as an OCRaddix. How exciting is that?
This team set goals and crushed them. Along with that Spartan hardware were a number of other race brands including Bonefrog, Panther Run, Scenic City, Savage Syndicates, Road races, Barbarian Challenge, a 3rd Place finish in the men's team competition at Barbarian, Green Beret Challenge, Commando Challenge, Warrior Dash, Terrain Race and Rugged Maniac.
A huge shout out to those who set their sites on that ULTRA and crushed it. A Spartan Ultra is 30+ miles with 60+ obstacles. We have 2 addix that accomplished that twice in 2018:
Jason Phy and Cait Hogan
We have 9 That accomplished this at the Spartanburg SC venue in November. Congrats to:
Here is to a huge hardware haul in 2019 as well!