Katie from Fierce Gear thought it would be a good idea to come up with a holiday gift guide for our fellow OCR athletes. It can be tough figuring out what to get for your favorite Spartan or Mudder. We teamed up with several other small companies to present you with a short list of great OCR stuff.
66% That's how many of you want a curated list of suggestions for holiday gifting. We are here to deliver! We’ve put together a short list of items that most OCR athletes will find helpful in their racing and training.
We all know there's no real "off season" in the OCR world, and now is the perfect time to treat yourself, or show your OCR loved ones that you really “get” them.
We wracked our brains and came up with a list of great brands offering must-have stocking stuffer options for any OCR athlete. All these brands are created by OCR athletes for OCR athletes. We hope you enjoy them - happy shopping!
Race Day Nutrition: Fierce Gear OCR
"Fierce" Tee: Fierce Gear OCR
This tee is so freakin’ hot, it's on fire!
Made from an athletic tri-blend material, this shirt is equally at home soaking up some sweat during a killer WOD, on the course getting caked with mud, or out at the bar. Do it all, and then do a little more for good measure.
Whether or not you want to give it all you’ve got is up to you, but we’ve got what you need to get you to the next level. Take control and choose to live your life Fierce – however you define it. You’re here to find YOUR podium, and we’re here to give you the tools.
Compression Arm Sleeves: HOPLITE Outfitters
Hoplite made these graduated compression arm sleeves with their special 220 needle process making a cool smooth knit that sheds water, mud and debris.
Serious gear for serious athletes.
10% off your entire purchase
"The sleeves provided just the right temperature control and compression through the race. For the first time I didn't have any problems with my bad elbow." -Mike
Hand Protection: FIT FOUR GLOVES
Training: GRIPSLING TRAINING STRAPS
GripSling is a versatile exercise strap designed to enhance your dynamic training. Discover the limitless capabilities of your GripSling Raw Training Straps!
An essential tool for OCR training and Ninja Warrior training, GripSling is also highly-effective for working out anywhere--from your home gym to your favorite trail!
The flexible, raw dynamic of the straps will require muscle control in a way you’ve never before experienced. This effect is designed to improve any athlete’s flexibility, agility, strength and conditioning.
Quality fitness equipment promoting creativity through simplicity.
Race Scheduling: OCRBUDDY
OCR Buddy is the first mobile calendar application designed for obstacle course racers.
As of this writing, there are over 2,100 different brands that have been included in OCR Buddy since its inception. (And no, that’s not a typo!)
This ranges from the Big Name Brands (e.g., Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, Savage Race) all the way down to your local 5k. It includes events from over 50 countries, all around the world.
Just $2 for a lifetime subscription!
Sign Up: OCR Buddy
"OCR Buddy has been able to put all the races an information into an easy and functional app! How has my team lived without it for so long?" -Krissie
Compression Socks: HOPLITE Outfitters
Premium compression wear engineered to support and protect high intensity athletes like you!
Get their FREE GUIDE here: Grip Strength Training for OCR Athletes
10% off your entire purchase
Shoelaces: CATERPY LACES
Popular among runners and triathletes, Caterpy Laces' versatility will translate to the OCR world, helping to improve the performance of Spartan athletes. The no tie laces allow athletes to customize the desired tension on their shoes, allowing for better circulation and mobility.
Caterpy Laces, or what some of their customers like to call them “Caterpillar Laces" are the world’s top selling no tie shoelaces.
They use elastic bump technology to hold customized tension throughout all eyelets.
Caterpy is the official shoelace of Spartan Race USA!
Training The Mind: Spartan Up!
What do marathoners do when 26.2 miles just isn’t enough anymore? They try obstacle racing, combining the endurance challenges of a marathon with the mind- and body bending rigors of overcoming obstacles along the way. At the heart of this phenomenon is Joe De Sena, the driving force behind the Spartan Race. De Sena overcame his own obstacles—working his way from Queens to Wall Street to legendary extreme athlete—by adhering to a simple philosophy: commit to a goal, put in the work, and get it done. From that philosophy, as played out now for millions across trails, through mud, and up mountainsides, the Spartan Race was born.
Filled with unforgettable stories of Spartan racers as well as hard-won truths learned along the course, Spartan Up! will help you reach your full potential in whatever you set out to do.
"A must read for anyone looking to take his performance to the next level, be it in athletics or in life." -Dean Karnazes, author of Ultra Marathon Man
Reading for Recovery: It Takes a Tribe
Will Dean and his small team launched the first Tough Mudder event in May 2010, hosting 5,000 pioneers at a deserted ski resort in Pennsylvania. Just seven years later, more than 3 million people on four continents have participated at least once, and hundreds of thousands have done so repeatedly. More than 20,000 are so committed that they sport a Tough Mudder tattoo.
Mudders prove the power of fierce and unshakable loyalty to one another and the challenge itself. Proudly sporting orange headbands and team uniforms, they’ll run through mud, climb steep walls, face electric shocks, and slide down the side of a mountain. The tougher the experience, the greater the satisfaction.
“Who on earth wants to jump into ice baths and run through fire and wallow in mud on a Sunday afternoon, just for the hell of it?” my professors asked. My gut feeling was—plenty of people.
DISPLAY YOUR GLORY
Now that you’ve conquered your training and race day, it’s time to show off your bling.
If you don’t show off your medals, did you even race?
Marathon Medal Displays specializes in handmade, personalized OCR medal displays and holders. Handmade in USA.
Many styles available, and fully customizable to what YOU want! See more here.