Frontline OCR one of the absolute best races we have ever participated in, by far!!
Tough As Funk! 30+ obstacles (I counted 40!) 6 miles, beautiful and tough terrain.
We arrived a day early and checked out the newly laid course.
Race Ready Obstacles, the leader in obstacle fabrication and implementation was not alone in creating the amazing course. Sid Morris (Battle of The Lions,) Chad Riffe (Highlander Assault,) and of course Frontline OCR and build crew, helped put together whatever the mastermind Aaron Sabia conjured up. Other races supporting each other to bring you the very best experience.
We started with meeting the owner, Ed Leon. Of course, he was running around, making sure there was nothing left unattended. Ed was ready to embark on his own exhilarating experience. He was pre-running his own race. This was the first time he had done so, since the beginning of Frontline OCR
We followed him and a few others, on our trusty ATV as Dana Sabia (Race Ready Obstacles) continuously found spots for more course marking tape! Before race day even began, I had already become enamored. Looking at every obstacle, more innovative than the next. I know racecourses. This was different.
It was tactical training at it’s finest. Elaborate and detailed enough that any racer could race it, yet only the best could master it.
Technically challenging, completely organized, and efficient with enough swag for all.Besides the money making, “Bag of Prizes” podium winners, there was something for everyone.
All vest competitors, who kept their top-quality Condors Outdoors weight vests throughout the race, not only received their earned T shirt and Medal, but took home the beautiful vests, of course a bit muddy after the race.
There were also competitive heats without the vest, but keeping those bands was not easy. It was a 100% pass race or offer your band or vest.
Of course, there were “open” heats that were still challenging, but fun with friends.
Your T shirt and medal were definitely earned.
The course was marked perfectly. No racer was lost! Fun, friends, OCR at its finest to the T .
The Day of the Race
Day two, crack of dawn, we followed Elite Racer Chad Coleman. We saw each obstacle being championed, yet even challenging for this superior racer. There was no confusion, just speed and accuracy. We had a hard time keeping up with him, even with the ATV. His wife on the other hand kept up with him like a gazelle.
It was spectacular.
Hills, Steep Inclines, Natural and Fabricated tunnels, High Grass, Muddy Swamps, Water Passes, Hidden Trails through the Woods were all perfectly marked and challenging to any athlete.
The custom designed obstacles were different at every turn. Using scaffolding from the amazing Abominable races, Aaron designed two outlandish obstacles, filled with hanging rigs and high-low transitions, spinning wheels creating swinging mayhem.
The number one talked about, fail machine, was termed the “Vest Collector” A low rig outfitted with Race Ready Obstacle grips. The best of the best wore a 20# vest and traveled an extremely ground hugging rig. One had to stay raised up, while transitioning.
Add that to the many miles of running and you have the Challenge of the Year!
We are headed to Indian Mud Run this month and then The Highlander Assault. The amazing team of creators, builders and masterminds will be having their hand in those races too.
Frontline OCR, Highlander Assault, Abominable, Battle of The Lions
Indian Mud Run
Top-Level Athlete Races. Hard as nails, although a family event with kid’s races, these are the toughest I have ever seen, and we like it that way!
Superb Quality Obstacles, but we were Race Ready having most of the gear already in our OCR Facility. You can do the same! RaceReadyObstacles.com
Photos by ~shell Lionhearts Fitness for the youth