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Charity Fick takes a look each week at the women who help shape the obstacle racing industry both publicly and behind the scenes. This series publishes a new profile every Wednesday on Mud Run Guide. Some of the women are the most public figures in the sport and others work tirelessly behind the scenes promoting and working in the industry.

Bad Ass Women of OCR – Nicole Fleming

By |February 13th, 2019|

Meet Nicole Fleming, a 45-year-old OCR Bad Ass who loves the camaraderie and the feeling of community in OCR. Nicole has fought her way back from a battle with Lupus and a broken heel to continue trail racing and OCR. Her story is inspiring, and I hope somewhere, she can inspire others to not give up and keep fighting.

Bad Ass Women of OCR – Carrie Brooks

By |February 6th, 2019|

Carrie Brooks is a 46-year-old momma who took control of her health at aged 40. She no longer wanted to feel unfit, so she quit smoking and started working out. The quest for her health lead her into the world of OCR, and she is now addicted to being fit, healthy and strong.

Bad Ass Women of OCR – Hillary Shusterman

By |January 30th, 2019|

Meet Hillary Shusterman. a 27-year-old Boston resident who works as a marketing consultant. By night/weekend, she is a bad-ass on course pushing herself past pre-conceived limits. I wanted to share her story, as I feel what makes Hillary bad-ass is that she can admit when things are outside of her comfort zone, but still finds a way to succeed. Being a Bad Ass woman of OCR doesn't mean you are 100% fearless, it means you do not let the fear cripple you!

Bad Ass Women of OCR – Kym Butcher

By |January 23rd, 2019|

Kym Butcher's inspiring comback embodies the inner strength, determination, and heart found in every single Bad Ass Woman of OCR.

Badass Women of OCR – Renee Larsen (BEASTS OCR)

By |December 19th, 2018|

Renee Larson's journey into the world of OCR is an interesting one. A couple of years back she found her fitness groove in Zumba, then realized she wanted more

Badass Women of OCR – Toni Hessen (Beasts OCR)

By |December 12th, 2018|

Let's talk about my latest Badass Woman in this series - Toni Hessen. She is a strong bad ass momma that comes from a meat cutting career. Like most of us, she did her first OCR and was hooked.

Badass Women of OCR – Tessa Turnbull (Beasts OCR)

By |December 5th, 2018|

Allow me to introduce to you, Tessa Turnbull. This woman thrives on adventure, and on doing as many endurace events as time / her body will allow. She truly pushes herself at every event, and is not afraid to decide the night before to make the trek to an event.

Badass Women of OCR – JahLisa James

By |November 28th, 2018|

Next up in my Badass Women of OCR article series, meet JahLisa James. She is a 30-year-old badass who has done multiple obstacle course races and ran her 41st Tough Mudder event when she competed in the 2018 World's Toughest Mudder event in Atlanta.

Badass Women of OCR – Jessica Martin (BEASTS OCR)

By |November 21st, 2018|

I had the absolute honor of meeting Jessica Martin for the first time this summer, at the Spartan Hurricane Heat in Washougal, Washington. During these events, you don't get a lot of time to talk, but I could sense that she was a powerful force, and I needed to know more about her.

Badass Women of OCR – Lisa Lindley (BEASTS OCR)

By |November 14th, 2018|

Lisa Lindley is a 38-year badass a momma has embraced the sport of OCR with a passion. She is hardworking, strong, determined but proves anyone can overcome fears one steps at a time.

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