Updated: Mar 12
We ran this list last year for all of the small/local obstacle course races occurring in 2022. Now we've updated it for 2023! We try to attend local OCRs because they are very fun, typically inexpensive, and frequently very creative with their courses and obstacles. We highly recommend you try some of these events!
Last year, we asked you all to tell us about races we missed on our list. You all did an amazing job, and over the course of about a week after the article was posted we added at least 20 more races to the list. If you know of any small local obstacle course races that have events in 2023 in the USA, that aren't on this list, please comment and tell us; we'll get it added ASAP.
*NOTE* We spent at least 8 hours looking up all these races and making sure they had 2023 events to put this list together. There is an app called OCR Buddy (we don't work with them, but know the owner/creator and he's awesome) that has an almost exhaustive list of OCR events happening everywhere in the country. It's free to download and we highly recommend you use it because it will save you a ton of time. So why did we put this list together? Simple. Many of you won't download the app (and that's okay), but we still want you to know about, and get to, local OCR's.
The list is alphabetical by state.
Big Dog Brag, The Colorado Mud Run (July 8, Colorado Springs, CO)
4 Workouts Per Week
The Forge training program provides you with 3 workouts per week designed to improve your overall fitness for Obstacle Course Racing. Your strength, speed, and endurance will all be tested. Each week of programming will help you improve your running and grip strength. It's time to forge yourself into the best OCR athlete you can be! Click to learn more.