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Meet Joshua

“Nothing is more valuable in life than something you had to ‘battle’ to obtain.” Joshua is on a journey – using obstacle racing as a tool to overcome personal battles. What 3 words would your friends use to describe you?

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Meet Kayla’s Muddy Angels

“Life is short, so battle for the people and things that make you happy while you have the chance.” A Team Brought Together By Tragedy After the loss of Kayla Haarmann, Kayla’s Muddy Angels was formed to celebrate her life

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Meet Rob

“We all suffer setbacks and challenges, what defines you is how you react to those challenges. Do you battle or let it defeat you? I battle.” Meet Rob: Father & Battle Corps Member After the loss of his wife and

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Meet Don

“OCR gave me a new life. One in which I am fearless, determined, and ready for anything that comes my way.” After a history of being told he would never run again, Don walked into CrossFit Edwardsville and told the

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Meet Amanda & Katrina

A dynamic duo and unbelievable support team, Amanda and Katrina conquered The Battlegrounds together in May 2016. Both women are on a journey of self-betterment and motivate others to do the same through an annual Biggest Loser contest at their

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Meet Joshua

In January 2016 Joshua was restricted to a wheelchair due to a chronic condition. In June 2016 he conquered The Battlegrounds course at the 1st Phorm and Supplement Superstores national friends and family Summer Smash event. What inspires us most

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Meet Julie

If you’ve met Julie before, then you know… SHE. IS. AWESOME. Before we share her Battle thoughts, we’d like to share the top 5 reasons why we like Julie:5. She has an amazing positive energy and outlook on life.4. She

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Meet Scott

One of the obstacles that our course is known for is The Gauntlet. This huge wooden structure consists of 6 lanes of varying challenges hovering above a giant pit of water. Each lane is pretty intense. Conquering them all is

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Meet Jesseca

Jesseca attended her first Battlegrounds race in October, 2015. What inspires us about Jesseca is that she pushed herself and never gave up. She decided not to be afraid, but instead to embrace the challenge and enjoy it. After the

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Meet Thomas

When you first see Thomas, it’s hard to believe that he’s 56! Not only is he in fantastic shape, he’s won multiple Battlegrounds races and competed in the OCR World Championships in 2015. However, it’s not just Thomas’ athleticism that

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Meet Reed

We first met Reed at our family-friendly Summer Splash event held back in June, 2015 with MudRunGuide.com. At 55 years young, he ran the course with his eight-year-old granddaughter! As we got to know Reed better, we were inspired by

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Meet Leah

Leah, a mother of two and member of our Battle Corps race team is an inspiration to many. Her journey started when a worker at Disneyland mistakenly thought she was pregnant and told her she couldn’t board a ride with

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