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Obstacle Running Adventures

Obstacle Running Adventure follows the journey of the MStefano Running team. This team participates in obstacle course races, road running, and everything in between. We strive to push ourselves and others to step outside of their comfort zones and try something new.

Aug 23, 2022

Mike was invited back to cover RuckFest which is a competitive rucking event featuring a trail event, games events, as well as a team krew event.  They are all run by Brandon Welling from TPK Endurance and Mark Jones!

This time Mike stepped up and ran the 6.9 mile competitive trail course instead of the 3.1 mile fun run, and he brought Katelyn too!  After participating in the trail event both Mike and Katelyn volunteered to help out with the Ruck Games!

This is a long episode due to getting event audio to give you listeners more of an understanding of what the event is like (and hopefully encourage you to join next year), and a bunch of interviews.  Check the time stamps below if you are more interested in some sections of the episode over others.

0:00 – 4:25 – Intro

4:25 – 12:18 – Quick News

12:18 – 15:11 – Content Preface

15:11 – 21:43 – Event Explanation and Trail Podiums

21:43 – 27:22 – Trail Interviews: Rachel Watters, Aliyah Emas, and Chris Hoover

27:22 – 42:59 – Ruck Games 1 Instructions

42:59 – 48:27 – Ruck Games 1 Interviews: Lisa Wawrzynowski, and Kelly Sullivan

48:27 – 57:04 – Ruck Games 2 Instructions

57:04 – 1:07:42 – Pre-Ruck Games 2 Interviews: Tim Schweighofer, Megan Lung, Jenni Lung, Eric Martinez, Paul Ferlazzo, and Jonathan Metze

1:07:42 – 1:17:43 – Ruck Games 2 Start Audio and Interviews: Peter Sherman, and Glenn Sterner

1:17:43 – 1:27:56 – Mark Jones Interview

1:27:56 – 1:44:58 – Katelyn and Mike Recap

1:44:58 - End – Outro


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