January 5th 2018
Why I Started This
I have been a Spartan Race athlete since 2014, after completing my first Spartan Race Super in Sacramento I knew this was going to be a lifestyle I wanted to live everyday.
I started training and racing every chance I got, completing multiple Spartan Trifectas, Ultra Beasts and the Agoge. I want to show everyone willing to participate in our events a new way to approach life and all of the obstacles it throws at us on a daily basis. These events do just that.
In November 2016, Spartan Race founder Joe Desena sent out a cryptic invitation to the AGOGE community. The only instructions were to meet in Tokyo.
Those that decided to answer the call all flew into Tokyo, another world within our world it seemed. Everywhere you looked was a sea of people, not knowing what was next to come, we met with Joe and well….. I will let you take a look at what happens next.
After I came home from Agoge Japan, I knew I wanted to create an event that would build the foundation for people to grow and get comfortable being uncomfortable. That is how the Outlaw Endurance was born.
Beyond the walls of our gym stands the Outlaw Endurance 4H Race, or OE4HR. As a team-based event designed to push our members and participants to greater personal distances, you quickly learn the value and true meaning of having mutual objectives through teamwork. You also see the connection between teamwork and success and one drives the other on both a personal level and as a member of something greater than yourself.
What isn’t at the heart and soul are questions asked by participants of the Endurance Event. This may sound mean but from someone who has completed 3 Spartan Race Hurricane Heats, AGOGE 002, and AGOGE Japan. I’m going to tell you the importance of not asking questions in a Outlaw Endurance Event and what you get if you do.
Questions ultimately will get you and your Class a series of “motivational” exercises that only make for tired muscles and fractured teamwork. It also shows that you are not paying attention to instructions that are given to your team. This might also earn you some special attention from the Director (which is never good).
When your class of teams is given a task which is ambiguous (most of the time they are) it is there for your team to figure out as a team, nothing more and nothing less. When in doubt use KISS, Keep It Super Simple (to put it politely), and complete the task without overthinking it. Remember asking questions will quickly lead you to learning many variations of burpees.
Changing Your Frame of Reference
When completing a given a task that seems impossible while receiving answers, your world will seem easier because you will always look back to your journey during the OE4HR as a source of strength and encouragement. You will also remember the Warrior Ethos which is the backbone of our Endurance Events and engraved in your mind by the end of the event.
Being a Part of Something Bigger
It’s important to trust the Director and your team. Questions lead to doubt, and doubt leads to failure. Trust that the Director will lead you to achieving something that is bigger than an individual can accomplish. Trust will be the bond that keeps your team together through the thick and thin. Trust in those seasoned individuals who keep coming back to the event not to prove something, but for the joy of leading a new team to victory and accomplishing something more than an individual can.
The foundation of the OE4HR is based on a code called “The Warrior’s Ethos,” which is 23 words comprising four main principles with centuries of meaning behind them. This ethos serves to provide a spark to warm you on the coldest of mornings and guide you on darkest of nights. It will guide during your fitness journey and be critical step towards the pinnacle of friends at Spartan Race — the Agoge. Our Outlaw Endurance 4 Hour Race is where you learn non-traditional problem solving, find endurance under duress, and experience the power of synergy.
There are no timing chips and no bibs. There is no individual competition. Once immersed in the Outlaw culture, you quickly find your “why” and a renewed sense of purpose for taking on this challenge. With a gear list in your email inbox, the onus is on you to come prepared for four hours of intense demanding work with plenty of mental and physical challenges. Each event is a unique experience directly related to the individuality of the location, as well as the cadre in charge. You will be challenged. As a team, you will succeed.
The next step is your first step. Welcome to your first step in an epic fitness journey.
Successful finishers earn entry into a closed networking group, and the chance of a lifetime discovering the camaraderie derived only from becoming a Outlaw Endurance Athlete.
The 12 Hour Outlaw Endurance Race, or OE12HR is our next level standalone event specifically designed to test every facet of your mental, intellectual and physical abilities through the use of mental challenges, nonlinear problem solving, morality, as well as teamwork and individual performance under physical duress.
The OE12HR event emphasizes the Warrior’s Ethos and teamwork to finish and find success, the event seamlessly interweaves elements of resilience, integrity, and individual competition against the clock and other participants within the challenges that require teamwork and synergy.
Developed to breed the next level of our Outlaw training, and as the precursor to the Spartan Race Endurance Events like the Agoge, this OE12HR is difficult, challenging and rewarding. Participants are required to be self-supported for the duration of the event. No outside assistance, no support team, no crew.
To accomplish this, it is recommended that each participant carry a large ruck/backpack, a 2-3L Hydration Unit, and whatever food you think you need to survive 12 hours of pushing yourself beyond your limits. In addition, participants will receive a gear list via email that will include mandatory gear and equipment.
Due to the unique nature of every OE12HR event, the gear list will always contain a few items that are event specific. Participants are strongly encouraged to arrive equipped and prepared.
In this phase of your fitness journey are the lessons of actions/consequences, personal accountability, perseverance, and dedication. You’ve mastered initiative. Now it’s time to master follow through and commitment.
GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER and welcome to the OE12HR.
What you will need for the OE12HR
You will need to be able to perform, self supported, for the duration of the event. We recommend a large ruck (military based backpack), a 2-3L Hydration Unit, and whatever food you’ll need to survive 12 hours of pushing yourself beyond your limits.
Note: More required gear will be emailed to you in the week or two prior to the event.