Racing: What to wear

You can't race OCR effectively if you aren't dressed correctly.  Use the info below show you can show up race ready!

Socks & SHorts: Mudgear

You want a knee high sock to protect your calves from rope burn and protect you against low brush. MudGear makes a synthetic moisture wicking sock that also provides some active compression to your lower legs to support blood circulation.   MudGear has been the go to sock for Obstacle Course Racing World Championship for the last couple of years for a good reason, they are the best in the business.

Use code ULTRAOCRMAN for 20% off your order.


We've raced in a variety of shoe brands over the year but the most important thing is you want something that fits your foot well.  Your shoe should have good traction, drain water, not be too heavy and be comfortable for the distance you are racing.  Brands like VJ Shoes offer good shoes but our athletes race in a variety of brands like Merrell, Icebug, Salomon or Salming.

Anti-Chaffing: Squirrel's Nut Butter

Nothing will make your race more uncomfortable than having chaffing. The Pro Team highly recommends using an anti-chaffing product like Squirrel's Nut Butter. They make lubricant for anywhere skin is touching skin or places where you might form blisters. Available in both stick and tub form for your convenience.

Pickup Squirrel's Nut Butter here

Read about Squirrel's Partnership in an interview with the CTG Pro Team here

Top: Mudgear, Legendborne or Nothing

This is where athletes usually choose to either represent their favorite country, race series or show off their hard work by racing shirtless. Just like your shorts/pants, socks and shoes, you want something that is not going to absorb a lot of water weight, so a cotton shirt is out of the question. Choose something made out of synthetic material that is tight fitting. The choice is yours, but if you decide to rock a shirt or sports bra, Legendborne has some pretty awesome jerseys including the Hannibal Race jersey. This are customizable with your name on the back.

For a lower price point, thinner material, that is not customizable but just as good an option I would also check out MudGear's race jerseys.

Other Items: GLoves, etc.

There's a lot of other items that some athlete choose to race with. Highly recommended items include a GPS watches are a great idea to track your pace and mileage.

Gloves are also optional, but you'll find that your bare hand almost always has a better grip than gloved hands, especially when wet. The only times we recommend gloves are for very cold weather races (BleggMit 1mm or 3mm OCR mittens) or for some warmer weather options check out


After you run you are going to want to get comfortable and keep your car clean, we recommend the following products to make your race or training day as comfortable as possible.

Cleanliness & Car Protection: Mudgear

Whether you are trying to keep your personal car clean or avoid extra charges from rental car companies, MudGear has you covered. You can clean up quick post-race with their shower toga, change into one of their super soft lifestyle t-shirts and ensure you have a clean car with their seat shields.
Read the Mud Run Guide SeatShield Review
MudGear Shower Toga
MudGear Lifestyle Shirts and Shorts
MudGear SeatShield

Jacket: Ororo Heated Apparel

After being cold and wet during a race, nothing feels as good as a warm hug from some ORORO heated apparel.  Their full line of products including things like gloves, jackets, vests and hoodies.  You'll love their products whether going to a race, attending a sports game or just a cold day.

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