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MudGear Named Official Sock Sponsor of the 2017 OCR World Championships

“Our world-class athletes compete on the most extreme course during the OCR World Championships, and they need high-performance protective gear that can keep up with their unrivaled intensity and agility,” said OCRWC Sponsorship Director Sandra Sawyer. “This is why we are beyond thrilled that industry innovator MudGear will be the official sock sponsor of the 2017 OCR World Championships for the second year in a row. Their brilliantly designed compression socks provide superb support while keeping feet and legs protected with strategically placed padding — perfect for rope climbs, traverses, and new obstacles at this year’s OCRWC.”

As part of the partnership, limited edition MudGear socks with the OCRWC logo will be available for preorder in the coming weeks.

“I’m a big fan of MudGear socks and MudGear as a company. They not only have top-notch products, but they also faithfully support obstacle course racing and the OCR community, and I love seeing them thrive,” said Brakken Kraker, professional athlete and head coach at

About MudGear

MudGear has been creating outdoor sports apparel for obstacle racers since 2012, using input from athletes to make the best performing products on the market. We don’t run on treadmills and we don’t make gym clothes. We build rugged tactical gear for top athletes competing in OCR, trail running and outdoor endurance events. We believe we were all made to get outside and get dirty. We believe obstacle racing is meant to unleash everyone’s extreme inner-athlete, and we’re proud to supply the gear that helps make it happen.

About the OCR World Championships

The Obstacle Course Racing World Championships is the first and only independent global championship event designed to celebrate athletes in the burgeoning sport of Obstacle Course Racing. Held October 13-15, 2017, in Canada’s Blue Mountains, the three-day event will be one of the most diverse and challenging competitive events in the sport and will draw athletes from over 40 nations.

About Design Shorty & Company

Design Shorty & Company (DS&CO) are highly respected master brand builders proud to be in their third year working with the OCRWC. Specializing in corporate and event branding and known for their creative passion and client commitment, DS&CO boasts experts in every field of communication. Their crackerjack team of marketers, designers, videographers, writers and editors ensures that all aspects of the branding process, from generating stellar ideas and launching online marketing initiatives to securing sponsorships and executing projects on-site, run smoothly and successfully. For more information, visit:

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The OCR World Championships is the first truly independent championship event designed to celebrate the athletes in the burgeoning sport of Obstacle Course Racing.

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