Name
Christi Farr
Position
Open Racer
Age
30
# of 2017 Races
5+
Favorite Venue
Still deciding
Favorite Race
Still deciding
Favorite Obstacle
Hercules Hoist
Current Team
Lehigh Valley Spartans

PROFILE

Greatest Accomplishment: Placing 1st or 2nd female in the 2016 trail running races I participated in.

Best OCR Memory: I’m pretty new to OCR- so I’d have to say meeting new people at every race.  I’ve noticed everyone has a similar vibe at races, so it’s very easy to establish new bonds with people—it’s like a big family.

How did you get interested in OCR: It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, but never signed up for because I didn’t have a partner or team.  My reason for getting into OCR is honestly because I was pregnant and miscarried this past year—I needed something to take my mind off of the loss, so I trained my butt off and signed up for the Citizens Bank Park Spartan Race – it’s been the worst and best thing to ever happen to me. 

Least Favorite Obstacle:  The Rig

What are you looking forward to the most:  Improving my weaknesses.  I’d be pretty happy if I could jump the tall walls without assistance and overcome the hanging obstacles.

Favorite Pro Athlete and why:  Tom Brady.  He is the definition of defying all odds.  No one thought he would be arguably one of the best football players in the league when he first was drafted; but through hard work, will and teamwork he has proven everyone wrong.  I think he would make an excellent Spartan.

A little about yourself:  I’m originally from the Lehigh Valley and currently live more towards the Pottstown area with my husband, Zack.  I am a regional sales manager for a European ingredient manufacturer called Jungbunzlauer.  In my spare time, other than racing, I volunteer at a local cat rescue called Cat Angel Network.  All my life I have been involved in sports- whether it be basketball, soccer, or cross country- there has always been some competitive element, and I feel that OCR is just a natural progression in my life.  I truly believe that the only way we grow as people is by continuously challenging ourselves.  There is a definite physical challenge in training and racing; however, the mental aspect of this is even greater.  I’m always so inspired and motivated by seeing people race that have 20 – 30+ years on me—that is sheer will and determination.  My dream is to start a family of our own and have them involved in this great sport—but until that happens, I’ll just continue to train for the next race!