“It takes incredible athleticism, dedication and drive to earn the OCR World Championships medal,” said OCRWC Sponsorship Director Sandra Sawyer. “What better way to display such an amazing achievement than on an exclusive OCRWC medal hanger made by a company that is concerned as much about quality and craftsmanship as our athletes are about reaching their goals? Thanks to our partnership with 1000Podiums, our phenomenal athletes will be able to showcase their 2016 OCR World Championships medals with pride on hangers worthy of praise!”

“I’ve always loved sports, especially OCR, and found athletes inspiring; they really do have to achieve almost superhuman mental, emotional and physical strength to be successful,” said Anne-Marie Hudon, owner and designer at 1000Podiums. “Paying homage to them and their spectacular accomplishments is what 1000Podiums does best, and why we are absolutely honored and thrilled that our creations are the official medal hangers for this year’s OCRWC.”

About 1000Podiums

1000Podiums is a Quebec-based company that allows athletes of all levels to proudly exhibit their sports achievements with creative, eye-catching and customizable medal hangers and displays. We use the highest-quality materials and extreme precision to produce the most versatile hangers on the market, from simple and sleek stainless designs to intricate, colorful and customized hangers. Our motto is “Everything done with pride,” and that is certainly reflected in the impressive partnerships we’ve cultivated and in all of the outstanding products we manufacture.

About the OCR World Championships

The OCR World Championships is the first and only independent global championship event designed to celebrate athletes in the burgeoning sport of Obstacle Course Racing. Held Oct. 14-16, 2016, at the Blue Mountain Resort in Ontario, Canada, the three-day cash-and-prize-filled race will be one of the most diverse and challenging competitive events in the sport, pitting athletes from around the world against one another in grueling competitions on 15K and 3K courses.

About Design Shorty & Company

Design Shorty & Company (DS&CO) are highly respected master brand builders proud to be in their second 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.