How to Qualify

All Obstacle Course Racing World Championship individual competition participants must qualify for the event by meeting the criteria outlined below at ONE of these events between October 16, 2016 and October 1, 2017. Athletes are required to submit proof of results at the time of registration. Please note that this criteria applies only to the short course and standard distance events. There is no qualification requirement for the Team Relay event.

Athletes may also compete in our restricted Journeyman & Journeywoman Divisions. These waves are reserved for the most passionate Obstacle Course Racers. There are no finishing results requirement (i.e. third in your age group) to compete in this wave. Instead, athletes are required to complete ANY four obstacle course races. Non-cash prizes are awarded for the winners of these divisions and space is strictly limited.

Important note: No more than 50% of an age group or a gender in a division at a specific event can qualify for the OCRWC (e.g. if an age group has only 10 athletes in it, only the top five athletes are deemed qualifiers).

Race SeriesCountry/RegionAge Group Qualifying CriteriaPro Qualifying Criteria
Spartan RaceUSA & InternationalSprint, Super, or Beast:Top 20 finish in your age group in Elite or Competitive divisions, or Top 5 in the Open division (Top 10 in your age group in regions without Competitive divisions)

Ultra Beast: Top 10 finish in your age group in the Elite division or Top 5 in the Open division.
Sprint, Super, Beast, or Ultra Beast: Top 5 finish in your gender in the Elite Heat only.
Warrior DashUSA & InternationalTop 10 finish in your gender in any Warrior DashTop 3 finish in your gender in any Warrior Dash.
Savage RaceUSATop 10 finish in your age group in the SavagePro or Open waves (includes SavagePro division athletes in non-completed obstacle results)Top 5 finish in your gender with 100% obstacle completion in the SavagePro wave
Rugged ManiacUSA & CanadaTop 10 finish in your genderTop 3 finish in your gender
BADASS DashUSA & CanadaTop 20 finish in your gender in the Elite or Recreation Divisions.Top 3 finish in your gender in the Elite Division only.
XMANCanadaTop 10 finish in your age groupTop 5 finish in your gender
X WarriorCanadaTop 10 finish in your Age Group in the Open division or top 5 finish in your Age Group in the Titan divisionTop 5 finish in your gender in division
Met Con BlueCanadaTop 5 finish in your Age GroupTop 5 finish in your gender
Mud HeroCanadaTop 10 Finish in your Age Group in the 6K or 10KTop 3 Finish in your gender in the 6K or 10K
Prison BreakCanadaTop 10 finish in your gender in the Elite WaveTop 3 finish in your gender in the Elite Wave
Dead End RaceCanadaTop 10 finish in your age group in the Elite WaveTop 5 finish in your gender in the Elite Wave
Northman RaceCanadaTop 10 finish in your age groupTop 10 finish in your gender in the Timber Heat
Eagles NestCanadaTop 5 finish in your gender in the Elite or Open wave Top 3 finish in your gender in the Elite wave
BoneFrog ChallengeUSATop 5 in your age group in either the sprint, full, or Tier 1 distancesTop 5 finish in your gender in the Elite division
Green Beret ChallengeUSATop 10 finish in your gender in the solo Operator ChallengeTop 5 finish in your gender in the solo Operator Challenge
Conquer the GauntletUSATop 15 finish in your age groupTop 5 finish in your gender
F.I.T. ChallengeUSATop 5 finish in your age group or complete 5 laps in 6 hoursTop 3 finish in your gender in the Elite division
GoliathonUSATop 10 finish in your genderTop 5 finish in your gender
Shale Hill Obstacle Race SeriesUSATop 5 finish in your gender in any divisionTop 5 overall finish in your gender in the Elite division
Sunny Hill Viking RaceUSATop 5 finish in your age group overallTop 3 overall finish in your gender
Terrain RacingUSATop 10 finish in your age group in the Competitive Waves of either the 10K or 5K course.Top 3 finish in your gender in either the 10K or 5K course
The BattlegroundsUSATop 10 finish in your age group in either distance in the Open waveTop 3 finish in your gender in the Competitive wave in the five mile event only
Mud TitanUSATop 10 finish in your genderTop 5 finish in your gender
World's Toughest MudderUSAComplete 50 miles in the 2016 WTM (individual or team)Complete 70 miles in the 2016 WTM (individual or team)
Indian Mud RunUSATop 5 finish in your age groupTop 3 finish in your gender overall
Black Swamp DashUSATop 5 finish in your age groupTop 3 finish in your gender in the elite heat
Monster ChallengesUSATop 10 finish in your age group in the 8kTop 3 overall finish in your gender in the 8k
Blizzard BlastUSATop 5 finish in your gender in the Open heatTop 5 finish in your gender in the Elite heat
Nuclear RacesUKTop 10 in your age group in the 12K event or completion of 4 laps of Nuclear Oblivion within 8.5 hoursTop 5 finish in your gender in the Elite division of the 12K or completion of 4 laps of Nuclear Oblivion within 8.5 hours
Mudstacle LeagueUKTop 10 finish in your gender in either the Winter or Summer leaguesTop 5 finish in your gender in either the Winter or Summer leagues
The SufferingUKTop 15 finish in your gender in the 10 mile distance event, or complete Relentless Suffering in 8-hour cut-off.Top 5 finish in your gender in the 10 mile distance event, complete Relentless Suffering in 6-hour cut-off.
Nuts ChallengeUKTop 10 finish in your age group in either the 21km or 28km distanceTop 5 overall finish in your gender in either the 21K or 28K distance
The ReaperUKTop 10 finish in your gender in the timed heatTop 3 finish in your gender in the timed heat
UK OCR ChampionshipsUKTop 10 finish in your age groupTop 5 overall finish in your gender
MacTuffScotlandTop 10 in your gender in the 35 and under division or Top 10 in 35+ divisionTop 3 finish in your gender
ToughestEuropeTop 20 in each gender or top 3 in each veteran age group (40-44, 45-49, 50+)Top 10 overall finish in your gender
Strong VikingEuropeTop 10 finish in your age group in the Elite WaveTop 5 finish in your gender in the Elite Wave
Farinato RaceSpainTop 10 finish in your age groupTop 5 finish in your gender
Inferno RunItalyTop 20 finish in your gender in the competitive waveTop 5 finish in your gender in the competitive wave
Iron RunnerEcuadorTop 10 finish in your Age Group in either the Elite or Open DivisionTop 5 finish in your gender in the Elite Division
Jeep Warrior RaceSouth AfricaTop 10 finish in your age group in the Elite DivisionTop 5 finish in your gender in Black Ops Elite
Impi ChallengeSouth AfricaTop 10 finish in your gender in the Elite divisionTop 5 finish in your gender in the Elite division
The GrindSouth AfricaTop 3 finish in your Age GroupTop 5 finish in your gender overall
Tvrďák RaceSlovakiaTop 10 finish in your age group in the Elite or Open WavesTop 5 finish in your gender in the Elite wave
Gladiator RaceRussiaTop 20 finish in your gender in the Elite or Open divisions in the Sprint, Pro, or Extreme distanceTop 10 finish in your gender in the Elite division in the Sprint, Pro, or Extreme distance
Fisherman's Friend Strongman RunNetherlands onlyTop 20 finish in your genderTop 10 finish in your gender
Desafio de GuerrerosMexico, Colombia, & SpainTop 5 finish in your age groupTop 5 finish in your gender
Nordic RaceDenmark & SwedenTop 20 finish in your gender or Top 3 finish in your gender in the Veteran divisionTop 10 finish in your gender
French OCR LeagueFranceN/ATop 10 finish in your gender
French OCR ChampionshipsFranceTop 5 in your age groupTop 5 finish in your gender in the Elite
Gladiator RunBelgiumTop 20 finish in your gender in the Pro/competition division in the 12K or 24K distanceTop 10 finish in your gender in the Pro/compeitition division in the 12K or 24K distance
Run For Our LivesBelgiumTop 20 finish in your gender in the competition division of the 10K raceTop 10 finish in your gender in the Competition division of the 10K race
Raw ChallengeAustraliaTop 3 finish in your gender in the Competitive wave in Both the Adult and Junior CategoriesTop 3 finish in your gender in the Competitive wave
in Both the Adult and Junior Categories
True Grit SeriesAustraliaTop 10 finish in the competitive waveTop 5 finish in the Competitive Wave
XletixGermanyTop 10 finish in your age group in either the Elite or "Race" heats Top 10 finish in your gender in the Elite Heat
Trench ChallengeGuamTop 5 finish in your age group in the competitive timed heatTop 3 finish in your gender in the Competitive timed heat
Champion DashVietnamTop 10 finish in your gender in the Competitive heatTop 5 finish in your gender in the Competitive heat
RunmageddonPolandTop 10 finish in your age groupTop 5 finish in your gender
Race NationUkraineN/ATop 10 finish in your gender in the Elite heat
Beast ChallengeIrelandTop 3 finish in your age group in either the Elite or Open heatsTop 5 finish in your gender in the Elite heat
Wairua WarriorNew ZealandTop 10 finish in your gender in the Elite heatTop 3 finish in your gender in the Elite heat
Sandstorm DXBUnited Arab EmiratesTop 5 finish in your Age GroupTop 5 finish in your gender
Bison RaceBelarusTop 10 male and females in the <35 divison or Top 10 male and females in theb >35 divison in the Open HeatTop 5 finish in your gender overall in the Elite heat
Tough VikingSwedenTop 5 finish in your age group in Elite or Open heatsTop 5 finish in your gender overall in the Elite heat
The Great EscapeBelgiumTop 5 finish in your age groupTop 5 finish in your gender overall
Judgement DayUKTop 5 finish in your age group in either the 12k or 18kTop 3 finish in your gender in the Elite heat in either the 12k or 18k
Hero RaceRussiaTop 10 finish in your gender in the Open division of the Pro distanceTop 5 finish in your gender in the Elite division.
Strong RaceLatviaTop 10 finish in your age group in the Open heatTop 5 finish in your gender in the Elite heat
#Racelocal Grand PrixUSATop 5 male or female point earners in the leagueN/A
Bermuda Triple ChallengeBermudaTop 10 overall finish in your gender in the Elite Division (Athletes must complete all 3 events)Top 3 overall finish in your gender in the Elite Division (Athletes must complete all 3 events)