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1000Podiums Named Official Medal Hanger of 2017 OCR World Championships and Inaugural U.S. OCR Championships

1000Podiums Named Official Medal Hanger of 2017 OCR World Championships and Inaugural U.S. OCR Championships

“The medals we award our athletes are a source of personal pride and a testament to the unmatched agility and tenacity they bring to a national and global stage. That’s why we’re ecstatic to partner for the second year in a row with medal hanger masters 1000Podiums for the 2017 OCR World Championships and for the inaugural 2017 U.S. OCR Championships,” said OCRWC and USOCRC Sponsorship Director Sandra Sawyer.

“Just as our athletes are synonymous with astounding athleticism, dedication and intensity, 1000Podiums is synonymous with unparalleled quality, craftsmanship and originality. Their mission of putting athletes first mirrors our own, so we’re elated to continue and foster that remarkable relationship in both our world and national events. 1000Podiums’ innovative, eye-catching, customized OCR hangers will give our extraordinary athletes the perfect showpiece upon which to proudly display their incredible achievements!”

As part of their partnership with the OCR World Championships and U.S. OCR Championships, 1000Podiums will create a new, exclusive line of medal hangers for both events, as well as the official commemorative inaugural USOCRC medal hanger. Additionally, for a limited-time, competitors can have their medal hanger customized with their name during a special pre-sale event at

“Returning as a sponsor at the OCRWC for 2017 is such an incredible honor, and being asked to be part of the 2017 USOCRC is a dream come true,” said 1000Podiums founder Anne-Marie Hudon. “In addition to their renowned skill and focus, the OCR community has an impressive camaraderie. They really are one huge family, and I am elated and proud to be a part of that family by creating attention-grabbing, one-of-a-kind hangers for their commemorative and hard-won medals.”

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 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 the United States Obstacle Course Racing Championships:

The U.S. Obstacle Course Racing Championships is America’s first independent championship event for the sport of Obstacle Course Racing. It is a singular event created by a team of race organizers and industry supporters that pits America’s best athletes against one another in the most challenging and competitive obstacle course racing event in the nation. Held Labor Day weekend (Sept. 2 and 3) at Y.O. Ranch Headquarters in Mountain Home, Texas, the event features three and 15-kilometer competitions for both professional and amateur athletes.

About Design Shorty & Company:

Design Shorty & Company 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, Design Shorty & Company 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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