The 2020 Obstacle Course Racing World Championships will be held in the United States on October 1-4, 2020 at Stratton Mountain Resort in Stratton, Vermont. Registration is now open.
What race distances are available?
Race distances include a 100-Meter Sprint, 3K, 15K, and Team Relay formats. Qualification is required only for the 3K and 15K events.
Additionally, a charity Open benefiting the Stratton Foundation will be held on Sunday, October 4th, and is open to the public with no qualification necessary.
What is the format for the 100 Meter Championships?
Four Divisions: Pro Men, Pro Women, Open Men, Open Women
Top 8 Times In Each Division Advance to Semi-Final Round
Semi-Final Rounds For Each Division Consist of Two Seeded Heats
Top 2 Times in Each Divisional Semi-Final Heat Advance To Head-To-Head Final
Limit Of One Online Registration Per Athlete
Two Course Attempts Per Registration
Athletes Must Compete During Time Windows Selected During Registration
Semi-Final And Final Times Will Occur On Sunday, October 4th (Times To-Be-Announced)
No Qualification Necessary
What divisions are available?
The following divisions are available:
100M Sprint Course Championships
Pro Men & Women
Open Men & Women
3K Short Course Championships
Pro Men & Women
Men & Women’s Age Groups: 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
15K Standard Course Championships
Pro Men & Women
Men & Women’s Age Groups: 13-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+
Journeyman & Journeywoman
In addition to the above divisions, the Journeyman & Journeywoman Divisions are available for both the 3K and 15K races. These are exclusive waves 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 three obstacle course races between October 1, 2019 and October 1, 2020.
Team Relay Championships
Pro Men, Women, & Co-ed
Open Men, Women, & Co-ed
What is the weekened race schedule?
Note: All times are tentative and are subject to change.
7:00 am – 7:00 pm Official Apparel & Merchandise Shop
8:00 am – Athlete Pre-Race Lounge Open
8:30 am – 1:00 pm 100 Meter Championships
8:30 am – Team Relay Championships Race Start
8:30 am Men’s Pro Teams
9:15 am Co-ed Pro Teams
9:45 am Women’s Pro Teams
10:15 am Men’s Open Teams
11:00 am Co-ed Open Teams
11:30 am Women’s Open Teams
12:30 pm Team Relay Awards Ceremony
1:00 pm – Charity Open Start
3:00 pm – 100M Championships Semi Finals & Finals
5:00 pm – 100 Meter Championships Awards Ceremony
Do I need to qualify to compete?
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we recognize that 2020 qualification opportunities are limited. As a result, qualification will only be required for the Pro divisions of the 3K and 15K events. Please refer to our list of qualifying events for detailed criteria.
Are medals and cash prizes available?
All participants in the 3K, 15K, Team Relay, and Stratton Foundation Open receive participant medals, as will all semi-finalists in the 100M Pro and Open divisions.
Additionally, podium medals and prizes are awarded as follows:
100-Meter Sprint: Top 3 men & women in the Pro division, top 3 men & women in the Open division
3K and 15K: Top 3 men & women in the Pro division, top 3 of each age group in Age Group divisions
Team Relay: Top 3 teams in the men, women, and co-ed Pro & Open divisions
Top 4 men & women in the Pro division will receive cash prizes
Open division podium finishers will receive free entry to OCRWC 2021 to defend their titles
3K and 15K:
Top 5 men & women in the Pro division will receive cash prizes
Age group podium finishers will receive free entry to OCRWC 2021 to defend their titles
Top 3 teams in the men, women, and co-ed Pro divisions will receive cash prizes
Top 3 teams in the men, women, and co-ed Open divisions will receive free entry to OCRWC 2021 races to defend their titles
What conditions can I expect on race weekend?
The first week in October is peak autumn foliage in Stratton, Vermont. You can expect beautiful views and scenery while in Stratton as well as a wide range of weather and athletes are reminded to prepare for all racing conditions.
What's the easiest way to get to Stratton?
There are numerous ways to get to Stratton, southern Vermont’s highest peak. Aside from nearby airports in Albany, Hartford, and Boston, Stratton also offers shuttle services and more. Click here for details.
Where can I stay for the 2020 OCRWC?
The best way to experience the OCR World Championships is by staying in the heart of it, right at Stratton. Featuring an amazing offering of family-friendly events and activities, accommodations, and a unique slope-side Village, staying onsite will ensure you and your supporters have the experience of a lifetime. Book your stay here.
What is your refund policy?
Obstacle Course Racing World Championship events are premier athletic competitions. As such, entry fees are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and may not be deferred to another year.
Refunds, transfers, or deferments of entries are not granted for any reason, including injury, pregnancy, military exercise or deployment, event cancellation and family emergencies.
Athletes unable to compete due to the above reasons or other personal circumstances may defer their qualification status to the following year. The following year’s registration fee is not waived in these instances.
Note: Athletes may have the option to purchase optional registration refund insurance through a third party provider during the time of registration. Refunds through this program are only available from this provider and are subject to their policies, terms, and conditions.
Can I transfer my spot to a friend?
The OCR World Championships are intended to be a competition between the best obstacle course racers in their respective divisions. As such, transfers of race entries are strictly prohibited. Athletes found to be in violation of this policy may be banned from the World Championship and future OCRWC competitions.
I've qualified and registered. When will I receive my confirmation email?
Confirmation emails are sent out on the 5th of each month for all registrations from the preceding month.
Can I upgrade divisions after I have already registered?
Yes, however, there is a $25 per distance administration fee in order to do so, plus any incremental costs associated with your new division. Contact us with your request to initiate this process.
Will the North American OCR Championships return?
Our practice has been to not hold a continental championship event in the same nation hosting the world championships. As such, the 2020 OCRWC will replace the NorAm for this year.
What happens to the free entry I earned by volunteering at the 2019 North American OCR Championships?
Free entries earned by volunteers at the 2019 North American Championships will be automatically upgraded to 2020 OCRWC entries.