New York, NY, November 25, 2022 – Adventurey, producers of obstacle course racing’s independent world championship, and Spartan Race, the world’s largest endurance brand, have reached an agreement to support the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships and include the 2023 event in Spartan’s Unbreakable Pass.
In a historic moment for obstacle course racing, Spartan and Adventurey will collaborate to produce, enhance, and market the 2023 event across both of their respective audiences. Through this partnership, both brands will remain independent, but will work together on numerous fronts to further develop the OCRWC and unify the sport of obstacle course racing. Entry to the 2023 OCRWC will also be available to holders of Spartan’s Unbreakable Pass, Spartan’s first truly global pass that offers holders access to the world’s most epic trails, OCR races, fitness challenges, and cultural experiences.
“Our sport is only as strong as the community on which it is built,” said Adrian Bijanada, Adventurey CEO & Founder. “I’ve long admired Spartan’s efforts to move our sport forward and it’s clear that now is the time for all obstacle course racing stakeholders to work together in support of our sport’s future.”
“We all worked very hard the last 20 years to design, iterate, and finally create a new sport. It is important we all work together to continue to grow it,” said Joe De Sena, Spartan CEO & Founder.
As part of the collaboration, both Adventurey and Spartan will invite other race organizations to collaborate on the 2023 OCRWC with the aim of highlighting some of the best and most unique obstacle course races in the world.
The dates and location of the 2023 OCRWC will be revealed on Monday, November 28th.
About the OCR World Championships
Since its creation in 2013, the OCR World Championships has become the premier independent global championships for the sport of Obstacle Course Racing. Designed to unify the sport and athletes of OCR, it has become a hallmark of the sport and the benchmark of success for athletes from all over the world.
With more than 250 events across more than 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand. Providing transformation through sport, Spartan attracts more than one million annual participants across all fitness levels, from beginners to elite. More than five million participants have finished Spartan events, creating a lifestyle that extends beyond races including health and wellness products, training and nutrition programs, and popular media content, which has made obstacle racing one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Spartan events feature races over many distances, including an exciting new 3K multi-lap format, theSpartan Stadion® and Spartan Sprint®: 5k with 20 obstacles; Spartan Super®: 10k and 25 obstacles; Spartan Beast®: half marathon and 30 obstacles; and Spartan Ultra™: 50k and 60 obstacles.