The Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC), obstacle course racing’s first independent championship, announced today that it has dramatically increased its reach by adding nearly half a dozen new qualifying events across the globe, including races in international markets such as Spain, Italy, Canada and Central America. This adds to an already impressive list of global qualifier events in markets such as the UK, the Netherlands, Australia, and Sweden.

The new qualifier races include Spain’s Farinato Race, Italy’s Inferno Run, X-Run events in Central America, Conquer the Gauntlet events in the US, and the Prison Break series in Canada. A full listing of qualifier races can be found on the OCRWC website.

“This is a tremendous day for our event and organization,” said OCRWC Founder & CEO Adrian Bijanada. “By expanding our reach into these countries and drawing an even more diverse field of athletes to our event, we are reinforcing our position as the true independent world championship in Obstacle Course Racing.”

All athletes are required to qualify for the OCR World Championships, scheduled to take place on October 17 & 18, by meeting specific results criteria at a network of qualifying events.

“We are very excited and proud that Inferno is going to be the first Italian race to become an OCRWC qualifier, said Mauro Leoni, President of ItalianSportLab, organizers of the Inferno Run. “This makes us even more committed to offering a high-quality racing experience to our participants.”

“Having X-Run as a qualifying race for the 2015 OCRWC raises the bar for our athletes and gives them the opportunity to represent the region at a competitive level,” said X-Run Marketing Director Juan Miguel Monterroso.

About the OCR World Championships:

After its inaugural event in 2014 received widespread acclaim, the OCR World Championships has become an annual event and much sought-after goal for athletes in the burgeoning sport of obstacle course racing. The race will be held on October 17 & 18, 2015 in Cincinnati, OH and will include 16 racing categories such as elite, age-group, and team competitions, and over 50 categories for cash and prizes. For more information, visit https://ocrworldchampionships.com.