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The Obstacle Course Racing World Championship (OCRWC), the world’s first independent OCR championship, announced today three additional races through which participants can qualify for its inaugural event. Dirty Dozen Races and Nuclear Races in the UK, as well as the Mud Masters race series in the Netherlands have been selected as qualifying events by OCRWC organizers.
“The OCRWC continues grow at an amazing pace with the support of many like-minded companies and individuals looking to take OCR to the next level,” said OCRWC President Adrian Bijanada. “With enthusiastic community support, strong partnerships, and a deep bench of OCR professionals willing to work together for the betterment of the sport, the OCR World Championships are poised to be an incredible opportunity for Obstacle Course Racers everywhere to be part of history.”
Competitors in the OCRWC are required to qualify for competition by meeting finishing criteria in select obstacle course races, as determined by OCRWC organizers. The inclusion of these international events will allow for an increasingly diverse and competitive field of athletes on race day.
“Dirty Dozen Races is proud to have been selected as a qualifying event for the inaugural 2014 OCR World Championships,” said Doug Spence, Co-Founder of Dirty Dozen which will feature qualifying spots for the Top 30 male and female finishers in their 12K or 18K distance events.
“Since we first read the OCRWC press release we knew that Nuclear Races had to be part of the first independent Obstacle Race World Championships. We’re thrilled that over the past few weeks we’ve been able to talk with the team at OCRWC and secure our status as a qualifying race series,” said James Parrish, Race Series Director at Nuclear Races. “As OCR goes from strength to strength as a growing and developing sport, the OCRWC will help to give it the credibility it deserves and those that take part an even greater sense of achievement.”
“These races exemplify excellence not only in their respective countries, but in Obstacle Course Racing as a sport. We couldn’t be happier to offer their participants a chance to shine on a global stage,” said Bijanada.
The OCR World Championships, announced in December 2013, is the first truly independent championship event designed to celebrate the athletes in the burgeoning sport of obstacle course racing. The race will be held on October 25th & 26th, 2014 in Cincinnati, OH. It will be one of the broadest competitive events in the sport with over 16 racing categories including elite, age-group, and team competitions, and will feature over 50 categories for cash and prizes for athletes.