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OCR World Championships Announces OCR Gives Back as Charity Partner for 10th Edition Event

 The OCR World Championships (OCRWC) is proud to announce OCR Gives Back as the official charity partner for its highly-anticipated 10th edition event, scheduled to take place in California from October 4th to 6th, 2024.

“We are thrilled to partner with OCR Gives Back for our milestone 10th edition,” said Francesca Chiorando of OCRWC. “OCR Gives Back has supported our event, athletes, and the wider community since day one, and so it makes perfect sense for us to officially support them as our charity partner for our historic tenth edition. Their dedication to making a positive impact mirrors the core values of our event and the impact we wish to have on the community.”

The OCR World Championships is committed to supporting causes that promote health, fitness, and inclusivity. OCR Gives Back will feature as the official charity partner for the Sunday 5k Charity event, to make a lasting impact and inspire positive change both on and off the course.

“We have been part of the OCRWC since day one and have been embraced by athletes on six continents. Over ten years of advocating, giving, and going,” said Steve McCollum of OCR Gives Back. “World Champions and GOATs to Journeyman support the cause of helping orphaned and vulnerable children locally and around the world. We are excited to be able to reach out to more athletes and supporters through OCRWC and change even more children’s lives.”

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About The OCR World Championships:

Founded in 2014 by Adventurey as the first independent OCR Championship event, OCRWC joined the Spartan portfolio of events in 2023. As a part of the Spartan brand, the OCR World Championships continues its commitment to pushing the boundaries of athleticism, competition, and community.. With the combined expertise of Spartan and the OCR World Championships, athletes can expect an unparalleled experience that celebrates the spirit of OCR while delivering world-class competition.

About Spartan:

Spartan is a global experiential sport and wellness brand with a 10 million+ strong community. We create transformational experiences, products, and content to help people, companies, and teams tear down boundaries and expand what they believe possible. Spartan combines large-scale global events with a vibrant digital content and community platform. With 250 events across over 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is the world’s leading extreme wellness and endurance brand. Visit for more information and registration.

About OCR Gives Back:

OCR Gives Back (Back2Back) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of OCR to support charitable causes and make a positive impact in communities worldwide. Through fundraising events, volunteer initiatives, and community outreach programs, OCR Gives Back aims to inspire individuals to embrace an active lifestyle while giving back to those in need.

Francesca Chiorando
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Francesca Chiorando

Francesca started running OCR in 2013, and after devouring all the information she could find on the sport, she began writing about it herself. With OCR quickly gaining traction in the UK where she lives, she launched her own site, Mud Is My Makeup, in 2014.

Since then she has gone on to produce content for publications including OCR Europe, Mud Run Guide, Mudstacle, Obstacle Race Magazine, and Obstacle Mud Runner Magazine, as well as OCRWC.

Francesca loves exploring every aspect of the sport as much as she loves to explore the courses themselves. Very much an average athlete, her goal has always been to encourage the everyday person to get muddy and active and discover how much joy suffering out on a course can bring.

Her first experience of OCRWC was the epic Blue Mountain in 2016, although she’d been following the event from the early days. The whole atmosphere, set up, and experience had her hooked and she knew that this was an organization that she not only wanted to support, but be involved with, and to help bring the spirit of OCRWC to a wider audience.

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