OCRWC Obstacles

At the OCRWC, expect nothing less than world-class obstacles.

The OCRWC courses will contain 40+ unique obstacles to test athletes’ skills, strength, and endurance. Some obstacles will change throughout the weekend and our different races to keep our athletes on their toes! The following obstacles are representative of obstacles usually found on the OCRWC course.

Wreck Bag
50-pound specialized sandbag with handles
Objective: Athletes carry one Wreck Bag around a designated course, complete the Wreck Bag crawl section within the course, and return the Wreck Bag to the same area where it was picked up.
Valkyrie
An A-frame obstacle with ascending and descending rings for athletes to traverse
Objective: Athletes traverse from the beginning ring up to the apex and then down to the final ring. They must touch the completion bell at the end of the obstacle with their hands only.
Sabretooth
Monkey-bar type traverse with various configurations of hand elements
Objective: Athletes will use only their hands to swing from various elements and touch the completion bell at the end with their hand.
La Gaffe du Draveur
Rig-type obstacle featuring angled boards and metal poles
Objective: Athletes must traverse the length of the obstacle using their hands and feet only on the designated poles, and ring the completion bell at the end with their hand.
Stairway to Heaven
A-frame wooden stairway obstacle
Objective: Using their hands only, athletes must start at the entrance platform and climb the inside of the structure up to the top stair, transition over to the opposite side and descend to the finish platform without touching the ground.
Crawl Jacks
Wooden structures or stakes with wire strung over the top
Objective: Athletes crawl or roll under the wire from the beginning to the end of the obstacle.
Force 5 Rig
Rig-style obstacle with various hanging elements to be used as hand-holds
Objective: Athletes will use only their hands to swing from various elements that swing, sway, and rotate and touch the completion bell at the end with their hand.
Force 5 Low Rig
Rig-type obstacle that is very close to the ground with suspended hand and foot elements
Objective: Athletes will traverse the entire length of the obstacle using their hands and feet on various different types of hanging elements, without touching the ground. They must touch the completion bell at the end with their hand.
Snake Pit
Hanging rope traverse
Objective: Athletes will use their hands and feet to swing from ropes and various other elements and touch the completion bell at the end with their hand.
Skull Valley
Rig-type obstacle featuring skull-shaped climbing holds and other various hanging elements
Objective: Athletes will use only their hands to swing from various elements that may swing, sway, and rotate and touch the completion bell at the end with their hand.
Triumph
A traverse obstacle featuring multiple flat and angled platforms, may also feature ropes, bar traverse, and/or cargo nets
Objective: Athletes must leap from one platform to another sloped platform and catch themselves with an affixed horizontal safety bar. They must then complete the remaining swing, climb, or traverse elements to finish the obstacle.
Skitch
Rig-type obstacle with suspended bars that utilizes removable hand-held hooks
Objective: Athletes will pick up hand-held hooks and attach them to the suspended bars. Athletes will traverse the entire length of the obstacle while holding onto the two hand-held hooks they began the obstacle with, and touch the completion bell at the end with their hand. Athletes must return both of their hand-held hooks to the designated location.
Gibbons
Rig-type obstacle featuring unique hanging elements that require placing hand-held rods inside each element to traverse
Objective: Athletes will pick up hand-held rods and traverse across the entire length of the obstacle by placing hand-held rods inside each hanging element. The must ring the completion bell and return both hand-held rods to the designated area.

FAQs

What is the weekend race schedule?
Note: All times are tentative and are subject to change. Thursday, October 1st
  • 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Athlete Check-In & Packet Pick-Up (All Events)
  • 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Official Apparel & Merchandise Shop
Friday, October 2nd
  • 7:00 am – 8:00 pm Athlete Check-In & Packet Pick-Up (All Events)
  • 7:00 am – Athlete Pre-Race Lounge Open
  • 7:00 am – 9:00 pm Official Apparel & Merchandise Shop
  • 9:00 am – 7:00 pm 100 Meter Championships
  • 9:00 am – 3K World Championships Race Start
  • 9:00 am Men 30-39
  • 9:45 am Women 30-39
  • 10:15 am Men 20-29
  • 10:45 am Women 20-29
  • 11:00 am Men 13-19, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
  • 11:45 pm Women 13-19, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
  • 12:15 pm Pro Men
  • 12:45 pm Pro Women
  • 1:00 pm Journeymen & Journeywomen
  • 3:00 pm 3K Awards Ceremony
Saturday, October 3rd
  • 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Athlete Check-In & Packet Pick-Up (All Events)
  • 7:00 am – Athlete Pre-Race Lounge Open
  • 7:00 am – 9:00 pm Official Apparel & Merchandise Shop
  • 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 100 Meter Championships
  • 8:00 am – 15K World Championships Race Start
  • 8:00 am Pro Men
  • 8:15 am Pro Women
  • 8:45 am Men 30-34
  • 9:15 am Women 30-34
  • 10:00 am Men 35-39
  • 10:30 am Women 35-39
  • 11:00 am Men 40-44
  • 11:30 am Women 13-17, 18-24, 25-29
  • 12:15 pm Men 25-29
  • 12:45 pm Men 13-17, 18-24
  • 1:15 pm Men 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+
  • 1:30 pm Women 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+
  • 1:45 pm Journeymen & Journeywomen
  • 5:00 pm 15K Awards Ceremony
Sunday, October 4th
  • 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Athlete Check-In & Packet Pick-Up (All Events)
  • 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
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 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.