If you’re reading this you’ve probably heard a bit about the OCRWC and are in search of a few more details. Well, today we are happy to share even more details regarding the world’s first, truly agnostic, World Championship Obstacle Course Race.
So where to start? How about with the venue. We are happy to announce that we’ve chosen Cincinnati, OH to host the inaugural OCRWC. More specifically, we will be using the site of the spectacular Mud, Guts, & Glory race series. Why? As anyone who has raced MGG can attest (and there are a litany of reviews on the subject), the property that plays host offers the most optimal terrain for an OCR in the country. With this venue we also have numerous luxuries unheard of elsewhere: a canvas of 120 acres littered with hills and natural features and 10 months of time to prepare a course worthy of a World Championship. Additionally, with the event being held in the mid-west and in close proximity to three international airports and numerous accommodations, we can ensure accessibility to the majority of OCR athletes.
Speaking of the course, the OCRWC will be an approximately 8-mile race that is the perfect blend of natural terrain and obstacles. We are happy to confirm and reinforce that there will be plenty of obstacles with many of them being the most challenging in the market. This is an obstacle course race, not a mere foot race, and that will be reflected in every aspect of the course design.
Regarding the actual competition, as previously confirmed we will offer a broad range of competitive heats: elite, age-group, team competition, and my favorite…the Journeymen division for men and women. Winners in each of these will be eligible for cash and prizes with further details to be found in the FAQ and Event Details sections.
So there we have it. There will be plenty more to share with you in the weeks and months to come so please watch this space. Also, I want to send out a BIG thank you to the team working with me on the OCRWC. Bringing a world-class event to life is no easy task, and without the heroic efforts of a handful of people this event would not be a reality. Thank you for your support, guidance, and constant reality-checks.
Bring on 2014,
The OCRWC Team