A Letter From OCRWC Founder Adrian Bijanada
We’re just over a month from race weekend and our team is working hard to deliver one of the best OCR World Championships we’ve held to date. We couldn’t be more excited to show you our new obstacles, course layouts, and to introduce you to Stratton Mountain.
However, with travel restrictions and burdensome requirements for some, many of you have begun to ask me personally, “Why are you still holding the OCR World Championships when it will be very difficult for some athletes to attend?”
Here is my answer:
We’re continuing forward with the 2021 OCRWC to meet our obligations to three distinct groups of stakeholders: the athletes to whom we have promised a world-class experience, the dedicated people who work on the event and rely on it to make a living, and the local Stratton community and charities that receive support from our event. All three of these groups have been hit hard by the pandemic and, by producing the event to the best of our ability within the limitations imposed by the pandemic, we’re doing what we can to help them.
And at the risk of oversharing, I want to be clear on one additional point: we’re not holding this race for profit. There will be none. However, in addition to supporting the groups above, we feel we have a responsibility to help our sport and community heal after more than a year of uncertainty and disruption.
Our team is small but mighty, and we are committed to ensuring the best possible experience for all of our athletes. Like many of you, we’re following the news and hoping the U.S. will relax entry requirements in time for the event. In the interim, having exhausted our efforts to pursue travel exemptions through official U.S. channels, we will continue to assist with travel and visa applications for athletes able to meet entry requirements.
Additionally, as we’ve done since we announced the dates of our 2021 OCR World Championships, we will continue to honor deferrals to 2022 for all those unable to attend this year’s event.
We have the best athletes in the business, and it is always our deepest honor to host the World Championships of Obstacle Course Racing. We couldn’t do what we do without you and your support. Thank you for staying with us over the past eight years.
Adventurey CEO & Founder