The OCR European Championships
are the independent Obstacle Course Racing Championships for Europe.
The Alliance of European OCR Associations is a cooperation of European governing bodies for Obstacle Course Racing. The Alliance is aimed at the promotion and development of OCR as a sport on European level. Each year, the Alliance, or one of its members, organizes the OCR European Championships.
The alliance currently consists of 12 associations covering 16 European countries.
The first edition of the OCR European Championships has been held on June 12, 2016. And has been hosted by OCRA BeNeLux.
The Alliance of European OCR Associations is thrilled to announce that the second edition of the OCR European Championships will be held in Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands. The event will take place from 30 June till 2 July 2017, and these three days will include a short distance race, a standard distance race and a team race. Registration is open as of today: register here
The event will take place at the terrain of Flevonice, an organization well-known for their ability to host successful events. It is a vast terrain, which offers many possibilities to construct a highly challenging course. We are excited about the cooperation with Flevonice and look forward to creating a fantastic overall experience for all athletes
Development and promotion
These championships are setup for the development and promotion of our sport but also to support the European elite OCR racing talent whilst making the best use of and promoting top European race events.
The OCR European Championships will consist of several qualifying events around Europe culminating in one final event in june, in subsequent years we will rotate where the finals are held based on applications and eligibility..
Obstacle Course Racing is a running event where the participants encounter various obstacles along the way. Examples of obstacles are wooden walls, crawling under barbed wire, swim through ditches, jumping over fire and climbing on rope nets.
There will be cash prize money for the top 3 finishers in the elite wave. The exact prize pot is to be confirmed. Male and female athletes will receive the same prize money. We will announce the full amount and confirmed prize structure nearer the time.