Qualifying Races 2020

Qualification & Registration

The Short and Standard course events are separated into the following divisions:


Male / Female

Age Group

Please note that that your age on 31 DECEMBER of the year the race takes place determines your age group category on race day.

Minimum Age: 16 years (13 for the short and 100 meters)

The age group categories are: 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50+.


There is no qualification requirement for the Journeyman division or for the Open Course.

100 meters

100 meters has no distinction among Elite or Age Group and all athletes run for the title. For further information check the RuleBook

Team Race

Team race is a cooperative race where the whole team runs together and has some obstacles to overcome together (check the RuleBook). There are three types of team

  • all female
  • all male
  • mixed

Unless otherwise stated these criteria apply:

  • Top 10 per gender overall qualifies for Elite or Age Group division
  • Top 10 per gender of each age group qualifies for Age Group division

It will only be possible to qualify for Age Group division if the qualifying race publishes the results per age group.

If the qualifying race does not publish results per age group, it will only be possible to qualify on the overall results!


No more than 50 % of an age group or a gender in a division at a specific event can qualify for the OCR European Championships (e.g. if an age group has only 10 athletes in it, only the top 5athletes are deemed qualifiers). The calculation is based on the number of starting participants in the race/relevant heat and not the number of athletes who finished the race/heat. In case of an odd number we round up in favour of the athletes.

If you have any questions / concerns about the qualification conditions for OCREC2022, due to EOSF guidelines you should contact:

  1. National governing bodies – whereby your country has a national governing body which is a member if the EOSF.
  1. EOSF ( if the race comes from a country in which there is no organization associated in the EOSF.

Countries which have national governing bodies which are members of the EOSF are: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

Verification of qualification will be undertaken after you have completed the registration process.

It is possible to register prior to qualification, however should you not qualify, no refund will be made available.

Tickets are personal, non-deferrable and non-refundable.

Athletes transferring division (e.g. from age group to elite) will be imposed an administrative fee and a possible price difference.

Athletes will be automatically registered for the age group division that they belong in on December 31st 2022 even if it is not the same age group that they have qualified in.

In order to race you must have a valid ticket. Any infringement of this will result in a claim in the amount of the ticket price as well as a fee of 1000 Euro and if necessary legal prosecution.

Qualifying Races

We present the list of qualifying races for the European OCR Championship.

The list was created on the basis of data obtained by EOSF with recommendations of national governing bodies – members to the EOSF, and as a result of direct contact with the Races Organizers from countries where national govering bodies do not exist. The list has been accepted by the Board of the European Obstacle Sports Federation.

Where not specified are considered only races hold after the OCR EC 2019 in Poland.

Due to COVID pandemia all the previous qualifications obtained in 2019, 2020 and 2021 are considered valid for OCR EC 2022.

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