STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

FOR ATHLETES

Please read the following information prior to registration

The following page contains information related to the proper registration procedure (FAQs) for Open, Age Group, Para, and Elite athletes for the 2023 OCR European Championships.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATED TO REGISTRATION The Medical Certificate upload period for Athletes registering for the Open Category was extended until the 30th of April, 2023.

OPEN CATEGORY

No, qualification is not required for Open – also known as Journeyman – start waves. You can register here.

The minimum age for 3km+ Short Course is 12*
The minimum age for 12km+ Standard Course is 15*

*the age limit applies throughout all the divisions (Elite, Age Group, Para, and Open).

As an Open Athlete, you can register to participate in the Short Course (3km+) or the Standard Course (12km+). You can register here.
Please note that the confirmation of your registration can take up to 5 working days due to the increased number of incoming requests.

Yes, the medical certificate is mandatory for Open start waves as well. The document has to be emitted by an authorized doctor within the last 12 months, and it has to be valid on race day. Also, the document has to be filled out in English. You can download the Standard medical certificate here.

You must attach a waiver  – signed by you if you are over 18 years old, or signed by your parent, or guardian if you are under 18 years old – during the registration  process in order to successfully register for the event. You can download it from here. Please have it printed, sign it – or have it signed – and upload the signed version during registration. The OCREC Registrations Team will check whether the waiver is signed in accordance with the necessary requirements. 

By signing the waiver freely and voluntarily, you declare that you have read, fully understood, and accepted the contents of this document.

No, your registration will be confirmed by the OCREC23 Registrations Team. After they check the payment, waiver, and the medical certificate, you will receive an email with the final confirmation that will confirm your registration.

  • Valid ID Card with photo identification, Passport or Drivers License
  • The printed-out – or electronic – version of the confirmation of registration that you received from the Registrations Team on email
Price list for Athletes
Dates Short course Standard course Competitive Team Kids
Open Age Group Elite Para Open Age Group Elite Para
Until the 31st of January, 2023 65 105 125 65 105 155 175 105 165 20
Until the 31st of March, 2023 75 115 135 75 115 165 185 115 175 25
Until the 30th of April, 2023 89 129 149 89 129 179 199 129 189 29
Prices are in EURO

Yes. Tickets for registration are non-deferrable to another event and non-refundable. The registration can be transferred to another racer within the category of the previously registered racer (Open to Open) until April 30, 2023. After this date, it is not possible to transfer your registration. There will be no possibility of on-site transfer of registration.  Only the previously registered competitors can initiate the transfer. The universal transfer fee is 20 euros.

ELITE AND AGE GROUP CATEGORIES

Yes, qualification is required for all competitive categories. The qualification criteria for competitive athletes is available here.

The minimum age for 3km+ Short Course is 12*
The minimum age for 12km+ Standard Course is 15*

*the age limit applies throughout all the divisions (Elite, Age Group, Para, and Open).

As a qualified Age Group Athlete, you can register to participate in the Age Group start wave for the Short Course (3km+), the Age Group start wave Standard Course (12km+), or the Competitive Team Race (12km+).

As a qualified Elite Athlete, you can register to participate in the Elite or Age Group start waves for the Short Course (3km+), the Elite or Age Group start waves for the Standard Course (12km+), the Competitive Team Race (12km+), or – if you are selected by your National Federation – in the National Team Race (12km+) and/or the OCR100.

Only the National Federation of your country is entitled to appoint the members for the National Team Race and the OCR100. For further information on this subject, please read the How-to-qualify guide

IMPORTANT: Elite Athletes can register for Age Group start waves but Age Group Athletes cannot register for Elite start waves. Only Athletes qualified in Elite – wearing the official technical equipment of their NF – can compete in the National Team Race.

You can register by accessing the following link.

Please note that the confirmation (validation) of your registration can take up to 5 days due to the increased number of incoming requests. 

Yes, the medical certificate is mandatory for all Athletes. The document has to be emitted by an authorized doctor within the last 12 months, and it has to be valid on race day. Also, the document has to be filled out in English. You can download the Standard medical certificate here.

You must attach a waiver  – signed by you if you are over 18 years old, or signed by your parent, or guardian if you are under 18 years old – during the registration  process in order to successfully register for the event. You can download it from here. Please have it printed, sign it – or have it signed – and upload the signed version during registration. The OCREC Registrations Team will check whether the waiver is signed in accordance with the necessary requirements. 

By signing the waiver freely and voluntarily, you declare that you have read, fully understood, and accepted the contents of this document.

No, qualification will be checked for all Elite / Age Group registrations. After the payment is processed, you will receive an email with the message: „Your registration is pending”. The OCREC Registrations Team will check with your National Governing Body if you are qualified for the start wave for which you requested registration. If your qualification is confirmed, your registration will be validated and you will receive an email with the message: „Your registration is confirmed”.

IMPORTANT: If you sign up for a competitive category (Elite or Age Group) and your registration cannot be validated, you will be automatically moved into the Open start wave of the race you registered for. Please only register for the start waves that you are qualified for. Each registration is checked individually. No refunds will be possible. 

In order to be eligible for qualification, you have to be a member of your National Federation. Only your National Federation can give you information on whether you have qualified or not (they are the ones that determine the qualification races and qualification criteria at National level). Your National Federation will publish a list of athletes that are qualified on its website (or another platform). In conclusion, if there is a National Governing Body in your Country, you must first turn to your own National Federation in this regard!

If your Country has an officially recognized Federation for Obstacle Sports by EOSF/FISO, that will be the organization that will have to validate your qualification. The list of contacts of the national federations can be found here.

If there is an officially recognized Federation by EOSF/FISO in your Country but there are no qualifying events, your National Governing Body will point out, on their website, which races from neighboring countries are considered qualifying events for the European Championships.

If there is no national federation in your country, you can compete and qualify in another Country from Europe. Please contact the National Federation of the Country where you want to race and qualify. The list of contacts of the national federations can be found here. You can also contact the European Obstacle Sports Federation (EOSF) at the following email address: info@ocreuropeanchampionships.org.

  • Valid ID Card with photo identification, Passport or Drivers License
  • The printed-out – or electronic – version of the confirmation of registration that you received from the Registrations Team on email
Price list for Athletes
Dates Short course Standard course Competitive Team Kids
Open Age Group Elite Para Open Age Group Elite Para
Until the 31st of January, 2023 65 105 125 65 105 155 175 105 165 20
Until the 31st of March, 2023 75 115 135 75 115 165 185 115 175 25
Until the 30th of April, 2023 89 129 149 89 129 179 199 129 189 29
Prices are in EURO

Yes. Tickets for registration are non-deferrable to another event and non-refundable. The registration can be transferred to another racer within the category of the previously registered racer (Elite registration to Elite, Age Group registration to Age Group, Open registration to Open) until April 30, 2023. After this date, it is not possible to transfer your registration. There will be no possibility of on-site transfer of registration. 

Only the previously registered competitors can initiate the transfer. The replacement athlete must meet the same conditions as the previously registered competitor (e.g. if qualification is required, only a qualified racer can be the competitor receiving the entry). All the registrations that cannot be validated by the Registrations Team (e.g. the athlete does not hold a valid qualification for the category in which he was transferred into) will be moved automatically into the Open Category.  No refunds will be possible. 

The universal transfer fee is 20 euros.

World Obstacle subscribes to Safe Sport Codes developed for athletes by national and international organizations. We are developing a culture of intolerance of sexual abuse and harassment in obstacle sports under the guidance of the World Obstacle Safe Sport Committee. You can download the World Obstacle Safe Sports Guide from here.

Anti-Doping Rules, are sport rules governing the conditions under which sport is played. Anti-Doping Rules are implemented to advance FISO’s and EOSF’s continuing efforts to prevent doping in Obstacle Sports. Athletes accept these rules as a condition of participation and shall be bound by them.  The WADA prohibited substances and methods list are available for download here.

PARA CATEGORY

A Para athlete is an athlete that has a disability or impairment that makes them eligible to compete in Para sport. Eligibility for the 2023 OCR European Championships Para start waves requires an athlete to have an underlying medical diagnosis (health condition) that results in a permanent and eligible impairment.

PO1:
Para athletes in this class use a wheelchair and are able to self-propell in areas of flat or even terrain. This class includes athletes with, but not limited to impairments of muscle power, range of movement, limb deficiency such as unilateral or double leg amputation, spinal cord injuries resulting in paraplegia or tetraplegia.

PO2-1:
Athletes in this sport class have a significant limitation within the obstacle elements of racing. They have a severe degree of activity limitation such as, but not limited to: complete loss of range of motion, power or proprioception in one arm, through-the-shoulder amputation, severe cerebral palsy or a severe neurological impairment affecting mostly the upper body. Athletes in this group are unable to use their upper limb to grip under the armpit.

PO2-2:
Athletes in this sport class have a significant limitation with the running elements of racing. They have a severe degree of activity limitation such as; complete loss of motion, power or proprioception in one leg, short stature or a severe neurological impairment affecting mostly the lower body. Athletes in this class may choose to use mobility devices to race such as walking stick(s) or crutches.

PO3:
This sport class includes athletes with a moderate degree of activity limitation in their lower limb(s) such as athletes with, but not limited to; lower limb amputation, moderate neurological impairments affecting the lower body or a loss of range of motion or power in the ankle or knee joint.

PO4:
This sport class includes athletes with a moderate degree of activity limitation in their upper limb(s) such as athletes with, but not limited to; upper limb amputation where the athlete is able to grip under the armpit, moderate neurological impairments affecting the upper body or a loss of range of motion or power in the wrist or elbow joint.

PO5:
Athletes in this sport class have a visual impairment.

Condensed Para Obstacle Classes:
In events with a limited number of Para athletes, three sport classes may be used: PO1, PO2-4 and PO5. These classes represent non-ambulatory, ambulatory and vision impaired athletes respectively with nodistinction between PO2, PO3 and PO4. Alternatively event organizers may wish to combine both PO2-1 and PO2-2 classes.

The 2023 edition of the European Championships, which is the first one to incorporate start waves for Para Athletes, will be using the following condensed Para Obstacle Class categories: PO2 – PO4.

Download and fill out the Medical form for Para Athletes. Send it to the World Obstacle Para Committee. The Committee  will check your application and reply to your directly with a negative or positive conclusion. If they approve your medical condition, you can register for the event.

National Federations are open to welcome all Para-Athletes new to Obstacle Sports. We encourage you to contact your own national federation in this regard. Your National Federation determines whether you can participate in the Para start waves on a qualification basis or by direct selection.  The list of contacts of the national federations can be found here.

If there is no national federation in your country, then contact the European Obstacle Sports Federation (EOSF) at the following email address: info@ocreuropeanchampionships.org.

The minimum age for 3km+ Short Course is 12*
The minimum age for 12km+ Standard Course is 15*

*the age limit applies throughout all the divisions (Elite, Age Group, Para, and Open).

National Federations are open to welcome all Para athletes new to the sport. Please contact your National Governing Body in this regard. 

The athlete requesting registration for the Para start wave must prove his/her status as a para-athlete according to the applicable international regulations by attaching the applicable  para-medical certificate.

You can register for the Para start wave of the Short Course (3km+) or the Para start wave of the Standard Course (12km+). No modifications are made to the course. The para-athletes are awarded in a  unified, combined para category irrespective of their individual para category. As for the OCR100, Para Athletes may race amongst the other athletes without differentiation, if their national federation nominated them to race in OCR100.

You can register by accessing the following link. After the payment for the entry fee is processed, you will receive a an email that will confirm your registration.

Please note that the confirmation of your registration can take up to 5 days due to the increased number of incoming requests.

You must attach a waiver  – signed by you if you are over 18 years old, or signed by your parent, or guardian if you are under 18 years old – during the registration  process in order to successfully register for the event. You can download it from here. Please have it printed, sign it – or have it signed – and upload the signed version during registration. The OCREC Registrations Team will check whether the waiver is signed in accordance with the necessary requirements. 

By signing the waiver freely and voluntarily, you declare that you have read, fully understood, and accepted the contents of this document.

Yes, the medical certificate is mandatory for all Para Athletes racing in Para waves. The document has to be emitted within the last 12 months, and it has to be valid on race day. Also, the document has to be filled out in English. The Medical Diagnostic Form for Athletes with Physical Impairment can be downloaded from here. Please contact your National Federation for support in filling out the form.

No, qualification will be checked for all Elite / Age Group registrations. After the payment is processed, you will receive an email with the message: „Your registration is pending”. The OCREC Registrations Team will check with your National Governing Body if you are qualified for the start wave for which you requested registration. If your qualification is confirmed, your registration will be validated and you will receive an email with the message: „Your registration is confirmed”.

IMPORTANT: If you sign up for a competitive category (Elite or Age Group) and your registration cannot be validated, you will be automatically moved into the Open start wave of the race you registered for. Please only register for the start waves that you are qualified for. Each registration is checked individually.

  • Valid ID Card with photo identification, Passport or Drivers License
  • The printed-out – or electronic – version of the confirmation of registration that you received from the Registrations Team on email
Price list for Athletes
Dates Short course Standard course Competitive Team Kids
Open Age Group Elite Para Open Age Group Elite Para
Until the 31st of January, 2023 65 105 125 65 105 155 175 105 165 20
Until the 31st of March, 2023 75 115 135 75 115 165 185 115 175 25
Until the 30th of April, 2023 89 129 149 89 129 179 199 129 189 29
Prices are in EURO

Yes. Tickets for registration are non-deferrable to another event and non-refundable. The registration can be transferred to another racer within the category of the previously registered racer (Elite registration to Elite, Age Group registration to Age Group, Open registration to Open) until April 30, 2023. After this date, it is not possible to transfer your registration. There will be no possibility of on-site transfer of registration. 

Only the previously registered competitors can initiate the transfer. The replacement athlete must meet the same conditions as the previously registered competitor (e.g. if qualification is required, only a qualified racer can be the competitor receiving the entry). All the registrations that cannot be validated by the Registrations Team (e.g. the athlete does not hold a valid qualification for the category in which he was transferred into) will be moved automatically into the Open Category.   

The universal transfer fee is 20 euros.

KIDS

No, qualification is not required for the Kids Race. Register and have fun!

Yes. The Competitive Age Groups for Kids are: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11.

As a child, you can only register to participate in the Kids Race. The minimum age is 6 yo, and you have to be below 12 yo in order to participate. You can register here.
Please note that the confirmation of your registration can take up to 5 days due to the increased number of incoming requests.

As a child, you do not need a medical certificate to race in the Kids Race. Your parent or guardian will certify that your health conditions allows you to compete. 

By signing the waiver freely and voluntarily, you declare that you have read, fully understood, and accepted the contents of this document. You can download the Waiver from here. Please fill it out, have it printed, signed properly and upload it during the registration process. The OCREC Registrations Team will check whether the waiver is signed in accordance with the necessary requirements. 

No, you must pay an entry fee. Please check the registration prices below.

No, your registration will be validated and confirmed by the OCREC23 Registrations Team. After they check the payment and the waiver, you will receive an email that will confirm your registration.

  • Valid ID Card with photo identification, Passport or Certificate of Birth
  • The printed-out – or electronic – version of the confirmation of registration that you received from the Registrations Team on email
Price list for Athletes
Dates Short course Standard course Competitive Team Kids
Open Age Group Elite Para Open Age Group Elite Para
Until the 31st of January, 2023 65 105 125 65 105 155 175 105 165 20
Until the 31st of March, 2023 75 115 135 75 115 165 185 115 175 25
Until the 30th of April, 2023 89 129 149 89 129 179 199 129 189 29
Prices are in EURO

YesTickets for registration are non-deferrable to another event and non-refundable. The registration can be transferred to another racer within the category of the previously registered racer (Kid to Kid) until April 30, 2023. After this date, it is not possible to transfer your registration. There will be no possibility of on-site transfer of registration.  Only the previously registered competitors can initiate the transfer. 

The universal transfer fee is 20 euros.

Take advantage of the opening prices and register until the 31st of January 2023!

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Access the qualification page of your official Governing Body to register as a member and obtain a valid qualification.

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