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 2024 OCR European Championships.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATED TO REGISTRATION The Medical Certificate upload period is extended until the 5th of June 2024. check the latest version of the document with rules for each obstacle you can download the gpx files for each race on your gps-watch

Download the Obstacle Rulebook for the 2024 European Championships

Download the start list for the 3km+ Short Course

please note that waves have been set considering the results in the past editions of EC and with the indications of the NF

Download the start list for the 15km+ Standard Course

please note that waves have been set considering the results in the past editions of EC and with the indications of the NF

Download the start list for the Team Race

please note that waves have been set considering the results by nation in the past editions of EC

Download the maps of OCR EC 2024

Please consider that the obstacle’s number will not change in between the races: each obstacle will keep the same identification number in all the races and days.

Please note that map is not the territory and that some change could apply due to logistic, safety and weather updates. Visit this page to find the latest version

The gathering points are those zone where you’ll be asked to gather in case of emergency and exceptional weather conditions. In those places each athlete can find a first shelter or first helop and will be collected and rescued in case it becomes necessary.

OPEN CATEGORY

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

The minimum age for 3km+ Short Course is 12*
The minimum age for 12km+ Standard Course is 16*

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

As an Open Athlete, you can register to participate in the Short Course (3km+) , the Standard Course (15km+) and the Fun Race (8km+)

No.

Athletes are forbidden from wearing national uniforms in:

  • Short race open waves
  • Standard race open waves
  • Fun races waves
  • Competitive Team race

National uniforms are mandatory to race in:

  • Short race elite\age group\adaptive waves
  • Standard race elite\age group\adaptive waves
  • National Team race
  • OCR100 race

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 accept 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 on the registration platformBy accepting 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 OCREC 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
Price list for Athletes
Dates Short course Standard course Team Kids OCR100 Fun Race
Open Age Group Elite Adaptive Open Age Group Elite Adaptive
Until the 31st of January, 2024 € 70 € 110 € 130 € 70 € 110 € 160 € 180 € 110 € 170 € 25 € 50 € 50
Until the 10th of May, 2024 € 85 € 125 € 145 € 85 € 125 € 175 € 195 € 125 € 185 € 35 € 55 € 55
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 May 10th 2024. 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 30 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 15km+ Standard Course is 16*
The minimum age for National team race Course is 16*

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

**the age limit for qualification\selection may also change depending on each National Federation’s national laws

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 (15km+), the Competitive Team Race (8km+), or – if you are selected by your National Federation – in the National Team Race (8km+) and/or the OCR100.

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 (15km+), the Competitive Team Race (8km+), or – if you are selected by your National Federation – in the National Team Race (8km+) 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.

Please note that due to the high volume of incoming requests and due to the high number of inappropriately attached documents, the validation process may take longer than usual.

Under 16yo athletes will be exempted from strength and carry obstacle by showing their U16 wristband

Yes.

National uniforms are mandatory to race in:

  • Short race elite\age group\adaptive waves
  • Standard race elite\age group\adaptive waves
  • National Team race
  • OCR100 race

Athletes are forbidden from wearing national uniforms in:

  • Short race open waves
  • Standard race open waves
  • Fun races waves
  • Competitive Team race

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 accept 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 on the registration platformBy accepting 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
Price list for Athletes
Dates Short course Standard course Team Kids OCR100 Fun Race
Open Age Group Elite Adaptive Open Age Group Elite Adaptive
Until the 31st of January, 2024 € 70 € 110 € 130 € 70 € 110 € 160 € 180 € 110 € 170 € 25 € 50 € 50
Until the 10th of May, 2024 € 85 € 125 € 145 € 85 € 125 € 175 € 195 € 125 € 185 € 35 € 55 € 55
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 May 10th 2024. 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 30 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.

ADAPTIVE CATEGORY

An Adaptive athlete is an athlete that has an impairment or a disability that makes them eligible to compete in Para sport. Eligibility for the 2024 OCR European Championships Adaptive start waves requires an athlete to have an underlying medical diagnosis (health condition) that results in a permanent and eligible impairment.

PO1:
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.

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 Adaptive-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 Adaptive 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 16*

The minimum age for National team race Course is 16*

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

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

The athlete requesting registration for the Adaptive 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 Adaptive start wave of the Short Course (3km+) or the Adaptive start wave of the Standard Course (12km+).

You can also register for the Team Race (8km+) or for the OCR100 is selected by your National Federation.

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

Please note that due to the high volume of incoming requests and due to the high number of inappropriately attached documents, the validation process may take longer than usual.

Yes.

National uniforms are mandatory to race in:

  • Short race elite\age group\adaptive waves
  • Standard race elite\age group\adaptive waves
  • National Team race
  • OCR100 race

Athletes are forbidden from wearing national uniforms in:

  • Short race open waves
  • Standard race open waves
  • Fun races waves
  • Competitive Team race

You must accept 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 on the registration platformBy accepting 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 Adaptive 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 Team Kids OCR100 Fun Race
Open Age Group Elite Adaptive Open Age Group Elite Adaptive
Until the 31st of January, 2024 € 70 € 110 € 130 € 70 € 110 € 160 € 180 € 110 € 170 € 25 € 50 € 50
Until the 10th of May, 2024 € 85 € 125 € 145 € 85 € 125 € 175 € 195 € 125 € 185 € 35 € 55 € 55
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 May 10th 2024. 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 30 euros.

KIDS

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

The Kids Race is a fun race; as such there will be no competitive podiums. There may be special awards.

As a child, you can only register to participate in the Kids Race. The minimum age is 6, and you have to be below 12 yo in order to participate.
Please note that due to the high volume of incoming requests and due to the high number of inappropriately attached documents, the validation process may take longer than usual.

No.

Athletes are forbidden from wearing national uniforms in:

  • Short race open waves
  • Standard race open waves
  • Fun races waves
  • Competitive Team race

National uniforms are mandatory to race in:

  • Short race elite\age group\adaptive waves
  • Standard race elite\age group\adaptive waves
  • National Team race
  • OCR100 race

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 Team Kids OCR100 Fun Race
Open Age Group Elite Adaptive Open Age Group Elite Adaptive
Until the 31st of January, 2024 € 70 € 110 € 130 € 70 € 110 € 160 € 180 € 110 € 170 € 25 € 50 € 50
Until the 10th of May, 2024 € 85 € 125 € 145 € 85 € 125 € 175 € 195 € 125 € 185 € 35 € 55 € 55
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 May 10th 2024. 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 30 euros.

CONTACT FEDERATION

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

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