If you want to participate in the 2016 OCR European Championships, you need to qualify at an authorised qualifying race (these are announced on the website).
The following qualification terms apply as per September 1, 2015:
If a qualifying race does NOT keep registration of date of birth of their competitors, the top 10 finishers overall per gender qualify in principle.
If a qualifying race does keep registration of the date of birth of their competitors, the top 10 finishers per gender AND the top 10 finishers in each age group per gender qualify in principle.
Important addition: No more than 50% of the competitors in an age group or a gender at a qualifying race can qualify (e.g. if an age group has only 10 competitors in it, only the top 5 competitors are qualified.
The top XX finishers per gender overall qualify for elite division. With this qualification you can also participate in the age groups.
The top XX finishers per age group per gender who are not part of the top XX finishers per gender overall, qualify for the age group division. With this qualification you can’t enrol for the elite division.