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The OCR World Championships (OCRWC), the premier independent world championship for in the sport of Obstacle Course Racing, announced the addition of qualifying races spanning three continents. This is the largest influx of qualifying events since the inception of the OCRWC, further indicating the racing community’s desire for a unified sport.

“Obstacle Course Racing continues to grow at an unprecedented rate,” said OCRWC Chief Operating Officer Brad Kloha. “By strengthening our network of qualifying events with these highly professional events, it is our hope that we can continue to help the sport thrive and reach new audiences.

“By having an opportunity like the OCR World Championships host a true world championship event annually, the BADASS Dash™ and other similar companies or organizations around the world have a perfect opportunity for their top finishers to strive to compete on a Worldwide platform.”  States, Grant Reeves, CEO of the BADASS Dash™ Series.  “This is a great enhancement to both our individual event awards and to the OCR industry as a whole.”

The newest qualifying events include:

BADASS Dash™ – US & Canada (Top 20 finish in your gender in the Elite or Recreation Divisions)

  • May 2, 2015 – Hoffman Estates, IL
  • May 23, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV
  • July 18, 2015 – Ottawa, ON, CA
  • August 1, 2015 – Georgina, ON, CA
  • August 29, 2015 – Rosemont, IL
  • September 12, 2015 – Kitchener, ON, CA
  • October 10, 2015 – Spring Mountain, PA

MudRunGuide.com Summer Splash – US (Top 25 male/female overall in OCRWC wave(s) only

  • July 19, 2015 – Wright City, MO

Desafio de Guerreros – Colombia (Top 5 finish in your age group)

  • May 23 & 24, 2015 – Bogota, Colombia
  • July 12, 2015 – Cali, Colombia
  • July 26, 2015 – Medellin, Colombia

Fisherman’s Friend Strongman Run – Netherlands only (Top 20 finish in your gender)

  • September 6, 2015 – Hellendoorn, Netherlands

The Suffering – UK (Top 20 finish in your gender in the 10 mile distance)

  • June 6 & 7, 2015 – Rockingham Castle, Leicestershire, UK

About the OCR World Championships:

The OCR World Championships is the first truly independent championship event designed to celebrate the athletes in the burgeoning sport of Obstacle Course Racing. The race will be held on October 17 & 18, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio and will be one of the most diverse competitive events in the sport. The two day event will feature with over 16 racing categories including elite, age-group, and team competitions, with over 50 categories for cash and prizes for athletes. For more information, visit http://ocrworldchampionships.com.

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