OCR African Championships

2020 location and dates to be announced

The OCR African Championships is held to develop and promote Obstacle Course Racing, related disciplines and events in Africa and to support elite African OCR racing talent, promote top African race events and provide an opportunity for age group athletes to compete along side elites. 

The OCR African Championships consist of qualifying events around Africa culminating in one final event. The Championships rotate between host countries each year.


2020 FISO OCR World Championships


Registration opens in November

About the Championships

The FISO OCR World Championships are the official championships of the national federation members of World OCR, representing athletes from countries on all continents. The event will be at the site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, in Sochi Russia, located in the beautiful Caucus Mountains by the Black Sea.

Details available here

Events & Formats

Event formats include the 160 m Ninja OCR, 3 km OCR (~ 20 obstacles ) and 12+ km OCR (~ 60 obstacles) cross country Obstacle Course Races.

Categories and Prizes

Cash Prizes for Elite Categories

Competitive race categories include individual men and women in Elite plus five year age groups: U20 to 60+. National team races are mixed gender (3 people, at least 1 woman) in the 3 km OCR event. Open waves will be available in each event format for non-competitive athletes.

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded for top three in each category. Prize money will be awarded to the top three finishers in Elite races. Medal tally will be kept for the top performing country and world records can be set in the Ninja OCR competition.


Qualification to represent each country is through the national federations. Championships such as the OCR European Championships, OCR Asia-Pacific Championships, national championships and races specified by each country's national federation may be qualifiers.

Details on qualification for in Country is available here

Hosts and Hotel

The  2020 FISO OCR World Championships are being hosted by OCR Russia, Hero League and Rosa Khutor Ski Resort in Sochi Russia. Athletes stay and dine in the Olympic Village at Rosa Khutor, the same rooms as the competing athletes in 2014.


The race venue is in Sochi, the home of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Rosa Khutor has a wide variety of terrain and 102 kilometres of trails and slopes.  This is a mountainous location so athletes need to be prepared for significant elevation gain and steep slopes. 



Sochi airport was built for the 2014 Olympics and is a 2 hour flight from Moscow. Ground transport from the airport to the race venue to the Olympic Village in Rosa Khutor takes about 45 minute