fiso ocr world championships




Genk, Limburg, Belgie


donderdag - zondag 14 - 17 september 2023


Gehele dag


BE - Limburg

FISO OCR World Championships

De FISO OCR World Championships zullen in Belgie plaatsvinden. Hieronder de eerste info, in het Engels.


The FISO OCR World Championships are the official championships of the national federation members of World Obstacle, representing athletes from over 110 countries. FISO works with international sports governing bodies to maintain compliance with rules and regulations related to anti-doping and other issue of importance to the global sports community.



Packet pick-up, Technical Briefings, Opening Ceremonies

3K Short Course, awards & 100m heats

15K Standard Distance, awards & 100m heats, party

3K Team relay & 100m finals, awards, closing ceremonies


To be announced.


The race venue will be announced on confirmation with the national host organization and government.


Visas and ground transport from local airports to the race venue and hotels will  be coordinated with the host.


FISO has adopted the  World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code and World Obstacle Anti-Doping Rules are implemented to advance FISO’s continuing efforts to prevent doping in Obstacle Course Racing. Under recommendation from WADA all athletes competing in the OCR World Championships will be required to undertake the WADA Athlete Learning Program about Health and Anti-Doping (ALPHA) and provide a certificate of completion prior to competing.

Certificates will be validated during packet pick-up. The Anti-Doping e-Learning platform (ADeL) is free of charge and can be done at the pace you choose. Register and complete the programme from the ALPHA link, then download your completion certificate and show it at packet-pick up. Instructions for creating an account:

  • Fill in all fields with your personal information
  • In the Sports field select “None
  • Leave the Federation / Organization field blank (do not enter anything)
  • In the Role, field enter Athlete
  • Leave the Athlete Id field blank (do not enter anything)
  • In the Name of the event, field enter FISO OCR World Championships

The WADA prohibited substances and methods list are available for download from the World Obstacle Anti-doping page.


Competitive race categories include individual men and women in Elite plus five year age groups: U20 (minimum age 18 on race day) to 50+. National team races are mixed gender (3 people, at least 1 woman and at least 1 man) in the 3 km short course. 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 may be awarded to the top three finishers in Elite races. Medal tally will be kept for the top-performing countries.


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

National Teams are limited to five (5) athletes per competitive category (elite and age group). Additional athletes may compete in the open category. Qualification is not the same as commercial events such as Spartan Race and Adventurey LLC (OCRWC). Details on qualification for each Country is available here.


Event formats include 100 m individual Sprint (10 obstacles, video here), 3 km individual and team Short Course (20+ obstacles ) and 15 km individual Standard  Distance (~50 obstacles) cross country Obstacle Course RacesQualification for OCR World Championships assumes athletes study and train for the obstacle format, rules, terrain and weather conditions.


Competition Rules are specific to each event. These are not the same rules used by commercial events such as Spartan World Championships, Strong Viking OCR World Finals, World’s Toughest Mudder, or Adventurey OCRWC. Rules for competitive categories allow only one attempt per obstacle. The races and competition rules are formatted to facilitate fairness, event flow, judging and eliminate back-ups at obstacles. A high level of obstacle proficiency is required, however these are races and are designed for 80% completion by world level athletes in all categories. These are not “failure” races, and are designed for national teams who are selected by the national federations from the best athletes in each country. This meets criteria accepted for medal events in International Multisport Games and championships under regulation by the International Olympic Committee for athletes competing at the highest level.

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