ForEliteAtheletes to FunRunners 9 RACE : OCRWC 01732 452404 you’ve attended a Nuclear event you’ve seen big OCR weekends, but the OCRWC takes it to a new level. With athlete dinners happening, where runners and supporters can get together – last year taking place in the majestic marquee, to the festival like atmosphere of the event village. Somehow just a few days at the OCRWC leaves its mark on you, and it’s definitely something you want to relive again and again. Making up the event village are many of the partners of the OCRWC, Obstacle Mud Runner Magazine being one of these. Befitting to the OCR World Championships, some of the worlds’ best OCR brands make an appearance, partnering up with the organisation to offer the athletes the best deals and opportunities. You’ll be happy to see nutrition from Veloforte, shoes by Inov-8 and Akuma Sports, the provider of this years’ official kit. So how do you take part? There are tons of opportunities for anyone, no matter your circumstance. As we all know, our marshals in the UK are some of the best in the world, and the OCRWC offers an amazing volunteer package including race discount codes, exclusive swag, and behind the scenes access for anyone who wants to get involved. Sign up happens directly from ocrworldchampionships.com later in the year. Spectators can, as always, attend for free, and are enthusiastically encouraged, with amazing view-points around the course you can get transfixed for hours cheering on the athletes. How about if you want to run? Unlike the open (which is available to anyone), the four competitive races require qualification, and for this there are 3 options. Elite is for the best of the best, those with their eyes on the top spot. The competition here is the toughest, and it also offers the biggest prize purse. After this there are age group races, but don’t be fooled into thinking these will be easy, racers in every category take their competition just as seriously as the next! Finally, you can race as a “Journeyman”, this category is perfect for the die-hard OCR fans, those who attend 3 or more events over the year. The same criteria applies to each category, with mandatory obstacle completion, so each entry is as valid as the next, but the journey man, happening later in the day does offer the opportunity to take it easier if you so wish. Head to ocrworldchampionships.com for more in-depth information on where and how to qualify. Unlike the open (which is available to anyone), the four competitive races require qualification With new obstacles in the bag, and the crew already on the ground down at Nuclear planning the course, 2019 is shaping up to be the best Obstacle Course Racing World Championships yet.