Obstacle course racing has a new organization entering the industry with the announcement of the American Obstacle Course Association. The newly formed non-profit brings together nearly a dozen obstacle race companies in order to work together to advance the industry in the United States of America.
The newly formed organization is an independent cooperative organization with the goal of further developing and supporting the industry in the United States. The membership-based community looks to develop athlete grants, expand anti-doping efforts and testing, support charitable initiatives, and offer benefits to athlete members.
New York, NY (January, 30, 2018) – Today saw the official launch of the American Obstacle Course Racing Association (AOCRA), a cooperative organization with the goal of developing and supporting the sport of Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) and its participants within the United States.
The American Obstacle Course Racing Association (AOCRA) is a not-for-profit organization created by a group of companies, individuals, and supporters within the American obstacle course racing community. Through community engagement, its goal is to unite, support, and grow the sport of OCR while establishing a foundation built upon unity, transparency, and partnership.
AOCRA is a membership-based community with which will issue athlete development grants, expand anti-doping efforts and testing, support charitable initiatives, and offer an array of benefits for its members, including: discounted entry to races, special offerings from AOCRA partners, training camps, and onsite perks at select events. Additionally, a national point series, results platform, and ranking system is planned for mid-2018.
Athlete Members will be asked to adhere to an Athlete Code of Conduct (ACC), which requires that members practice good sportsmanship, clean (drug-free) racing, and uphold a number of other organizational values.
At present, the following organizations have elected to participate in AOCRA:
- North American OCR Championships
- Green Beret Challenge
- Indian Mud Run
- Terrain Race
- FIT Challenge
- City Challenge Race
- Epic Series Obstacle Challenge
- Blizzard Blast
- Epic Hybrid Training
- Yancy Camp
Governance of the organization will follow a decentralized model supported by race organization voting members as well as an athlete guidance board. For more information on how to become a member or get involved visit: www.americanocr.org.