You could feel the nervous tension in the air at the OCR World Championships at dusk on Thursday night. In 12 short hours, the first racers of the weekend would be taking their mark. Athletes from 67 different nations were congregating around the obstacles as the finishing touches were being made. Strategies were developing and although we did not speak the same languages, you could tell we were all thinking the same thing; this course is going to be brutal.
Clouds loom over the start line and there is a crisp, autumn chill in the air. Your hands are shaking, heart pounding with anticipation. You stand side by side with comrades from Canada, Puerto Rico, Germany, and beyond, awaiting the signal to begin your trek on the mountain. Dewayne Montgomery, better known as Coach Pain, approaches the start line delivering an intense, motivational message; a challenge to “Conduct Your Business” on the course. And just like that, you’re off! You are a world championship competitor and you are about to make history.
OCR World Championships brings back the popular Short Course Championships with another obstacle-filled 3-kilometer race. The short and fast course will feature over fourteen obstacles and signature brands from around the world.
Tuesday night marked the second night of the 2017 OCR World Championships live show. The show took place on Tuesday night at the Firehall Pizza place in the village of Blue Mountain, Ontario. Margaret Schlachter of Mud Run Guide anchored the coverage this evening.
OCR World Championships brings back the Short Course Championships with another obstacle-filled 3-kilometer race. The short and fast course will feature over fourteen obstacles. The course features signature obstacles from brands around the world.
The OCR World Championships brought back the nightly live show this evening on Facebook Live. The show this year is anchored and produced by Mud Run Guide's own Margaret Schlachter. She is on the ground all week working for the OCR World Championships bringing coverage on both channels.
OCR World Championships returns to Blue Mountain, Ontario for a second year. This year over sixty-seven nations will be represented over the three days of racing. Mud Run Guide coverage kicks off today and tracks all week following the action behind the scenes and on the ground leading up to the race.
It's just about the time of year again where the obstacle course racing industry starts to gear up for the championship season. Whether it be the Spartan Race World Championships, OCR World Championships, World's Toughest Mudder, or other National Championship race there are a few things to do in the weeks leading up to the big races that will help make race day more enjoyable.
Wreck Bag has been a favorite for many obstacle racers since it was first introduced to the obstacle racing market. The heavy bag stands out from the rest of the industry with it proprietary blend in the bag making it impervious to the rain and other elements. Today the OCR World Championships and US OCR Championships named Wreck Bag the official heavy bag of the two events
Adrian Bijanada, founder of Adventurey LLC who produces the OCR World Championships announced today a new championship event for the United States. The first US OCR Championships will take place on Labor Day weekend, September 2 & 3, 2017. The first independent US-based championship will take place at Y.O. Ranch Headquarters in Mountain Home, Texas. The US OCR Championships will be another chance for racers from around the United States a chance to qualify for the 2017 OCR World Championships in Blue Mountain, Canada.