The preferred Labor Day activities for obstacle racers this year should not be grilling burgers in the backyard, but tackling obstacles in Mountain Home, Texas.
Adventurey, LLC, better known as the company who puts on the OCR World Championships, announced today that it will offer a United States only version of this uber-popular race. The United States Obstacle Course Racing Championships (USOCRC) will be held September 2 & 3 at Y.O. Ranch Headquarters in Texas. The 2-day event will include a short course and a long course race, consisting of the best obstacles from racing series across the United States including Bonefrog Challenge, Savage Race, and many others. Similar to the OCRWC there will be qualifying criteria for both a Pro and Age Group Division.
What does it mean for the sport? It means that competitive racers in the United States have an additional marquee event for their calendar. It means that more racers will get a high quality race experience like the OCRWC (minus the international flavor, of course).
But the most influential element of this event is one that many will not even realize. This race signals a very important and concerted effort of US OCR companies to grow the sport – not just their individual businesses.
Adrian Bijanada, CEO of Adventurey, had this to say about how this race came into being. “The inspiration for the USOCRC came from the willingness of many organizations to come together for this special event. That type of collaborative environment can be rare in this community, but also presents a tremendous opportunity both for race organizations and athletes.”
More news and information will follow in the weeks and months ahead. In the meantime, let the video below excite you.