FISO OCR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
SEPTEMBER 17-20 - ROSA KHUTOR SKI RESORT - SOCHI, RUSSIA
Registration opening soon
Visit the FAQ page for general information on World OCR
ABOUT THE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The FISO OCR World Championships are the official championships of the national federation members of World OCR, representing athletes from over 80 countries. The event will be at the site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, in Sochi Russia, located in the beautiful Caucus Mountains by the Black Sea.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Races are Friday through Sunday. Details will be announced when registration opens.
EVENTS & FORMATS
Event formats include 100 m individual Sprint (10 obstacles, video here), 3 km individual and team Short Course (20+ obstacles ) and 12+ km individual Standard Distance (40+ obstacles) cross country Obstacle Course Races. Qualification for FISO OCR World Championships assumes athletes study and train for the obstacle format, rules, terrain and possible weather conditions.
Competition Rules are specific to each events. These are not the same rules used by commercial events such as Spartan World Championships, Strong Viking OCR World Finals, World's Toughest Mudder, and Adventurey OCRWC. In general, rules allow only one obstacle attempt. This meets criteria accepted for OCR medal events in International Multisport Games under regulation by the International Olympic Committee for athletes competing at the highest level.
FISO has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code and World OCR Anti-Doping Rules are implemented to advance FISO's continuing efforts to prevent doping in Obstacle Course Racing. All athletes competing in the FISO 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 in Sochi. 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 Sport 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 event field enter FISO OCR World Championships
The WADA 2020 prohibited substances and methods list is available for download from the World OCR Anti-doping page.
CASH & PRIZES
Cash Prizes for Elite Categories
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 OCR event. 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 will be awarded to the top three finishers in Elite races. Medal tally will be kept for the top performing country and world records can be set in the Ninja OCR competition.
Qualification to represent each country is through the national federations. Championships such as the OCR European Championships, OCR Asia-Pacific Championships, national championships and races specified by each country's national federation may be qualifiers.
Details on qualification for in Country is available here
HOSTS & HOTEL
The 2020 FISO OCR World Championships are being hosted by OCR Russia, Hero League and Rosa Khutor Ski Resortin Sochi Russia. Athletes stay and dine in the Olympic Village at Rosa Khutor, the same rooms as the competing athletes in 2014.
The race venue is in Sochi, the home of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Rosa Khutor has a wide variety of terrain and 102 kilometres of trails and slopes. This is a mountainous location so athletes need to be prepared for significant elevation gain and steep slopes.
Sochi airport was built for the 2014 Olympics and is a 2 hour flight from Moscow. Ground transport from the airport to the race venue to the Olympic Village in Rosa Khutor takes about 45 minute.
OCR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS DETAILS
Registration in open categories is available to all comers (no qualification needed)
International athletes can pre-register and will have their slot held pending qualification verification for their country
Priority is given to national teams qualified through National Member Federations of World OCR
Multiple runs are allowed for OCR 100m (you may purchase more than one ticket)
Entry is allowed in one competitive category only, either Elite OR Age Group, not both
There are no awards for the Open Category
All athletes must complete the ALPHA anti-doping education programme prior to competing. Details above.
Racer shirt, finisher medal
Award medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze) for winners in each category
Custom shirt option with country colours, flag and athlete name
Practice runs for 100m race
Closing ceremony and after party
Optional accommodation and meal package in the Olympic Village
Equal amount and depth for men and
TRAVEL AND VISA INFORMATION TO RUSSIA
Australia, USA and Canada
Immigration and Customs
Follow this link for information on immigration procedures and customs formalities at the airport. This includes how you should fill out the immigration card and the paperwork that you will need to provide.
Arrival by Air and Ground Transportation
Follow this link for information on arriving to Moscow by plane. Inexpensive flights are available from Moscow to Sochi. Note that there are three (3) main passenger airports in Moscow. Frequent and efficient public transport is available between the airports.
Hotel and Meals
The travel package for visiting athletes includes room (twin share), and meals. The race hotels and accommodations are in the Rosa Khutor Ski Area.
Travel to Rosa Khutor Mountain Resort is available here.
Browse the mountain resort webcams for current conditions.
Download the Competition Rules below. 3 km and 15 km use the OCR Competition Rules.