Intussen ligt het WK alweer bijna een maand achter ons. Traditioneel is dat het moment dat de locatie voor het komend jaar bekend gemaakt gaat worden. We kunnen al verklappen dat het WK 2018 in Engeland zal zijn.
WK 2018 in Engeland
Van 19 t/m 21 oktober 2018 zal het WK plaatsvinden in London. Om precies te zijn op de vaste locatie van Nuclear Races in Brentwood. Dit is een uurtje ten Noord-Oosten van London. Nuclear Races wint al jaren diverse prijzen bij de Mudstacle Awards. Het is voor ons een stuk dichterbij dan de Verenigde Staten en Canada, dus we verwachten veel Nederlandse, Belgische en andere Europese atleten aan de start in 2018. Je kunt je bij meer dan 75 organisaties kwalificeren. In Nederland bij de Strongmanrun en de OCR Series. In Belgie bij de OCR Series, The Great Escape, Gladiator Run en Run for your lives.
In de toekomt ook een EK
Daarnaast heeft de organisatie ook bekend gemaakt dat ze het eerste Noord-Amerikaanse kampioenschap gaan organiseren. Of ze dit in de toekomst in Europa ook gaan doen is nog niet bekend.
New York, NY (November 6, 2017) – Adventurey, the parent company of the world’s first and only independent obstacle racing world championship today, announced details for 2018 Obstacle Course Racing World Championships in London, England October 19 – 21, 2018. The premiere event of the obstacle course racing (OCR) season will bring a truly global obstacle racing experience to the English countryside. The fifth year of the event will celebrate the best professional and age group competitors from around the world with athletes from over sixty-five nations expected to participate.
Race weekend will feature a 3K Short Course Championships on Friday, 15K Standard Distance on Saturday, and Team Relay Competition on Sunday, each showcasing the best racers from around the world. The event will build upon an already spectacular permanent obstacle course in Essex to create an international village, a diverse course, and an unparalleled experience for athletes, their supporters, and spectators.
“After four years in North America, we knew that to truly be a global championship we would need to move outside the continent. Our team spent more than a year vetting various venues around the world and found this venue offered a unique opportunity to build something distinctly international, while bringing obstacle course racing back home to the UK,” said Adventurey CEO, Adrian Bijanada. “Athletes and their families should expect a world-class course showcasing global obstacle course racing brands, a diverse international village, and contributions from partners that are a reflection of the worldwide obstacle racing industry.”
“We’re honored & excited to be chosen to host the OCR World Championships in 2018. Obstacle racing originated in the UK so we’re very proud to be the showcase venue for this world-class event. Our multi-award winning courses & obstacles will allow the World’s team to create a truly epic athlete experience. We’re looking forward to working together & welcoming everyone,” said James Parrish Race Director at Nuclear Races, which will host the 2018 event.
Full details on how to qualify can be found on the OCR World Championships website. This year over seventy-five race series are set as qualifiers representing over forty countries.
Additionally, for the first-time since its inception, athletes will have the ability to purchase “entry protection” insurance for the event. This will provide athletes the opportunity to receive a refund of their entry fee in the event of injury or other significant life events which may prevent them from attending the world championships.
“We recognize that events often happen in life and athletes plan the entire season around the OCR World Championships. The new registration insurance adds a level of protection for athletes when making the critical decision to register for our races. We hope this helps to set an industry standard moving forward.” said Rachelanne Gladden, Director of Athlete Services.
The new location and new venue for OCR World Championships are set to create a fresh and vibrant OCR World Championship experience for returning athletes and open the door for a new contingent of global athletes with the move.
About the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships
Created by Adventurey, LLC, the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships is the first and only independent championship event in Obstacle Course Racing and requires athletes to qualify for a limited number of spots through a network of qualifying events. Designed to celebrate the athletes within the sport, the 2017 competition drew over 4,000 athletes from over 67 nations to compete for cash prizes in individual Elite, Age Group, and Team competitions, making it one of the broadest and most diverse races in obstacle course racing history. For more information, visit www.ocrworldchampionships.com.
About Nuclear Races
Nuclear Races are award winning obstacle races on permanent farmland nestled just outside London in the county of Essex, UK. Founder & Race Director of Nuclear Races James Parrish is the fourth generation landowner of the 2,000 acre farm. Nuclear’s first race was in 2011 utilizing the natural terrain, obstacle build expertise & highly organized logistics needed to deliver obstacle races. The mission was to make fitness fun, achievable & while enjoying the outdoors at it’s best. Nuclear has an established & growing community who enjoy race-days & training throughout the year.