WK 2019 weekje eerder op zelfde locatie

Na twee keer Verenigde Staten en twee keer Canada kan het geen verrassing zijn dat het WK ook twee keer inhet Verenigd Koninkrijk is. Dus komend jaar keert het WK terug in London. Let wel op dat het een week eerder is dan dit jaar (11-13 oktober 2019). Dus waarschijnlijk valt hij weer tegelijk met de Strong Viking Brother Edition.

Verder zijn er een aantal nieuwigheden die je hieronder kunt lezen.

WK 2019 persbericht

1. Revamped Team Relay Race

This year we reintroduced the concept of team based obstacles during the team leg of the relay. And basically, we fell back in love with them. So, watch out for several new obstacles tailored specifically for the team race in 2019. Additionally, Pro Relay teams must now be comprised of athletes from one nation (e.g. Team USA, Team Sweden). Open teams may continue to be mixed.

2. Expanded Age Groups

As a nod to some of the most inspiring athletes in the OCR community, we’ve expanded our divisions to now include 50-54, 55-59, and 60+ age groups. All will be eligible for cash prizes and podiums awards.

3. New Band System

With our growth and the ever-rising level of competition, we need more robust procedures to ensure the integrity of our results. To that end, next year’s event will bring more marshals, more photo and video review, and most importantly, a new completion band system. Details to follow in 2019.

4. FREE Bag Drop

Bag drop will be available and free for the entire weekend (Friday-Sunday).

5. Streamlined Registration Process

Beginning next year, we’re going modify our packet pick up process to help alleviate crowds during the initial opening hours. In addition, athlete t-shirts will be pre-packaged with athlete bibs–so make your selection carefully during registration!

6. Modified Qualifying Standards

While this is always a delicate balance, we’ve started making adjustments to our qualifying criteria, which includes: tightening up requirements, removing certain races, and adding plenty of new ones. A new program that will award wild-card spots to athletes will also launch in 2019.

7. A New Race Format

We’re keeping this under wraps for now, but watch out for an entirely new and innovative race format during race weekend. It’s not been done in OCR before—but we’re sure you’ll love it!

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