The 2024 British OCR Classic Course Championships will be hosted by Spartan and will take place on Saturday, June 29th, during the Midlands Trifecta Weekend at Belvoir Castle near Grantham. The race will also be the fourth race in the 2024 UKOCR Series and the UK leg of the OCR World Series. It will again allow adaptive athletes to compete in their own para division.
The holding of a national championship is important for OCR in the UK, and in partnership with Spartan, we look forward to welcoming athletes to undertake a true test of obstacle racing ability. New for 2024, we will also include the British OCR Junior Championships and run an international competitive wave on the same day.
The course will challenge you to a 12K+ distance set against the stunning backdrop of Belvoir Castle and be run under classic OCR rules with 25+ obstacles to tackle. In 2023, British Obstacle Sports was able to include five additional obstacles on the course, including the Toroz rig and Tough Mudder’s Just The Tip. While the course will be familiar to those who have taken part in Spartan before, you can expect to see a number of surprises on the course.
How can I compete?
There are no race result qualification requirements.
All athletes with an impairment are able to compete at the British Para OCR Championships. Only athletes with a classifiable disability are able to compete for podium awards. Details of the classification criteria can be seen here. You will also need to be a British Obstacle Sports member.
Please refer to our FAQs for further information about the British Para OCR Championships.
There is no qualification requirements for the Open wave at the British OCR Championships beyond being a member of British Obstacle Sports. The open wave is a fun wave with no enforcement of race rules (other than for the safety of you and other participants). All obstacle penalties are optional. Open wavers enjoy the same course and finish line bling as the competitive athletes!
This said, if you are competitive, the Age Group wave is for you. This is open to all regardless of ability. The only difference is that obstacle penalties are enforced. Penalty loops must be completed as an age group competitor.
Competitive/Age Group Qualification
There are no qualification requirements beyond being a member of British Obstacle Sports for the Age Group British OCR Champs and being a British resident or citizen. You should sign up to the British OCR Championships competitive wave when registering. No further action will be required, and you will be allocated to your age groups. These are 18-24, then 5 year increments up to 60 years old plus.
Athletes will also rank in the OCR World Series with their times combined with the elite and international competitive waves.
New for 2024 we will have a competitive wave for international athletes
There are no qualification requirements beyond being a member of British Obstacle Sports or your own national federation. There will be an overall male and female podium. The wave will start after the competitive waves for British citizens and residents.
Athletes will also rank in the OCR World Series with their times combined with the competitive British citizen and resident competitive waves.
Competitive Elite Qualification
Athlete who qualify as elite must be a British resident or citizen and a British Obstacle Sports member. You should sign up to the British OCR Championships competitive wave when registering. Athletes will also rank in the OCR World Series with their times combined with competitive age group and international competitive waves.
British OCR Junior Championships
For the first time we will hold our under 18 championships on the same day as the adult one with competitive waves from 10-17 years old. Please visit our British OCR Junior Championships page for further details.