British OCR Junior Championships 2024

Our third British OCR Junior Championships will be held on June 29th at Spartan Midlands, near Grantham, Lincolnshire. It is the same day as the adult national championships.

There will be:

  • A competitive 3K course for age groups between 10 and 13.
  • A competitive 5K course for age groups between 14 and 17.

There will be finisher medals for everyone who takes part, plus age group medals for the podiums of the competitive waves. The British OCR Junior Championships is also a qualifier for the OCR World Championships 2024 and the OCR European Championships 2025.


Approximate Race Weekend Timings

Timings below are for both the Senior and Junior Championships.

  • From 7:30am – Elite and Age Group 12K+ Competitive Waves
  • 8:00am – Competitive 12K+ Para Wave
  • 8:05am – International Competitive 12k+ Wave
  • 8:15am – Non-Competitive 12K+ Open Wave
  • 10:45am – 10-11 and 12-13 3K British OCR Junior Championships
  • 12:30pm – 14-17 5K+ British OCR Junior Championships
  • 2:30pm – Podium Ceremonies (all)

Note that these timings are subject to change.


No, and we welcome all levels and abilities for who would like to compete on a national level.

This said, the course is on off-road terrain so we recommend that athletes have completed either an obstacle race or trail running race before.

We also ask that you help us to support the sport by registering your child as a British Obstacle Sports member for competitive waves.

There are three age groups (10-11, 12-13, and& 14-17 ). These are based on an athletes age on race day.
10 years old on race day.

Yes. Find out more on our Classic Course British OCR Championships on the same day as the junior event or visit our Major Events Calendar page for other distances.

Yes, get in touch for further details.
There isn’t currently a non-competitive British OCR Junior Championships wave in 2024, but Spartan have non-competitive Spartan heats available from 4 years old and up.
The 10-13 3k course will leverage the Spartan Kids competitive course. There may be guest obstacles and penalties will be set by British Obstacle Sports. The 14-17 5k course will utilise the Spartan Sprint course. There may be guest obstacles and adjustments will be made to certain obstacles (for example, the weight and potential distance of carries).

Yes you will be need to be a full under 18 member to take part. Membership is a fundamental part of our sport and helps the federation to grow and achieve official recognition from the UK Sports Councils.