OCR European Championships

Here is how you can qualify for the 2023 OCR European Championships at the Olympic Centre, in Tata, Hungary – June 8th-11th.

On this page:

  • FAQs
  • Qualify at 2022/23 UK OCR races
  • 100m Team Selection
  • Adaptive athletes
  • Junior athletes
  • Foreign athletes

FAQs

Do you have to qualify to race the championships?

You must qualify to race in the Elite, Age Group and Competitive Team Race divisions of the OCR European Championships. You can qualify via the races listed below in the UK after June 12th 2022 for the 3K and 15k. Para, OCR 100m and National Team Race requires national team selection.

Do you have to be a British Obstacle Sports member?

Yes, qualification to the OCR European Championships is via your national federation. So you either need to be a British Obstacle Sports member to represent the British National Team and meet certain eligibility criteria.

Do you have to be a British citizen to qualify or be selected for the British National Team?

You must meet certain eligibility requirements to represent the British National Team such as citizenship and length of residency. Some newer residents may not be able to represent Team UK. We will support all British Obstacle Sports members, so if this applies to you please reach out to us. More information is below in the foreign athletes section.

I’ve qualified what do I do next?

Please complete an adult or under 18 national team application so we can confirm your spot. Further details are documented in our selection policy. This is especially important for the 100m and National Team Relay.

Qualify at 2022/23 UK OCR Races for the 3K & 12K

Race Name Distance Location Elite Age Group*
Total Warrior 2022 12k Leeds

Top 5 (Fri Wave 1)

Top 10 (Sat Wave 1)

Top 5 in AG (Fri Wave 1)

Top 10 in AG (Sat Wave 1)

Total Warrior 2022 Ultra Leeds N/A 3 Laps (no 50% rule)
Spartan Race 2022/2023 Sprint National Top 10 in Elite wave*** 3 Laps (no 50% rule)
Spartan Race 2022/2023 Super National Top 10 in Elite wave*** Top 10 in AG (AG Wave)
Spartan Race 2022/2023 Beast National Top 10 in Elite wave *** Top 10 in AG (AG Wave)
Spartan Race 2022/2023 Ultra National Top 10 in Elite wave*** Top 10 in AG (AG Wave)
Beach Ballistic 2022 16k Aberdeenshire Top 3 (Competitive Wave) Top 20 overall (Competitive Wave)
Beach Ballistic 2022 32k Aberdeenshire Winner Top 10 overall
The OCR Games 2022 Buckinghamshire Top 3 Top 10 overall
Summer Nuts 2022** 7k Surrey Top 3 Overall Top 10 in age group
Summer Nuts 2022** 14k Surrey N/A Top 10 in age group
Summer Nuts 2022** 21k Surrey N/A Top 10 in age group
Summer Nuts 2022** 28k Surrey Winner Top 10 in age group
Summer Nuts 2022** Limitless 7k Laps Surrey N/A 5 laps (no 50% rule)
Born Survivor Gisburn 2022 10k Lancashire Winner Top 5 (Elite Squadron wave)
Battle of Lansdown Elite Wave 2022 15k Gloucestershire  Winner Top 5 (Elite Wave)
Nuclear Races Challenge Cup 2022 16k Essex Top 5 Top 5 in age group
Winter Mactuff 2023 15k Fife Winner Top 15 overall
Winter Nuts 2023** 7k Surrey TBD TBD
Winter Nuts 2023** 14k Surrey TBD TBD
Winter Nuts 2023** 21k Surrey TBD TBD
Winter Nuts 2023** 28k Surrey TBD TBD
Winter Nuts Limitless 2023** 7k Laps Surrey TBD TBD
Tartan Warrior 2023 3k Ayrshire TBD TBD
Tartan Warrior 2023 8k Ayrshire TBD TBD
Nuts Challenge 3K 2023 3k Surrey TBD TBD

Unless specified the positions are always gender specific (e.g. Top 3 in gender etc.).

* No more than 50% of an age group/wave at a specific event can qualify for the OCREC (e.g. if an age group/wave has ten competitors, only the top five athletes are deemed qualifiers). In the event of an odd number of finishers, the qualifying criteria is rounded up in favour of the athlete. Please contact us if there is only athlete in an age group.

** Must meet Nuts qualification criteria. See Nuts website for more information.

*** The 50% rule above applies to elite qualification at Spartan Race for the OCR European Championships. If an athlete cannot qualify for the elite wave due to this rule they may be considered for age group qualification based on their finish time if they would have qualified for age group qualification if they ran that wave.

 

Qualify for the 100m National Team

National Trial Date Event Organiser Selection Policy*
100m South West Jan 21st British Obstacle Sports Overall podium (top 3) automatically selected for the 100m National Team at the OCR European Championships.
100m North March 25th Tartan Warrior Overall elite winners automatically selected for the 100m National Team at the OCR European Championships.

Further discretionary spots are awarded by the British Obstacle Selection Committee. Please refer to our selection policy for further details.

Adaptive Athletes

Details on Para OCR European Championships qualification will be shared shortly. Please contact British Obstacle Sports if you are an adaptive athlete who would like to compete.

Junior Athletes

  • Minimum age for 3K short course: 12 years on race day
  • Minimum age for all other competitions: 15 years on race day

Foreign Athletes

Those who do not qualify to represent Team UK, but live in the UK may still qualify for the 3K & 15K OCR European Championships at UK qualification races if you are from the following countries:

  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Spain

In addition, athletes from the following countries can travel to the UK to try to qualify:

  • Estonia
  • Denmark

In all circumstances, membership of the national federation you will represent is required as this country will confirm your selection. If you have qualified in the UK or your country is not listed, please contact your national federation for further information.

British Obstacle Sports will accept qualification results for the 3K and 12K for British athletes from any European qualification event. Please contact British Obstacle Sports if this applies to you.