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
  • Adaptive athletes
  • Junior athletes

FAQs

Do you have to qualify to race the championships?

You must qualify to race in the Elite and Age Group 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. The OCR 100m and team race requires national team selection.

Qualify at 2022/23 UK OCR Races

Please note there are currently no qualifiers in 2023 announced. We hope to announce these soon.

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 Sprint National Top 10 in Elite wave*** 3 Laps (no 50% rule)
Spartan Race 2022 Super National Top 10 in Elite wave*** Top 10 in AG (AG Wave)
Spartan Race 2022 Beast National Top 10 in Elite wave *** Top 10 in AG (AG Wave)
Spartan Race 2022 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 10k Lancashire Winner Top 5 (Elite Squadron wave)

 

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.

Adaptive Athletes

There isn’t currently an Adaptive OCR European Championships, but adaptive athletes can compete. There are two ways you can qualify:

  1. Qualify via the listed male and female qualification options on this page.
  2. Contact UKOSF for details on how to qualify as a adaptive athlete outside of meeting this criteria.

Junior Athletes

We do not currently have information on the junior age groups for the OCR European Championships 2023