QUALIFY FOR OCR EC 2017
Divisions OCR EC 2017
You can qualify for OCR EC 2017 in 2 divisions: ELITE & AGE GROUPS. Depending on your results you can qualify for Elite, Age group or both. At OCR EC 2017 there are 7 age groups: 16-24 | 25-29 | 30-34 | 35-39 | 40-44 | 45-49 | 50+
Open Category: Journeyman & Journeywoman
Journeyman & Journeywoman is our open heat, you don’t need to qualify for this. Everyone is free to register for the journeyman/journeywoman wave. Are you an OCR athlete outside Europe? You can join us too! For this group there are no qualification requirements. Journeyman/journeywoman will have the same course and obstacles as the elite group and age groups. However, in this division there will not be a money prize for the winners.
In general you qualify for OCR EC 2017 Elite when you rank in the top 10 overall at a qualifying run.
If you belong to the top 10 of your age group you are qualified to compete in the age group division of OCR EC 2017. You cannot participate in the elite group.
Additional qualification requirements
Please note, that only 50% of the athletes in a gender division or age group are able to qualify themselves. This means that you have to finish in the top 50% of all participants in your age or gender group. This standard also applies to the elite groups. In addition when a specific qualification race does not show the results per age or gender group, you have to be among the top 10 overall. However, we can make exceptions to the the 50% rule in some cases.
For some OCR events there are other requirements. If applicable, this is stated in the table with qualifying runs.
Confirming qualification OCR EC 2017
When you’ve registered in Elite or Age group you must e-mail the proof of qualification to firstname.lastname@example.org so we confirm and verify.
Qualifying events held between June 12, 2016 & May 30, 2017 are valid for qualification.
You can qualify for the OCR EC 2017 at a large number of OCR events in Europe. Some qualifying races are similar to the ones from the previous European Championship of 2016. We keep working on expanding the list of qualifying events. We accept results achieved by athletes at one or more of the OCR events on the list below. If you have suggestions for qualifying events, feel free to contact us.
|Event||Country or Region
||Distance or group|
|OCR World Championships||International (North-America)||Top 3 Elite & Top 3 Age groups|
|Strong Viking||All European editions||competition wave (Odin/OCR series)|
|Spartan||All European editions||Sprint, Super & Beast|
|Toughest Race||All European Editions||Top 10 Age groups & top 15 overall elite|
|Tough Viking||All European editions||Top 15 Elite class
Top 10 Age groups
|Celtic Warrior||Austria||– 15 & 30 km: top 20 overall qualifies for age groups & Top 10 overall qualifies for elite
– Ultra distance 50+ km: top 15 overall qualifies for age groups & top 10 overall is qualified for elite.- Celtic Warrior Sprint top 10 qualifies for elite
|Gladiator Run||Belgium||Competition wave|
|Titan Run||Belgium||Zeus competition wave|
|Medieval Run||Belgium||Wave 1|
|Predator Race||Czech Republic||All groups/distances|
|Copenhagen Warrior||Denmark||Top 10 overall qualify for elite/agegroups|
|Seiklushunt, heroes obstacle race||Estonia||Competition wave|
|Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun||Nürburgring, Germany||12 km & 24 km|
|Suzuki Lake Run||Germany||All groups/distances|
|Motorman Run||Germany||All distances|
|Getting Tough The Race||Germany||GTTR Original & GTTR Sprint|
|XLETIX Challenge||Germany||All Elite participants & top 10 race heat|
|Dragonheartbattle||Germany||Only top 10 overall|
|No Guts No Glory||Germany||10 km & 16 km|
|Hell & Back||Ireland||Elite wave #1|
|Muck It||Ireland||10 km track|
|The Banna Beast Challenge||Ireland||All groups/distances|
|Inferno Run||Italy||All groups/distances|
|Italian Mudrun Experience||Italy||All groups/distances|
|Parmigiano Reggiano Hard Run||Italy||All groups/distances|
|Farm Run||Italy||All groups/distances|
|Fisherman’s Friend StrongmanRun||The Netherlands||12 & 21 km, competitor wave|
|Battle of Maestricht||The Netherlands||Competition wave|
|Muscle Run||The Netherlands||Competition wave|
|Runmageddon (All editions)||Poland||All groups/distances|
|OCR League Poland (OCRA Poland)||Poland||Top 10 overall & top 10 age groups|
|Survivors Run||Portugal||All groups/distances|
|Wild Challenge||Portugal||All groups/distances|
|Iron Brain Race||Portugal||All groups/distances|
|Hero Race||Russia||All groups/distances|
|Gladiator Race||Russia||Competition Wave|
|MacTuff||Schotland||Top 10 overall qualify for elite
Top 10 under 35 and top 10 over 35 qualify for age groups
|Tvrd’ák Race||Slovakia||All groups/distances|
|The assault at Mikes Gym April 8||Spain||Top 10 female & male qualify for elite and age group|
|Survivor Race||Spain||All groups/distances|
|Gladiator Race||Spain||All groups/distances|
|Eagle Race||Spain||All groups/distances|
|Mercenani Iber||Spain||All groups/distances|
|Farinato Race||Spain||Competition wave|
|Iberian Race||Spain||Competition wave|
|Unbroken Race||Spain||– Top 15 male & Top 15 female qualify for age groups
– Top 10 overall qualify for Elite
|Hard Running||Spain||Competition wave|
|Dragon Battle Race||Spain||Competition wave|
|Desafío Boot Camp Race||Spain||Competition wave|
|Nalon Beasts||Spain||Competition wave|
|Forest Challenge||Spain||Competition wave|
|Extreme Titan Race||Spain||Competition wave|
|Teodosio Xtreme||Spain||Competition wave|
|Hispano Xtreme||Spain||Competition wave|
|Bestial Race||Spain||Competition wave|
|Mastadont Race||Spain||Competition wave|
|Belik Race||Spain||Competition wave|
|Ultimate OCR||Sweden||All groups/distances
Ultimate X 3 laps: auto qualify age groups
|Survival Run Thun||Switzerland||18 km|
|Race Nation||Ukraine||All groups/distances|
|Pukka Races||United Kingdom||10 miler|
|Nuclear Races||United Kingdom||12 km & Oblivion|
|Nuts Challenge||United Kingdom||– 2, 3 or 4 laps: Top 15 age groups are qualified for age groups.
– 4 laps: Top 15 athletes overall are qualified for elite.
|Warrior Run||United Kingdom||14 km|
|Ram Run||United Kingdom||12 & 24 km|
|The Suffering Race||United Kingdom||– Pain & Suffering 10 mile: Top 20 by gender qualify, top 5 qualify for elite.
– Relentless Suffering: Auto qualify if completed within 8 hours for age groups. Auto qualify for elite if completed within 6 hours.
|Bing Blazer||United Kingdom||10 & 20 km|
|Mud Monsters Run||United Kingdom||10 & 20 km|