Obstacle course racing, also referred to OCR in short, is a sport in which participants run through a designated distance, overcoming varying obstacles often military inspired , during the course. A combination of trail running and functional fitness, OCRs are taking the world by storm, and is even moving one step closer to becoming an Olympic sport. Spartan Race. With 3 main categories namely the sprint, super and beast, completing all 3 races within the same calendar year, at any Spartan Race around the world which you can travel for , will earn you a trifecta.
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The event, serving as as opportunity for athletes to compete and gain instructor certification, took place over eight days. Contributed photo. Those events, both in the Philippines, will take place in December and January , respectively. As officials, the athletes were tested at the meter and 5-kilometer races.
Obstacle racing at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games
The event is a four-in-one festivity as the POSF will also hold three general assemblies for the local federation and the Obstacle Sports Federation Asia. All these activities are aimed to promote the sport and the organization, which is recognized by the Philippine Olympic Committee. In the Philippines we have so many races and people are really interested to join. The obstacles include climbing ropes and over walls, carrying heavy objects, traversing bodies of water, crawling under barbed wire and jumping through fire.
We want racers to be fully prepared because the obstacle courses are really difficult. The satisfaction and fulfillment of finishing the race bring pride to the athlete. A footrace that involves climbing ropes and over walls, carrying heavy objects, traversing bodies of water, crawling under barbed wire and jumping through fire, among others, obstacle racing require physically and mentally tough individuals who want to exceed their limits. Initial discussions have been made for OCR to be an exhibition sport in the forthcoming SEA Games and to introduce the same at the university and city levels.