World Obstacle, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO), announced the 2023 FISO OCR World Championships will be held September 14-17 in Genk, Belgium. Events include the 15 km / 50 obstacle standard course, 3 km / 20 obstacle short course, 3 km / 20 obstacle mixed team race, and 100m / 12 obstacle sprint course. World Championship categories are provided for elite, para, and 5-year age groups for Youth, Junior, Senior and Masters athletes.
The FISO OCR World Championships is the premier event of the national member federations of World Obstacle representing athletes in over 100 countries. Event hosts Belgian Obstacle Course Racing Association, the City of Genk, and Thor Park Genk are providing a world-class event location and services.
FISO Competitions Committee and Belgium Obstacle Course Racing Association Board Member Ronny Hofenboom said “BOCRA is excited to be hosting OCRWC23 in such an accessible and beautiful location in Genk. With the extensive experience of our team and partners, we are confident the event will exceed expectations.”
“World Obstacle is thrilled to be partnering with BOCRA, the City of Genk and our world class event partners” said FISO President Ian Adamson. “Delivering the championships in collaboration with top international producers in sport, television, and event production will provide the most exciting and engaging race formats catering to competitive athletes across the globe.”
About World Obstacle
World Obstacle, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO), is a Swiss based not-for-profit independent international sports organization made up of volunteers to develop obstacle sports and events worldwide. FISO provides governance, systems, and structure to represent the needs of its member national federations and their athlete communities in over 100 countries. FISO was granted Observer Status of GAISF (the Global Association of International Sports Federations) in 2021, a critical step toward a sport’s potential Olympic recognition.
About Belgian OCRA
BOCRA is the national governing body and sole competent authority for obstacle sports and related disciplines in Belgium. It is an independent association composed of athlete members throughout the country.
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