The 2022 OCR European Championships will be hosted in Italy, June 2022 (final date will be announced shortly).

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You can qualify in the UK for the OCR European Championships 2022 via the following methods:

1. Results at 2021/22 UK OCR Races
The UKOSF is working with events who wish to be considered qualifiers and will announce on our website and social media channels any event that are confirmed. Note that at this time no races are currently included, although we are working with a few to finalise licensing and hope to announce shorty.

Race NameDistanceLocationEliteAge Group*
Spartan Race 2021/22 SprintNationalTop 10 in Elite wave* Top 10 in AG (AG wave)
Spartan Race 2021/22 SuperNational Top 10 in Elite wave* Top 10 in AG (AG wave)
Spartan Race 2021/22 BeastNational Top 10 in Elite wave* Top 10 in AG (AG wave)
Spartan Race 2021/22UltraScotland Top 10 in Elite wave* Top 10 in AG (AG wave)
Summer Nuts 2021** 7KSurreyTop 3Top 10 in age group
Summer Nuts 2021** 14KSurrey N/A Top 10 in age group
Summer Nuts 2021** 21KSurrey N/ATop 10 in age group
Summer Nuts 2021** 28KSurrey Top 3 Top 10 in age group
Summer Nuts 2021
Limitless**
7K lapsSurrey N/A5 laps (no 50% rule)
Field Fit Big OCR Weekend300mSuffolkWinnerTop 3

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

* No more than 50% of an age group at a specific event can qualify for the OCREC (e.g. if an age group 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. When specified with an asterisk this also applies to elite qualification.

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

2. Previous OCR European Championship 2020/21 qualification
The European Obstacle Sports Federation (EOSF) have confirmed that all athletes who qualified for the cancelled 2020 or 2021 OCR European Championships will have these results accepted for the 2022 OCR European Championship as well. This includes results from the UK OCR Short Course Competition 2020.

2019/2020 Qualification Races

Race NameDistanceLocationEliteAge Group*
Spartan Race**SprintNationalTop 10 in Elite wave*Top 10 in AG (AG wave)
Spartan Race**SuperNational Top 10 in Elite wave* Top 10 in AG (AG wave)
Spartan Race** BeastNational Top 10 in Elite wave*Top 10 in AG (AG wave)
Spartan Race** UltraScotlandTop 10 in Elite wave* Top 10 in AG (AG wave)
Summer Nuts 20197KSurreyTop 3Top 10 in age group
Summer Nuts 201914KSurrey Top 3 Top 10 in age group
Summer Nuts 201921KSurrey Top 3 Top 10 in age group
Summer Nuts 201928KSurrey Top 3 Top 10 in age group
Summer Nuts 2019
Limitless
7K lapsSurrey 6 laps5 laps
Total Warrior 201912KLeedsTop 3 in the qualifier wave
Friday and Saturday
Top 15 in the qualifier wave
Friday and Saturday
Total Warrior Ultra ’19 12K lapsLeeds 4+ laps3+ laps
Beach Ballistic 2019 16KAberdeenshire Top 3 (Elite wave)Top 20 (Elite wave)
Beach Ballistic 201932KAberdeenshire Top 3 Top 10 overall
Adventurey OCR World
Championships 2019
3K, 15KEssexTop 10 in Pro waveTop 10 in Age Group waves
Zeus Races 201910KLeicestershire Top 5 in the
Championship wave
Top 20 in the Championship wave.
Auto-qualification for
AG16-17 finishers of Tricep Hell
and Low Rig.
Mudstacle League 2019N/ANationalTop 5 in the overall tableTop 10 male and female in
overall and over 40 divisions
MacTuff 2020 15K Fife Top 3 in
competitive wave
Top 10 overall in
competitive wave
MacTuff 2020 30K Fife Top 3 in
competitive wave
Top 10 overall in
competitive wave
UK OCR Short Course
Competition 2020
VariousNational See qualifying timesSee qualifying times
UKOSF Northern Time
Trial Finals 2020
1.8KAyrshire Top 5 overallTop 15 overall (No 50% rule)
UKOSF Southern Time
Trial Finals 2020
1.2KEssexTop 5 overall Top 15 overall (No 50% rule)

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

* No more than 50% of an age group at a specific event can qualify for the OCREC (e.g. if an age group 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. When specified with an asterisk this also applies to elite qualification.

** Any UK Spartan Race between July 1st 2019 and December 31st 2020. Note European races were also qualifiers. Please contact UKOSF for further details.

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

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

Certain junior age groups can qualify via the adult qualification process (see above). The age criteria is as follows:

  • 100m & 3K – 14 years old on the day of the event
  • 15K & team – 16 years old on the day of the event

Junior athletes may also be able to qualify via our Wildcard qualification process. Please contact UKOSF for details.

UK OCR Short Course Competition 2020 Qualifying Times

Through our partnership with training facilities around the UK in 2020 we were able to offer UKOSF members the opportunity to competitively race in a time trial race format. Working closely with each training facility we set qualifying times for certain locations across each gender with elite and age group times.

Each location must have had a minimum of 10 participants in a gender in the UK OCR Short Course Competition for a qualifying time to be set by the UKOSF. Female athletes could qualify via the male qualifying time if a female qualifying time was not set. Junior U18 athletes must have completed the adult course to qualify based on the times below, and only when safe to do so.

Qualifying times:
• Ape Index | Male | Sub-4:00 (Elite) | Sub-5:15 (Age Group)
• Body Hub Obstacle Centre | Female | Sub-4.45 (Elite) | Sub-6.00 (Age Group)
• Body Hub Obstacle Centre | Male | Sub-4:00 (Elite) | Sub-5:15 (Age Group)
• Camelot Events | Female | Sub-6:15 (Elite) | Sub-8:00 (Age Group)
• Camelot Events | Male | Sub-4:45 (Elite) | Sub-6:15 (Age Group)
• Field Fit | Male | Sub-3:30 (Elite) | Sub-4:10 (Age Group)
• Fit Body Farm | Female | Sub-18:30 (Elite) | Sub-22:00 (Age Group)
• Fit Body Farm | Male | Sub-13:30 (Elite) | Sub-17:00 (Age Group)
• Obstacle Play Park | Female | Sub-4.30 (Elite) | Sub-6.00 (Age Group)
• Obstacle Play Park | Male | Sub-3:35 (Elite) | Sub-4:45 (Age Group)
• OCR Class | Male | Sub-7.45 (Elite) | Sub-9:30 (Age Group)
• RAW Fit | Male | Sub-4:45 (Elite) | Sub-6:15 (Age Group)
• Rumble Fitness | Female | Sub-18:00 (Elite) | Sub-21.30 (Age Group)
• Rumble Fitness | Male | Sub-14:15 (Elite) | Sub-17:00 (Age Group)
• Scottish Assault Courses Ayrshire | Female | Sub-16:00 (Elite) | Sub-19:30 (Age Group)
• Scottish Assault Courses Ayrshire | Male | Sub-13:00 (Elite) | Sub-16:00 (Age Group)
• The P.T. Barn | Female | Sub-4:00 (Elite) | Sub-5:00 (Age Group)
• The P.T. Barn | Male | Sub-2:45 (Elite) | Sub-3:35 (Age Group)