CHULA VISTA, CA, July 3rd – USA Obstacle Course Racing (USAOCR) is excited to announce the 2018 US National Championships of Obstacle Course Racing from December 1-2. It will be held at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, an Official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site. The city of Chula Vista is located in San Diego County, five miles east of San Diego.
This race is open to the public with athletes of all backgrounds and experiences invited to participate in the Elite Men’s and Women’s, Age Group, Open or Para-Athlete Divisions. Qualifying athletes who have competed at an elite level at popular OCR branded events such as Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash, Savage Race and the like will be invited to compete in the elite divisions of each event. The event will feature both a Standard Distance (6-9 miles, 18+ obstacles) and an International Distance (3-4 miles, 12+ obstacles) race open to all participants. The event will also include a spectator friendly, Track Distance race (1200 meter, 3-lap, 10+ obstacle course) only open to the Elites athletes.
“We are excited to invite world class obstacle and multi-sport athletes to compete in our national championship. Our partnership with the City of Chula Vista and the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center is a perfect fit exposing our athletes to an official US Olympic Training site and the realm of future opportunities in this emerging sport.” States Jamie Monroe, Vice Chair of USA Obstacle Course Racing and event organizer. The top 5 athletes in the elite division races will become members of Team USA and will have the opportunity to represent the United States in International Obstacle Course Racing Championship events in 2019.
This event is hosted by USAOCR- the National Governing Body for obstacle sports, disciplines and events in the United States of America. This race helps USA Obstacle Course Racing meet requirements specified by World OCR, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO) to qualify athletes for future international competitions and to meet World OCR requirements as specified by the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee.
“OCRs explosive growth has resulted in elite divisions and athletes traveling extensively to obstacle events across the country. This event represents our second US National Championships and has been under development for over a year. Our championship events are designed to showcase and honor the sport and its athletes” stated USAOCR executive director and Olympian Rob Stull.
Athletes can register at http://usaocrchamps.org
This event is open to the public for spectators to cheer on athletes throughout the weekend at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. For additional questions or media inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
USA Obstacle Course Racing (USAOCR) is the National Governing Body for obstacle sports, disciplines and events in the United States of America. A member-based nonprofit that exists to represent the needs of the sport through athlete member representation and engagement whose mission is to promote Obstacle Course Racing and its related sports and disciplines throughout the United States, to lead the sport of OCR, and meet governance requirements as specified by the United States Olympic Committee and World OCR, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles. For more information visit https://usaocr.org/.
About Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center
The Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (CVTC), a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, covers 155 acres of state-of-the-art sport venues for training, competition and events. It originally opened in 1995 as a U.S. Olympic Training Center, a gift to the United States Olympic Committee from the San Diego National Sports Training Foundation. In 2017, ownership of the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center was transferred to the City of Chula Vista and the facility is now operated by Elite Athlete Services. For more information, visit https://trainatchulavista.com/.
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