Today the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC) announced the first “dual crown championship in OCR”, revealing the addition of a 24 Hour Enduro Championship alongside the OCR World Championships for 2018.
“The addition of an ultra-format endurance championship will create a new Dual Crown title when paired with the 15k event at the OCRWC.” said Adrian Bijanada, Founder of the OCR World Championships. “This title will apply to those that win their respective division at each event and will come with extra prize incentives for division champions.”
The Enduro Championship will take place in Australia at Lower Portland, just outside of Sydney.
The 24 Hour Enduro Championship event will span over ten kilometres of rugged Australian terrain, with participants completing 30 obstacles each lap, over a 24 hour period.
It was announced the event is being produced as a partnership between the Australian owned race series True Grit, Destination New South Wales–the leading government agency for the New South Wales (NSW) tourism and events, and Adventurey, LLC, producers of the OCR World Championships.
“After running successful True Grit events across the country for five consecutive years now, and seeing more than 50,000 people run our courses, we’re excited to embark on international expansion, to invite overseas athletes to experience Obstacle Course Racing in true Australian style,” said True Grit Managing Director, Adam McNamee.
The event is expected to draw over 750 interstate and international athletes to visit New South Wales, and provide an expected economic boost of over $1.8 million AUD over the course of event weekend. “The NSW Government is committed to growing the NSW economy by building on its world class events calendar and securing events such as this will ensure we remain the number one state for tourism and major events in Australia. True Grit and the World 24 hour Obstacle Course Racing Championship are expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors to Lower Portland, injecting more than $1.8 million into the local visitor economy,” said Adam Marshall, NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events.