Obstacle Course Racing

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What is Obstacle Course Racing?

Obstacle course racing (OCR) is a sport in which participants, either individually or in teams, run and overcome obstacles.

There’s a large variety of obstacles and course distances among events in OCR. However common obstacles used include crawls, vaults, wall climbs or traverses, balance beams, monkey bars and other swinging variations, and natural features such as steep hills, mud pits, and water crossings. Common course distances are 5km and 10km, but there are also sprint distances (100m) and ultra distances (over 50km).

The New Zealand Obstacle Sports Association is the national sports organisation established to govern OCR and other obstacle sports in New Zealand.

For more on OCR, see the following resources:

Facilities

While most OCR events are held on temporarily created obstacle courses, some venues have permanent obstacle courses.

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New Event Added: Wairua Warrior 2023
Wairua Warrior Added to ORNZ Race Calendar The Wairua Warrior takes place 3rd September in Nelson. Wairua Warrior is New ...
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1700 Take Part in Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge
Stuff has reported in pictures on the fun had by participants at the Palmerston North event of the Junior Tough ...
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New Event Added: Alpha Challenge 2023
Alpha Challenge Added to ORNZ Race Calendar The Alpha Challenge takes place 25th November in Wanaka. Run, carry things, monkey ...
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New Event Added: Flemington Mud Run 2023
Flemington Mud Run Added to ORNZ Race Calendar The Flemington Mud Run takes place 19th November in Hawkes Bay. Bring ...
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New Event Added: Bay of Islands Beast 2023
Bay of Islands Beast Added to ORNZ Race Calendar The Bay of Islands Beast takes place 26th August in Northland ...
New Event Added: Muddy Good Run – Christchurch 2023
Muddy Good Run – Christchurch Added to ORNZ Race Calendar Muddy Good Run – Christchurch takes place 26th March in ...
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New Event Added: Maunga Mayhem 2023
Maunga Mayhem Added to ORNZ Race Calendar Maunga Mayhem takes place 25th March in Whangarei. This course will have participants ...
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Spartan Offers Refunds for Auckland
Spartan Australia and New Zealand is now offering refunds for its Auckland event only. Spartan has become notorious for not ...

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