Source: Spartan Race

Qualifying Event for Team USA to be Held April 30 in Hialeah, Florida

BOSTON (March 13, 2017) – USA Obstacle Course Racing (USAOCR), the recently appointed governing body for obstacle sports and related disciplines in the United States, has awarded Spartan Race, the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand, with the winning bid to host the U.S. National OCR Championship, taking place April 30, 2017 at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah, FL.

“As early pioneers in the sport of obstacle racing, Spartan Race is thrilled to be awarded the opportunity to host the National OCR Championship event,” said Spartan Race GM of U.S. Operations Brian Duncanson. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the new national governing body of OCR as a leader in the sport, especially with the weight of Olympic ties ahead.”

The international distance five-kilometer course will set the stage for the event, featuring 20 signature Spartan Race obstacles including the fire jump, barbed wire crawl, rope climb, and wall jump. Athletes selected at the U.S. National OCR Championship can qualify for Team USA to represent the United States at the first OCR Pan American Championships, with details to be finalized later this year.

Registration for the U.S. National OCR Championship opens to the public Tuesday, March 14 on and is limited to 1,800 competitors. Prior to registering for the race, participants need to register for a USAOCR membership at



USAOCR is the governing body for obstacle course racing and related sports in the United States of America. ​It is a member of USA Pentathlon Multisport and a not for profit organization. For more information visit


Spartan Race is the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand, and the first in-sport to feature timing and global rankings. With more than 200 events across more than 30 countries in 2017, Spartan Race will attract more than one million global participants offering open heats for all fitness levels, along with competitive and elite heats. The Spartan Race lifestyle boasts a community of more than five million passionate social media followers, health and wellness products, training and nutrition programs, and a popular NBC television series, which has made obstacle racing one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Spartan Race events feature races at three distances, 5+ km/20+ Obstacle “Sprint,” 13+ km/25+ Obstacle “Super” and 20+ km/30+ Obstacle “Beast,” culminating in the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Visit for more information and registration.