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USA Obstacle Course Racing

USA Obstacle Course Racing (USAOCR) is the governing body for obstacle course racing, disciplines and events in the United States of America.  We are a member of USA Pentathlon and are a not for profit organization and do not pursue any objectives for our own gains.

Early History

708 BC Ancient Pentathlon:  run, long jump, javelin, discus, wrestling
1040 Fell Running: 1.5- 20km of open terrain and many hills
1860 Steeple Chase: 3,000m run + 28 barriers and 7 water jumps
1876 Cross Country Running: 4-12km of open terrain
1912 5th Olympiad, Modern Pentathlon: fencing, swimming, show jumping, pistol shooting, track run
1946 Military Pentathlon Obstacle Run:  500m + 20 obstacles

Modern History


1987 Tough Guy (UK): 12 km + 25 obstacles

1996 HiTec US National Series

1996 Cross-Fit (CrossFit since 2000), functional fitness

1997 Sasuke, Japan (157 countries)

1999 Muddy Buddy (US)

2000 Balance Bar US National Series  & Championships

2007 CrossFit Games 2009

2009 American Ninja Warrior (Sasuke)

2009 Warrior Dash

2010 Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash, Rugged Maniac, Spartan Race

2016 1st OCR European Championships

2018 1st OCR Asian Championships

2019 South East Asia Games

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