Obstacle Course World Championships coming to Ontario’s Blue Mountain resort

Blue Mountain, located northwest of Toronto, has been selected as the host of the 2016 Obstacle Course Racing World Championships.

OCR World Championships Blue Mountain, Ontario’s largest mountain resort and the third largest in Canada, was announced as the host of the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC) in partnership with 365 Sports, which will take place Oct. 15 to 16, 2016.

Blue Mountain is located two-and-a-half hours northwest of Toronto.

All individual competitors must qualify for the event with the qualification period now open. The event includes an elite and pro individual competition, age group competition and team competition.

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Eligible qualifying races in Canada include Spartan Race, Warrior Dash, ABF Mud Run, BADASS Dash, Dead End Race, Prison Break and XMAN. Full details on qualifying can be found here.

According to 3-seconds, Canadians took half the podium spots at the 2015 Spartan Race World Championships and at the OCRWC, which may have had an impact on where the 2016 edition was to be held.

The 2014 and 2015 editions were held in Cincinnati, Ohio with 2016 marking the first time the championships will be held outside the United States.