Obstacle Course Racing in particular has a proven track record of helping individuals regain control of their lives and reclaim their identity.
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2014
The OCR World Championships, the sport’s first independent championship, announced a partnership today with Operation Enduring Warrior a veteran operated non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to honor, empower and motivate wounded service members through physical, mental and emotional rehabilitative activities such as Obstacle Course Races.
"Operation Enduring Warrior’s belief in the transformative powers of endurance sport is one that we think any athlete can relate to,” said OCRWC President Adrian Bijanada. “Obstacle Course Racing in particular has a proven track record of helping individuals regain control of their lives and reclaim their identity. We couldn’t be happier to support an organization that uses this unique sport within their program to enhance the lives our service men and women.”
OCRWC organizers will be working with OEW to increase awareness of their mission and raise funds through a variety of initiatives leading up to the OCR World Championships in October 2014. Event participants will also have the opportunity to donate to OEW at the time of registration as well as at the event.
"We're excited to be a part of this first OCR World Championship and thank OCRWC for their support and thorough understanding of our mission. It's a great linking of like-minded individuals, and we look forward to what is to come," said President of OEW, Scott Blough.
New Qualifying Races Announced
In addition to a new charity partner, the rapidly growing OCR World Championships have also expanded their already impressive line-up of qualifying races through which athletes can qualify for the October 2014 competition. The additions include The Civilian Military Combine and US Navy SEAL produced Bone Frog Challenge, two rapidly growing premier race series, both of which support veteran-affiliated charity One Team One Fight.
“Partnering with like-minded companies is at the very heart of what we are about. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with these incredible organizations for the greater good of the sport and the causes they support,” said Bijanada.
About the OCR World Championships:
The OCR World Championships, announced in December 2013, is the first truly independent championship event designed to celebrate the athletes in the burgeoning sport of obstacle course racing. The race will be held on October 25th & 26th, 2014 in Cincinnati, OH. It will be one of the broadest competitive events in the sport with over 16 racing categories including elite, age-group, and team competitions, and will feature over 50 categories for cash and prizes for athletes. For more information, visit http://ocrworldchampionships.com.
About Operation Enduring Warrior:
Operation Enduring Warrior is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to honor, empower and motivate America’s wounded military service members. Their physical, mental and emotional rehabilitative cycle is modeled to overcome adversity and hardship through innovation, teamwork and perseverance; ultimately enabling Wounded Warriors' lives to go in directions they once thought impossible. For more information visit http://www.enduringwarrior.org.
About Bone Frog Challenge:
Bone Frog Challenge is the only Navy SEAL Owned, Operated and Designed obstacle course race in existence. Their mission is to bring the same "SEAL style" obstacles to the event that Navy SEALs train on for combat. Join U.S. Navy SEALs for an event you will never forget. For more information, visit http://www.bonefrogchallenge.com/.
About Civilian Military Combine:
Civilian Military Combine is the world’s fastest growing community of Hybrid Athletes. Civilian Military Combine’s premier events combine 4+ miles of obstacle racing with The Pit, a revolutionary challenge designed to level the playing field between endurance and strength athletes. For more information, visit: http://www.civilianmilitarycombine.com/.