(PRWEB) June 13, 2014
The OCR World Championships (OCRWC), obstacle course racing's first independent championship, which is rapidly gaining momentum as the most collaborative race in the sport, announced today that all 2014 BattleFrog Race Series events have been added as a qualifier events. This addition provides yet another high-quality option for athletes looking to earn their way into the World Championship event that is scheduled to take place in Cincinnati, Ohio in October 2014.
“With their incredibly successful first event in metro Atlanta, BattleFrog has made a statement that they are a leader in obstacle course racing equal to any other organizer out there,” said Adrian Bijanada, OCRWC founder. “According to all reports, Don Mann and his team put on a tremendous race and we are thrilled to offer their participants the opportunity to qualify and compete at our event in October.”
The Top 10 athletes from each age group in BattleFrog’s 15K distance races will be eligible to compete at the World Championship scheduled to be held in Cincinnati, OH. The race will take place on October 25-26, 2014, with individual competition on the 25th and team competition on the 26th. Eligible BattleFrog races are listed at http://battlefrogseries.com/events-page/.
“BattleFrog is attracting athletes from all over the country and providing them with world-class events,” said Don Mann, CEO of BattleFrog. “We are very proud to partner with the OCRWC and pleased to have our competitions included as qualifier events. BattleFrog will support the OCR community in every way possible and supporting the OCRWC is good for our sport.”
The addition of BattleFrog as an OCRWC qualifier is yet another example of like-minded race companies and industry affiliates working together to ensure of the future success of Obstacle Course Racing (OCR).
“Every day we hear from companies that would rather work together than compete to grow and develop this sport,” said Bijanada. “From race companies to the athletes themselves, we’re seeing a groundswell of support from a passionate community that wants to make sure this sport sticks around for years to come and we’re honored to be a part of it.”
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 and is slated to be one of the most diverse competitive events in the sport with over 16 racing categories including elite, age-group, and team competitions. For more information, visit http://ocrworldchampionships.com.
About BattleFrog LLC
Founded by former U.S. Navy SEALs, BattleFrog is an intense new obstacle course race for all ages inspired by the challenges real Navy SEALs face every day in the field. Adventure and excitement wait around every corner on a demanding course that will test your limits and force you to push beyond. Designed with input from Navy SEALs, the BattleFrog, BullFrog and Tadpoles events are meant to create an unforgettable experience for all participants. A percentage of event profits will benefit several Navy SEAL nonprofit organizations including the Foundation for Navy SEAL Veterans, the Navy SEAL Foundation, the Navy SEAL Museum & Memorial and Navy SEAL Trident House, a temporary home for families of fallen SEALs. For more information visit http://www.BattleFrogSeries.com or follow @BattleFrogUS on Twitter.