OCR Nation is a community of passionate, like-minded, and crazy athletes who run obstacle races around the Middle East, Far East, and Europe. We consist of Spartan SGX Coaches, Brand Ambassadors, personal trainers, elite, and some of the most recognized racers in the Middle East.
We have been preparing individuals and groups for OCRs for the last year or so and within that short space of time have built up a huge community not just in the UAE but around the world.
Our vision is to create a community of obstacle racers who are physically and mentally prepared for any challenge a race will throw at them.
So you're looking to run your first Obstacle Race but don't know where to start? Well, you have come to the right place. Check out the advice our coaches and elite athletes have to give. If you still have more questions drop us an email and we'll be happy to help.
Answer: Obstacle Course Racing, OCR for short, is a sport in which a competitor, traveling on foot, must overcome various physical challenges in the form of obstacles. Races vary from mostly obstacles such as American Ninja Warrior "Ninja Races", to track races, to urban and cross country events.
Answer: Yes!! Each OCR has different categories/heats so if its your first time you might want to consider signing up to the open category where it is not as serious and you have the option to join the biggest OCR team in the Middle East and run alongside our coaches and more experienced athletes.
Answer: Different OCRs have different rules and it usually depends on what category you have signed up for. Not being able to complete an obstacle may result in some type of penalties like burpees or no punishment at all.
Answer: An OCR Nation racing jersey!! Well something not to wear is cotton! The majority of OCRs will involve you getting wet and muddy and cotton is not your friend. Stick with anything dri-fit or our OCR Nation racing jersey which is made for running OCRs.