Champions heading to Blue Mountain
THE BLUE MOUNTAINS — More than 5,000 athletes from 65 countries are expected to arrive at Blue Mountain Resort this weekend for a worldly competition.
Meaford’s 365 Sports is hosting the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships ( ORCW) at the resort for the second year.
OCRW is a challenging obstacle course pitting runners against either a three or 15- km course through the escarpment, over walls and around cargo netting in the timed event.
Off the track a common theme is fundraising, with many races benefiting charity partners. The OCR World Championships benefits Make- A- Wish Canada, the official charity partner of the 2017 event.
The event will feature a $ 250 participation fee and is open to all race directors, company executives, and professionals. The event is expected to garner thousands of dollars in support of the mission.
This year, Make- A- Wish ambassador Misty Diaz, who has born with the more serious form of Spina Bifida in 1984, will be participating the Sunday’s open and will be addressing the athletes Friday at the opening gala.
The event runs from Friday to Sunday with a full slate of activities for both athletes and visitors.
Next year the event moves to Australia.
For a full schedule of events, see ocrworldchampionships. com.
This weekend, 5,000 athletes are expected at Blue Mountain for the international Obstacle Racing World Championships. This is the second year the event has been held at the resort, with next year's event heading to Australia.