PHL hosts 1st Asian Obstacle Course Race Championships in January

The first Asian Obstacle Course Race Championships will be hosted by the Philippines in 2018.

The racing championships will be held on January 27, 2018 at the Aseana City, along J.W. Diokno Blvd. between Aseana and Bradco Avenues, Paranaque City.

Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF), organizers of the regional meet, announced there will be two categories for Obstacle Course Racers (OCRacers), the Elite/ Pro and Age-Groups/ Open with a total of $4,500 in prizes at stake.

POSF revealed in the event launch that the footrace will involve climbing ropes and over walls, carrying heavy objects, traversing bodies of water, crawling under barbed wire and jumping through fire, among others.

The organizers caution would be participants that obstacle racing require physically and mentally tough individuals who want to exceed their limits.
POSF President Alberto C. Agra called on OCRacers to prepare well for the championships.

“Training is very important. We want racers to be fully prepared because the obstacle courses are really difficult. The satisfaction and fulfillment of finishing the race bring pride to the athlete. It’s very sentimental,” Agra said in a Philippine Star report.

Invitations have been sent to more than 1,500 racing enthusiasts from Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and the Philippines.

The country’s hosting duties led by POSF has been sanctioned by the International Obstacle Sports Federation (OSF) and Obstacle Sports Federation Asia (OSF Asia).

To participate, get the full details here.

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