Happy Newyear & new things are coming

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the smooth operation and expansion of BOCRA over the past year.

Especially our 1st BK ocr was a step forward thanks to Gladiator run as a course partner, Trakks and Wcup for the support, the bocra marshalls who led the race in the right direction together with the volunteers as well as all the athletes who came to compete.

We start 2020 with some new things:

New race: 5/01/2020 war race

New club: to be announced soon

New sprint: in collaboration with Hero run on 10/05/2020 we are going to organize a 1st sprint competition, take a look at the 1st information and register! (discount for BOCRA members) https://www.belgianocra.be/en/hero-run/

New Clothing Partner: We come with ocr clothing for national and international athletes. all BOCRA members will be able to purchase these at a discount. For EK/WK athletes we have a special offer

BK 2020: announcement 25/01/2020 at the general meeting

New training location: Will be announced early 2020

Come to our members meeting on January 25th where we will discuss these new things in detail! Location will be announced at the beginning of January

Join BOCRA now and enjoy the many benefits

partners BC

A message coming from our partners at the BK next Sunday, which we would like to thank in the first place for the cooperation.

Bocra members will also get a fixed discount at trakks next year, will be communicated via e-mail.

TRAKKS, the running, trail & outdoor specialist in your area!

Are you taking part in an obstacle race for the first time and you don’t have suitable shoes and clothing? Do you notice after your participation on Sunday that this might be necessary after all?
Or are you an avid OCR athlete and in need of a new or extra pair of shoes that will take you even further in your next race?

Then TraKKs will provide a nice discount for every participant.

At TraKKs you will find a wide range of running, trail and hiking shoes, clothing, accessories, books, electronics…
In short, everything for a trail, road or slope runner, OCR athlete, ….

Be sure to check out our website https://www.trakks.be/nl and our outlet for our wide range of products.

We wish you good luck this Sunday and above all lots of fun on the obstacles on your way…!


WCUP nutrition

Dear OCR Athlete,

Athletes of all levels want to be able to rely on sports nutrition products for training, competition and recovery.

As a Belgian brand, WCUP Sportvoeding is an established name for both national and international athletes of different levels.

In addition, WCUP acts as the exclusive food partner for the BK OCR in Vossem.

To give you the chance to try out the WCUP range, we offer a 10% discount until 31 December 2019 when purchasing from 50 EUR.

On the site you can already take a look to discover the various thirst-quenchers, energy bars, energy gels and recovery products.

How do you proceed?

Go to the website www.wcup.eu
Place your order, go to the shopping cart and pay.
When paying, place the code “ocr2019” in the ‘action code’ box and you will receive a discount.
Any order from 50 EUR = free home delivery
Cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts
Only in Belgium

This is a temporary offer.

Later on, an OCR package will be offered at a not-to-be-missed promotional price. This basic package is a must for every obstacle runner.

The WCUP mission is to develop products that really work and are adapted to the basic nutritional needs of an athlete in terms of preparation and performance as well as recuperation and especially with the ultimate goal of improving sports performance.

Good luck!



Here is a summary of what we currently know and after listening to the audio interview on OCR audio with the chairman of FISO, Ian Ademson

  • After several years of existence, World OCR (FISO) has now come under the control of FISO with the organisation of the World Cup OCR organised by federations. This was preceded by years of preparation in order to get this done because of the large amounts of money involved in such an event. They were also behind the European Championships in Poland last summer.
  • You can read more about why they chose here to organize this World Cup in Russia/Sochi.
  • Different types of runs applied and their specific purposes (commercial or non-commercial)
  • How we want the OCR sport to grow and develop with its different disciplines
  • Olympic thought to make the athlete better
  • Focus will be placed on achieving something and not as happened now with queues, one wants the best as 1st across the finish line and a real race
  •  You can also listen to the interview yourself via a link on Belgian OCR Community on facebook.



FISO World Championship 2020 Sochi (Russia)

Who/what is FISO (International Federation of Obstacles Sports) :

  • A member-based independent non-profit organization made up of volunteers to represent the needs of all OCR athletes around the world.
    Governing body and competent authority for OCR and related disciplines (such as FIFA in football or iaaf in athletics) worldwide
  • independent association consisting of nationally affiliated federations in more than 80 countries
  • Comprises the President, the Management Group and the Committees. In this case, BOCRA represents the athletes in Belgium and can make proposals and vote on conditions and rules.
    Last European Championship in Poland was also led by FISO.

Target FISO:

  • Contributing to improve the athlete by participating in sport without discrimination or prejudice of any kind.
  • Commitment to mutual understanding, cooperation, friendship and fairness between athletes and all stakeholders
    Unite Ocr sport worldwide
  • Anti-doping (OIC cooperation)
  • To be recognised and to become an Olympic sport
  • Let the best athletes compete against each other in their own strength (ninja/short/lung/team).

Why Sochi?

  • Large database of volunteers
  • Experience with large ocr sports events
  • Russian Federation is recognized
  • Olympic history


  • 5 athletes per category per distance
  • National Federation (BOCRA) decides which athletes can represent Belgium at the European Championships by participating in runs that cooperate with the national federation (BOCRA).
  • Members of the National Federation (BOCRA)
  • It will no longer be possible to qualify on Spartan Races (in all likelihood) as Spartan has not agreed to the organisation of the European Championship/World Championship to be qualification runs for this.


  • Ninja (160m with 12 obstacles)
  • Short course (3km)
  • Long course (12km)
  • Team
  • Open (will disappear into the future)

Age groups:


Extra info WK Sochi:

  • TV broadcast (12 cameras) distributed on/along terrain
    Trail on/around a ski resort
  • Based on the idea of EK2019 but with a little less (technical) obstacles
  • 3 straps system
    – Taking all the hurdles
    – In case of failure of the obstacle, the athlete must give up the tyre and continue…
    – Before the finish there will be one penalty round to be run per lost band.
    – 1st athlete across the finish line is the winner
  • Different final quotes:
    – DNC: straps lost
    – DNF: stopped
    – DSQ: disqualification (e.g. skipping an obstacle)
  • Revenue for organisation World Cup:
    – Ski resort offers
    – Union of Russia and partners
    – TV/media
    – commercials

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