OCR 24hr Enduro World Championships
08 June 2019
From the organiser
True Grit has teamed up with the Obstacle Course Racing Association of Australia (OCRA) to bring you an Australian 24hr Obstacle Course event. Athletes can compete either as an individual or on a team of four in relay format. Pro or Age Group divisions are available for individual participants.The course will be open from 12 pm Saturday 8 June to 12 pm Sunday 9 June and the winner is the person / team who completed the most laps.
Each Registered Athlete Receives:Race entryA finisher’s medalA finisher’s t-shirtAccess to prizes and awardsA customized athlete credential (when registering by April 15, 2019)Each individual competition athlete is permitted three pit crew members. Pit crew members receive:An exclusive Pit Crew t-shirtAccess to the athlete pit area
Course Length:As long as you want it to be. The event is lap based with each lap approx. 10km. Each time you hit the course and finish, that’s one lap. Your aim, or your team’s aim, is to get out there for as many laps as your body can handle. So there is a start line, but you create the finish line depending on how you tolerate the gruelling course. You just keep Gritting your teeth for the 24hr period or until your body physically can no longer go on.The event finishes at the 24-hour mark. If you are part way on course when the 24 hours ends, that lap will not count to your total. So, factoring in if you can squeeze another lap in, will be critical in your strategy.The winner will be the person completes the most laps. In the vent that people complete the same number of laps, the winner is the person who finishes that final lap first.Qualification:Pro division athletes must qualify to compete. There are no qualification requirements for Age Group or Team divisions.
The race will take place at 312 River Rd, Lower Portland, New South Wales, just outside of Sydney.
You Must Have:This equipment must be carried by each individual and NOT transferred from competitor to competitor:1. Headlamp (Between the hours of sunset & sunrise) (advisable to make sure it is secure/attached to you).2. Safety Whistle (securely on your person, easy to locate and loud enough to be heard from space).Suggested gear:A wetsuit might be worth considering. You will get wet on course and temperatures could be around 6 degrees at night. A 6mm surf wetsuit with hood is recommended.Neoprene glovesHat2XU Waterproof jacketTriathlon shoes/Aqua shoes2XU GlovesRace beltBeanie2XU Running compressionsPersonal hydration systemSunscreenSwim capProhibited Items:Non-Diesel GeneratorsFootball Boots or metal studded trail running shoes.Drugs and alcoholPerformance enhancing drugsNo cars are allowed in the Pit Area. Plan to have all your gear and food mobile as you will need to carry it to your site.Suggestions for your camp:GlovesAt least one full change of clothingTent or shelter. Solo and 2 person teams get one site. Four-person teams get 2 sites, Six-person teams get 3 sites.Sleeping bag and light camping mat, earplugsTorch or a lantern, extra batteriesDry towels2XU Compression socksExtra waterproof clothingBand-Aids, blister packsStriderm WetsuiteEZM Balm & Anti-Chafe Extreme Roll OnAdditional food and drinks as needed
True Grit volunteers can be the first face thousands of participants see. Whatever you do as a True Grit volunteer you are the backbone of making the event run smoothly for all our Gritters. Volunteer numbers are limited to the 25 per event, and applicants are not guaranteed a position as event organisers reserve the right to hand pick 25 of the most appropriate applicants.Roles:- Registration to provide the first welcome to the thousands of True Grit participants.- Bag drop is a key part of the participant experience, and typically the last stop before Gritters make their way to the start line.- Finish line to help organise finishers t-shirts and drinks for participants.- Obstacle marshals are people who help to encourage and motivate our participants and teach them technique as they embark on a 10+km challenge, with 30+ obstacles.True Grit volunteers, need to show some grit at times just like our participants. We start early as morning shifts kick off at 7.00am. We need people who are up for the challenge and who are prepared to work with others.True Grit Volunteers Receive:- 'Official's' top to wear and keep.- Run the course FREE (on other day of the same event)- Front-row seats to the best action in the house.- Lunch pack and drinks.- Free access to the event and free parking.If you volunteer for True Grit, you can run for the course for FREE.Therefore, if you volunteer on:1. Saturday, you can run for Free on Sunday in any wave start time.2. Sunday, you get to run on Saturday (you need to register and pay, we then simply reimburse you after your volunteer shift on Sunday) Requirements:Everyone who applies to be a True Grit volunteer must be able to do the following:- Be 18 years of age or older. If you are younger than this you can volunteer, but will need accompanying adult supervision and with a signed parent or guardian consent form.- Attend your shift and if you don’t attend you won’t receive any of the benefits.- An ability to speak and read English.- Flexibility for which role you will do.
How we track your laps:At the start of every lap you, or the team-mate heading out on course, must transition through a designated area in the start/finish area (Pit Area) to indicate that you or they have left the Pit Area. At the finish of every lap, you must return to that area to indicate you have completed a lap. This will be a simple and seamless process.At the finish of every lap you have two choices; continue on and enter another consecutive lap, or pass on the active racing to a teammate. There will be an ankle timing ‘baton’ item that will be wearable and exchangeable between teammates. This ‘baton’ indicates the person who is ‘active’ on course. Solo competitors will wear this for the duration of the event. Teams must pass this item on to whoever is leaving for the course inside the start shoot in view of the Marshall. If you do not have this item on display at the registration tent, you cannot have the finish of your lap marked off.Can I have breaks?Yes, participants can stop to have a break, either by pitting in The Pit or at a warming station out on course. It is up to each Gritter to determine when they should take a break, depending on their body’s needs and their race strategy. It might be a solo decision, or the team might have to develop a strategy to get the most out of each member throughout the event. It is key to note that participants will only be allowed to enter The Pit after finishing a complete lap. If participants enter The Pit any other time, they will be disqualified. Similarly, there is only one way back out on course. Any other entry to the course will result in a disqualification.Take care of yourself:Once you become unwell or feel unable to continue we encourage you to end the event. Once you remove yourself you will not be able to re-commence the raceFood?Food vendors will be set up in the Festival area (adjacent to the Pits area) and will have food and coffee for purchase up until around 10.30pm, opening again at 7 am. Please note, there is no EFTPOS or mobile coverage available onsite.It is advisable to bring food with you also if you are racing and is best to test out your food and nutrition strategy prior to the event during your training sessions. A good nutrition plan is vital to keep you energised and hydrated.