Overcoming Yourself – It is the ultimate goal of a competitor in OCR
OCR Obstacle Course Race is a competition in which a participant must overcome various physical and psychological challenges along the way. Challenges can be natural or built-in obstacles – high or cramped places, unbearable heat or cold, differently tough or scary places. Obstacles typically include climbing, crawling, carrying heavy objects, moving in cold water or mud, barbed wire, electricity or fire.
Events provide a chance for a safe risk taking that requires real physical and psychological effort to survive. At best, the events are so hard that even the most competitive participants feel themselves victorious if they survive to the finish. The motives of the participants are different: one participates to win, the other to challenge itself and the third is for the fun.
OCR sport have grown popular over the past few years. According to the Obstacle Race World website, in 2015 OCR events were organized in more than 40 countries and they collected five million participants. These events are one of the fastest growing sectors of the sports industry