World Obstacle, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO), announced the launch of the 2021 Altitude OCR World Championships, the World’s Highest OCR, produced by E.P. Global Events and scheduled from September 12-21 2021 on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
This ultimate OCR challenge brings together the colossal elements of Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the Seven Summits, the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, and Obstacle Course Racing to create the ultimate bucket list challenge on the Roof of Africa.
Participants attempt to conquer the world’s highest free-standing mountain to earn their place as part of the World Record group for the World’s Highest OCR with an extraordinary obstacle course race in the volcanoes’ crater. All participants can then enter the 2-day timed descent as a time trial race down the mountain.
“The World’s Highest OCR provides international participants the chance to experience the most challenging and stunning landscape Africa has to offer,” said EP Global Events co-founder Robert Edmond. “The challenge requires participants to ascend Mt. Kilimanjaro in stages for safety, acclimatizing to the 5,985m summit before descending into the crater.”
E.P. Global Events co-founder Dave Pickles added “The World’s Highest OCR will employ 400 local staff, providing benefit to their extended families and the local community. The event will have a wide and enduring positive impact, elevating the lives of thousands of people in the region.”