Euro or World Championship Qualification - Qualifying at Nuts for a Championship race or prizes? Read on...

OCR European Championships 2024 qualifying details

Please make sure when you register that you tick the ‘I am aiming to qualify box’. If you are unsure of whether you have ticked this box, you can log into your EtchRock account and check/change it.

Age group qualifying criteria for classic/long course:

Top 3 in age group in the Winter Nuts Sprint Lap

Elite qualifying criteria for classic/long course:


* Note 50% rule applies. Contact British Obstacle Sports for further details on qualification.

More info on the British Obstacle Sports website:

If you are aiming to qualify, you must collect a bib from the Qualification desk located by the Registration desk.

*any adaptive athletes, please contact us before the event so that we can discuss any needs that may be required on race day. Any adaptations on the day must be pre-approved to minimise chances of disqualification on or after the event.

The Rules!

Euro/World Championship Qualification – If you are wearing a bib…:

  • You are expected to complete every obstacle or its penalty loop alternative and run the full course.
  • ALL BIBS (Sprint wave) must enter the technical area. Signs will be used to direct you.
  • If you are seen skipping an obstacle or part of the course, you will be asked to remove your bib by a marshal, and you will be disqualified from being able to qualify (you can still run the rest of your race).
  • If you are seen to be disrespecting any marshals or other runners on the course, you will be disqualified (it will be the decision of the Nuts Team). This also includes not listening to the marshal’s direction.
  • You can remove yourself from qualification if you do not want to do an obstacle that does not have a penalty loop option. Hand the bib over to a marshal and continue with your race.
  • In finishing your lap, return your bib to where it was collected, and your name will be noted as completed and eligible to qualify – if you leave with your bib, regardless of photographic evidence of finishing, you will be disqualified.
  • You have 30 minutes from finishing to raise any concerns or complaints regarding qualification.
  • The bibs will also make you more visible to other runners and marshals as someone aiming to qualify.
  • Penalty loops will vary from race to race, you will be informed by Marshals.
  • You may not leave the course during your required laps (unless to use the toilets), this will result in disqualification.

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We thank you for your support and happy qualifying!