Clubs, Leagues & Associations

If you are seeking recognition as an international association, club, league or similar organization, please complete and return the Affiliation Request Form. Please note that affiliated organizations cannot operate only in one country (it must be a global organization with international members) and have no voting rights at the general assembly.

National Federation Membership

If you are seeking recognition as a national governing body (National Member Federation) for an Obstacle Sport or related discipline, instructions are available in the Joining Kit and Membership Criteria documents. You must complete and return the National Federation Membership Application to be considered for affiliation.

Membership Requirements

National Member Federations (NFs) wishing to become a member of World OCR, need to meet the requirements detailed in the FISO General Statutes.

Get Involved!

Individuals wishing to have their say on how the sport is developed should join their national federation. The athletes are the members of the federations and they run all functions and facets of the sport. Being a member gives you a voice and vote on all aspects of the sport. 

As a member, you can join committees, commissions, boards and be voted in as an officer at any level, from national, to continental and international (World OCR.)


The NF constitution must include clauses that:

+ refer all unresolved disputes between the NF and World OCR to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS); and

+ the NF has Anti-Doping Rules that comply with the WADA Code and World OCR Anti-Doping Rules.

World OCR will assist NFs with compliance and governance structure.

Governing Body Status

The NF must be recognized as the governing body for the sport in their country or be working toward recognition.  The applicable National Olympic Committee (NOC) and/or National Government Sports Agency (NGSA) must confirm this status. 

NFs working toward recognition may be granted membership provided they are actively seeking approval as their recognized national governing body for Obstacle Course Racing or a related sport.

Please contact us if you have questions