Sochi 2020


Registration opens in November

About the Championships

The FISO OCR World Championships are the official championships of the national federation members of World OCR, representing athletes from over 80 countries. The event will be at the site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, in Sochi Russia, located in the beautiful Caucus Mountains by the Black Sea.

Events & Formats

Event formats include short course 3 km OCR (20+ obstacles ) and standard distance 12+ km OCR (50+ obstacles) cross country Obstacle Course Races. The Ninja OCR World Championships will be held on the same dates and location.

Categories and Prizes

Cash Prizes for Elite Categories 

Competitive race categories include individual men and women in Elite plus five year age groups: U20 to 60+. National team races are mixed gender (3 people, at least 1 woman) in the 3 km OCR event. Open waves will be available in each event format for non-competitive athletes.

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded for top three in each category. Prize money will be awarded to the top three finishers in Elite races. Medal tally will be kept for the top performing country and world records can be set in the Ninja OCR competition.


Qualification to represent each country is through the national federations. Championships such as the OCR European Championships, OCR Asia-Pacific Championships, national championships and races specified by each country's national federation may be qualifiers.

Details on qualification for in Country is available here

Hosts and Hotel

The  2020 FISO OCR World Championships are being hosted by OCR Russia, Hero League and Rosa Khutor Ski Resort in Sochi Russia. Athletes stay and dine in the Olympic Village at Rosa Khutor, the same rooms as the competing athletes in 2014.


The race venue is in Sochi, the home of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Rosa Khutor has a wide variety of terrain and 102 kilometres of trails and slopes.  This is a mountainous location so athletes need to be prepared for significant elevation gain and steep slopes.


Sochi airport was built for the 2014 Olympics and is a 2 hour flight from Moscow. Ground transport from the airport to the race venue to the Olympic Village in Rosa Khutor takes about 45 minute.



  • Registration in open categories is available to all comers (no qualification needed)
  • International athletes can pre-register and will have their slot held pending qualification verification for their country
  • Priority is given to national  teams qualified through National Member Federations of World OCR
  • Multiple runs are allowed for Ninja OCR (you may purchase more than one ticket)
  • Entry is allowed in one competitive category only, either Elite OR Age Group, not both
  • There are no awards for the Open Category


  • Racer shirt, finisher medal
  • Award medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze) for winners in each category
  • Custom shirt option with country colours, flag and athlete name
  • Opening ceremony
  • Discount hotel & meal package
  • Airport transfers
  • Practice runs for Ninja OCR events
  • Closing ceremony and after party
  • Optional accommodation and meal package in the Olympic Village


Equal amount and depth for men and women


European Countries

Follow this link for information on how to process your visa quickly and and how to get the letter of invitation in an economic way in different European countries.

Australia, USA and Canada

Follow this link for information on how to process your visa quickly and how to get the letter of invitation in an economic way in Australia, USA and Canada.


Follow this link for information on how to  process your visa quickly and and how to get the letter of invitation in an economic way in different Asian countries.

Immigration and Customs

Follow this link for information on  immigration procedures and customs formalities at the airport. This includes how you should fill out the immigration card and the paperwork that you will need to provide.

Arrival by Air and Ground Transportation

Follow this link for information on arriving to Moscow by plane. Inexpensive flights are available from Moscow to Sochi. Note that there are three (3) main passenger airports in Moscow. Frequent and efficient public transport is available between the airports.

Hotel and Meals

The travel package for visiting athletes includes room (twin share), and meals. The race hotels and accommodations are in the Rosa Khutor Ski Area.

Travel to Rosa Khutor Mountain Resort is available here.

Browse the mountain resort webcams for current conditions.

Download the Competition Rules below. 3 km and 15 km use the OCR Competition Rules. 

2020 Ninja OCR World Championship

Hero League


Hosted and produced by Hero League

Red Square Media Group


Hosted and produced by Red Square Media Group

OCR Russia


In collaboration with OCR Russia

Ninja OCR World Championships Course Preview

World Series and World Series Finals

The 2020 Ninja World Series Finals are will be announced soon

Congratulations to all competitors at the 4th World Finals in Minnesota!

The Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association (UNAA), is the official Global League of World OCR for Ninja Competitions.

UNAA promotes and organizes an international series at Ninja Obstacle course Gyms and competitions across the world. The UNAA World Series includes Area Qualifiers, Regional Qualifiers and the Ultimate Ninja World Series Finals each year.

100 m OCR World Championships

Location and dates to be announced.