The OCR World Championships are launching something new, Primes.
This year, athletes in the 15K race at the 2021 OCR World Championships will not only have the opportunity to compare themselves to their fellow competitors on specific segments of the course, they’ll be eligible for prizes based on how well they do.
Primes (pronounced ‘preems’ and borrowing from the French term “premium” meaning gift or bonus) are in-race awards. Essentially, it creates a race within a race, specific to certain segments within our 15k Championships. Those who have ever seen the polka dot jersey in the Tour de France know that these Primes are coveted prizes to celebrate athletes’ strengths that go beyond simply reaching the finish line the fastest.
Three Primes in 2021
King and Queen of the Mountain
Who can summit Stratton Mountain the fastest? The mountain boasts a total elevation of 3,875 feet (1,181 meters) and the OCRWC will make great use of this pristine terrain. Those that ascend the designated mountain segment the quickest will be crowned the King & Queen of the Mountain.
Inspired by one of the fastest-diving birds in the world, the peregrine falcon, this award is for the fastest descent in a segment of the 15k course. Downhill running has become a staple of our sport requiring strength, control, and bravery. It’s time to reward that.
Fastest Wreck Bag Carry
The Wreck Bag carry is a staple of the OCR World Championships. Now, those who love this feat of strength and endurance amidst a race of technicality and speed can be rewarded by completing it with the fastest time of the day.
Find all the information of the official site of the OCR World Championships.