World Obstacle has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency Code (the “Code”). FISO Anti-Doping Rules are adopted and implemented in compliance with FISO’s responsibilities under the Code and are in furtherance of FISO’s continuing efforts to prevent doping in Obstacle Sports.

Anti-Doping Rules, like Competition rules, are sport rules governing the conditions under which sport is played. Athletes and other Persons accept these rules as a condition of participation and shall be bound by them. These sport-specific rules and procedures, aimed at enforcing anti-doping policies in a global and harmonized manner, are distinct in nature and, therefore, not intended to be subject to or limited by any national requirements and legal standards applicable to criminal proceedings or employment matters. When reviewing the facts and the law of a given case, all courts, arbitral tribunals and other adjudicating bodies should be aware of and respect the distinct nature of the anti-doping rules in the Code and the fact that these rules represent the consensus of a broad spectrum of stakeholders around the world with an interest in fair sport.

These Anti-Doping Rules shall apply to World Obstacle, each National Federation, each Sub-Sport and each Athlete or other Person involved in the Obstacle Sports activities or any of its National Federations by virtue of the Athlete or other Person’s membership, accreditation or participation in Obstacle Sports, or its National Federations’ activities and/or Events.


Accordingly, these Rules shall apply to all Doping Controls over which World Obstacle and it’s National Federations have jurisdiction including but not limited to FISO World Championships, World Cup Races, World Series events, Continental events, National Federations Championships and series events which are of the format specified by World Obstacle Competition Rules. It is the responsibility of each National Federation to ensure that all national-level Testing on the National Federation’s Athletes complies with these Anti-Doping Rules.

These Anti-Doping Rules shall also apply to all individuals involved in any capacity in Obstacle Sports who are members of World Obstacle, National Member Federations and/or National Anti-Doping Organizations, affiliated members, clubs, teams or associations, as well as to any individuals involved in any Obstacle Sports Competition, Event or activity organized, held, convened or sanctioned by National Federations or National Anti-Doping Organizations or their affiliated members, club, teams or associations. This includes all Athlete Support Personnel who are working with, treating or assisting Athletes or any other individuals described above to participate in or prepare for any and all Obstacle Events or Competitions.​

Download and complete the printable World Obstacle Anti-Doping Rules in the download links below:

Anti-Doping Education

FISO has adopted the  World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code and World Obstacle Anti-Doping Rules are implemented to advance FISO’s continuing efforts to prevent doping in Obstacle Course Racing. Under recommendation from WADA all athletes competing in FISO World Championships and undertaking FISO Coaching Courses are required to undertake the WADA Athlete Learning Program about Health and Anti-Doping (ALPHA) and provide a certificate of completion prior to competing.

The Anti-Doping e-Learning platform (ADeL) is free of charge and can be done at the pace you choose. Register and complete the programme from the ALPHA link, then download your completion certificate and show it at packet-pick up. Instructions for creating an account:

  • Fill in all fields with your personal information
  • In the Sports field select “None
  • Leave the Federation / Organization field blank (do not enter anything)
  • In the Role, field enter Athlete
  • Leave the Athlete Id field blank (do not enter anything)
  • In the Name of the event, field enter FISO World Championships

The WADA prohibited substances and methods list are available for download from the World Obstacle Anti-doping page.


WADA Athlete Guides Download Therapeutic Use Exemption Principles & Practices Download Parent's Guide to Support Clean Sport Download WADA 2020 prohibited list (pdf) Download FISO Anti-doping Rules (pdf) Download FISO TUE Application Form (pdf) Download FISO Competition Rules MSD 2019 (pdf) Download
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