FISO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFICATION

QUALIFICATION OVERVIEW

Qualification in each country is by the national governing body, known as a national association or federation.

This is commonly done through a national series, national championships, races sanctioned/approved by the national federation and/or races in their continental region. Many associations use a ranking system that helps them, select athletes. If a country fields a full team (5 athletes per category), they will have 90 athletes per event category. Additional athletes may compete in the open category under their country flag.

HOW TO QUALIFY

Qualification is through one of the national federation members of World Obstacle, representing countries in Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. If your country does not have a national federation (national member federation information and contacts here), please contact competitions@worldobstacle.org for how to qualify. Continental associations (OSF Africa, Pan American OSF, OSF Asia-Pacific and  European OSF) assist athletes with qualification in their regions.

DETERMINING YOUR AGE GROUP

Age group is determined by the age you are on December 31st in the year of the competition. In other words it the age you turn in the year of competition.

NATIONAL TEAM

Just like Olympics and other international multi-sport Games, national teams are qualified through their national federation. The national federations are non-profit organisations run by, and for their members, the athletesOfficial teams are limited to 5 people per competitive race category. Additional athletes may run under their country flag in open categories. Find your National Federation here

COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES

Competitive race categories for men and women in Elite (any age) and twelve or more (12+) age groups from under 20 (minimum age 18 on race day) to over 70Competitive categories are provided in each event of a championships. Athletes under 18 years of age may be allowed to compete provided they satisfy the laws of the host country and approval is given by the National Federation and FISO.

U20 (18-19), 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ or the oldest competitor.

Youth and Junior categories (10/11, 12/13, 14/15, 16/17) may be included depending on distance and event.

Results and records will be provided for all age groups up to the oldest person.

OPEN QUALIFICATION

Open (non-competitive) waves will be provided, no qualification is required. There are no awards for Open categories.

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