Inov-8 for the second straight year will be the official footwear brand for the he Obstacle Course Racing World Championships in the U.K.
The 2019 OCRWC will be held just outside London in Brentwood, Essex from October 10 to 13 and will see more than 5,000 of the world’s best obstacle course racers battle it out over muddy terrain and the sport’s toughest obstacles.
In addition to the 3k, 15k, Team and Charity competitions, the 2019 event will also debut the 100-Meter Sprint Championships.
“We are proud to once again be the official footwear brand of the OCR World Championships, especially back here on home soil. 2018 was a fantastic experience for us, and we can’t wait to return this year,” said Michael Price, Inov-8 product and marketing director.
“Obstacle Course Racing is a sport on the rise and attracts racers of all abilities. The World Championships are, of course, the pinnacle of the sport, where the toughest come to compete. In the 2018 Worlds, eight of the top 10 male athletes wore Inov-8 shoes, and we’re well-placed to have similar results this year. One thing’s for sure: We will bring the world’s toughest grip to the party!”
Inaugurally staged in 2014, last year saw the championships held outside North America for the first time in its history, with racers from 65 countries taking part. The race returns to Brentwood due to the success.
Inov-8 was founded in 2003 and is based in the Lake District in North West England.