3rd Annual Obstacle Course Race Series in Toronto

Alpha’s OCR Series races are a great way to train for any upcoming obstacle racing event. Our specially designed course will challenge both experienced racers while also providing an ideal training ground for the novice. Obstacles include traverse walls, inverted walls, the rope climb, warp walls, cargo nets, and monkey bars.

Dates and Registration

Alpha will be hosting its third annual Obstacle Course Race Series on Polson Pier in downtown Toronto. The 2016 series will consist of three events.

Saturday, May 14

  • Ongoing Rate – $50
  • Includes official ALPHA t-shirt
  • 25 to 35 obstacles
  • 7 km in length
  • Registration at 7:00am
  • Competitive heat at 9:00am
  • Open heat at 9:15am
  • Bag Drop
  • Food and Drinks
  • Race wire timing results

Sunday, August 14

  • Before July 31st, 2016 – $45
  • Ongoing Rate – $50
  • Includes official ALPHA t-shirt
  • 25 to 35 obstacles
  • 7 km in length
  • Registration at 7:00am
  • Competitive heat at 9:00am
  • Open heat at 9:15am
  • Bag Drop
  • Food and Drinks
  • Race wire timing results

OCR World Championships Qualification Information


Alpha Obstacle Training is proud to announce that the OCR Series is now an OCR World Championships Qualifier race. If you qualify for the OCR World Championships and would like to register, participants are required to provide proof of results at the time of registration. Entry into the OCRWC will be granted to qualified athletes on a first-come, first serve basis. The 2016 OCR World Championships will be held October 14-16, 2016, at Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada

Pro Division Qualification

  • Top 5 finish in your gender in the Elite wave

Age Group and Elite Wave

  • Top 10 finish in your gender in the Elite wave; 1st place finish in your age group in the Elite wave
  • Age groups: 13-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50+

Alpha OCR Series FAQ

  • How is the race structured?

    Warm up will begin in the field adjacent to registration/bag check in the soccer dome at 9 am. This will be followed by the men’s competitive heat starting at 9:30 am and the women’s competitive heat at 9:40 am. The open heats will at 9:50 am and continue every 10 minutes until all participants have started the race. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 competitive males and females.

  • What should I bring to the event?

    (1) Appropriate race clothes. Dress of the weather conditions. The events will run rain or shine! You will get wet and dirty. We recommend you bring a change of clothes and footwear. Outdoor showers are on site to wash off after the race.
    (2) A valid government ID. You will need your ID to check in to receive your race kit.
    (3) Drinking Water. Although we provide water on the race course and at the finish line, we don’t have any additional water stations on site. Beverages will be available for purchase but we encourage you to bring your own non-glass bottles of water.
    (4) Money. We will have a number of food trucks on site to purchase food and drinks from following the event. We do not have an ATM on site so please come with cash.

  • Can I register on site on the day of the event?

    No. All participants will get a timing chip as part of their registration package that will be specific to that individual. In order to have this set up, it has to be completed in advance of the event.

    Registration will take place in the soccer dome.

  • Do I get a better rate if I purchase the ALPHA OCR Series?

    Yes! You will receive a reduced rate if you purchase the ALPHA OCR Series Pass. The 7 km in length will stay consistent but the obstacles will differ for each event.

  • Can I run with a team?

    You can run as an individual or with a team. There is no prizing available for teams.

  • If I can’t get over an obstacle or don’t want to do it?

    You can assess each obstacle to determine if your fitness level will enable you to complete it without injuring yourself or others. If you don’t feel comfortable, inform the volunteer at the obstacle that you will be passing on the obstacle. You will be given a penalty (time or exercise penalty) for each obstacle you do not complete at the end of the race.

    Competitive heat runners will need to complete all the obstacles to be on the podium (top 3)

  • Can I get a refund if I am not able to attend?

    No. All registrations for our event are non-refundable.

  • How is your event timed?

    Each runner will receive a timing chip in their race kit. You will attach the timing chip securely to your shoe with the zip ties included in your race kit. The timing system will record what time you cross the start line and finish line. You will then remove the timing chip once you cross the finish line.

  • How can I obtain my results?

    You will be able to obtain your results from the Quid Chrono website. You will also receive an email from ALPHA Obstacle Training indicating when the results are up.

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