Nineteen local athletes head to the World OCR Championship

In the photo - Back row: Val Vincent, Marissa D’Angelo, Jessica Raminsh, Angel Montgomery, Kaitlyn McNay. Front row: Callum Anderson, Rick Vincent, Keith Brousseau, Scott McNay, Pete Hall, Mark Melanson. Missing from the photo: Erin Henricks, Tim Robert, Daiva Swimmer, Brian Leonard, Becca Fairhurst, Kalil Bailey, Eric Hutterer and Sean Reider.
Posted on: October 13, 2017


The Perth Athletic Centre (PAC), owned and operated by Mark Melanson and Ted Theelen, is extremely proud of its many Highlander members who have qualified for the World Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) Championship.  

The Highlander program has been offered for the last four years at PAC and has built up an athletic team that has participated in many of the Spartan Races and other obstacle races over the last few summers.

Athletes compete at these events to move up in order to qualify for world championships, and this summer PAC’s athletes achieved many successes and personal bests. The World OCR Championship will be held at Blue Mountain, Ont. on Oct. 13 to 15, 2017.

Obstacle course racing is a sport in which a competitor, travelling on foot, must overcome various physical challenges. Mud and trail runs are combined with obstacles, such as climbing over walls, carrying heavy objects, traversing bodies of water, crawling under barbed wire and literally jumping through fire at the finish line.  

Preparing for a race requires hard work and dedication.  PAC wishes the athletes all the best. Dig deep, work hard and prove your resilience.