New 'tough tribe' event added to uk ocr calendar

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Details of the UK’s newest obstacle course race (OCR) event have been released, naming Stockport, in the North West of England, as its home.

Tough Tribe’, a mixed terrain obstacle race with 5K and 10K versions, will take place on Sunday 24th September at Stockport Sports Village (SSV) and is open to individuals and teams, or rather ‘tribes’.

Encouraging participants of all abilities, aged 16 and over, to unleash their potential and feel ‘like a tribal warrior’, the event is the brainchild of Stockport charitable trust and not-for-profit social enterprise Life Leisure.

Michaela Pennington, Operations Director at Life Leisure has led on developing the event alongside experts from within the OCR world, and hopes Tough Tribe will become a key date in the UK OCR calendar.

Michaela said: “Obstacle course racing is the fastest growing mass participation sport in the UK, with around a quarter of a million people taking part every year. But at the moment there aren’t that many that take place in the North West – we thought we’d change that!


“Looking at the space and terrain we have at SSV, and having already seen a real appetite for OCR activity locally - with many of our members regularly signing up for national challenges - we set about developing an event that would have widespread appeal.”

The course, designed to challenge all fitness abilities, will run over open ground, woodland and urban zones, and feature a wide range of natural and manmade obstacles that we hope will become a training venue for OCR enthusiasts following the event.

To book a place at Tough Tribe, visit Early Bird entry rates of £27 apply until the end of June. Follow @ToughTribeOCR on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay updated on event details.