If you are seeking recognition as a national governing body (National Federation) for an Obstacle Sport or related discipline, instructions are available in the Joining Kit and Membership Criteria documents. You must complete and return the National Federation Membership Application to be considered for affiliation.
If you are seeking recognition as an international association, club, league or similar organization, please complete and return the Affiliation Request Form. Please note that affiliated organizations cannot operate only in one country (it must be a global organization with international members) and have no voting rights at the general assembly.
National Federations (NFs) wishing to become affiliated to the International Obstacle Sports Federation (OSF), the world governing body for Obstacle Sports, Obstacle Course Racing and related disciplines, need to meet the following requirements. These are based on the OSF Constitution and By-Laws.
National Federation Membership Request Form
Complete and return the OSF National Federation Membership Application. Include a cover letter declaring that the constitution of OSF will be strictly observed. This letter shall include the Membership Application, containing the following:
The NF constitutions must include clauses that:
The OSF will assist NFs with compliance and governance structure.
Governing Body Status
The NF must be recognized as the governing body for the sport in their country or be working toward recognition. The applicable National Olympic Committee (NOC) and/or National Government Sports Agency (NGSA) must confirm this status. NFs working toward recognition may be granted interim affiliation status provided they are in actively seeking approval as their recognized national governing body for Obstacle Course Racing or a related sport.
Membership and Affiliation Fees
No annual fees are required at this time.
An annual report must be submitted by 31 March each year, and shall include:
National Federation News and Social Media
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on starting a NF in your country or CF, as applicable.
Affiliation & Recognition