Obstacle Sports Federation



Safety of athletes, spectators, staff, volunteer and all people involved with Obstacle Sports, disciplines, events and races is of the utmost important for the continued growth and development of the sport.

Obstacle Safety Standards

OSF is committed to developing safety standards ensuring design, build, structural integrity, use, maintenance and procedures meet a minimum standard. OSF is a member of ASTM International, an organization responsible for global safety standards, Committee F24, sub committee F24.61 and the working group for land based obstacles ASTM WK54714. ​This working group provides guidelines for design, construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of obstacle courses by designers, owners, builders, and operators. We work closely with international brands and organizations, including Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, The ATS Team (Ninja Warrior), Urban Sky and Med Prep Group.

Operational Safety

In addition to the ASTM International Standard being developed for obstacles, OSF has standards and guidelines for event producers and race directors. These are available for brand partners and local organising committees producing sanctioned and approved events with or for OSF. 

​Medical Safety

The health, wellness and medical safety of athletes is of paramount importance for Obstacle Sports. The Medical Commission is responsible for establishing conditions at OSF-sanctioned competitions, which ensure the health and safety of all participants. They control Anti-doping policies and activities of OSF and ensure that OSF complies with the World Anti-Doping Agency code and the IOC and OSF anti-doping rules. The OSF Athlete Development Committee is a working group of the Athletes Commission and is responsible for coaching, training and coach certification. The committee works with the Medical Commission to ensure the health and wellness of Junior, Youth and Adult athletes.

Athlete Safety

Safety in competition is critical to the continued success and growth of Obstacle Sports. Obstacle.fr has developed a guide for safe negotiation of obstacles in a race En course à obstacles PRIORITÉ SÉCURITÉ.