OxiWear signs memorandum of understanding with World's Highest OCR and ALTITUDE OCR
On March 2, 2022, OxiWear announced its exciting partnership with Gibraltar-based E.P. Global Events Limited, which organizes the World’s Highest Obstacle Course Racing (OCR), ALTITUDE OCR World Series, World Finals and World Championships. E.P. Global Events Limited facilitates feats of human nature – trekking to great altitudes, constructing obstacle courses at these locations, and designing endurance distance races that take place on Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro, and other locations defying the tree line across the globe.
Most recently, the organization facilitated a race ascending the Machame route to the Uhuru Peak, elevation 5,895m. This race took place in September 2021 and included 45 participants from 26 countries enduring a 12-day race, combining adventure racing, mountain racing, and ultra-running into one event.
“Uhuru Peak, at 5,895 meters above sea level, is the highest free-standing peak in Africa. Located on the volcanic cone Kibo, as part of Mt. Kilimanjaro, reaching Uhuru Peak is the end goal of 20,000-35,000 hikers each year. With beautiful scenic views of Tanzania, Uhuru is a breathtaking hike.”
OxiWear will allow the athletes competing in the OCR events to monitor their oxygen levels at these high altitudes at all times. High altitudes can cause life threatening, serious medical conditions such as high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), high altitude cerebral edema (HACE), and altitude sickness, caused by hypoxia or low oxygen levels in the body. OxiWear will aid athletes in monitoring their oxygen levels continuously during the races by simply clipping the device on to their ear.
Dave Pickles and Rob Edmond, co-founders of E.P. Global Events Limited looked to OxiWear to be a foundational asset to collect valuable data on the athletes. The data will be used throughout the athlete’s training for the event, during the event, and afterwards, which will provide the race organizers and the athletes with valuable analytical data that can help to minimize hypoxic injuries.
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E.P. Global Events Limited and its brands World’s Highest OCR and ALTITUDE OCR provide unique, niche, World Record Breaking experiences and competition for extreme sports within altitude and mountainous environments. Creating a hybridized event experience combining obstacle course racing, mountain trekking, adventure racing, endurance distance running, and altitude mountain running in all that we do. Ensuring a safe, well planned and extraordinary experience that has never been before.