You Got Questions? We Got Answers.

Q. Is War-X an OCRWC qualifier?

A. Yes! As of 2022, War-X obstacle course races are qualifying events.

Q. Does War-X use chip timing?

A. Yes


Q. What should I wear for a War-X event?

A. Preferably clothes. You will be constantly exposed to outdoor elements, rough terrain, forests, wet, muddy, and dry conditions. Your attire should be based on comfort, and mobility.


Q. How should I prepare physically?

A. War-X events may be physically demanding but you don’t need to be an elite athlete or in the best shape of your life.  Determination and mental fortitude is just as, if not more important.

Q. When will War-X post pictures of the race?

A. It generally takes us a few extra days to compile photos as our entire photography team volunteers their time. Within a week of the event ending is a good rule of thumb.


Q. Is this event similar to the mud runs and obstacle course races like Tough Mudder and Spartan Run?

A. Yes in the sense that there is running, obstacles and mud to contend with. War-X is unique in the sense that every race has a specific mission that dictates your interaction with the course and the fact that you are running the race through explosions and gunfire.

Q. Is War-X racing a competition?

A. Always! There are Top finishers and Age group awards. All finishers receive swag! You can be competitive or run/walk for fun. War-X is a one-of-a-kind experience regardless of how you complete the course.

Q. Where can I buy War-X merchandise?

A. You can buy it at War-X events.

Q. What should I bring to the event?

A. Just bring yourself, change of clothes, and some cash.

Q. What should I leave at home?

A. Your ego.

Q. Can I rest if needed?

A. Yes. You know your own limits.

Q. Can I show up and sign up the day of an event?

A. Yes. We recommend registering for all of our events ahead of time. It saves you money and guarantees t-shirt sizes, awards, giveaways, etc.

Q. Will an event be canceled due to weather conditions?

A. No. War-X events will operate in all weather conditions. In the case of short-term extreme weather, the event may briefly pause for safety.

Q. What if I am injured during the event?

A. If an injury occurs during the event, War-X staff is trained to make an initial assessment and provide first aid. Participants requiring advanced medical attention will be evacuated to closest medical facility.

Q. Will War-X refund my entry fee if unable to attend after purchase?

A. Registration fees are non-refundable but can be gifted or transferred to a later War-X event.

Q. How old do I have to be to attend?

A. 18 years old on the start day of event, or a signed legal release from liability if you are under 18. Kids under 16 must be accompanied through the course. We do not recommend kids under 12 attempt the adult course.

Q. Can I quit if it’s too much or I just can’t make it through?

A. Anyone can quit at anything in life. Just know you will be judged, labeled and excommunicated.


Q. What type of camping is available?

A. Primitive camping or tent camping. There is room for RVs but there are no electrical or water hookups. Camping cost $25 per night per car or RV


Q. Are there any discounts at local hotels?

A. Yes! There are several hotels in Jackson, Oh and in Gallipolis, Oh. Mention War-X and they usually offer a 10% discount.