EPIC Series – Phoenix 2019 – Mesa, AZ
Get ready for an obstacle challenge of EPIC proportions! This ain’t your grandma’s mud run. EPIC Series is the next generation of obstacle course racing that combines functional cross-training, Strongman, and traditional obstacle course racing elements into the most EPIC course on the planet. No mud, no long-distance running, no ice baths or electric shocks. With Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced options at every challenge station, Athletes of all ability levels can conquer this course and #beEPIC!
THE EPIC COURSE
Otherwise known as The Main Event! This course is approximately 1.5 miles long and packed tight with over 25 back-to-back obstacle challenges. Each station has Beginner (green), Intermediate (blue), and Advanced (black) options to pick from, so you can choose your challenge at every turn.
This course has 2 wave types:
COMPETITIVE WAVES – Men must do all Advanced obstacles; Women must do at least Intermediate obstacles. This course is timed.
Eligible for Podium Prizes.
OPEN WAVES – Athletes of all ability levels may choose any level obstacle to complete at any time with no penalty. This course is timed.
THE ELITE COURSE
Not for the faint of heart, the ELITE Course is an intense gauntlet of 10 of the toughest challenges on earth. ELITE Athletes must first complete all the Advanced obstacles in the EPIC Course before moving on to this course, which starts off with a Truck Pull! From there, Athletes have 15 minutes to complete the ELITE Course individually with a judge by their side and knock out a number of strength challenges using Barbells, Atlas Stones, Kettlebells, Tires, Sandbags, and more.
This course has 2 division types:
ELITE STRENGTH DIVISION – Heavier weights, less reps.
ELITE ENDURANCE DIVISION – Lighter weights, more reps, and some cardio funishment.
Plus, EPIC has added a newer ELITE course just for beginners:
ELITE EVERYONE COURSE – An E-lite version of the course with even lighter weights and similar cardio funisment (not eligible for podium awards).
THE KIDS COURSE
For Junior Athletes, the KIDS Course is a mini-sized hybrid of the EPIC Course and ELITE Course. Junior Athletes can run, jump, lift, and crawl their way through a shorter version of our standard OCR course that ends with a giant inflatable bounce course with a giant slide!Each Junior Athlete receives a high-quality, custom finisher medal at the end of their first run through the KIDS Course, but may complete the course as many times as they’d like.
Ages 5-13 recommended, but parents may accompany younger kids on the course at their own discretion. We have created the course to allow for different difficulties for each age group.