The EPIC Course is approximately 1.5 to 1.75 miles long. The course layout changes at each venue location so actual course length will vary per event. It takes the average participant approximately 60 minutes to complete.
How many obstacles are on the course?
Field size and terrain play a part in how many obstacles we are able to put out on the course, but typically we get between 25-35 obstacles out on the course for you!
Is there mud on the course?
Nope, we believe in having fun without getting all muddy!
If it rains, there may be some mud on the course, but we will never create obstacles that intentionally include mud.
Are there any age restrictions for the course?
The EPIC Course is for participants ages 13 and up.
What do the different colored obstacles mean?
The colors are there to help you choose which difficulty level you want to attempt. Currently, Green = Novice, Blue = Intermediate, and Black = Advanced.
What happens if I can’t do an obstacle or want to skip an obstacle?
Competitive Waves: These waves are competing for podium awards. Men must do all Black/Advanced obstacles, and Women must do all Blue/Intermediate obstacles (but may also do Black/Advanced obstacles if they choose). If an Athlete in the competitive waves can not complete an obstacle at their prescribed level, they may still continue to complete the course but are disqualified from receiving a podium award if they finish with a top finishing time. At this time we do not issue penalties if someone can not complete their prescribed level or has to skip an obstacle; they just lose podium eligibility.
Open Waves: In these waves we encourage Athletes to at least attempt the Green/Novice level obstacles. Modifications are allowed. We do not issue penalties if an Athlete is unable to complete an obstacle or has to skip. This is YOUR course, and we want you to have fun! Remember which obstacles you didn’t complete or had to skip, train up for them, and try again at the next race!
What is the difference between Competitive and Open waves?
Competitive Waves: These waves are competing for podium awards. Completing the course in the competitive waves is also a prerequisite for competing in the ELITE Course. In these waves, Men must do all Black/Advanced obstacles, and Women must do all Blue/Intermediate obstacles (but may also do Black/Advanced obstacles if they choose).
Open Waves: These waves are mixed level and not competing for podium awards. Athletes may complete the obstacles at any level they choose.
Why is the Competitive wave more expensive?
Competitive Waves are more expensive because Athletes in these waves are competing for podium prizes. They are also running during prime morning start times.
What is the difference between the EPIC Course and the ELITE Course?
The EPIC Course and ELITE Course are two completely separate courses. The EPIC Course is longer, has more obstacles, offers different difficulty level options at each obstacle, and Athletes are released in group waves. The ELITE Course is an optional course intended for competitive athletes to complete after they have finished the EPIC Course competitive waves. The ELITE Course is much shorter, has approximately 10 strength challenges incorporating heavier weights, barbells, kettlebells, Atlas Stones, and a truck pull. Athletes run through the ELITE Course individually with a judge and must complete the course within a certain amount of time.
Completing the EPIC Course in the competitive waves is a mandatory prerequisite to completing the ELITE Course.
I signed up for the Open wave, but now I want to do the Competitive wave. How do I upgrade?
You can easily upgrade to the Competitive Wave from your dashboard after logging in to your registration account. There will be an upgrade fee of $5.00.
Can I run the course more than once?
At the moment we do not permit multiple laps of the course. If you want to be on the course after your run to assist another Athlete, that is permitted as long as you do not obstruct any other Athletes from completing any obstacles. You will also only receive one finisher medal and T-shirt after completion of your original run through the course.
Do I need to join a team?
No, joining a team is not mandatory, but it is much more fun to race with friends!
What do I get when I finish?
The satisfaction and bragging rights of completing the most EPIC race ever! Oh yeah, plus a free EPIC participant T-shirt, sweet finisher medal, free event photos, an invitation to the most EPIC post-race party, and an insanely fun time with us at EPIC Series!