Calling all ELITE Athletes! Here is your designated WOD for Qualcomm on February 18, 2017 in San Diego! Do you have what it takes to #beEPIC?

As a reminder, before you can compete in the ELITE Course, you MUST complete the EPIC Course in the Competitive Waves first. This means that Males MUST complete all Advanced-level obstacles on the EPIC Course and Females MUST complete AT LEAST Intermediate-level obstacles. If you can not complete an obstacle at your prescribed ability level, you may still complete the EPIC Course and move on to the ELITE Course, but you will not be eligible to win podium awards.

Once you finish the EPIC Course, you may then move on to the ELITE Course, completing either the Strength Division (heavier weights, less reps) or the Endurance Division (lighter weights, more reps). Please note that your division is selected during the registration process. Any changes to your division must be made ahead of time and the timing company must be made aware in order to put you in the correct results category.


Here are the posted rules for the ELITE Course:

1. Athletes competing in the Elite Course may either choose to complete the Elite Strength or the Elite Endurance Course during the registration process. Athletes may not switch courses in the middle of their run.

2. Each Athlete will be assigned one Judge to score them during their run through their chosen Elite Course (Strength or Endurance).

3. An Athlete’s time begins as soon as their Judge says “Go.”

4. An Athlete’s time stops immediately as soon as he/she completes the final obstacle. If the final obstacle is a rope climb, Athlete’s time will stop immediately as soon as he/she rings the bell at the top.

5. Obstacles must be completed in order.

6. An Athlete’s time may be paused during the course if there is another Athlete ahead of them preventing them from moving on to their next obstacle. Their time will resume as soon as they begin the next obstacle.

7. Athletes must complete each challenge with the full amount of prescribed reps or distances. Skipping reps will not be allowed. Athletes will remain at each challenge until they finish the full set of prescribed reps or distance, regardless of how much time it takes them to finish the challenge. Continuous effort must be made at each challenge to avoid a DNF.

8. Non-attempts will result in immediate disqualification.

9. There is a 15-minute time cap to complete the entire course. Any challenges not completed in full by the time 15 minutes has elapsed will result in a 2:30 time penalty per incomplete challenge added onto the 15-minute cap.

10. The only obstacle with a time cap is the Truck Pull. Athletes will have 90 seconds to complete the Truck Pull challenge. If an Athlete is unable to complete the Truck Pull within 90 seconds, they will receive an additional 2:30 penalty added to their time.

11. The Athlete’s final clock time is noted on their scorecard. The Judge will add all time penalties to the final clock time to find the Athlete’s Final Time. Both Athlete and Judge sign the scorecard in agreement of the Athlete’s Final Time.

12. Awards will be given to the Top 3 Men and Women in both the Strength Division and Endurance Division. Winners are determined by calculating the fastest COMBINED time between the EPIC Course and the ELITE Course.


Below are the proposed challenge orders, weights, and reps per division, along with more information on time penalties. Please note that challenge order, weights, and reps may change without notice. Your course judge will tell you the number of reps you need to complete for each challenge on the course.

There is still time to sign up for EPIC Series Qualcomm! Click HERE to go to the registration page.
Deadline to register online is Thursday, February 16th, but you can also register onsite on Race Day as long as there is space in both the Competitive Waves and in the ELITE Course.

Happy training, Athletes!

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