What You Need to Know About Being a DEKA Athlete

What You Need to Know About Being a DEKA Athlete

DEKA is The Decathlon of Functional Fitness. It consists of indoor fitness competitions and motivational training programs designed for ALL levels. Take your OCR game to a whole new level and embrace the DEKA challenge. Sign up for our first DEKA event NOW. It’s YOU vs. YOU … What will be your DEKA score? #DEKA. More locations to follow.

“While each athlete will fall under a specific category, we created DEKA to be a way for athletes of each and every fitness level to come together and be able to test, train, and compete — in the same arena, on the same day.”

Group training and competition in the fitness world is skyrocketing in popularity. As such, we wanted to develop something that would not only stand out, but also stand the test of time. Enter DEKA, the first-ever functional fitness decathlon. 

Related Link: What is DEKA? The Decathlon of Functional Fitness

This isn't a group class or a boutique gym — though we wholly support the impact that those experiences have on fitness culture. No, DEKA is a standardized test that will give athletes (remember, everyone is an athlete) of all skill levels, from anywhere around the world, an honest assessment of their current state of fitness. DEKA athletes will complete 10 unique exercise challenges and run a total of 5 kilometers (3.2 miles). It is an unforgettable and effective way to train, test, and compete. 

Defining DEKA Athletes

DEKA is not just for elite athletes. This is an opportunity for anyone at any fitness level to be tested as they work toward achieving their own personal level of excellence. While each athlete will fall under a specific category, we created DEKA to be a way for athletes of each and every fitness level to come together and be able to test, train, and compete — in the same arena, on the same day. 

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Athlete Categories

  • Elite Men
  • Open Men
  • Elite Women
  • Open Women

Open Category Age Groups

  • 14-18
  • 18-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60+

Teams

  • Elite Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Teams (Minimum of 2 teammates)
  • Open Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Teams (Minimum of 5 teammates)
  • Elite teams are allowed to have an unlimited number of teammates - the top 2 marks will be scored.
  • Elite mixed teams score will be compiled from the top male and top female marks.
  • Open teams are allowed to have an unlimited number of teammates — the top 5 marks will be scored.
  • Open mixed teams must have a minimum of 2 female marks making up their top 5 marks.  

Related Link: The DEKA Challenge: How the Competition’s Zones + Timing Work

While we expect to see thousands of athletes who have previously taken on a Spartan Race, we’re counting on everyone to come out and become DEKA athletes, to compete with the common goal of achieving a better level of fitness.

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