Can each relay team do all 3 courses?
Does each relay team member have to perform each station?
Can teams skip stations?
Can teams skip courses?
Does the team need to complete each course at the same level or can we switch our level for each course?
Can you substitute team members at difference courses?
Can we have a relay team of 2?
How long are the breaks in between courses?
How long are the breaks in between stations?
What is the total time it takes to complete the challenge on event day?
Who will take the team through the challenge on event day?
Will my relay team receive credit for a station on course 1 if we attempt the station but do not finish the minimum rep count for our level?
Does everyone have to complete the required time on the plank?
Will I receive credit for the plank station even if I don’t hold a plank for the full time?
How does the endurance course 3 work, does everyone on my relay team start at the same time and how far does everyone need to run?
I know the date of the challenge, but what time should my company and relay team show up?
If for some reason I am unable to participate in the challenge, what is your policy?
What is your inclement weather policy?
Yes! Each relay team will have the option of doing all 3 courses. Alternatively, each relay team can choose to do 1 or 2 courses and no course is required.
No way! It doesn’t matter if one team member does all the reps or laps at that station, or the team splits it all evenly. It’s up to the team to strategize and determine the best approach. Most teams have each team member do some of the reps, but it’s completely up to the team.
Absolutely. The challenge is about having fun and pushing each other to step outside each other’s comfort zone, but not too far outside. If there is a station the team does not want to perform the team can simply tell their tester and use that station as added rest time.
Absolutely. The relay team should just inform their tester what courses they are not interested in going through and the tester will skip the course(s).
Your relay team is welcome to switch your level on each course. Before starting each course, your tester will ask you what level your relay team would like to do and they will test your team at that level.
No, you have a total of 3-4 team members per relay team, and those 3-4 team members are the only ones that can complete any of the stations for your team.
Teams must be 3 or 4 people.
After your team completes a course you’ll have time to hydrate, go to the bathroom, stretch, and get re-energized before the next course. Typically breaks between courses are 8 – 10 minutes long.
As stations are done in round robin format, typically the first person to go on your team has rested enough by the time the last person completes the current station that not much rest is needed between stations. As such, the tester will take a few seconds to explain the proper form at the next station and then will get your relay team started. Typically this is about 30 – 60 seconds between stations.
Typically a relay team takes between 90 – 120 minutes to warm-up and get through all three courses on event day.
Each relay team will be paired with a tester who will take a few relay teams through the challenge. The tester will be there to cheer your team on through each station, and to make sure each station is timed properly and that team members are completing the station with the proper form and correct total reps.
No points are awarded if the relay team does not complete the minimum rep count for their level. Your muscles will still receive credit for attempting the station though!
Each team member should hold the plank for as long as they can or until they reach their required time. For instance, if the relay team’s required time is 90 seconds per person, then the team member’s time for the station will be the time the team member breaks proper form and drops their knees to the ground or 90 seconds, whichever is greater (time stops at 90 seconds so it can’t be more then 90 seconds). The total relay team time will be the addition of all team members’ times and for this station, the higher the total time the higher the team is ranked. Finally, for teams of 3 instead of requiring someone to hold a plank for double the required time, the longest time on the team is counted twice.
Yes! As stated above, you should hold the plank for as long as you can or until your level’s required time is reached. Regardless if that is for 1 second or 120 seconds your team will still receive credit for completing the plank station.
This course is different than courses 1 and 2 as we want your whole team out there running together. The way it works is your team will all start together and then run/walk for the duration of your interval time (determined by your level). You’ll have a chip bin (similar to course 1) located at the start area and every time someone on your team completes a lap they’ll simply put a chip in your team bin. They’ll keep doing laps till the time is up for your level and your teams score will be the total amount of laps completed (i.e. chips in the bin). There is no required distance for each person so we recommend everyone give it a try and at least walk a few laps! The per person lap average for each team of 3 will be added to their team lap total to fairly rank 3-person teams to 4-person teams.
Great question! We will work with your company team captain to assign a start time for your entire company on event day so that you know exactly when to show up at the challenge. Please check with your team captain for that time.
Oh no, major bummer! We know in the corporate world how busy everyone is and stuff comes up that may prevent you from taking the challenge. We ask that first you look for a substitute to take your spot, as someone can sub in for you all the way up to event day. If you can’t find a substitute, your company may be able to re-allocate the teams so that there are a few teams with 3 people, but everyone is able to take the challenge. If an entire relay team or company is unable to attend, we can credit the teams that are paid for but not able to take the challenge for a future event in the next 12 months.
Our event is rain or shine and some of our most fun events have been in the rain! If there is thunder or lightning, we operate on a 30 minute delay.
In the very rare case that dangerous weather persists and the event cannot go on, we will transfer your registration to any event in the next 12 months.
If a venues close due to weather, or are is unusable for any reason, we will either find an alternative venue or transfer your registration to any event in the next 12 months.
All updates will be communicated to team captains via email or phone call whenever possible, but may be on event day depending on the circumstances.