Frequently Asked Questions
All adult registrants receive 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!
The deadline for online registration is Friday evening before the race at 7pm. There is always onsite registration available.
Yes! You’ll see it when you go through the registration process. Email us if you have questions.
Yes! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Not all times can be accommodated based on how full the heats are.
Unfortunately, at the moment this function is not possible with our current registration platform.
The EPIC Course is for ages 13 and up. The ELITE Course is for ages 18 and up. The KIDS Course is for ages 5-12 (though younger kids may be allowed with parental discretion and supervision).
Yes! Simply email email@example.com to begin the transfer.
It takes more than a little rain to stop our race from happening! If it rains, the race will continue as planned. If there is heavy rain and the course is waterlogged, then a decision will be made prior to race day and all racers will be informed of the decision by e-mail.
We currently do not offer refunds under any circumstances. However, we do accept registration transfers either to a future event or to another person. No retroactive transfers will be permitted.
The colors are there to help you choose which difficulty level you want to attempt. Currently, Green = Novice, Blue = Intermediate, and Black = Advanced.
The EPIC Course is for participants ages 13 and up.
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.
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 25-45 obstacles out on the course for you!
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 45-60 minutes to complete.
The ELITE Course and EPIC Course are two completely separate courses. The EPIC Course is longer, has more obstacles, and offers different difficulty level options at each obstacle. 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. The ELITE Course is divided into two divisions: Strength (heavier weights, less reps) and Endurance (lighter weights, more reps). Weight standards are different for Men and Women. 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.
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!
Once an Athlete completes the EPIC Course in the competitive waves, they will then head over to the ELITE Check-In tent to check in. When it is their turn to compete, their judge will call them up to the ELITE Check-In tent and take them through their designated course lane. The Athlete will run the course individually with their assigned judge and have a certain amount of time in which to complete the entire course. Men and Women will have different weight standards for the Strength and Endurance divisions. The Top 3 Men and Women in both the Strength and Endurance divisions with the fastest combined EPIC Course ELITE Course completion times will be given EPIC prizes during the Awards Ceremony!
ELITE Strength division involves heavier weights and less repetitions. ELITE Endurance division involves lighter weights with more repetitions.
No, joining a team is not mandatory, but it is much more fun to race with friends!
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.
You can upgrade on site, the day of the race. OR you can email firstname.lastname@example.org before. Upgrades are subject to a price increase.
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.
Elite Waves are more expensive because athletes in these waves are competing for podium prizes. They are also competing on two obstacle courses.
Currently the ELITE Course costs $35 on top of the EPIC Course Competitive Wave price.
Go to the event Sign Up page and create an account. Select “EPIC Course ELITE Course” from the registration options. Then select your EPIC Course Competitive Wave start time. If you want to join a team, create or join a team to the right of your selected EPIC Course competitive wave start time. Continue to the next page and follow the prompts. Later in the form you will be asked to select your ELITE Course start time from a drop-down menu. IMPORTANT: Make sure your ELITE Course start time selection reflects both your gender (Men or Women) and the division you want to compete in (Strength or Endurance). Continue through the form all the way to payment submission. Once payment is submitted, you’ll see a confirmation page and a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail registered under your account.
At this time, no. The ELITE course can only be attempted after you have completed the EPIC Course competitive waves.
Yes! However, this takes some administrative magic to enter into the registration system correctly. To do this, simply sign up for the EPIC Course ELITE Course registration option, go through the registration form, and sign up for either the ELITE Strength or Endurance course, then submit payment. After you’re finished, e-mail email@example.com and let them know you would also like to sign up for the other ELITE Course. Someone from the EPIC Team will get back to you with further instructions and most likely a magic spell.
The initial Truck Pull has a time cap of 90-seconds, and a 2:30 time penalty if not completed within the time cap. All other obstacles to do not have individual time caps, but Athletes must complete the course within 15 minutes. If they do not, all obstacles not completed by the time 15 minutes has elapsed will receive a 2:30 time penalty per incomplete obstacle.
If you cannot complete an obstacle, then you cannot progress any further through the course until you finish the obstacle or the time cap for the ELITE Course elapses.
Aside from massive bragging rights, podium winners receive some EPIC awards to decorate their room or gym with, along with a swag bag full of products from our EPIC sponsors! First place winners receive an EPIC championship belt, and 2nd/3rd place winners get EPIC trophies.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “ELITE Course Judge” for more information.
The KIDS Course costs $45 per kid, plus any additional processing fees from our online registration platform.
To ensure the safety of everyone that participates, the obstacles in the KIDS Course are intended for kids ages 5-12 years old. However, younger kids may participate with parent/guardian supervision and discretion.
The obstacles in the KIDS Course are intended for children ages 5-12 years old. However, younger kids may participate with parent/guardian supervision and discretion.
All participants in the KIDS Course receive an EPIC finisher medal, a smile they can’t wipe off their face, the irreplaceable feeling of accomplishment, and some pretty EPIC memories!
Yes! We bring in local food truck legends at each event!
Yes! You can also sign your kids up for the KIDS Course (for ages 5-12). Please note that we do not provide childcare, so any kids brought to the event must be under adult supervision.
Yes! Spectators are FREE and there is no limit to how many you can bring!!
Yes! EPIC Series swag will be available for sale at the Registration Tent on race day!
Yes! We provide bag check with purchase of race! Details on the location of bag check will be listed in each event’s information page, or you can find out more information at the Registration Tent on race day.
Parking will be provided with the purchase of your race.
To give yourself enough time to park, check in, warm up, pose for pictures, and get ready to start, we recommend arriving 45-60 minutes before your scheduled start time.
Yes! While pre-registration is strongly recommended to ensure you get the start time you want, we do allow same-day sign-ups on race day. Simply go to the Registration Tent to fill out a registration form, get your bib number assignment, and be placed into any start wave of your choice that still has space available.
The first wave is released at 8am sharp.
We’ll send an email when photos are ready. Otherwise, check out our archives here!
The Awards Ceremony will take place shortly after the last ELITE Course competitor has completed their run through the ELITE Course. This usually takes place around 1pm, but could be earlier or later depending on how many ELITE Course competitors sign u for an event.
EPIC Course: Top 3 Men and Women in the competitive waves EPIC Course Master’s: Top 3 Men and Women ages 40 in the competitive waves ELITE Course, Strength Division: Top 3 Men and Women with the fastest combined EPIC Course ELITE Strength Course times ELITE Course, Endurance Division: Top 3 Men and Women with the fastest combined EPIC Course ELITE Endurance Course times Largest Team Fastest Team: Fastest combined time of the two fasted men and two fastest women.
Most of our event venues do not allow alcohol. If this is the case, then you may not bring your own alcohol. If the park allows public alcohol consumption, then please feel free to bring your own alcohol and drink responsibly. Check the specific event information page on details about whether alcohol will be allowed or not.
Most of our venues do not allow alcohol onsite, so in most cases alcohol will not be available for purchase. Check the specific event information page on details about whether alcohol will be available/allowed or not.
Yes! In fact, we encourage attendees to bring snacks, a picnic, or BBQ for race day. Please do not bring alcohol, as most venues do not allow alcohol unless otherwise noted. Check the specific event information page for details on whether or not alcohol is permitted at the event you’re going to.
Check out the event details page for each race. There will be a button to register to volunteer.
We currently allow ages 16 and up to volunteer.
You may bring your kids to the event as long as they are being supervised by another adult who is not also volunteering. Kids under the age of 13 are not permitted onto the EPIC Course or ELITE Course.
Yes! If you sign up to volunteer for the COURSE BUILD, you’ll be able to participate in that event. If you volunteer during the event or after, you’ll be able to use your two free race vouchers at future events.
Depending on the shift you select, you may or may not be standing out in the sun for long periods of time. Volunteers are encouraged to wear clothing and sunscreen that will keep them protected from the sun. We will be providing you with your EPIC Volunteer T-shirt to wear during your shift. It’s also a good idea to bring along an extra water source and some snacks, just in case.
Not only do volunteers get to be part of the most EPIC volunteer team on the planet, they also get a pretty sweet EPIC Volunteer T-shirt, free food and drinks, discounts on swag. You also get access to two free races… which you could use on the event you’re volunteering at, or in the future.
You can choose your volunteer time. We’ll break out into volunteer roles on the day of the event.
When you check out from your volunteer shift, you will receive a voucher with a special code that you can use to sign up for a future event. The code is good for a free entry into the EPIC Course Open Waves. If you plan to upgrade to the competitive waves or ELITE Course, e-mail email@example.com for further instructions when you want to register. Volunteers who sign up for COURSE BUILD may race at the event they volunteered for by bringing their voucher to the Registration tent.