HYROX is the fitness race for everybody (provided that you are 16 years or over). With no time caps or qualifications necessary, and four divisions to choose from (Pro, Open, Doubles and Relay), there is a race for everyone. Did you know that our oldest competitor is 73 years old and still going strong?
HYROX is growing rapidly around the world, with new countries and cities being constantly added to the seasonal calendar. HYROX is organised in large indoor expo venues to ensure that we can host as many athletes as possible, and with over 12.000m2 of floor space at each event, each venue hall is approximately the size of 3 football pitches!
In order to qualify for the HYROX World Championships, you need to participate in any of our 40+ races. The number of qualifying slots are different at each race and are based on your age group and your division. If you place within one of these allocated spots in your age group and division, you will receive an invitation via newsletter and have up to 48 hours to claim your slot before it is allocated to the next competitor. Please note that there are no world qualification spots for the HYROX Relay. At our last HYROX World Championships in Las Vegas in 2022, there were over 1.200 participants from 21 countries.
There are eleven age groups within the individual divisions, five age groups within the doubles division and 2 for the Relay. The age groups are broken down as follows:
Age Groups Singles
- 65-69 (oldest age group for Pro Division)
Age Groups Doubles
Age Groups Relay
Your start time will be emailed to you a week prior to the event so make sure you keep an eye out. You will also receive the Athlete Guide with all the official and practical information needed, specific to each venue and race. Each division has its own general start time slot, which is communicated earlier to give you an indication of when your start time will roughly be. It is recommended that you arrive 90 minutes before your start time in order to allow enough time to check-in and warm up.
HYROX is an official sport with global rankings and results. Please click on the links below to view the competition rulebooks for the different divisions.
As HYROX is a race for Everybody, we have tried to make the exercises as accessible as possible, so although there are basic movement standards, it should be easily executed.
This will depend on your fitness level. The average HYROX finisher time last season was 1H:32M. But the race has no time cap, there were finishers taking 3 hours whilst Hunter McIntyre and Lauren Weeks hold the HYROX World Record in 55 and 63 minutes respectively.
The train section of the website provides you with all the necessary information. Whether you want to train at home, at a local HYROX partner gym or through a digital fitness app, there are several ways to get HYROX ready. Interestingly, we are working with the University of Hamburg and are evaluating the strength vs endurance ratio of training and competing. Results so far show it is perfectly balanced.
Up to 7 days prior to the event, athletes can transfer the event location and change division and/or change name. Simply login to your account at register.hyrox.com and select “Change Order”, and follow the instructions from there. There is a processing charge of EUR 15 to make any change.
Spectators are absolutely welcome and nothing greater than racing in front of your friends and family. Spectator tickets can be purchased online.
Our HYROX Customer Service team is always there to help and answer any questions you might have. Please fill in the contact form and allow up to 2 business days for a response.